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bare life

Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben's concept for life that has been exposed to what he terms the structure of exception that constitutes contemporary biopower. The term originates in ...

American art

American art: c. 1585 - 1991  

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...it the subtly offensive French title LHOOQ Duchamp, Marcel (28 July 1887) The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists 4 1910s 20th century Arts French art Europe France North America United States c. 1923 1923 Marcel Duchamp completes his large glass construction The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even Duchamp, Marcel (28 July 1887) The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists 4 1920s 20th century Arts Sculpture North America United States 1925 1925 House by the Railroad , by US painter Edward Hopper, introduces a new style of urban realism Hopper, Edward (22...

Medicine

Medicine: c. 2000 BCE - 2011  

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...1513 Eucharius Rösslin publishes the first textbook for midwives, later translated into English as The byrthe of mankynde midwife A Dictionary of Public Health 1 16th century 1543 1543 Flemish anatomist Andreas Vesalius publishes a seven-volume work which for the first time lays bare human anatomy 16th century Science Europe Belgium Netherlands 1545 1545 Ambroise Paré, the greatest surgeon of his day, publishes an account of how to treat gunshot wounds Paré, Ambroise ( c. 1510–90) The Oxford Companion to Military History 1 16th century Science Europe France...

Netherlands

Netherlands: c. 20 BCE - 2006  

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...Antwerp, condemned as a heretic and strangled at the stake Tyndale, William ( c. 1494–1536) A Dictionary of British History 1 rev 16th century Reformation Christianity Belgium 1543 1543 Flemish anatomist Andreas Vesalius publishes a seven-volume work which for the first time lays bare human anatomy 16th century Science Medicine Europe Belgium c. 1565 1565 Pieter Brueghel the Elder depicts biblical events taking place among the peasants of the Netherlands countryside Bruegel, Pieter ( c .1525–69) [Art] The Oxford Dictionary of Reference and Allusion 3 16th...

Science

Science: c. 13.7 billion years ago - 2011  

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...Brunfels, Otto ( c. 1489–1534) The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance 1 16th century Printing Prints Life sciences Technology Germany 1543 1543 Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus publishes a book suggesting that the earth moves round the sun Deep Space 1 A Dictionary of Astronomy 2 rev 16th century Astronomy and space Europe Poland 1543 1543 Flemish anatomist Andreas Vesalius publishes a seven-volume work which for the first time lays bare human anatomy 16th century Medicine Europe Belgium Netherlands 1545 1545 Ambroise Paré, the greatest surgeon of...

Sculpture

Sculpture: c. 27,000 years ago - 1998  

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...Third International becomes one of the most significant examples of Constructivism Tatlin, Vladimir (16 [28] Dec. 1885) The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists 4 20th century Arts Europe Russia c. 1923 1923 Marcel Duchamp completes his large glass construction The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even Duchamp, Marcel (28 July 1887) The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists 4 1920s 20th century Arts American art North America United States 1927 1927 Gutzon Borglum begins the massive task of carving portraits of four US presidents in the rock face at Mount...

Russia

Russia: c. 23,000 years ago - 2008  

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...a St Petersburg student and murderer Dostoyevsky, Fyodor Mikhaylovich The Oxford Companion to Crime and Mystery Writing 1 19th century Literature Fiction Europe 1867 1867 Modest Mussorgsky composes his orchestral work St John's Night on the Bare Mountain , based on a story by Gogol Night on the Bare Mountain The Oxford Companion to Music 1 rev 19th century Performing arts Music Europe 1868 1868 Dostoevsky publishes The Idiot , a novel about the simple-minded and truthful Prince Myshkin Dostoevsky, Fyodor Mikhailovich (1821–81) The Concise Oxford...

1920s

1920s: 1922 - 1929  

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...of Contemporary World History 3 20th century Politics Democracy and dissent European empires from 1415 European empires in Africa Africa South Africa South Africa (republic) Europe Empires c. 1923 1923 Marcel Duchamp completes his large glass construction The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even Duchamp, Marcel (28 July 1887) The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists 4 20th century Arts Sculpture American art North America United States 1923 1923 De Valera and his followers do well in elections to the Dáil but decline to take their seats De Valera,...

Arts

Arts: c. 45,000 years ago - 2010  

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...murals depicting Mexican history Rivera, Diego (1886–1957) A Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art 2 1920s 20th century Painting American painting Latin America Central America Mexico c. 1923 1923 Marcel Duchamp completes his large glass construction The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even Duchamp, Marcel (28 July 1887) The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists 4 1920s 20th century Sculpture American art North America United States 1924 1924 André Breton launches a new movement with his Manifesto of surrealism - Soluble fish Breton, André (19...

