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Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome in Africa: An Interpretation

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome in Africa: An Interpretation   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Africa

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2010
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Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is a fatal disease caused by the slow-acting human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

African Oral Literature

African Oral Literature   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Africa

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Artistic forms of expression are deeply ingrained in the black cultural experience and in the lives of African peoples, providing

African Religions: An Interpretation

African Religions: An Interpretation   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Africa

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African peoples have created hundreds of distinct religions that, despite centuries of contact with Islam and Christianity, remain important both

Alexandria and Grecian Africa: An Interpretation

Alexandria and Grecian Africa: An Interpretation   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Africa

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Alexandria flourished for more than a thousand years as the intellectual and cultural center and the greatest city of the

Algeria

Algeria   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Africa

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To many outside observers, Algeria has been a preeminent symbol of postcolonial independence, a nation that waged a highly visible

Altan Khan

Altan Khan (1508–1582)   Reference library

Johan ELVERSKOG

The Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography

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Altan Khan was born in 1508 in Ordos, in Inner Mongolia, where his father was ruler. Following a tumultuous

Amin, Idi

Amin, Idi (1925–2003)   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Africa

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Self-titled “His Excellency President for Life Field Marshal Al Hadji Dr. Idi Amin, VC, DSO, MC, Lord of All

Ancient African Civilizations

Ancient African Civilizations   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Africa

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The great chiefdoms, states, and empires of Africa were some of the last great civilizations of antiquity to come to

Angola

Angola   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Africa

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Few African countries have seen their natural and human potential as underutilized and thoroughly ravaged by violence as Angola. Precolonial

Ān Lùshān

Ān Lùshān (703–757 ce)   Reference library

Lee CHAMNEY and Jennifer W. JAY

The Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography

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Ān Lushan was a Sogdian-Turkic general who launched a rebellion in 755 to overthrow the Tang dynasty. He died

Apartheid

Apartheid (1948)   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Africa

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The term apartheid (Afrikaans for “apartness”) was coined in the 1930s and used as a political slogan of the National

Art and Architecture, African

Art and Architecture, African   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Africa

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Although the immense Sahara serves as a natural barrier within the African continent, evidence has shown a considerable dissemination of

Bái Jūyì

Bái Jūyì (772–846 ce)   Reference library

Xiaoshan YANG

The Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography

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2014
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As a poet, Bai Juyi was best known for his accessible style and his two long sentimental ballads. His

♂ Bā Jīn

♂ Bā Jīn (1904–2005)   Reference library

Nicholas A. KALDIS

Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography (Volume 4)

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2016
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History, Regional and National History, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
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Ba Jin (1958).

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Ba Jin is among the best known of twentieth-century Chinese writers. A prolific writer

Bān Gù

Bān Gù (32–92 ce)   Reference library

Anthony E. CLARK

The Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography

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Ban Gu was a court official during the Han dynasty and is recognized as one of early China’s greatest

Bantu: Dispersion and Settlement

Bantu: Dispersion and Settlement   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Africa

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Analysis of linguistic and genetic evidence suggests that groups of Bantu speakers, who originated in present-day eastern Nigeria and adjoining

Bān Zhāo

Bān Zhāo (45–116 ce)   Reference library

Bret HINSCH

The Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography

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2014
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History, Regional and National History, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
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Ban Zhao has traditionally been revered as China’s foremost female scholar and thinker. In addition to completing work on

♂ Bào Tóng

♂ Bào Tóng (1932)   Reference library

Chongyi FENG

Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography (Volume 4)

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2016
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History, Regional and National History, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
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1,364 words
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Chinese ex-official Bao Tong at home (2008). Photo by Renee Chiang.

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Bao Tong is one of China's

Batu Khan

Batu Khan (1205–1255)   Reference library

Franck BILLÉ

The Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography

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2014
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Batu Khan, a grandson of Chinggis (Genghis) Khan, led ruthless conquests across Eurasia that allowed him to control a

♂ Běi Dǎo

♂ Běi Dǎo (1949)   Reference library

Dian LI

Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography (Volume 4)

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2016
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Contemporary poet Bei Dao in Freedom Square, Tallin, Estonia (2010). Photo by Avjoska. CC by 3.0.

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