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Italian Renaissance   /ɪtˈæljən rˌɛnəsˈɑns/   Listen
Italian Renaissance

noun
1.
The early period when Italy was the center of the Renaissance.






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"Italian Renaissance" Quotes from Famous Books



... comforting thought," she said. "I know she is what she is, Jack, but her greatest crime is that she was born six hundred years too late. If she had lived in the days of the Italian Renaissance she would have ...
— The Angel of Terror • Edgar Wallace

... fine.' His essays are prefiguring of much that has since been realised. He seems to have anticipated some of those accidents of modern culture that are regarded by many as true essentials. He writes about La Gioconda, and early French poets and the Italian Renaissance. He loves Greek gems, and Persian carpets, and Elizabethan translations of Cupid and Psyche, and the Hypnerotomachia, and book-binding and early editions, and wide- margined proofs. He is keenly sensitive to the value of beautiful surroundings, and never wearies of describing to us ...
— Intentions • Oscar Wilde

... marked by no sudden changes of any kind. The whole country was thoroughly prostrate and under the control of the empire; a national spirit did not exist, and the people seemed content to slumber on without opposing in any way the tyranny of their foreign masters. The glory of the Italian Renaissance had been sung in all the countries of Europe; in every nook and corner of the continent, Italian painters and sculptors, princes and poets, artists and artisans of all kinds, had stimulated this new birth of the world; but this mission accomplished, ...
— Women of the Romance Countries • John R. Effinger



Words linked to "Italian Renaissance" :   historic period, renascence, age, Renaissance



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