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  • ankylosaur (dinosaur infraorder)

    dinosaur: Ankylosauria: The ankylosaurs are known from the Late Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. They are called “armoured dinosaurs” for their extensive mosaic of small and large interlocking bony plates that completely encased the back and flanks. Most ankylosaurs, such as Euoplocephalus, Nodosaurus, and

  • Ankylosauria (dinosaur infraorder)

    dinosaur: Ankylosauria: The ankylosaurs are known from the Late Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. They are called “armoured dinosaurs” for their extensive mosaic of small and large interlocking bony plates that completely encased the back and flanks. Most ankylosaurs, such as Euoplocephalus, Nodosaurus, and

  • Ankylosaurus (dinosaur genus)

    Ankylosaurus, (genus Ankylosaurus), armoured ornithischian dinosaurs that lived 70 million to 66 million years ago in North America during the Late Cretaceous Period. Ankylosaurus is a genus belonging to a larger group (infraorder Ankylosauria) of related four-legged heavily armoured herbivorous

  • ankylosing spondylitis (pathology)

    spondylitis: …most widely occurring forms are ankylosing spondylitis, hypertrophic spondylitis, and tuberculous spondylitis.

  • ankylosis (medicine)

    Ankylosis, in medicine, stiffness of a joint as the result of injury or disease. The rigidity may be complete or partial and may be due to inflammation of the tendinous or muscular structures outside the joint or of the tissues of the joint itself. When the structures outside the joint are

  • ANM (political organization, Armenia)

    Armenia: Nagorno-Karabakh conflict: …a popular democratic organization, the Armenian National Movement (ANM). In the 1990 elections the ANM won a majority in parliament. Armenia declared sovereignty on August 23, 1990, and independence on September 23, 1991. In October Levon Ter-Petrossian was elected the first president of Armenia.

  • Anmerkungen übers Theater (work by Lenz)

    Jakob Michael Reinhold Lenz: Anmerkungen übers Theater (1774; “Observations on the Theatre”) contains a translation of Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost and outlines Lenz’s theories of dramaturgy, summarizing conceptions of theatre that he shared with other members of the Sturm und Drang movement. These include contempt for classical conventions, particularly…

  • Ann Arbor (Michigan, United States)

    Ann Arbor, city, seat (1826) of Washtenaw county, southeastern Michigan, U.S. It is located on the Huron River, about 35 miles (55 km) west of Detroit. John Allen and Elisha W. Rumsey founded the community in 1824, which they named for their wives (both called Ann) and the local natural groves, or

  • Ann Vickers (film by Cromwell [1933])

    John Cromwell: Early career: Cromwell’s other 1933 films were Ann Vickers, an adaptation of Sinclair Lewis’s novel about a prison reformer (Dunne) who falls in love with a progressive judge (Walter Huston), and the comedy Double Harness, starring William Powell and Ann Harding.

  • Ann, Cape (cape, Massachusetts, United States)

    Cape Ann, cape on the Atlantic Ocean comprising the eastern extremity of Essex county, northeastern Massachusetts, U.S., 30 miles (48 km) northeast of Boston. Sheltering Ipswich Bay, it is indented by Annisquam Harbor on the north and Gloucester Harbor on the south. The tidal Annisquam River, a

  • Ann, Mother (American religious leader)

    Ann Lee, religious leader who brought the Shaker sect from England to the American Colonies. Lee was the unlettered daughter of a blacksmith who was probably named Lees. In her youth she went to work in a textile mill. At the age of 22 she joined a sect known as the Shaking Quakers, or Shakers,

  • Anna (empress of Russia)

    Anna, empress of Russia from 1730 to 1740. Daughter of Ivan V (reigned 1682–96) and niece of Peter I the Great (reigned 1682–1725), Anna was married to Frederick William, ruler of the Baltic seacoast duchy of Courland, on Oct. 31 (Nov. 11), 1710. Although her husband died on the journey to C

  • Anna (film by Besson [2019])

    Helen Mirren: Later films: …from 2019 were the thriller Anna, in which she portrayed the KGB handler of a model-turned-assassin, and The Good Liar, a cat-and-mouse drama that also featured Ian McKellen.

