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St. Petersburg: The Myth and the City - ... An incredible sequence of events unrolled before his eyes. A carriage stopped at the house entrance. Its door opened. A uniformed gentleman appeared. Stooping, he jumped out of the carriage, ran up the steps and entered the house. A combination of horror and amazement swept over Kovalev when he recognized the stranger as his own nose. At this eerie sight, everything swayed before his eyes. But although he could hardly stand on his feet, he felt compelled to wait until the nose returned to the carriage....   [tags: nose, overcoat, russia] 647 words
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My Trip to Saint Petersburg Dali Museum - ... The guide then informed us that it was Gala who helped to manage Dali’s career acting as his agent. Not only was his love for Gala shown in his art but also her tenacity reflected in several of the pieces on display featuring her. Several of the paintings on display this year either in the Morse Family collection or on loan to the museum were discussed on the tour to included a painting Dali did about the age of 15 after his mothers passing and his fathers marring his deceased wife’s sister....   [tags: guide, collection, museum, painting] 651 words
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Russia, St. Petersburg And Peter the Great - Russia, St. Petersburg And Peter the Great Russia, the country; St. Petersburg, the city; and Peter the Great, the Tsar; what an awesome combination. This report is about the man, the city and the land, but primarily about the man. It is impossible to understand the country and the city without a study of Peter the Great, who was from the ruling family of the Russian Romanovs. For four generations, the Romanovs (7) ruled. The greatest member of this family, Peter Alexeivich, the son of Alexis, declared himself to be one "who does not have to answer for any of his actions to anyone in the world"....   [tags: European History Essays]
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Importance of St. Petersburg in Fyodor Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment - Importance of St. Petersburg in Fyodor Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment Fyodor Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment explores the dangerous effects of St. Petersburg, a malignant city, on the psyche of the impoverished student Raskolnikov. In this novel, Petersburg is more than just a backdrop. The city plays a central role in the development of the characters and the actions that they take. Raskolnikov survives in one of the cramped, dark spaces that are characteristic of Petersburg. These spaces are like coffins; they suffocate Raskolnikov's mind....   [tags: Crime Punishment Essays]
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The Two Capitals of Russia: Moscow and St. Petersburg - The Two Capitals of Russia: Moscow and St. Petersburg When thinking about the great European capitals, one would tend to evoke romantic Paris, restless London, even still Rome or Barcelona. But often, Russian capital Moscow is forgotten. It may be because in the post-communist era, people easily forgot about that power in decline. Or because they do not consider Russia to be part of Europe. Or because Moscow had to compete with St. Petersburg, limiting its influence. That is why it can be relevant today to talk about two capitals of Russia....   [tags: Papers] 2318 words
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The Leadership of Russian President Vladimir Putin - ... She also speaks German language and also Spanish and French . Putin and his wife have two daughters - Mary and Catherine . In the 90th Vladimir Putin worked as deputy rector of the Leningrad State University then he was an appointed adviser to the chairman of the Leningrad Council Anatoly Sobchak . He had met him while he was studying at another university. Anatoly Sobchak taught his classes . After Anatoly Sobchak was appointed mayor of St. Petersburg in 1991, Putin was appointed commander of the Liaison Committee of City Hall....   [tags: federation, communist, st petersburg] 1536 words
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Great Music Composer: Pyotr Ilich Tchaikovsky - ... Pyotr went to the school of jurisprudence from 1850 to 1859, and this school is known for producing homosexual students. While Tchaikovsky attended the boarding school he had to be his younger brother’s keepers. After he graduated from school Tchaikovsky went to work in the Ministry of Justice. He continued working there for about four years, until he realized this job wasn’t quite for him. Young Pyotr was a free spirit going around town doing things he usually did behind closed doors. It wasn’t until his little brother Modest decided to put his Homosexual tales into his auto biography to get Tchaikovsky to calm down....   [tags: St. Petersburg conservatory] 618 words
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The History of Architecture - The history of architecture is very influential in mankind’s culture. It has evolved and become more prominent with the growth of civilizations. The Egyptians contributed square stones, pyramids, and ramps (St. Petersburg Times). The Greeks gave pillars and theaters (Gascoigne). The most prominent, the Romans, gave domes, aqueducts, and roads (Alchin). Everything else was given by lesser known countries. Without these countries who mastered the art of architecture, the world would look a lot different....   [tags: egyptians, greeks, st petersburg]
