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  Centuries Historical Dance
Experience a fuller picture of the early decades of the 20th century through period photos, new illustrations, invigorating music, and beautiful costumes.
Centuries Historical Dance is based out of the Metro DC area.
We focus mostly on 19th and early 20th century social dances, but our repertoire also includes dances from the Renaissance, and folk couple dance styles such as the Scandinavian Hambo, and the Czech Czardas.
www.centuriesdance.org   (514 words)

  Preface from Centuries of Darkness
Everything we found confirmed our suspicion that the original spanner in the works was the Egyptian time-scale, and that the 'centuries of darkness' inserted into the histories of so many areas between 1200 and 700 BC were largely illusory.
At the turn of the century the classical scholar Cecil Torr and Egyptologist Jens Lieblein stood firm against the newly established 'high' Egyptian chronology, but their arguments for a lower dating fell on stony ground.
Involving a reduction of Egyptian dates by a full eight centuries at one point, it produced a rash of new problems far more severe than those it hoped to solve.
www.centuries.co.uk /preface.htm   (2003 words)

  §2. Thomas Traherne; "Centuries of Meditations". VI. Caroline Divines. Vol. 7. Cavalier and Puritan. The ...
The nearest parallel, in the English literature of the time, to the Sancta Sophia of Baker is the Centuries of Meditations of Thomas Traherne; 1 yet Traherne, above all things, is an Anglican.
He set himself to supply a private friend (as it appears) with thoughts for divine contemplation, in his Centuries of Meditations, a book which had the strange fortune to remain in manuscript for nearly two hundred and fifty years.
He even suggests the style of the poet of two centuries later who brought into his prose the ardour of his poetry, Algernon Charles Swinburne.
www.bartleby.com /217/0602.html   (426 words)

  Tribes & Centuries
In Nova Roma, the Centuries are summoned to:
Centuries are divided into five classes, based on cumulative point values.
The deciding factor in these cases is to be found in Article 2 of the Constitution: the last sentence states that the exact composition should be waived in favor of those cives that show the greatest commitment to Nova Roma.
home.earthlink.net /~alexious/tribes-and-centuries.htm   (711 words)

  Century - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A century is one hundred of something, usually one hundred consecutive years, or 100 runs in cricket, or a bicycle ride of 100 miles in a day.
The English word century also renders the meanings of the Latin word centuria which was (1) a tactical unit in the Roman legion; although originally 100 soldiers, it was more commonly 60-80 soldiers, commanded by a centurion.
In all dating systems, centuries are essentially numbered ordinally, as time is a purely relative notion (its physical existence, though indispensable for our understanding of reality, still remains unproven in theory).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Century   (651 words)

 NGA - Dutch and Flemish Painting 16th-17th centuries
Mor's reputation was eclipsed in the seventeenth century by that of Anthony van Dyck, who eventually became court painter to Charles I of England.
The most sought-after Flemish painter of the seventeenth century was Van Dyck's teacher, the scholar, linguist, and diplomat Peter Paul Rubens, who was besieged with commissions from the nobility and religious orders of Europe for portraits, altarpieces, mythological scenes, and allegories.
The emergence of the Dutch school of painting in the early seventeenth century is one of the most remarkable phenomena in the history of the visual arts.
www.nga.gov /collection/gallery/dutch.htm   (588 words)

 Ultracycling: Larry Schwartz Year-Rounder Century Challenge
Club centuries are the highlight of many endurance riders' seasons: the fun of a day on the bike with friends and the challenge of riding 100 miles.
Although the goal is a century a month, it might be too snowy or icy some months; so we'll allow two make-up rides.
An "Organized" century is a ride with: a name, designated start/finish location and starting time(s), route plan, organizer, and advance publication of the ride or ride series in club newsletters, etc.
www.ultracycling.com /standings/year-rounder.html   (481 words)

 Atom - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dalton and Avogadro rediscovered the works of Democritus and Leucippus and suggested in the 19th century that matter was made up of atoms, but they knew nothing of their structure.
Because their energy could only change by fixed quantities, they couldn't move closer to or farther from the nucleus in spirals; they could only make quantum leaps from one circle to the next.
The study of atoms was done by largely indirect means through the 19th century and early 20th century.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Atom   (1805 words)

 19th century - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 19th century lasted from 1801 to 1900 in the Gregorian calendar (using the Common Era system of year numbering).
The 19th century is also sometimes known as the eighteen hundreds (1800s), referring to the latter usage.
Historians sometime use "Nineteenth Century" as a label for the era stretching from 1815 (The Congress of Vienna) to 1914 (The outbreak of the First World War).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/19th_century   (726 words)