  • Anna (regent of Russia)

    Anna, regent of Russia (November 1740–November 1741) for her son, the emperor Ivan VI. A niece of Empress Anna (reigned 1730–40), Anna Leopoldovna married a nephew of the Holy Roman emperor Charles VI in 1739 and gave birth to a son, Ivan (Aug. 2 [Aug. 13], 1740), who was named heir to the R

  • Anna (work by Bergsson)

    Icelandic literature: Prose: …a Harmoniously Married Couple”) and Anna (1969)—subjected contemporary Icelandic society and Iceland’s military relations with the United States to biting satiric attacks. His later works, the collection of short stories Hvae ereldi Gues? (1970; “What Does God Eat?”) and a series of novels produced in the mid-1970s, were decidedly experimental…

  • Anna (Old Testament figure)

    Hannah, (11th century bc), mother of Samuel, the Jewish judge. Childless as one of the two wives of Elkanah, she prayed for a son, promising to dedicate him to God. Her prayers were answered, and she brought the child Samuel to Shiloh for religious training. In the Talmud she is named as one of s

  • Anna and the King of Siam (work by Landon)

    The King and I: …were based on Margaret Landon’s Anna and the King of Siam (1944), which was inspired by the real-life adventures of Anna Harriette Leonowens, a British governess who worked for King Mongkut (Rama IV) of Siam. The Broadway production of The King and I was a huge success, and the film…

  • Anna and the King of Siam (film by Cromwell [1946])

    John Cromwell: From The Prisoner of Zenda to Caged: …the latter year he made Anna and the King of Siam, an elaborate production of the real-life story of a British governess (Dunne) who dares to challenge the ruler of Siam (Rex Harrison). Although highly praised, Cromwell’s film was almost completely overshadowed by Walter Lang’s 1956 musical remake, The King…

  • Anna and the Wolves (film by Saura [1972])

    Carlos Saura: Ana y los lobos (1972; Anna and the Wolves) was also delayed by the censors; in it a governess in a crumbling mansion is beset by brothers who symbolize, according to Saura, “the three monsters of Spain: perversion of religiosity, repressed sexuality, and the authoritarian spirit.” His La prima Angélica…

  • Anna Bolena (opera by Donizetti)

    opera: Italy in the first half of the 19th century: …composition, Donizetti produced in Milan Anna Bolena (“Anne Boleyn”), with a libretto by Felice Romani, who worked with many opera composers of the time. It immediately placed him with Vincenzo Bellini as an inevitable successor to Rossini. What became clear only in retrospect was that it also showed him to…

  • Anna Christie (play by O’Neill)

    Anna Christie, four-act play by Eugene O’Neill, produced in 1921 and published in 1922, during which year it was also awarded the Pulitzer Prize. The title character, long separated from her bargemaster father, is reunited with him in adulthood. Not realizing that she has become a prostitute, her

  • Anna Christie (film by Brown [1930])

    Clarence Brown: The 1930s: …first film in 1930 was Anna Christie, an adaptation of Eugene O’Neill’s play about a prostitute who finds true love. It was notable for being Garbo’s first sound film; the promotional tagline was “Garbo talks!” The actress returned for Romance (1930), in which she portrayed an Italian opera star. Brown…

  • Anna Comnena (Byzantine princess)

    Anna Comnena, Byzantine historian and daughter of the emperor Alexius I Comnenus. She is remembered for her Alexiad, a history of the life and reign of her father, which became a valuable source as a pro-Byzantine account of the early Crusades. Anna received a good education, studying, among other

  • Anna Karenina (novel by Tolstoy)

    Anna Karenina, novel by Leo Tolstoy, published in installments between 1875 and 1877 and considered one of the pinnacles of world literature. The narrative centres on the adulterous affair between Anna, wife of Aleksey Karenin, and Count Vronsky, a young bachelor. Karenin’s discovery of the liaison

  • Anna Karenina (film by Wright [2012])

    Alicia Vikander: …her appearance as Kitty in Anna Karenina (2012), which was her first English-language movie; the Oscar-nominated Danish film En kongelig aff?re (2012; A Royal Affair); and The Fifth Estate (2013), a biopic about Australian WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. In 2014 she gave convincing performances in Testament of Youth, Son of…

  • Anna Karenina (film by Brown [1935])