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St. Petersburg: The Myth and the City Explained in Pushkin’s “The Bronze Horseman” and Gogol’s “Nevsky Prospect” - ... A view of Nevsky Prospect becomes provides a window into a miniature version of St. Petersburg. The story opens with a larger picture of the life on Nevsky Prospect with all its richness and complexity. Then, in the second part, Gogol follows two characters who give readers insight into the detailed lives of the people who roam the city, enabling us to see the darkness behind the colorful picture painted in the first part. We experience the city in two ways: First as an onlooker, walking the streets and becoming familiar with the general city; then the view is shifted, and readers venture into its depths and watch how individuals lead their lives....   [tags: life, complexity, classes] 690 words
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Study Proposal: Testing Peer Counseling and Case Management Based Intervention for HIV Treatment - Study Proposal: Testing Peer Counseling and Case Management Based Intervention for HIV Treatment Testing peer counseling and case management based intervention as a tool of building up and maintaining adherence to HIV treatment and care among HIV-positive injection drug users in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Background “The Russian Federation has experienced one of the fastest growing HIV epidemics observed anywhere in the world” (Niccolai at al, 2011). According to the data of Russian Federal AIDS Center, at the end of 2012 more than 700 000 people on Russia were registered with HIV (Federal AIDS Center factsheet)....   [tags: Healthcare, Medicine]
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The Furry Guards of the Hermitage Museum - The Hermitage, also known as the Winter Palace, is an extravagantly decorated museum of monumental size that possesses numerous impressive features; ¨1,786 doors, 1,945 windows and 1,057 elegantly and lavishly decorated halls and rooms, many of which are open to the public¨ (St. Petersburg Online). It is home to millions of priceless works of art from the prehistoric Paleolithic Era and Iron Ages to modern pieces created by current artists (The State Hermitage Museum). The museum was founded by Catherine the Great in 1764 when she acquired a couple hundred German pieces from Berlin....   [tags: artwork, monumental size]
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Home is Where the Heart Is - Home is Where the Heart Is There is a familiar saying, which is along the lines of, "Home is where the heart is." This is true for most, but often, people are forced to leave their homes and relocate. Often, this causes a sense of uprootedness and confusion. One's most precious memories are often left behind. Confusion results from the loss of familiarity and a sense of having little or no ties to a new place. Sometimes, the changing of homes may be quite devastating, but eventually overcome or in the worst case, the uprooting could cause a lifelong disappointment and result in a loss of feeling of a sense of belonging which is a key to living a full life....   [tags: Environment Lake Nature Essays Papers]
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The story 4338 AD by Vladimir Fedorovich Odoesvsky - The story “4338 AD”, also called “The Year 4338 (The Petersburg Letters)”, by Vladimir Fedorovich Odoevsky provides literary evidence of authors rejecting the philosophies of the Romantic movement in favor of continuing to support the ideals of the Scientific Revolution. Though never finished, fragments of the story were published on three separate occasions; one fragment in 1835, another in 1840, and the most complete version in 1926 (Lin). The tale takes place, in the title's namesake, in the year 4338....   [tags: romantic era, industrial revolution]
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The Life of Leonhard Euler - ... Many manuscripts were never even published. Euler’s Ascension to Higher Knowledge Euler was widely regarded as one of most profound contributors to the world of mathematics. He even did extensive work in certain areas of science. His first mathematic instructions were that of his father, who was a pastor in a neighboring town. His father had significant achievements in mathematics. Realizing his son’s potential, Euler’s father sent him to the University of Basel at the incredibly young age of 14 for general studies....   [tags: Swiss mathematician, physicist, astronomist]
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The Ideal Town in Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - ... Jones, and the community of St. Petersburg. Huck is introduced by Twain as “idle and lawless and vulgar—and bad,” (Twain 42), which mothers around the town hate and have banned children from talking to him. As the story develops, Huck is not the idle and lawless child St. Petersburg has made him out to be, but he turns to be a daring and mature boy who accompanies Tom in his mischief and “I didn’t thinks.” Twain then further tells about Huck’s lifestyle by stating that, “Huckleberry came and went, at his free will....   [tags: huck fynn, friends, independent]
