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Trecento

 

in Italian, the term for the 14th century. In philology and art studies the term designates 14th-century Italian culture, whose intensive development paved the way for the Renaissance. The literature of the trecento constituted a decisive turn toward the philosophy of humanism and the use of the Italian language, for example, in the works of Petrarch and Boccaccio. In the fine arts, the trecento was characterized by a struggle between realism and strong Gothic tendencies. The Sienese school of painting best typifies the trecento.

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Levin's volume discusses a work of Trecento confraternal art, a painted allegory representing the Lord's Mercy.
Nino Pirrotta contributes an extended essay on the musical style of the individual composers, characterizing their work with brilliant lucidity: this synthesis of the insights of many years may well stand for some time as the finest coherent view of the achievements of the main trecento composers.
It too was unpublished, but it is exceptional in being a work of the early trecento that has not been subjected to restoration in the modern age.
Quasi trecento anni dopo, Giada Mattarucco ha messo mano a questa tortuosa storia fatta di pubblicazioni clandestine, perseguitate, bloccate e poi riprese, fornendo del Vocabolario cateriniano un'edizione moderna.
A brief first chapter (41-54) covering the late Trecento period (1375-1430) examines a small number of manuscripts with the oldest surviving laude indicating cantasi come rubrics.
Baxendale, in "Aspetti delle societa e delle compagnie della famiglia Alberti tra tardo Trecento e primo Quattrocento," describes archival witnesses to the Alberti bank after the death of Benedetto (1388), with Battista's uncle Ricciardo playing the most prominent role.
And while social forces dominate, Najemy still recognizes the role of individual skill and ability, as for example among those Trecento Medici who seized the opportunities in a divided papacy to establish profitable banking connections that vaulted them to power, or their Cinquecento descendents, like Pope Clement VII and Duke Cosimo I, who induced the ottimati to do their dirty work while deliberately stripping them of the very powers they were desperate to preserve.
American and European art historians examine the relationship between images and relics, focusing principally on the Trecento and Quattrocento in Tuscany and the Veneto.
If even a fraction of the energy that has been expended--and much of it, to be frank, wasted--in the practice of English-language Dante studies in the last century and a half had been, instead, directed towards the lyric tradition of the Duecento and Trecento, we would by now be much better acquainted with the rich and vibrant literary matrix from which the sommo poeta himself emerged.
Like an overture, the chapter '1300-1400: The Trecento Inheritance' introduces many of the book's themes: the political geography of Italy and traditions and practices in painting, sculpture and architecture.
46-54); "I legati pontifici" (55-56); "Una traccia degli statuti di Treia del 1323" (56-58); "Il Trecento.
Solid scholarship on an understudied Sienese painter, Bartolommeo Bulgarini, active from 1338 to 1373, and attention given to late Trecento painting are positive contributions, but the strengths of this book are the source of its problems.