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CENTURY, civil law. One hundred. The Roman people were divided into centuries. In England they were divided into hundreds. Vide Hundred. Century also means one hundred years.

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In theory, the school of reader-response criticism aspired to recapture the perceptions of literary works in the minds of readers of previous centuries, but in fact, especially for the Middle Ages and Renaissance, they did so solely on the basis of texts as presented in modern editions.
The rise of what was first identified as vocational guidance in the United States in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries was directly associated with major shifts from a national economy that was primarily based in agriculture to an economy that was, as part of the industrial revolution that was spilling over from Europe to the United States, increasingly based in manufacturing and industrial processes.
Although there is much more that can be said about the important forces that shaped vocational guidance in the decades spanning the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, given the spatial limitations here, it is necessary to fast forward to the middle of the twentieth century to capture the growing conceptual changes that have shaped the final 50 years of the twentieth century.
The largest proportion by far of these manuscripts, however, dates from the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries.
All were imported to Europe in sharply increasing quantities from the seventeenth to nineteenth centuries, in an "intimate and entangled" change in the way Europeans consumed such products.
Many Thousands Gone: The First Two Centuries of Slavery in North America.
Isolated occurrences of expressions relating to a cultural renewal, such as "dispelling the darkness of ignorance," "illuminating Spain with new light," or "driving out the barbarians from schools and universities," which are first recorded in the writings of this time, began to appear at an increasing rate in letters, books and treatises during the next two centuries, when both the notion of a cultural reawakening and the role of the movement responsible for bringing it about - what we call today humanism - were widely acknowledged.
As Tilly has written, the Place and Hotel de Ville were "for centuries the locale par excellence of popular politics.
These two books offer welcome new perspectives on the evolution of letter writing in France and its North American colony of New France between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries.
Along with this lofty status as assassin of the meek - as children were its main victims - smallpox was accompanied with various myths which Rutten addresses while isolating smallpox epidemics and public embattlement against them in the Netherlands during the 18th and 19th centuries.
Another major objective is to demonstrate how the definition of deviance changed significantly over the centuries.
Moreover, her careful analysis of economic change in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries allows her to evaluate the interaction between family life and the broader society.