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  • Use Of Similar Organs Throughout Europe
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    Early History of the Pipe Organ The "king of instruments" has a long history, one which can arguably be traced to the concept of a collection of "fixed-pitched pipes blown by a single player (such as the panpipes) " (Randel 583). The first examples of pipe organs with the basic features of today can be traced to the third century B.C.E. in the Greco-Roman arena; it is said to have been invented by Ktesibios of Alexander and contained "a mechanism to supply air under pressure, a wind-chest to sto...
  • Dagger Blade With The Sword Blade
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    The period of 1000 years in Europe between the 5th and 15th centuries was the time known as the Medieval Ages. During this time, most of Europe was under the control despotic feudal overlords, and the land was infested with pestilence and war. Living under the threat of invasions from foreigners, the people of Europe developed a different kind of weaponry. These weapons were found very useful to the Europeans, and devastated their enemies. This paper will examine three weapons designed in the Me...
  • English Long Bowmen And The Swiss Pikemen
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    Warfare During the Renaissance Warfare did not get invented during the Renaissance, but there were some significant innovations. Feudal cavalry lost its strength of the battlefield, infantry gained in stature, states learned how to field large armies for long periods of time. Most important of all, however, was the use of gunpowder. The chief result of these innovations was that warfare once and for all was taken out of the hands of private individuals (the nobility) and was taken over by the na...
  • Imperial Gallic Type H
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    1. CASSIS (Helmet) - Depending on type and year, was made of bronze, brass or steel / iron. Many different styles, depending on when and where it was made, had styled features such as neck guards, edging, stamped bosses, etc. Since Legio is a 2nd Century legion, earlier style helmets may not be practical. The latter models, such as the Imperial Itallic 'G' and the Gallic 'H' are preferred, especially those with cross bracing. 2. FOCALE (Scarf) - A simple scarf or neckerchief worn around the neck...
  • Garrick's Use Of Exaggerated Characterization
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    David Garrick (1716-1779) David Garrick's contemporaries felt it would be vanity to describe his acting (Stone and Kahrl 27). Vanity has never stopped Shane Davis from doing anything! David Garrick was considered to be the most influential and skilled actor of his time. Garrick is credited with revolutionizing the portrayal of character. His concept of 'experiencing' the feelings of the character, is a concept that helped lead 18th-century theatre into a new naturalistic era. It was an approach ...
  • Josquin's Motet Style
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    In the province of Hainaut, Belgium around 1440, Josquin Desprez was born. His first dominant position he held was to become choirmaster to Duke Ecole I of Ferrara. This is the time where he began to write most of his music. He received musical training at Cambrai, France and was now putting it to good use. He wrote motets, chansons, masses, a handful of instrumental pieces, and Italian's (part song's). In April of 1505, at the duke's death, Josquin became provost of the collegiate church of Not...
  • Ideas Of The Eighteenth Century
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    Of all the time periods of civilization known to man, how can one determine which era was the most successful in their beliefs and achievements Which was the most powerful and positively developing Looking at and studying the past can help gain an intellectual knowledge of the most important objectives and concepts of that time. In many eras, new ideas and ways of living were formed. For example, the men of the fifth century came close to inventing what is now called science while also developin...
  • Skene Of The 5th Century Bce Theaters
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    Ancient Greek Theatre Architecture (The Physical Structure) Many aspects of ancient Greek theaters have long been studied and debated. Much of the information about these theaters is based on speculation due to the fact that so little of them still exist today. This lack of remnants especially applies to the architecture of the early Greek Theaters. However, through archeological finds and years of studying the people, the plays, and the architecture of the time, we are able to make many conclus...
  • 17th Century Samplers
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    English IV 16 May 2003 The History of Embroidery The art of decorating textiles is almost as old as the human race; and the study of its history offers a fascinating insight into the social, economic, and religious aspects of art and design throughout the centuries. Embroidery has been used in countless ways and for many different purposes: to record information and commemorate events, to embellish elaborate trousseaux and funerary wrappings, to proclaim the glory of God and the majesty of kings...
  • Recreational Use Of Opium
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    The annual herb Opium Poppy, Papaver somniferum, is indigenous from Southeast Asia to Eastern Europe. Although used for centuries as a medicinal anesthetic, Opium's abuse became inevitable. Opium was single-handedly responsible for centuries of addiction in China and Britain, and is now strictly controlled in America by the FDA, and by international agreements. The Opium Poppy has been used in the Chinese culture dating back to the fourth century A.D. The Chinese first used Opium for its anesthe...
  • Mosaic Although Byzantine Artists
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    The greatest of medieval civilizations was the Eastern Roman Empire. The Roman Empire was divided in 395. The Western half, ruled from Rome, was ruled by the barbarians in the 5th century. The Eastern half, known as the Byzantine Empire, lasted for more than over 1,000 years. The Byzantine Empire was one of the leading civilizations in the world. Some of the reasons for the success of the Byzantine Empire was because of their strength is art and architecture. Gold One kind of metal that the Byza...
  • Hope For Many People With Genetic Diseases
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    America's Role In The Next Century Essay, America's Role In The Next Century The people of America live in a country founded by our ancestors hundreds of years ago. The very many people who have fought to make America a free country are what give us the ability to make innovations, discoveries, and explorations. For many years, the U.S. has been an extraordinary economical power. We have been in a position where we could financially do anything we wanted. This financial power has given us a very...
  • Baroque Flute's Upper Notes
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    Barqoue And Modern Flute In Composition Essay, Barqoue And Modern Flute In Composition A comparative study of the use of the barqoue and modern flute in composition, with specific reference to – Sonata IV for flute and continuo by J. S Bach, and Sonata for flute and piano by Hindemith The baroque, or transverse flute is of great interest to me, mainly because of my own flute playing experience. Since listening to a concert which included both a modern orchestra and a baroque orchestra play...

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