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Dmitri Mendeleev: The Father of Modern Chemistry - Dmitri Mendeleev was a Russian chemist that made many breakthroughs is science. He is mostly known for creating the periodic table. Mendeleev’s work is still used today worldwide. Most of Mendeleev’s life was a struggle but he overcame all of them to become one of the world’s greatest scientists Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev was born on February 8 1834 in the small village of Verckhine right outside of Siberia. His parents were Ivan and Maria Mendeleev. Dmitri had between eleven and seventeen siblings but nobody knows the exact number....   [tags: Russian chemist, science, biography]
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Biography of Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev - ... He graduated in 1855, where he won a gold medal for being first in his class. After a few years, Mendeleev’s thesis On Specific Volumes and The Structure of Siliceous Combinations, resulted in him being able to teach theoretical and organic chemistry at the University of St. Petersburg. Close to the end of the 1850s, Mendeleev studied abroad. Ventured to Heidelberg University in Sorbonne. Mendeleev built a lab there, and that is where he focused on molecular cohesion of capillarity and surface tension, alongside German chemist Robert Bunsen....   [tags: chemistry, periodic table, elements] 1129 words
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A Window to the West - A Window to the West History has it that the United States capital city of Washington D.C. was designed with the intention of intimidating visiting foreign heads of state. The creation of this city had purpose and reason; neither of which are very natural or human. St. Petersburg was viewed by the Russian people in this context. Typically a city grows from a small town to a massive metropolis with years and years of expansion outward. The Russian people already plagued with xenophobia, could not accept Peter the Great’s new city designed with Western ideals and made by Western minds....   [tags: Papers] 1592 words
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The story 4338 AD by Vladimir Fedorovich Odoevsk - The story 4338 AD, also called The Year 4338 (The Petersburg Letters), by Vladimir Fedorovich Odoevsky was never finished. This is why I refer to it as a story rather than a book. Fragments of the story were published on three separate occasions; one fragment in 1835, another in 1840, and the most complete version in 1926 (2). The tale takes place, in the title's namesake, in the year 4338. The story follows the letters written by a somnambulist (someone who sleepwalks or in this case puts himself into a deep trance) who claims to have the ability to time travel and become someone else, in this case a Chinese student named Hippolytus Tsungiev....   [tags: romantic era, scientific revolution]
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Commentary on Killing Lincoln by Bill O’Reilly - Killing Lincoln is a historic, non-fiction book co-written by Bill O’Reilly, a popular conservative TV show host and Martin Dugard, a well established author. Published by Henry Holt and Company on September 27, 2011, this piece of literature contains 336 pages with complete sources, and references. In addition, this book [insert award] for its literary impact on young adults. With this historical thriller, Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard seek to describe the antagonist, victim, and impact of one of the most devastating and historical event in American history....   [tags: President, Civil War, Assassination]
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The Beginnings of Commercial Air Travel - The First Commercial Flight “The first commercial flight in the United States occurred in Florida on Jan. 1, 1914, when Tony Jannus flew A. C. Pheil the 21 miles across the bay from St. Petersburg to Tampa in a two-seat Benoist at an altitude of 15 feet” (McDowell, 1995). It was no doubt an amazing breakthrough in the way that travel would be conducted from that very moment on. From 1783 when Jean Pilâtre de Rozier ascended about 500ft in a balloon and traveled approximately 5 ½ miles in 20 minutes (infoplease.com) to the dawn of the St....   [tags: Technology, American History]
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Allocating Financial Risk - ... It was also seen as unable to meet the increased security requirements of an international airport. The St Petersburg (SP) city government wanted to address Pulkovo’s development needs and improve its reputation, but also faced budget pressures and turned to the PPP model as a way to finance the development without public money and transfer risks (in particular construction and operating) to the private sector. With support from the World Bank, they created a tender with the following features: • Citibank as transaction advisor • Conducted under St Petersburg PPP law • 30-year lifespan and Euro 1.2 billion total investment....   [tags: Pulkovo Airport use of PPP] 1209 words
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The Anchor of Conscience - The Anchor of Conscience Without moral confines, would humanity be an anarchistic maelström of suffering or would it be at the pinnacle of accomplishment. In his novel, Crime and Punishment, Fyodor Dostoyevsky explores many complex themes, but the concept of guilt and its weight on every day action and consequence is one that stands eminent in the goals of his work. Set in 19th century St. Petersburg, Russia, the same haunt Dostoyevsky spent most of his life inhabiting, the novel’s protagonist Raskolnikov braves the line between man and God, and takes the life of a venal and niggardly pawnbroker....   [tags: Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment] 1153 words
