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  • Arriving in Venice in 1494, the French ambassador, Philippe de Commynes, famously noted, ‘most of their people are foreigners.’ This conference, part of the AHRC project ItalianRose, aims to bring ‘foreigners’ from the margins to the centre of our understanding of the Italian Renaissance. We will explore the fecundity
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  • Robert L. Kendrick (Chicago), visiting fellow at the Italian-German Historical Institute, will hold a seminar in FBK’s Aula piccola on April 19, in which he will discuss the growing interest of historians in the topic of “soundscapes” and focus on continuities and discontinuities between the early and late modern age.
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  • Birth has always been a threshold that is difficult to define, elusive, painful and fraught with a modesty and mystery that is hard to unveil. This book aims to tell the story of the description and representation of the "birth scene" in the West between the early Middle Ages and early modern times.
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  • A captivating analysis of the complex relationship between two cultural powers at a time of fervent artistic and intellectual rebirth. In a captivating, richly detailed narrative, the author explores the dynamics that characterized the interaction between France and Italy during the Renaissance.
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