    Anna Karenina, American dramatic film, released in 1935, that was an adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s classic novel of the same name. It featured Greta Garbo in one of her most acclaimed roles. Set during the reign of Nicholas I, the film tells the story of Anna Karenina (played by Garbo), the

  • Anna Komnene (Byzantine princess)

    Anna Comnena, Byzantine historian and daughter of the emperor Alexius I Comnenus. She is remembered for her Alexiad, a history of the life and reign of her father, which became a valuable source as a pro-Byzantine account of the early Crusades. Anna received a good education, studying, among other

  • Anna Lucasta (film by Rapper [1949])

    Irving Rapper: Later films: Rapper’s first freelance project was Anna Lucasta (1949), with Paulette Goddard as the title character, a prostitute whose family wants her to marry a family friend in the hopes of getting his money. It was a role that originated in Philip Yordan’s Broadway production of the same name, which featured…

  • Anna Nicole Show, The (American television show)

    Television in the United States: Reality TV: …Ozzy Osbourne and his family; The Anna Nicole Show (E!, 2002–04), whose eponymous star was a former Playboy model; The Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica (MTV, 2003–05), chronicling the ultimately failed marriage of singers Nick Lachey (formerly of the boy band 98 Degrees) and Jessica Simpson; and Surreal Life (WB/VH1, 2003–06),…

  • Anna O. (Austrian psychiatric patient)

    Sigmund Freud: Early life and training: …had treated a patient named Bertha Pappenheim—or “Anna O.,” as she became known in the literature—who was suffering from a variety of hysterical symptoms. Rather than using hypnotic suggestion, as had Charcot, Breuer allowed her to lapse into a state resembling autohypnosis, in which she would talk about the initial…

  • Anna of the Five Towns (novel by Bennett)

    Anna of the Five Towns, novel by Arnold Bennett, published in 1902. It was the first in a series of novels set in the Potteries, Bennett’s native region of northern Staffordshire. The book details the constrictions of provincial life among the self-made business classes. Anna and her half-sister

  • Annaba (Algeria)

    Annaba, town and Mediterranean port, northeastern Algeria. It lies near the mouth of the Wadi Seybouse, close to the Tunisian border. Its location on a natural harbour (Annaba Gulf) between Capes Garde and Rosa early attracted the Phoenicians, probably in the 12th century bce. It passed to the

  • Annabel Lee (poem by Poe)

    Annabel Lee, lyric poem by Edgar Allan Poe, published in the New York Tribune on Oct. 9, 1849, two days after his death. Thought to be written in memory of his young wife and cousin, Virginia, who died in 1847, the poem expresses one of Poe’s recurrent themes—the death of a young, beautiful, and

  • Annaberg (Germany)

    Annaberg-Buchholz, town, Saxony Land (state), east-central Germany. It lies high in the Ore Mountains (Erzgebirge), near the Czech border. The town was formed in 1945 by the union of Annaberg (chartered 1497) and Buchholz (chartered 1501), both of which were founded as silver-mining settlements.

  • Annaberg Sugar Mill (ruins, United States Virgin Islands)

    Virgin Islands National Park: …plantation ruins, including the 1718 Annaberg Sugar Mill, can be seen in the park. Water activities such as snorkeling (Trunk Bay has an underwater trail), scuba diving, sailing, windsurfing, and fishing are popular, and there are several hiking trails. Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument (2001) is adjacent to the…

  • Annaberg-Buchholz (Germany)

    Annaberg-Buchholz, town, Saxony Land (state), east-central Germany. It lies high in the Ore Mountains (Erzgebirge), near the Czech border. The town was formed in 1945 by the union of Annaberg (chartered 1497) and Buchholz (chartered 1501), both of which were founded as silver-mining settlements.