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Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev's Contributions to Science - ... At the age of 13, after the passing of his father and the destruction of his mother's factory in 1849, his mother took Mendeleev across the entire state of Russia from Siberia to Moscoew with the aim of getting Mendeleev a higher education. The university in Moscow did not accept him. The mother and son continued to St. Petersburg to the father's alma mater. The now poor Mendeleev family relocated to Saint Petersburg , where he entered the Main Pedagogical Institute in 1850. After graduation, he contracted tuberculosis causing him to move to the Crimean Peninsula on the northern coast of hte Black Sea in 1855....   [tags: elements, periodic table, mass] 527 words
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Trotsky’s Involvement in The October Revolution - Trotsky’s Involvement in The October Revolution ‘Trotsky took a leading role in directing countermeasures for the soviet, while reassuring the public that his Military Revolutionary Committee meant only to defend the Congress of Soviets. Trotsky continued to function as the military leader of the Revolution’ Gerhard Rempel 1998 · The liberals and people loose confidence in Kerensky. So Bolsheviks gained the majority in the soviet for the first time - more than 50% in the September elections....   [tags: Russian History, World History] 569 words
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Raskolnikov's Desire for Isolation in Crime and Punishment - From the very first page of Crime and Punishment, there is an air of isolation. The novel opens to Raskolnikov leaving his apartment. While on his way out, he is in hopes of not meeting his landlady, who may demand payment for his long overdue rent. From here, it becomes evident early on that Raskolnikov does not truly wish to be in the company of others. He isolates himself from society. This is shown in Part II, Chapter II when Raskolnikov seeks out his friend, Razumikin. He goes to Razumikin’s apartment for no clear, apparent reason....   [tags: Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Literary Analysis] 1345 words
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A Brief Biography of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Pyotr “Peter” Ilyich Tchaikovsky was one of the greatest and popular Russian composers of all time. Even though he died very mysteriously at the age of 53. His musical talent was so stellar, which led him to composing numerous symphonies, chamber compositions, vocal compositions, and dramatic works. With great musical ability comes great struggles within his personal life, much like other composers. Depression and love affairs were a constant struggle, but his music helped overcome those issues....   [tags: great popular Russian composers]
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Ayn Rand Biography: A Treacherous Existence - W. Bohrer English 11 Mr. Horn 12/17/13 Ayn Rand Biography: A Treacherous Existence Ayn Rand was born on February 2, 1905 in St. Petersburg Russia mere three weeks after the bloody 1905 Revolution (Heller 2). At this time her name was Alisa Rosenbaum. It was not until she reached the United States that she traitorously altered her name to Ayn Rand. Alisa was born into a family of jewish people living in an anti-semitic country, making life at times - a struggle. Her parents’ names were Zelman Wolf Zakharovich Rosenbaum - better known as “Zinovy” - and Khana Berknovana Kaplan - better known as “Anna” - had been married 9 months before her birth....   [tags: literature, Russia, communism, Alisa Rosenbaum]
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Louis XIV and Peter the Great - As you wrote in the assignment sheet, Louis XIV and Peter the Great both wanted to do great things. They had many goals in common, as well as many different goals, and, though the two had much in common, worked in very different ways to achieve said goals. They were both autocrats, believing that all decisions concerning the countries in which they lived should be made by them. They both wanted to expand their countries—not only physically, in the context of gaining more and more land, but also building up strong armies and increasing their countries prestige....   [tags: military, government, land] 1294 words
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The History of Military Demolitions - Since the discovery of gunpowder by the Chinese, the world as we know it has made more efficient and powerful weapons. Throughout the history of warfare from the medieval times to present day, explosives have been used as an Offensive and Defensive weapon. When a castle or army was under siege the attacking army would surround the objective and cut off all supply lines and try to starve the enemy into submission. With the invention of gunpowder it made the siege obsolete. This was empowered by the cannon and other forms of field artillery, which allowed the objective to be overthrown quickly....   [tags: Military History ]
