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Re: Affirmative Action

So where did the basse dance begin? It must have been around in the fourteenth century, as Troubadour Raimond de Cornet wrote of “cansos e bassa dansas” as early as 1340. However, the basse dance rose in popularity in the fifteenth century. This century is when we start to see dance steps being rec...

Re: Affirmative Action

Phaeded, so you think, that the Cary-Yale Trionfi deck had 78 cards? Or 70? A better question is what allows you divine when a trump suit or card deck is complete or not? No portion of either of CY or PMB ("original" or with replacement trumps) decks are complete to my mind or just about ...

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What he is asking you to consider is that the 14 "original artist" triumphs were perhaps all the triumphs made for that particular commission. Iolon defends the same view... Region B is where the "14 figures" of New Years 1441 was, a gift to Bianca Maria, presumably from Leonell...

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...The PMB only has two missing trumps - the Devil and the Tower. If you mix various deck Trionfi card fragments together and you claim, that you get this imagined golden number 22, but in reality you get much more, if you count in this mix also specific trump motifs of Michelino deck and Cary-Yale...

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From the early Trionfi cards we have no clear evidence for the appearance of decks with 22 special cards. The oldest clear evidence seems to be the Tarocchi poem of Matteo Maria Boiardo. I personally see reasons to date this to January 1487 , so relative near to the Kabbala activities of Giovanni P...

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