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  Painting in Oil in the Low Countries and Its Spread to Southern Europe | Thematic Essay | Timeline of Art History | ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The beginnings of oil painting are recorded as early as the twelfth century in Northern Europe.
Hints of interest among Southern European artists are evident well before this: the use of oil by the Ferrarese painter Cosmè Tura in the late 1450s suggests study of the technique of Rogier van der Weyden, whose works were collected by Tura's patron, Leonello d'Este.
Other artists in Southern Europe learned Netherlandish handling of oil through a combination of travel, imported paintings, and information gleaned from those who had contacts with the Netherlands.
www.metmuseum.org /toah/hd/optg/hd_optg.htm   (995 words)

  Southern Europe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Southern Europe is a region of the European continent.
The climatic definition of southern Europe would be similar to the areas of mediterranean climate.
Countries of latin Europe are often associated with the concept of southern Europe, especially South-West Europe (see Latin Arch).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Southern_Europe   (514 words)

 Europe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Europe is one of the seven traditional continents of Earth; the term continent here referring to a cultural and political distinction, rather than a physiographic one, thus leading to various perspectives about Europe's precise borders.
Europe is bounded to the north by the Arctic Ocean, to the west by the Atlantic Ocean, to the south by the Mediterranean Sea, and – according to the traditional geographic definition – to the south-east by the waterways adjoining the Mediterranean to and including the Black Sea and the Caucasus Mountains (in Caucasia).
Geographically, Europe is a subcontinent in the western portion of the larger continent known as Eurasia.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Europe   (4082 words)

All of the countries of Southern Europe are facing either stationary or declining populations.
All of the countries of Southern Europe have approximately 30% of their population in the age ranges of under age 15 or over age 65.
In comparison, in all of the countries of Southern Europe, the population distribution by age is fairly equal, both from country to country and between the two given age ranges.
maps.unomaha.edu /Peterson/funda/Notes/Notes_Exam2/SE.html   (1709 words)

 Europe Overview
Eastern Europe consists of the Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, and the Slovak Republic.
Europe is characterized with a midlatitude west coast climate.
Europe was the first core in the world economic system and continues to play a leading role in today's core of wealthy countries.
maps.unomaha.edu /Peterson/funda/Notes/Notes_Exam2/EOverview.html   (2352 words)

 Southern Europeans, Diet of - Influences on Traditional Foods, Dietary Benefits, Deficits, and Changes
Southern France is included because it is culturally similar to the rest of southern Europe.
Greece is often grouped with eastern Europe; however, it is included here because Greek food has greatly influenced the cuisine of southern Europe.
The ancient Greeks brought the olive tree to southern Europe, and Spain is now the world's largest producer of olives.
www.faqs.org /nutrition/Smi-Z/Southern-Europeans-Diet-of.html   (1107 words)

 Chapter 30. Southern Europe
In southern Europe as a whole, more than half the forest area is publicly owned and less than half is in private hands.
In total, approximately 35 million hectares, or 67 percent of the total forest area in southern Europe, were reported as being managed in accordance with a formal or informal plan.
Given the fragile environmental situation and evolving social conditions in several parts of southern Europe, there may indeed be a strong case for supporting a greater role for forestry.
www.fao.org /docrep/004/y1997e/y1997e0z.htm   (3503 words)

Throughout southern Europe, the predominant picture for the LGM is of an arid, semi-desert like steppe perhaps similar to the cool and arid montane steppes found today in the Pamirs of southern Russia (Tallis 1990 p.204) but also resembling the driest and most eroded present-day landscapes of south-central Spain (G. Jalut, pers.
In southern Europe, some areas of open pine (Pinus) and birch (Betula) woodland seem to have existed in the plains of northern Italy and to the south-east of the Alps, although these were not extensive (C. edakis, August 1995).
In eastern Europe, Huntley (1990) appears to suggest in his map that the present-day steppic region of Ukraine and Southern Russia was mainly forested, partly with pine-birch and partly with mixed conifer-hardwoods.
www.esd.ornl.gov /projects/qen/europe.html   (5383 words)

 GFMC: Meterological Conditions and Fire in South East Asia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
This image of the fire (marked in red), which is creating a thick plume of smoke, was captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Terra satellite on 03 August 2003.
In the southern Spanish Granada a 36 years old man died at the consequences of a heat stroke, as broadcast reports.
In the southern Spanish Sevilla the temperatures rose to 48 °C, in Cordoba to 46 °C and in Madrid to 41°C. Madrid experienced the hottest day for ten years.
fire.uni-freiburg.de /GFMCnew/2003/0804/20030804_southern_europe.htm   (1771 words)

