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ABSTRACT

1.INTRODUCTION

2.THE EARLY STUDIES OF ACTIVE GALACTIC NUCLEI

3.AGN ORIENTATION - LOOKING AT IT FROM ALL ANGLES
3.1.Too fast to believe - the remarkable jets in radio-loud AGN
3.2.Obscuring-Doughnuts in Radio-Quiet AGN
3.3.Further unification?

4.SEARCHING FOR SUPERMASSIVE BLACK HOLES
4.1.Quasar lifetimes and the black hole legacy
4.2.Irresistible black holes - dynamics of gas and stars

5.BLACK HOLE DEMOGRAPHICS - THE HOST GALAXY CONNECTION

6.AGN AND THEIR ENVIRONMENT
6.1.The violent early Universe
6.2.Re-activating dormant black holes in nearby galaxies

7.UNANSWERED QUESTIONS AND PROSPECTS FOR THE FUTURE

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