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full title  ·  L'Archèologie du Savoir, translated as The Archeology of Knowledge.

author  ·  Michel Foucault

language  ·  French

time and place written  ·  1966–1968, Paris and Tunis

date of first publication  ·  1969

publisher  ·  Èditions Gallimard

date of first u.s. publication  ·  1972

first u.s. publisher  ·  Tavistock Publications

translator into english  ·  A. M. Sheridan Smith

previous major publications (titles in translation)  ·  Madness and Civilization (1961), The Birth of the Clinic (1963), The Order of Things (1966).

subsequent major publications (titles in translation)  ·  Discipline and Punish (1975), History of Sexuality, Vol. I: An Introduction (1976).

posthumous publications  ·  The Use of Pleasure: History of Sexuality, Vol. II (1984), The Care of the Self: History of Sexuality, Vol. III.

year of birth  ·  1926

year of death  ·  1984

place of birth  ·  Poitiers, France

place of death  ·  Paris, France

city of primary residence  ·  Paris, France

other cities of residence  ·  Uppsala, Sweden; Warsaw, Poland; Tokyo, Japan; Tunis, Morocco; Berkeley, California, USA.

primary place of education  ·  Ècole Normale Supèrieure, Paris

sexual orientation  ·  Gay

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