  • annabergite (mineral)

    Annabergite, hydrated nickel arsenate mineral that is very similar to erythrite

  • Annabi, Hédi (Tunisian diplomat)

    Hédi Annabi, Tunisian diplomat (born Sept. 4, 1944, Stains, France—died Jan. 12, 2010, Port-au-Prince, Haiti), served in the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) from its inception in 1992, initially with responsibility for missions in Africa, and from 2007 led the United

  • Annadurai, C. N. (Indian politician and playwright)

    Sivaji Ganesan: …gave him his screen name—in C.N. Annadurai’s play Sivaji Kanda Indhu Rajyam. When Annadurai formed the Dravida Munnertra Kazhagam (DMK) political party in 1949, Ganesan joined and made his film debut with the classic DMK film Parasakthi (1952). By the mid-1950s Ganesan had begun to move away from the DMK…

  • Annadurai, Mylswamy (Indian aerospace engineer)

    Mylswamy Annadurai, Indian aerospace engineer who held a number of posts with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), including the directorship (2015–18) of the U R Rao Satellite Centre (formerly the ISRO Satellite Centre). Following his early education in his native village, Annadurai in

  • Annakin, Ken (British film director)

    Ken Annakin, (Kenneth Cooper Annakin), British film director (born Aug. 10, 1914, Beverley, Yorkshire, Eng.—died April 22, 2009, Beverly Hills, Calif.), was responsible for more than 40 widely varied motion pictures, including the thriller Across the Bridge (1957), based on a Graham Greene novel;

  • Annakin, Kenneth Cooper (British film director)

    Ken Annakin, (Kenneth Cooper Annakin), British film director (born Aug. 10, 1914, Beverley, Yorkshire, Eng.—died April 22, 2009, Beverly Hills, Calif.), was responsible for more than 40 widely varied motion pictures, including the thriller Across the Bridge (1957), based on a Graham Greene novel;

  • Annála Ríoghachta éireann (Irish chronicle)

    Michael O'Clery: …the Annála Ríoghachta éireann (1636; Annals of the Four Masters), a chronicle of Irish history from antiquity to 1616 and a work of incalculable importance to Irish scholarship.

  • Annalen der Physik (science journal)

    Albert Einstein: From graduation to the miracle year of scientific theories: …published four papers in the Annalen der Physik, each of which would alter the course of modern physics:

  • Annalena Altarpiece (painting by Angelico)

    Fra Angelico: San Domenico period: Angelico’s Annalena Altarpiece, also of the 1430s, is, so far as is known, the first sacra conversazione (i.e., “sacred conversation,” a representation of the Holy Family) of the Renaissance.

  • Annales (work by Hortensius)

    Quintus Hortensius Hortalus: Hortensius wrote Annales, an epic on the Social War (90–88); a treatise on rhetoric; and love poems. He is praised in Cicero’s Brutus (a history of Roman oratory), is a character in the first edition of Cicero’s Academica, and is the main speaker in Cicero’s lost masterpiece,…

  • Annales (work by Flodoard)

    Flodoard: …whose two major works, the Annales, a chronicle covering the period 919 to 966, and the Historia Remensis ecclesiae (“History of the Church in Reims”), provide the essential documentation for this period.

  • Annales (work by Fenestella)

    Fenestella: …annalist whose lost work, the Annales, apparently contained a valuable store of antiquarian matter as well as historical narrative of the final century of the Roman Republic. Fenestella, whose life span is given sometimes as it is listed above and sometimes as possibly 35 bc–ad 36, was used as a…

  • Annales (work by Ennius)

    Annales, epic poem written by Quintus Ennius that is a history of Rome from the time of Aeneas to the 2nd century bce. Only some 600 lines survive. The fragment mixes legendary origins and eyewitness accounts of contemporary history. Though the work is not balanced—Ennius almost ignored the First

  • Annales Bertiniani (literary work)

    France: Carolingian literature and arts: …a striking contrast between the Annales Bertiniani (The Annals of St. Bertin), written at the court of Charles the Bald, and the Annales Fuldenses (The Annals of Fulda), written at the principal intellectual centre in Francia Orientalis. They are, respectively, the western and eastern narratives of the same events.

