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microcosm

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man regarded as epitomizing the universe
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History of the Byzantine Jews; a microcosmos in the thousand year empire.
The ideal museum," Macuga says, "describes the universe, nature and the supernatural, the human being, social behavior, culture, artifacts, and the microcosmos all at once and leaves it to the spectator him- or herself to open passages, suites of rooms, and complete wings to the unknown.
The house protected as 'the inside', provided a microcosmos of peace and comfort to the woman, and she had to get permission from her husband to leave the house (4) (Ozguven, 2001).
A sort of Hungarian answer to Microcosmos, there's nary a word of dialogue in this marvellous little movie that weaves a murder mystery suggestion through its pastoral symphony about the natural cycles of life and places in the food chain.
If, as Voegelin states, the society must be microcosmos as well as macroanthropos, is it possible to incorporate into the civil theology the sort of openness to a higher order that characterized cosmological societies without attempting an impossible restoration of cosmological compactness?
The breath in mans Microcosmos, and in other Animals, doe very well agree with the windes in the greater world: For they are engendered by humours, and alter with moisture as winde and rain doth, and are dispersed and blow freer by a greater heat.
Consistent with his observation, a Hmong traditional home may be viewed as a microcosmos.
In Dialoghi d'amore Leone Ebreo's Filone describes the body as a microcosmos or "piccol mondo" (85).
Thus, there is a documentary impulse at work, which seems to accomplish two generically different projects in one: a nature show in the manner of the Discovery Channel or Microcosmos (Microcosmos: Le people de l'herbe, Claude Nuridsany and Marie Perennou, 1996), and a village ethnography.
The alpha and omega of the Comedie's microcosmos and its physics is Plato's Prime Mover.
El locus familiar aparece en la novela como un microcosmos que reconcentra la experiencia de esa transformacion rapida de los viequenses, la cual se formula como un proceso de aprendizaje experimentado desde la cotidianidad de ese micleo.
And most alarming for Homo sapiens, according to Lynn Margulis and Dorian Sagan in the book Microcosmos, is that the fossil record reveals that overpopulation and overconsumption are the two surest signs that a species is on the verge of extinction.