Medieval Europe 814-1450: Dance - Research Article from Arts and Humanities Through the Eras

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Important Events in Dance

c. 1190 Troubadour Raimbaut de Vaqueiras composes the estampie "Kalenda Maya." This is the earliest known estampie melody.
1235 Roman de la Rose, a lengthy allegorical poem, is begun by Guillaume de Lorris and completed before 1275 by Jean de Meun. The poem includes several descriptions of courtly dancing.
c. 1250 A copy of the Magnus liber organi, containing sixty sacred round dances, is sent from Paris to Florence, demonstrating the influence of Parisian music.
The earliest known English instrumental dance is included in Oxford's Bodleian Library: MS Douce 139, a manuscript from Coventry, England.
c. 1275 Four dance tenors (that is, melodies that could be used to structure new compositions) are copied into Montpellier, Bibliothèque de l'Ecole de Médecine, MS H 196, one of the largest sources of early motets.
c. 1280 Eleven instrumental dances are copied into the Chansonnier du Roi (Paris, Biblioth...

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