 Centuries   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A century is an achievable goal, even for a first-year rider, and there are always shorter options.
This challenging spring century, metric century and double metric century, which started with a friendly dare by club member Dick "the King" Avery back in the day, has become our club’s largest "invitational" event and a proud way for us to share the biking terrain we love with riders from all over.
These numbers are not exact, because some riders changed routes midstream, but the sign-in sheets show 112 riders for the century, 111 for the metric, and 38 for the double metric century.
www.sevenhillswheelmen.org /centuries.htm   (764 words)

 Musical Forms - Troubadours and Trouvères
The earliest lives of the troubadours are the vidas, compiled in the 13th and 14th centuries, which have lent a romantic air to the troubadour; this is only gradually being dispelled, to reveal a well-educated and highly sophisticated verse-technician, whose music and poetry combined in the service of the courtly ideal of love.
Troubadours were often of high social standing (like Guillaume IX of Aquitaine, generally described as the first of the troubadours) from the nobility, but they could come from any social background as long as they conformed to courtly ideals and could appreciate and acquire the refinement that went with courtly love.
In both traditions the relationship between text and music remained flexible until the late 13th century; a melody for a poem could be replaced, or homage to an admired poem and melody could be paid by imitating the poem's structure while retaining the original melody (resulting in numerous contrafacta).
w3.rz-berlin.mpg.de /cmp/g_troubadours.html   (738 words)

 Science Reading Room: Battle of the Centuries (Library of Congress)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The present bibliography documents the controversy as it has arisen at the end of the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries, as well as a few skirmishes in the quarrel that has begun to develop with the approach of the third millennium.
Of course, it is permissible to any one to claim that some century had only ninety-nine years to its credit, and to argue from that amusing hypothesis that the next century begins with the 1st day of January, 1900.
QB1.S6, v.14 A letter from General Parmentier supporting 1901 as the first year of the 20th century is followed by a description of the festivities in Berlin celebrating the arrival of the new century on Jan. 1, 1900.
www.loc.gov /rr/scitech/battle.html   (10747 words)

 Modern Era
By the start of the century, there were over 300 million Chinese, but there was no industry or trade of sufficient scope to absorb the surplus labor.
During the eighteenth century, the market in Europe and America for tea, a new drink in the West, expanded greatly.
The Treaty of Nanjing set the scope and character of an unequal relationship for the ensuing century of what the Chinese would call "national humiliations." The treaty was followed by other incursions, wars, and treaties that granted new concessions and added new privileges for the foreigners.
www-chaos.umd.edu /history/modern.html   (1113 words)

 Mathematics in the 19th and 20th centuries (from mathematics, history of) --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Most of the powerful abstract mathematical theories in use today originated in the 19th century, so that any historical account of the period should be supplemented by reference to detailed treatments of these topics.
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For centuries wealthy European men and women had worn furs made up into costly robes, coats, and hats and as trimming on other garments.
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Farther east in the Malay world, Islam began to spread in the 12th century in northern Sumatra and soon Muslim kingdoms were establishd in Java, Sumatra and mainland Malaysia.
Two centuries after the establishment in the Near East of Christianity (in A.D. 313), the Christian-dominated West was still sunk deep in barbarism.
Yet two centuries after Muhammad, the Islamic world under the Caliph Harun al Rashid was already far more active culturally than the contemporaneous world of Charlemagneeven with the latter's earlier start.
www.lycos.com /info/islam--centuries.html   (542 words)

 The Age of the Castrato Voice   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The castration of children for the sole purpose of producing a special type of voice is a historic phenomenon of unusual interest.
Toward the end of the eighteenth century the role of the castrati declined slowly, but the acquired taste for their type of singing lingered on.
The classical love song of the nineteenth century, the love-centered operettas, and the popular songs of the "June-moon" variety of the first half of this century have given way to the harsh rhythms of rock and roll of the unisex generation.
www.radix.net /~dalila/singers/castrato-age.html   (2056 words)

 Illiteracy in the Land of Israel in the first centuries c.e.   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It appears in the area of illiteracy, as in other areas, that the modern acceleration of the process implies slower tempo of changes in the past, so it is important to understand the internal behavior of the modern process to extrapolate the ancient changes in illiteracy.
In this paper we shall examine relevant 20th century data that relate to the encounter between a traditional and a modern society, i.e.
In some two or three centuries preceding the common era, and some two centuries after the beginning of the common era, two processes have been detected: 1) Population growth in the Land of Israel; 2) the founding of many towns in the same area during almost the same period.
faculty.biu.ac.il /~barilm/illitera.html   (5031 words)

 Trends in the 19th and 20th Centuries (from type and typography) --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
Near the close of the 19th century came a new revival in the art of typography.
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I draw hope and inspiration from the countless advances that have taken place over the past hundred years, but I also recognize that a fundamental change in values will be necessary in order to ensure that the new millennium will be a time of peace, justice, and equality.
www.britannica.com /ebi/article-209160?tocId=209160&ct=   (977 words)

