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African art

Overview page. Subjects: African Studies — British History.

This entry contains two subentries: An Overview; and Contemporary African Art.

African art presents unique potentials and challenges in terms of art historical engagement. One of...

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African Studies

Overview page. Subjects: British History — African Studies.

Informed writing about Africa and its people dates back to the era of the slave trade. However, most of these earlier accounts were written by travellers, traders, missionaries, and...

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Alex Salmond

Overview page. Subjects: British History — Politics.

(b. 1954).

Politician. Born in Linlithgow, Salmond studied History and Politics at St Andrews before working in banking. He was returned to the Westminster Parliament in 1987 as...

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ARIAS SÁNCHEZ, Oscar (<i>born</i> 1940), President of Costa Rica, 1986–90 and 2006–10; President, Arias Foundation for Peace, 1990–2010

in Who's Who

P ublished online November 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History; British History; Genealogy, Heraldry, Names, and Honours; Political History; Politics. 194 words.

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Arthur Henderson

Overview page. Subjects: Politics — British History.

(1863–1935).

Labour politician. Brought up on Tyneside and apprenticed as an ironfounder, Henderson, then a fervent Gladstonian Liberal, moved slowly to the view that the political...

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Ayo Bankole

Overview page. Subjects: African Studies — British History.

(1935–1976).

Nigerian composer and ethnomusicologist born in Lagos. His early musical education included being a chorister at Christchurch, Lagos, and in 1945 he enrolled in the...

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BALLADUR, Edouard (<i>born</i> 1929), Grand Officier, Légion d’Honneur; Grand Croix de l’Ordre National du Mérite; Member, Conseil d’Etat, France, since 1984; Prime Minister of France, 1993–95

in Who's Who

P ublished online November 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Political History; Politics; UK Politics; History; British History; Genealogy, Heraldry, Names, and Honours. 347 words.

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BARBARA, Agatha (1923 - 2002), social/welfare worker; President of the Republic of Malta, 1982–87; Chairperson, The Samaritans – Malta, since 1988

in Who Was Who

P ublished online April 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History; British History; Genealogy, Heraldry, Names, and Honours; Social and Cultural History; Social Justice and Human Rights; Social Work. 254 words.

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BĂSESCU, Traian (<i>born</i> 1951), President of Romania, 2004–14

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P ublished online November 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History; British History; Genealogy, Heraldry, Names, and Honours; Political History; Politics. 161 words.

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BĒRZIŅŠ, Andris (<i>born</i> 1944), President of Latvia, since 2011

in Who's Who

P ublished online November 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History; British History; Genealogy, Heraldry, Names, and Honours; Political History; Politics. 170 words.

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