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strong tradition

of Miranda do Douro and the Spanish regions of Asturias and Galicia, also shares their musical influences. Here, the gaita (gaita (disambiguation)) (bagpipe) and tabor pipe playing traditions are prominent. In most of Castile, there is a strong tradition of dance music for dulzaina (shawm) and rondalla groups. Popular rhythms include 5 8 charrada and circle dances, jota (Jota (music)) and habas verdes. As in many other parts of the Iberian peninsula, ritual dances


melting pot of Madrid and Castile (Castile (historical region)). A down-tempo version of jota is common, as well as other dances as fandango, habas verdes, 5 8 charrada. Bagpipes are still used in northern Leon (León (province)) and Zamora (Zamora (province)). Tabor pipe (in Leon) and ''dulzaina'' (shawm) enjoy rich repertoires. The city of Madrid is known for keeping its own version of chotis music. Salamanca is home to tuna (music) tuna

variety is called a ''bolin-gozo''. The term ''dolçaina'' was introduced into Catalan (Catalan language) in the 14th century from France (the ancient word was "douçaine"). In the region of Aragon, especially in the town of Huesca, the dulzaina is played along with ''gaitas de boto'', regional bagpipes, and sometimes drums. The instrument was first introduce in Spain through Arabic people. ''La dolçaina

highly active

at the university, and the students represent a significant percentage of the city's population (the University has 36,000 students, approximately). The support of the student population is one of the most important economic activities in the city. These young people (including international students studying the Spanish language) provide Salamanca with a highly active night life, especially when school is in session on both weekdays and weekends. Among the American universities that sponsor

previous summer

: athletics-heroes displayhero.asp?HeroID 1838 title Javier Sotomayor publisher date accessdate 27 March 2011 Sotomayor's leap of 2.43 broke, by one centimeter, the record of 2.42 set the previous summer (30 June 1987) by Sweden's Patrik Sjöberg in Stockholm. Raises Record in 1989 and Again in 1993 Sotomayor twice increased the world record, to 2.44 meters (8 feet) on July 29, 1989 in 1989 Central American and Caribbean


ynshiy2t3ricv4t5bv03847c ryfq38074tfv689b5left by Oliva. Human rights More obviously influential was his moral philosophy, not primarily because of his casuistry – an approach acknowledging the complexity of individual cases. This was later so strong in Jesuit teaching, possibly related to the Mair’s renown in Spain mentioned above. His legal views were also influential. His Commentaries on the Sentences of Peter Lombard was most certainly studied and quoted in the debates at Burgos


soon afterwards married a lady of rank, and, having been appointed ''alcalde'' of the ''mesta'', was himself ennobled; and in 1688 he was appointed painter to King Charles II (Charles II of Spain). He visited Valencia (Valencia (city in Spain)) in 1697, and remained there for three or four years, again devoting himself with but poor success to fresco painting. Between 1705 and 1715 he resided for considerable periods at Salamanca, Granada and Córdoba; in the latter year

traditional political

to have a more negative or wild character and is sometimes assimilated into the spirit of storms, Hodei or embodied as young red bull. '''Bragança District''' ( ) is a traditional political division of Portugal, in the northeast corner bordering on Spain, covering 7.4% of the nations continental landmass. The capital of the district, Bragança, is 217 kilometres from Porto, the second largest

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hombre'' (1543), an unfinished work completed by Francisco Cervantes de Salazar, was written chiefly to prove the suitability of Spanish (Spanish language) as a vehicle for philosophic discussion. He also published translations of the ''Amphitruo'' (1525), the ''Electra'' (1528) and the ''Hecuba'' (1528). - Alicante, Aranjuez, Badajoz, Bailén, Baiona, Cáceres, Ciudad Real, Córdova, Cuenca, Elche, Girona, Huesca