 History of Allied Forces Southern Europe - 1951-2004
NATO planners, from the beginning, had no doubts that adequate attention was to be paid to the southern flank; not only to comply with the pledge to defend the southern member countries, but also to protect the vital sea line of communication upon which Europe has always depended.
A new perception had developed throughout NATO: the southern region embodied NATO’s forward presence, with an area of responsibility that stretched west to east from the Atlantic approaches to the Mediterranean to the Black Sea and the Middle East coastline; and north to south from the Alps to the North African coast.
Meanwhile, the Allied Command Europe Rapid Reaction Corps (ARRC) was authorised to deploy to the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (2) in anticipation of a cease fire agreement.
www.afsouth.nato.int /archives/history.htm   (15521 words)

 URC Southern Synod - Europe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
CEC is called upon to consider and act on many concerns in contemporary Europe.
The "Agreement between Reformation Churches in Europe" adopted on 16 March 1973 as a revaluation of the doctrinal differences between the Lutheran, United and Reformed churches, served as the theological basis of the "Leuenberg Church Fellowship".
The signatories of the LA, now counting 104, grant one another a pulpit and table fellowship on the basis of the common understanding of the gospel as expounded in the LA. They commit themselves to common witness and service at local, regional and European levels and to continuing theological work.
www.urcsouthern.org.uk /europe.htm   (268 words)

 Migration Information Source - Migrants in the Rural Economies of Greece and Southern Europe
In Southern Europe, these changes are part of wider economic and societal developments over the past 25 years as Southern European countries have been integrated into the EU and as the economic and social distance between Southern and Northern Europe has narrowed.
In addition, the fluid nature of southern economies, which are based on tourism, commerce, and shipping, often have facilitated the legal entry of migrants as tourists and visitors who remain illegally upon their visas' expiration.
Particularly in Southern Europe, where agriculture still holds an important position for both the economy and society, migrants play a crucial role in the development of the sector and the preservation of the social and economic cohesion of rural areas.
www.migrationinformation.org /Feature/display.cfm?id=337   (2764 words)

 Southern Europe
Southern European countries are not in the forefront of the battle concerning new religious movements, but what has happened in Belgium, France and Germany is having repercussions—not yet in the laws and the courts’ decisions—but in political statements and in administrative provisions.
This trend is due largely to fear, caused by the rapidly changing cultural and political landscape in Europe, such as increased Muslim immigration.
The difficult reform of the welfare state, economic globalization, and even the fall of the Berlin Wall, are quickly transforming European society, and inevitably creating a climate of fear and uncertainty.
www.religiousfreedom.com /Conference/Germany/ferrari.htm   (1741 words)

 Postwar Migration in Southern Europe, 1950—2000 - Cambridge University Press   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Southern Europe is close to other regions where the pressure to emigrate is intense: These regions have a high level of unemployment, higher than the European Union average, and a large informal sector, often 15–25 percent of their economies as a whole.
It combines a theoretical and an empirical approach on the fundamental migration issues: the decision to migrate, effects on the country of departure and country of destination, and the effectiveness of policies in managing migration.
Europe, Southern – Emigration and immigration – Economic aspects.
www.cambridge.org /us/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=0521640407&ss=fro   (1060 words)

 SOUTHERN | home
The Southern web site is optimised for viewing in newer web standards compliant browsers (firefox, safari, opera, ie6).
Upload photos to the Southern photo gallery here
To get US tour dates and updates sent via email to you send us an email by clicking here.
www.southern.com /southern   (147 words)

 CLIA - Cruise Line International Association
Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, Cleopatra, Saint Paul, Marco Polo and millions of others from the dawn of civilization to present-day cruise vacationers have explored the coastal cities and thousands of islands of Southern Europe and the Mediterranean Sea.
Western Mediterranean/Southern Europe cruises sail among the cities and villages of Southern Europe from the Adriatic to the Straits of Gibraltar, including Venice, Naples, Civitavecchia (Rome) and Genoa, Italy; Monte Carlo, Monaco; St.-Tropez, France; Barcelona, Spain; and a host of others, ranging from small villages to major cities.
Southern Mediterranean cruises visit the more exotic ports of call along the coast of North Africa from Morocco to the Holy Lands, including Tunis, Tunisia; Tripoli, Libya; Alexandria, Egypt; and Haifa, Israel, among others.
www.cruising.org /planyourcruise/wwdest/destination.cfm?ID=12   (865 words)