  • Annales Cambriae (British history)

    King Arthur: …historian Nennius, and on the Annales Cambriae of the late 10th century. The 9th-century Historia Brittonum, traditionally attributed to Nennius, records 12 battles fought by Arthur against the Saxons, culminating in a victory at Mons Badonicus. The Arthurian section of this work, however, is from an undetermined source, possibly a…

  • Annales d’histoire économique et sociale (French journal)

    Marc Bloch: …colleague, Lucien Febvre, founded the Annales d’histoire économique et sociale, a journal dedicated to overcoming disciplinary and national boundaries and promoting a more human, accessible history. After a modest start in the tumultuous 1930s, the Annales achieved prominence after World War II and gave its name to an influential international…

  • Annales Ecclesiastici (work by Baronius)

    historiography: Centuriae Magdeburgenses and Annales Ecclesiastici: …tendentious Roman Catholic response, the Annales Ecclesiastici (“Ecclesiastical Annals”), by Caesar Baronius (1538–1607), also in 13 volumes and also organized by centuries. This in turn was refuted by Isaac Casaubon (1559–1614), who was outraged that Baronius had attempted to write ecclesiastical history without knowing either ancient Greek or Hebrew.

  • Annales et Historiae de Rebus Belgicis (work by Grotius)

    Hugo Grotius: Early life: …only posthumously in 1657 as Annales et Historiae de Rebus Belgicis (“Annals and Histories of the Revolts of the Low Countries”).

  • Annales Fuldenses (literary work)

    France: Carolingian literature and arts: …Charles the Bald, and the Annales Fuldenses (The Annals of Fulda), written at the principal intellectual centre in Francia Orientalis. They are, respectively, the western and eastern narratives of the same events.

  • Annales Hersveldenses (work by Lambert of Hersfeld)

    Lambert Of Hersfeld: His Annales Hersveldenses (first published in 1525) were written about 1077–79, covering the period from the Creation to 1077. An erudite scholar, he used as historical and rhetorical models the works of the Roman historians Livy, Sallust, and Suetonius. His coverage of the period from Genesis…

  • Annales maximi (Roman governmental records)

    chronology: Sources used by Roman historians: …frequently referred to is the Annales maximi, a collection made about 130 bc of the annual notices displayed on a white board by the pontifices and containing notes of food prices, eclipses, etc. Dionysius of Halicarnassus implied that they gave a date for the foundation of the city but was…

  • Annales rerum Anglicarum et Hibernicarum Regnante Elizabetha (work by Camden)

    William Camden: In 1607 he began his Annales Rerum Anglicarum et Hibernicarum Regnante Elizabetha (“Annals of the Affairs of England and Ireland During the Reign of Elizabeth”). The first volume, which took the story down to 1588, was published in 1615. The second, completed in 1617, was not published until two years…

  • Annales school (school of history)

    Annales school, School of history. Established by Lucien Febvre (1878–1956) and Marc Bloch (1886–1944), its roots were in the journal Annales: économies, sociétés, civilisations, Febvre’s reconstituted version of a journal he had earlier formed with Marc Bloch. Under Fernand Braudel’s direction the

  • Annales seu cronicae incliti regni Poloniae (work by Dlugosz)

    Polish literature: Religious writings: …as Gallus Anonymous, and the Annales seu cronicae incliti regni Poloniae, brought up to 1480 by Jan D?ugosz, archbishop of Lwów. These two works parallel similar achievements in western Europe. Use of the vernacular was allowed by the church where Latin could not meet particular needs—in prayers, sermons, and songs.…

  • Annales Typographici ab Artis Inventae Origine ad Annum MD (work by Panzer)

    incunabula: …Wolfgang Panzer in his five-volume Annales Typographici ab Artis Inventae Origine ad Annum MD (1793–97); this listed the books chronologically under printing centres, which were alphabetically arranged. It was succeeded by Ludwig Hain’s Repertorium Bibliographicum in quo Libri Omnes ab Arte Typographica Inventa usque ad Annum MD. Typis Expressi Ordine…

  • Annales: Economies, Sociétés, Civilisations (French journal)

    Marc Bloch: …colleague, Lucien Febvre, founded the Annales d’histoire économique et sociale, a journal dedicated to overcoming disciplinary and national boundaries and promoting a more human, accessible history. After a modest start in the tumultuous 1930s, the Annales achieved prominence after World War II and gave its name to an influential international…

  • Annales: Histoire, Sciences Sociales (French journal)

    Marc Bloch: …colleague, Lucien Febvre, founded the Annales d’histoire économique et sociale, a journal dedicated to overcoming disciplinary and national boundaries and promoting a more human, accessible history. After a modest start in the tumultuous 1930s, the Annales achieved prominence after World War II and gave its name to an influential international…