 African Timelines Part II: African Empires
By the early 11th century, Muslim advisers were at the court of Ghana.
Bunyoro was the most powerful state until the second half of the 18th century, with an elaborate centralized bureaucracy: most district and subdistrict chiefs were appointed by the kabaka ("king").
At its height in the 15th century, its sphere of influence stretched from the Zambezi River, to the Kalahari, to the Indian Ocean and the Limpopo River.
www.cocc.edu /cagatucci/classes/hum211/timelines/htimeline2.htm   (3258 words)

My advice for your first century would be to try and do as many longer (50 miles and up) as you can beforehand with at least one 75 mile ride.
CA for a century there are plenty of great ones to choose from, although the season is winding down.
A great first time century is the Amtrak Century from Irvine to San Diego, it's put on by Orange County Wheelmen and has a private train ride back to the start point.
www.cyclingforums.com /showthread.php?t=180816   (1764 words)

 Islam and the Church - Fourteen Centuries of Jihad
In the early centuries of Islamic rule Christians constituted the majority of the population in the conquered territories, but in time the ancient Christian communities disappeared from northern Africa, Anatolia, Persia and central Asia and were reduced to small remnants in the Middle East now rapidly vanishing through emigration in response to militant Islam.
It analyses the sources of authority in Islam in the context of 14 centuries of its existence and concludes that jihad is wholly consistent with Islamic sources and practices throughout history.
Pope Pius V organized the Holy League consisting of the naval forces of Spain, Venice, Genoa, Malta and the Papal States which met the Turkish fleet on October 7, 1571 off of the coast of Greece in what is called the Battle of Lepanto (see www.nafpaktos.com/battle_of_lepanto.htm).
www.byzantines.net /epiphany/islam.htm   (5812 words)

 The Prophecies of Nostradamus
Nostradamus was seen to have a great intellect at an early age, his grandfather taught him the basics of Latin, Greek, Hebrew, Mathematics and Astrology; he was, as his education progressed, a firm believer that the Earth was round and circled the sun a full century before Galileo was persecuted for the same beliefs.
With such an amazing intellect, it was not surprising that he studied medicine at Montpellier and had obtained a bachelor's degree by the age of 22 and was, soon after, granted a licence to practice.
The plague was widespread throughout France during the 16th Century and Nostradamus set off to help the sick and dying the best he could.
www.hippy.freeserve.co.uk /prophecy.htm   (878 words)

 eBooks Cube | Complete Prophecies of Nostradamus: Centuries
Alone in his study his used the power of scrying, or divination by concentration, using a bowl of water on a tripod as the focus of his attention.
In 1556 Catherine de' Medici, Queen of France, invited him to court to explain a quatrain, which seemingly predicted the death of her husband, Henry II.
In fact the wording of the verse was changed in later editions of the Centuries to fit the circumstances.
www.ebooks3.com /ebooks/nostradamus_centuries.html   (530 words)

 60 Centuries of Copper: Sixty Centuries of Copper
60 Centuries of Copper: Sixty Centuries of Copper
This website is based on Sixty Centuries of Copper by B Webster Smith which was published by the UK Copper Development Association in 1965.
The Copper Development Association, UK is a non-trading organization, sponsored by the copper producers and fabricators, whose aim is to encourage the correct and efficient use of copper and its alloys.
www.copper.org /education/60centuries/homepage.html   (319 words)

 GCW5BB - A Unknown Cache in Sweden called Centuries created by mrund
GCW5BB - A Unknown Cache in Sweden called Centuries created by mrund
A Mystery Cache is the “catch-all” of cache types, this form of cache can involve complicated puzzles you will first need to solve to determine the coordinates.
Eftersom vi Engelska staffar som vanligt inte hade tålamod att sitta längre än 5 minuter framför datorn och problemet strax uppstod om det gällde engelska centuries eller svenska århundraden så tappades intresset osedvanligt fort
www.geocaching.com /seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=95890b9b-db0f-41d5-af55-ed8aa6c54544   (468 words)

 National Constitution Center - Centuries of Citizenship
Select this version to view the accessible HTML version of the exhibit.
The Centuries of Citizenship: A Constitutional Timeline is an online experience highlighting some of the key dates and events that mark more than 200 years of our constitutional history.
These timeline entries, taken as a whole, tell the evolving story of the U.S. Constitution and the continuing role that it plays in our lives.
www.constitutioncenter.org /timeline   (152 words)

 20th & 21st Centuries Trivia and Quizzes   (Site not responding. Last check: )
I will give you an event of note in the 20th century, all you have to do is guess the year.
All of the events occurred in the 20th Century (1901-2000).
This quiz is about the key figures and the main events that have shaped the history of the 20th century.
www.funtrivia.com /quizlistgold.cfm?cat=1969   (757 words)

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