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Medieval Music

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First nickelodeon opens

On June 19, 1905, some 450 people attend the opening day of the world’s first nickelodeon, located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and developed by the showman Harry Davis. The storefront theater boasted 96 seats and charged each patron five cents. Nickelodeons (named for a combination of the admission cost and the Greek word for “theater”) soon spread across the country.
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Christine de Pizan: A Feminist Way to Learning

Christine de Pizan: A Feminist Way to LearningBy Ester ZagoEqually in Gods’s Image: Women in the Middle Ages, edited by Julia Bolton Holloway, Joan Bechtold, Constance S. Wright (Peter Lang, 2005)Introduction: Christine de Pizan, a widow at the age of twenty-five, had to overcome her bereavement and to provide for herself, her children, her mother and her niece.
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Astronomy in the Medieval Spanish Jewish Community

Astronomy in the Medieval Spanish Jewish CommunityGoldstein, Bernard R.Between Demonstration and Imagination: Essays in the History of Science and Philosophy Presented to John D. North (1999)AbstractSpain was unusual in the Middle Ages as a meeting ground for Muslims, Christians and Jews. In particular, it is now customary to look back to a “Golden Age” of Jewish culture from the tenth to the twelfth centuries partly under Muslim domination and partly under Christian domination although in that period the Jewish community faced real crisis.
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Antecessor Noster: The Parentage of Countess Lucy Made Plain

Antecessor Noster: The Parentage of Countess Lucy Made PlainBy Katharine S. Keats-RohanProsopon: Newsletter of the Unit of Prosopographical Research, Issue 2 (1995)Introduction: A lot of ink has flowed on the subject, but there can be no doubt that the ‘mysterious’ Countess Lucy of Chester was William Malet’s thrice-married granddaughter, the daughter of Robert Malet’s sister and Turold the Sheriff of Lincoln (dead by 1079).
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