violent opposition

) is a Spanish (Spain) higher education institution, located in the town of Salamanca, west of Madrid. It was founded in 1134 and given the Royal charter of foundation by King Alfonso IX (Alfonso IX of León) in 1218. It is the oldest founded university in Spain and the third oldest European university in continuous operations (List of oldest universities in continuous operation). It was the first European institution to receive the formal title of "University" as such; it was granted by King Alfonso X (Alfonso X of Castile) in 1254 and recognized by Pope Alexander IV in 1255. In the reign of King Ferdinand II of Aragon and Queen Isabella I of Castile, the Spanish (Spain) government was revamped. Contemporary with the Spanish Inquisition, the expulsion of the Jews, and the conquest of Granada, there was a certain professionalization of the apparatus of the state. This involved the massive employment of "letrados", i.e., bureaucrats and lawyers, who were "licenciados" (university graduates), particularly, of Salamanca, and the newly founded University of Alcalá. These men staffed the various councils of state, including, eventually, the Consejo de Indias and Casa de Contratacion, the two highest bodies in metropolitan Spain for the government of the Spanish Empire in the New World (Spanish Empire). Biographical Information There is scant evidence about the early part of Mena’s life, but most modern scholars agree that he was born at Córdoba, Spain, his father died shortly after his birth, and his mother a few years later. He was likely the second of two sons and was related to a former ''veinticuatro'' of Córdoba, although it is unclear how. ''Memorias de algunos linages'' (An Account of Some Lineages), attributed to Mena, claims that his family came from the valley of Mena (Valle de Mena) in La Montaña, a region of the northern Spanish province of Cantabria, and served under Fernando III de Castilla (Ferdinand III of Castile) and his successors in the ''Reconquista''. His formal education probably began in Córdoba and later continued in Salamanca, where he appears to have fulfilled the requirements for the Master of Arts degree. He then traveled to Rome, perhaps as a continued part of his education, although there is no evidence that he participated in formal study there. During this trip and a later one to Florence, Mena appears to have been seeking ecclesiastical benefices; however, both attempts were fruitless and each was followed by a marriage, first to a supposed sister of García y Lope de Vaca and, secondly, to Marina Méndez, more than 20 years his minor. Neither marriage resulted in descendants for the poet. Some scholars have pointed to a possible ''converso'' origin for Mena’s family, but others have found these claims to be highly speculative. Mena continued in the role

international films

con los futbolistas - UDS -Noticias de La Gaceta de Salamanca . (2013-06-29). Retrieved on 2013-09-05. Cinema Salamanca has been shown in the cinema many times. Its old streets are the perfect setting for historic productions. Among some international films should be mentioned ''1492: Conquest of Paradise'' by Ridley Scott and ''Goya's Ghosts'' by Miloš Forman. Salamanca was the setting for the 2008 political thriller '' Vantage Point (film


thumb Old Cathedral, Salamanca (File:Cathedral of Salamanca Romanesque.jpg), built in the 12th century thumb New Cathedral of Salamanca (File:Catedral de Salamanca lateral.JPG), built in the 16th century thumb Monterrey Palace (16th century) (File:Palacio de Monterrey de la Duquesa de Alba.JPG) thumb Tower del Clavero (15th century) (File:Torre del Clavero.jpg)

'''Salamanca''' ( ) is a city in northwestern Spain, the capital of the Province of Salamanca in the community (Autonomous communities of Spain) of Castile and León. Its Old City was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988. With a metropolitan population of 228,881 in 2012 according to the National Institute of Statistics (INE), Salamanca is the second most populated urban area in Castile and León, after Valladolid (414,000), and ahead of Leon (León, Spain) (187,000) and Burgos (176,000).

It is one of the most important university cities in Spain and supplies 16% of Spain's market for the teaching of the Spanish language. generating a diverse environment.

It is situated approximately east of the Portuguese border. The University of Salamanca, which was founded in 1134, is the oldest university in Spain and the fourth (List of oldest universities in continuous operation) oldest western university, but the first to be given its status by the Pope Alexander IV who gave universal validity to its degrees. With its 30,000 students, the university is, together with tourism, a primary source of income in Salamanca.

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