  • Annali universali di statistica (work by Romagnosi)

    Italy: Economic slump and revival: …the philosopher Gian Domenico Romagnosi’s Annali universali di statistica (“World Statistical Almanac”), which published the first essays of his most important pupil, Carlo Cattaneo. Until this period Lombard and Tuscan moderates had dominated political and cultural criticism, but they were now joined by expatriates from other regions and by Roman…

  • annalist (Roman historian)

    Annalist, in general, an ancient Roman historian. The term is used in several ways by ancient and modern scholars. The earliest sources for historians were the annual “pontiff’s tables” (tabulae pontificum), or annales, which after about 300 bc listed the names of magistrates and public events of

  • Annals (work by Tacitus)

    Claudius: Administrative innovations: …the historian Tacitus in his Annals, which gives an account of the same speech. The speech as recorded in the inscription, in spite of irrelevance, inconsequence, and fondness for digression (much of which is absent in the version of Tacitus), shows that Claudius knew what he wanted and that he…

  • Annals of a Publishing House: William Blackwood and his Sons (work by Oliphant)

    Margaret Oliphant Oliphant: She also published Annals of a Publishing House: William Blackwood and his Sons (1897), a work of importance to literary historians. She wrote with sympathy, insight, and humour about domestic life.

  • Annals of America, The (publication by Britannica)
  • Annals of Bohemia

    Giovanni dei Marignolli: …was engaged in revising the Annals of Bohemia, interpolating them with recollections of his Asian travel. An English translation of his recollections appears in Sir Henry Yule, Cathay and the Way Thither (1866).

  • Annals of the Cakchiquels (16th-century work)

    Kaqchikel language: The Annals of the Cakchiquels (also called Anales de los Cakchiqueles, Memorial de Tecpán-Atitlán, or Memorial de Sololá), written in Kaqchikel between 1571 and 1604, is considered an important example of Native American literature. It contains both mythology and historical information pertaining especially to the Kaqchikel…

  • Annals of the Four Masters (Irish chronicle)

    Michael O'Clery: …the Annála Ríoghachta éireann (1636; Annals of the Four Masters), a chronicle of Irish history from antiquity to 1616 and a work of incalculable importance to Irish scholarship.

  • Annals of the Parish, The (work by Galt)

    John Galt: The Annals of the Parish, told by the Rev. Micah Balwhidder, Galt’s finest character, is a humorous and truthful picture of the old-fashioned Scottish pastor and the life of a country parish. And in the novel Lawrie Todd the hard life of a Canadian settler…

  • Annals of the Turkish Empire from 1591–1659 of the Christian Era (work by Naima)

    Mustafa Naima: …historian who wrote a history, Tarih, of the period 1591–1659.

  • Annaly (county, Ireland)

    Longford, county in the province of Leinster, north-central Ireland. The town of Longford, in the west-central part of the county, is the county seat. County Longford is bounded by Counties Leitrim (northwest), Cavan (northeast), Westmeath (southeast), and Roscommon (west). The main features of

  • Annam (region, Vietnam)

    Annam, French-governed Vietnam or, more strictly, its central region, known in precolonial times as Trung Ky (Central Administrative Division). The term Annam (Chinese: “Pacified South”) was never officially used by the Vietnamese to describe their country, even during the French colonial period.

  • Annam Bhā??a (Indian philosopher)

    Indian philosophy: The old school: 1275; “The Language of Reasoning”), Annam Bhatta’s Tarkasamgraha (c. 1623; “Compendium of Logic”), and Vishvanatha’s Bhashapariccheda (1634; “Determination of the Meaning of the Verses”).