Music

Music: c. 45,000 years ago - 2009  

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... Tristan and Isolde has its premiere in the Munich court theatre Tristan und Isolde The Oxford Companion to German Literature 3 19th century Performing arts Opera Germany 1867 1867 Modest Mussorgsky composes his orchestral work St John's Night on the Bare Mountain , based on a story by Gogol Night on the Bare Mountain The Oxford Companion to Music 1 rev 19th century Performing arts Europe Russia 1867 1867 The first collection of 'Negro Spirituals' is published in book form in the US as Slave Songs of the United States spiritual The Concise Oxford Dictionary...

16th century

16th century: c. 1500 - 1600  

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...Poland 1543 1543 The first Europeans reach Japan by accident, blown ashore in a storm Japan The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names 2 Migration Asia East Asia Japan Society 1543 1543 Flemish anatomist Andreas Vesalius publishes a seven-volume work which for the first time lays bare human anatomy Science Medicine Europe Belgium Netherlands 1543 1543 Humayun, driven west into Afghanistan by Sher Shah, loses his family's new inheritance in India Humayun (1508–56) A Dictionary of World History 2 Politics Dynasties and royalty War Mughal empire Muslim empires...

Performing arts

Performing arts: c. 2800 BCE - 2009  

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...opera Tristan and Isolde has its premiere in the Munich court theatre Tristan und Isolde The Oxford Companion to German Literature 3 19th century Music Opera Germany 1867 1867 Modest Mussorgsky composes his orchestral work St John's Night on the Bare Mountain , based on a story by Gogol Night on the Bare Mountain The Oxford Companion to Music 1 rev 19th century Music Europe Russia 1867 1867 The first collection of 'Negro Spirituals' is published in book form in the US as Slave Songs of the United States spiritual The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music...

19th century

19th century: 1800 - 1900  

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...of British History 1 rev Victorian era Britain 1750-1900 Sports and games Great Britain - from 1707 United Kingdom - from 1801 British Isles Europe Society Britain 1867 1867 Modest Mussorgsky composes his orchestral work St John's Night on the Bare Mountain , based on a story by Gogol Night on the Bare Mountain The Oxford Companion to Music 1 rev Performing arts Music Europe Russia 1867 1867 William Cody earns his nickname Buffalo Bill by killing thousands of the animals to feed construction workers on the Union Pacific Railroad Cody, William (“Buffalo...

North America

North America: c. 30,000 years ago - 2011  

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...Life sciences Medicine Canada 1923 1923 Henry Luce has an immediate success with a new magazine, calling it simply Time Time (1923) The Oxford Companion to American Literature 6 1920s 20th century Commerce and industry Society United States 1923 1923 Bessie Smith has a big hit with her first record, Downhearted Blues , selling two million copies within a year Smith Bessie Encyclopedia of Popular Music 4 1920s 20th century Performing arts Music United States c. 1923 1923 Marcel Duchamp completes his large glass construction The Bride Stripped Bare by...

United States

United States: c. 30,000 years ago - 2011  

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...a big hit with her first record, Downhearted Blues , selling two million copies within a year Smith Bessie Encyclopedia of Popular Music 4 1920s 20th century Performing arts Music North America c. 1923 1923 Marcel Duchamp completes his large glass construction The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even Duchamp, Marcel (28 July 1887) The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists 4 1920s 20th century Arts Sculpture American art North America 1923 1923 Wallace Stevens' first collection, Harmonium , sells 100 copies Stevens, Wallace (1879–1955) The Concise Oxford...

Europe

Europe: c. 800,000 years ago - 2011  

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...of British History 1 rev 19th century Victorian era Britain 1750-1900 Sports and games Great Britain - from 1707 United Kingdom - from 1801 British Isles Society Britain 1867 1867 Modest Mussorgsky composes his orchestral work St John's Night on the Bare Mountain , based on a story by Gogol Night on the Bare Mountain The Oxford Companion to Music 1 rev 19th century Performing arts Music Russia 1867 1867 Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel patents dynamite, making the volatile explosive nitroglycerine safer by combining it with kieselguhr Nobel, Alfred Bernhard...

20th century

20th century: 1900 - 1999  

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...A Dictionary of Contemporary World History 3 1920s Politics Democracy and dissent European empires from 1415 European empires in Africa Africa South Africa South Africa (republic) Europe Empires c. 1923 1923 Marcel Duchamp completes his large glass construction The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even Duchamp, Marcel (28 July 1887) The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists 4 1920s Arts Sculpture American art North America United States 1923 1923 De Valera and his followers do well in elections to the Dáil but decline to take their seats De Valera, Éamon...

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