 Southern Europe
Unlike the butter-based cuisine of northern France, or the goose and pork fat of the German-influenced east, southern France, like her neighbors, cooks with olive oil.
Seafood is, of course, a central part of the diet; shellfish and squid are lightly enhanced by lemon juice and olive oil, or simmered into tomato-rich stews and topped with a crusty crouton or a spoonful of pungent aioli (garlic-infused mayonnaise).
Unlike the Muslims and Jews to the east, the Christians of southern Europe eat pork.
www.cuisinenet.com /glossary/wmed.html   (371 words)

 GFMC: Meterological Conditions and Fire in South East Asia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The victims are thought to have died from the effects of the heat.
Temperatures in the southern region of Andalucia have risen above 40C (104F), with some towns recording their highest-ever temperatures.
In Spain's southern region of Andalucia, seven people have died from the heatwave since Thursday, a spokeswoman for the regional health service said.
fire.uni-freiburg.de /GFMCnew/2003/0805/20030805_southern_europe.htm   (2904 words)

Lyme disease (North America, Europe, Asia): Lyme borreliosis is a tick-borne spirochete, and though Lyme disease often considered (in the U.S.) as a North American illness, is also found in Europe and Asia.
Lyme disease occurs in three stages: (1) Early localized infection is characterized by erythema migrans, i.e., papule or macule expanding to large annular lesion with clearing center or center that becomes indurated or necrotic.
Opisthorchiasis (trematode infection) (Eastern Europe and Russia; Thailand) Opisthorchiasis is a liver fluke infection of the biliary tract following ingestion of raw or pickled fish.
www3.baylor.edu /~Charles_Kemp/europe.htm   (4667 words)

 Renting Month to Month in Sunny Southern Europe
Malta is popular with retirees from northern Europe, undoubtedly because it's where you'll find the most inexpensive properties in the Mediterranean.
This far-flung corner of Spain is one of the prime bird-migration routes to and from Africa, and you may spot eagles, vultures, and honey buzzards soaring on the thermals.
Priced in Europe's new currency, the euro, various rental properties, including an apartment for two or three people on the southern slopes of Monchique Mountain, are offered by Snapper’s.
www.escapeartist.com /international/Southern_Europe.html   (1503 words)

 CNN.com - Forest fires flare across southern Europe - August 27, 2000
In Croatia, authorities closed sections of the Adriatic coastal road near the southern resort of Dubrovnik as fires raged in the region, state radio said on Sunday.
Firefighters, helped by volunteers, were still battling to contain several blazes that have burned large areas of forest and brush and threatened villages and resorts on the coast.
Much of southern Europe has been ravaged by fires throughout the summer as a result of prolonged drought and heat wave.
archives.cnn.com /2000/WORLD/europe/08/27/corsica.fires/index.html   (564 words)

 International Travel Medicine Clinic - Southern Europe
Tickborne encephalitis, Lyme disease, and rodent-borne hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome may occur in the eastern and southern parts of the area.
Hepatitis B is endemic in the southern part of eastern Europe (Albania, Bulgaria, and Romania).
Rabies in animals exists in most countries of southern Europe.
www.hsc.unt.edu /patientcare/itmc/soeurope.htm   (321 words)

 Arrow Europe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
As an integral player in a global distribution network that spans the world's three major electronics markets, North America, Europe, and the Asia/Pacific Region, Arrow Europe remains the largest distributor serving the pan-European market.
Arrow Europe consists of 21 distribution companies that operate in 18 different countries and serve every electronics market in the region.
Organized into three regional groups, Arrow Europe's Northern Region serves the UK, Ireland, and the Nordic area, including Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Denmark.
www.arroweurope.com   (151 words)

 Southern Europe, Eastern Europe, and comparative politics: transitology and the need for new theory World Affairs - ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Southern Europe, Eastern Europe, and comparative politics: transitology and the need for new theory World Affairs - Find Articles
Southern Europe, Eastern Europe, and comparative politics: transitology and the need for new theory
Of all the differences between Southern Europe and Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Europe, perhaps the most important was the presence of pre-existing markets, financial institutions, and a business/entrepreneurial sector in Southern Europe, and their almost complete absence in the others.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m2393/is_4_164/ai_87025775/pg_4   (417 words)

 Postwar Migration in Southern Europe, 1950—2000 - Cambridge University Press   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
It will be even more difficult for Southern European countries, where emigration has leveled off and immigration has become a significant economic issue.
This study combines a theoretical and empirical approach to fundamental migration issues in its analysis of Southern European migration.
The evolution of migration in Southern European countries: 1.1 The evolution of migration; 1.2 Approaches to the analysis of migratory phenomena; 2.
www.cambridge.org /us/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=0521640407&ss=fro   (220 words)

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