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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 ...

Djibouti

Djibouti   Quick reference

A Guide to Countries of the World (4 ed.)

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...estimate for 2035: 1.19 million Life expectancy at birth 2015: 64.0 (F), 60.7 (M) Capital city: Djibouti, 529,000 Currency: Djiboutian franc Major exports: charcoal, sheep, goats, animal hides, coffee GDP per head, $PPP (2016): $3,343 Human Development Index rank: 172 out of 188 Gender Equality Index rank: n/a Environmental Performance Indicator rank: 164 out of 180 The country Though there are mountains in the north of this small country, most of Djibouti consists of a bare arid plateau—one of the world’s hottest...

Niger

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A Guide to Countries of the World (4 ed.)

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...governance have been interspersed with bouts of military rule. There have also been armed rebellions by the Tuareg who, with the support of Libya, its northern neighbour, have at times pressed for independence though they signed a ceasefire in 1995 . In 1996 , Colonel Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara seized power and arrested both the president and the prime minister and banned political activity. Later that year he did, however, introduce a new constitution that put power much more firmly in the hands of the president. Unsurprisingly, Maïnassara presented himself...

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...

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...

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...

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