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What Is Social Cognitive Theory? - Social Cognitive theory is the theory of that an individuals Behaviour and knowledge acquisition is related to their interaction with the enviornment, and their observation of others, which leads to the person choosing how to behave(cognition) . People learn new behaviors by the process of replication of the actions and behaviours of others. There are three structural core concepts of SCT, 1)Expectancies and self efficacy, 2)Competencies/skills, and 3) goals. Vladimir Putin was born on October 7, 1952 ,Saint Petersburg, Russia....   [tags: individual behavior, interaction with environment] 608 words
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Biography of Dmitri Mendeleev - ... “He even predicted the likely properties of three of the potential elements. The subsequent proof of many of his predictions within his lifetime brought fame to Mendeleyev as the founder of the periodic law.”(Bensuade). The Periodic Law is the generic rule of the recurring pattern of elements found in the table due to their atomic number and weight. Dmitri’s education contributed to his discoveries towards the elements and the periodic table. Studying at the St Petersburg Institute of Pedagogy, Dmitri received his master’s degree in Organic Chemistry at the age of 22....   [tags: contributions to chemistry]
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Symphony No. 4 in F Minor by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 4 in F Minor by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky CHAPTER 1 BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION 1 CHAPTER 2 SYMPHONY IN F MINOR: PERSONAL LISTENING 4 CHAPTER 3 SYMPHONY IN F MINOR: GENERAL INFO AND DISCUSSION 6 FIRST MOVEMENT 6 SECOND MOVEMENT 7 THIRD MOVEMENT 8 FOURTH MOVEMENT 8 OVERALL EFFECT 9 WORKS CITED 11 CHAPTER BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was born in Votkinsk, the Viatka District in Russia on May 7, 1840 to a Russian miner and a mother of French origin. During his early life, Tchaikovsky did receive some musical training from a French governess in the form of piano lessons, but the training did not continue....   [tags: Papers] 2610 words
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Crime and Punishment: Raskolnikov's Room -      Dostoevsky's 1865 novel Crime and Punishment is the story of an expelled university student's murder of an old pawnbroker and her sister. The idealistic ex-student, Raskolnikov, is ultimately unable to live up to his own nihilistic theory of what makes a "Great Man" and, overcome by fits of morality, betrays himself to the police. Exiled to Siberia, suffering redeems the unfortunate young dreamer. Crime and Punishment is similar in many ways to Balzac's Pere Goriot, especially in respect to questions of morality....   [tags: Crime Punishment Essays]
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Societal Impact Essay - Fyodor Dostoevsky was a Russian novelist who wrote many exceptional pieces from short stories to his world renowned novels. He was a man of many talents and his writings reflected his individual character throughout his life. The society in which Fyodor Dostoevsky was raised in impacted his writings and in particular impacted the novel Crime and Punishment. His life experiences from early childhood have impacted the content of this novel. Everything that Fyodor grew up learning about and his understanding of the world made him righteously obsessed with writing about his perceptions he had seen since he was first a child....   [tags: Fyodor Dostoevsky, Russian Novelist, Short Stories]
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The Extraordinary Men in Crime and Punishment, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky - Dostoevsky’s theme of ordinary and extraordinary people is the basis of his work of literature, Crime and Punishment, which derives from his own life experiences. Crime and Punishment, is the story of a Russian man named Rodion Raskolnikov. Raskolnikov is an impoverished St. Petersburg habitant student who, “determined to overreach his humanity and assert his untrammeled individual will commit two acts of murder and theft” (Dostoevsky). To try to amend his actions, he uses the money he steals from the murdered to perform good deeds....   [tags: Crime and Punishment Essays]
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Leonhard Euler and his Contributions to the World of Mathematics - ... Johan is known for his contributions in Calculus and education. He was responsible for educating or teaching Leonhard in his childhood. In 1723 Leonhard got his master’s degree from Basel University. He was only 16 years old. In 1727, Leonhard’s job interest at Basel University as a physics professor was turned down. This began the adventurous traveling life of Leonhard Euler. In 56 years Leonhard lived in six different locations, including Russia and Germany, where he spent most of his professional life....   [tags: use of letters as numbers, the simbol of pi]
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Time Capsules from the Renaissance and Baroque Time Periods - ... Culture accepted woman begin professional composers and also professional performers. Instruments such as the lute were becoming popular, and used during performances along with voices. Music was also being made and regularly used for solos for instruments, instead of just for voices (Fiero, 2011). Another canvas lay rolled up at the bottom of the time capsule. Once unrolled, a beautiful drawing on canvas of the Florence Cathedral’s dome was revealed. The dome was designed by Filippo Brunelleschi, drawn in 1420....   [tags: world events, cultural patterns]
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