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Johannes Ockeghem

(c. 1410—1497)

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arts of love

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

From the 12th c., court literature gave a large place to the description of love and its effects on individuals and social life. It turned on Ovid's ars amatoria, translated ...

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Flemish music

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

With the sole exception of Sweelinck, the creative musical life of the Netherlands was centred in the southern provinces, where a succession of composers created one of the richest musical...

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Guillaume Crétin

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

(c.1460–1525),

Frenc poet associated with the rhétoriqueurs. He pursued a career in the Church and also composed a substantial corpus of poetry, some of which is associated with...

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motet

Overview page. Subjects: Music — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

A form of short unaccompanied choral comp. which eventually superseded conductus, although both were in use from 13th to early 16th cents. In 13th, 14th, and 15th cents. the motet was...

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Nicholas of Cusa

Overview page. Subjects: History by Period — Christianity.

(1401–64),

German philosopher. In 1433 he took part in the Council of Basle as an advocate in a dispute concerning the see of Trier; he also worked for the reconciliation of the...

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Nicholas of Dinkelsbühl

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

(1360–1433)

Nikolaus Prunczlein von Dinkelsbühl was born in Swabia in c.1360 and died on 17 March 1433 at Vienna. He matriculated at the university of Vienna in spring 1385 and ...

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