  • Annamese Cordillera (mountain range, Asia)

    Annamese Cordillera, principal mountain range of Indochina and the watershed between the Mekong River and the South China Sea. It extends parallel to the coast in a gentle curve generally northwest-southeast, forming the boundary between Laos and Vietnam. A fairly continuous range for about 700

  • Annamia block (geology)

    Asia: Paleozoic events in the Tethysides: …to what is called the Annamia block. The earlier island arc docked along a suture that now coincides with the Annamese Cordillera in northern Vietnam in the Devonian or slightly earlier. The later one collided along a suture zone farther to the north, along the present-day Ma River, during the…

  • Annamite Chain (mountain range, Asia)

    Annamese Cordillera, principal mountain range of Indochina and the watershed between the Mekong River and the South China Sea. It extends parallel to the coast in a gentle curve generally northwest-southeast, forming the boundary between Laos and Vietnam. A fairly continuous range for about 700

  • Annamite Cordillera (mountain range, Asia)

    Annamese Cordillera, principal mountain range of Indochina and the watershed between the Mekong River and the South China Sea. It extends parallel to the coast in a gentle curve generally northwest-southeast, forming the boundary between Laos and Vietnam. A fairly continuous range for about 700

  • Annamitique Chain (mountain range, Asia)

    Annamese Cordillera, principal mountain range of Indochina and the watershed between the Mekong River and the South China Sea. It extends parallel to the coast in a gentle curve generally northwest-southeast, forming the boundary between Laos and Vietnam. A fairly continuous range for about 700

  • Annan plan (United Nations proposal)

    Nicos Anastasiades: …Nations proposal, known as the Annan plan, for reunification, drawing some opposition even from within his own party. The plan passed a referendum in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, but it was rejected by the voters of the Greek-majority Republic of Cyprus in 2004.

  • Annan, Kofi (Ghanaian statesman and secretary-general of the United Nations)

    Kofi Annan, Ghanaian international civil servant, who was the secretary-general of the United Nations (UN) from 1997 to 2006. He was the corecipient, with the United Nations, of the Nobel Prize for Peace in 2001. Annan, whose father was governor of Asante province and a hereditary paramount chief

  • Annan, Kofi Atta (Ghanaian statesman and secretary-general of the United Nations)

    Kofi Annan, Ghanaian international civil servant, who was the secretary-general of the United Nations (UN) from 1997 to 2006. He was the corecipient, with the United Nations, of the Nobel Prize for Peace in 2001. Annan, whose father was governor of Asante province and a hereditary paramount chief

  • Annan, Thomas (British photographer)

    history of photography: Social documentation: In 1877 Thomas Annan began a project in Edinburgh in which he used the camera to record the need for new housing for the working poor. He concentrated mainly on the derelict buildings and sewerage systems rather than on the inhabitants; eventually the images were collected for…

  • Annapolis (Maryland, United States)

    Annapolis, capital of the U.S. state of Maryland and seat of Anne Arundel county. The city lies along the Severn River at its mouth on Chesapeake Bay, 27 miles (43 km) southeast of Baltimore. Settled in 1649 as Providence by Virginian Puritans, it later was known as Town Land at Proctor’s and Anne

  • Annapolis (Missouri, United States)

    Tri-State Tornado of 1925: …through the Missouri towns of Annapolis, Biehle, and Frohna and killing 11 people before crossing the Mississippi River into southern Illinois, where it virtually destroyed the towns of Gorham, De Soto, and Murphysboro, among others. Murphysboro was the hardest-hit area in the tornado’s path, with 234 fatalities.

  • Annapolis Academy (military academy, Annapolis, Maryland, United States)

    United States Naval Academy, institution of higher education conducted by the U.S. Department of the Navy and located at Annapolis, Md., for the purpose of preparing young men and women to enter the lowest commissioned ranks of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. The academy was founded as a Naval

  • Annapolis Convention (United States history)

    Annapolis Convention, in U.S. history, regional meeting at Annapolis, Maryland, in September 1786 that was an important rallying point in the movement toward a federal convention to address the inadequate Articles of Confederation. In 1785 Maryland and Virginia differed on the matter of rights of

  • Annapolis Royal (Nova Scotia, Canada)

    Sir Samuel Argall: …parallel, including Port Royal (now Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia), which he captured in 1614. He returned in that year to England, where he was cleared of charges of wrongdoing in his actions against the French.

  • Annapolis Story, An (film by Siegel [1955])

    Don Siegel: Early action dramas: …next picture was the forgettable An Annapolis Story (1955), about brothers (John Derek and Kevin McCarthy) who both love the same woman. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956), however, was a huge leap forward. One of the best science-fiction movies of the decade, it triumphed over a low-wattage cast and…

  • Annapurna (massif, Nepal)

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