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I found it! When Michelangelo was wending his way from Florence to Rome, to assume the charge of finishing St Peter s church, his servant related that on reaching the summit of the Apennines near Poggibonsi he turned his horse and sat gazing long and intently upon the dome of Brunelleschi, the giant cupola of the Florentine cathedral. After some time he was ...


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The oldest reference I find is surprisingly recent, 1878. These specific terms seem to have been assumed specifically by the architectural community in the late 1800s. From the 1878 American Architect and Architecture, vol 3-4: 151 The last paper discussed the phenomena of Parallel Perspective in which of the three sets of lines that define a rectangular ...


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Value and position of woman in society Generally speaking, you could apply following rule of thumb- higher the position of women in society, higher the dowry. This is not universal, and there are exceptions, but it is mostly true. We will go by examples : In Christian societies, especially as you mentioned in Roman Catholic Italy, marriage was monogamous ...


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It is paraphrased from the collection A Treatise on Painting (Trattato della pittura), §3 [ page 4 of the following 1890 edition of the cod.Vaticano Urbinate 1270]. It can be understood as: Quale scienza è piú utile, ed in che consiste la sua utilità. Which science is the most useful, and in what consists its usefulness. The original text reads: Quella ...


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A classic in the field would be Fernand Braudel's Out of Italy, 1450–1650, though if you are primarily interested in the Renaissance, I would likely pick an earlier start date to properly include the likes of Dante and Petrarca.


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