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 (sē-ĕn′ə, syĕ′nä)
A city of west-central Italy south of Florence. It was an independent city-state after the 12th century and quickly became an artistic and cultural center and the site of an important university (founded c. 1240).

Si′e·nese′ (-nēz′, -nēs′) adj. & n.


(sɪˈɛnə; Italian ˈsjɛːna)
(Placename) a walled city in central Italy, in Tuscany: founded by the Etruscans; important artistic centre (13th–14th centuries); university (13th century). Pop: 52 625 (2001)


(siˈɛn ə)

a city in Tuscany, in central Italy. 64,745.
Si`en•ese′ (-əˈniz, -ˈnis) adj., n., pl. -ese.
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Giancarlo was born and raised in Montepulciano Stazione, near the Umbrian border Katie explains, while her husband shows me (repeatedly) how to scoop the egg white-rich batter of a batch of Sienese almond biscuits into quenelles using two spoons, breaking off every now and again to scold me for being too rough with them ("You must be gentle," he cries).
His chosen field is defined by a century that revolves around the pictorial genius of Giotto whose works stand centre stage here alongside those of his Sienese rivals, the Lorenzetti brothers.
Contract notice: Reliance centralized purchasing of printed literature and periodicals for the libraries of documentary sienese network redos through framework agreement in accordance with art.
Ostensibly illustrating one of Aesop's fables (still very popular as children's books in India), the canvas is dominated by a naked man standing on a balcony and watching the story unfold beneath him in a series of simultaneous scenes in the manner of the Sienese masters whom Khakhar so much admired.
1) She spent her life sculpting, painting, and writing; yet there are very few records of her artistic career or of her contributions to the career of her husband, Alessandro Franchi (1838-1914), a well-known Sienese painter.
Eisenbichler's argument rests upon the case studies of three Sienese noblewomen: Aurelia Petrucci, Laudomia Forteguerri, and Virginia Martini Salvi.
The stylized image attributed to the Sienese painter Francesco di Vannuccio from c.
Mary Stevens, A Phonetic Investigation into 'Raddoppiamento sintattico' in Sienese Italian, Peter Lang: Bern, 2012; 346 pp.
The final section, on women and their agency, sees Elena Brizio argue that thirteenth-to fifteenth-century Sienese notarial records show women protecting daughters and grand-daughters in innovative ways through their wills to bypass the strictures of statutes.
Brizio deals with Maddalena della Gazzaia, a Sienese woman who defied social convention, the interests of her family, and local patriotism by marrying a Spanish soldier who was a member of an occupying army (pp.
Among their topics are urban images and civic identity in Medieval Sienese painting, politics and the art of city planning in republican Siena, Vecchietta and the civic pantheon in mid-15th-century Siena, politics and antiquity in the Baptist's Chapel facade, and Sodoma at Porta Pispini and the pictorial decoration of Sienese city gates.
The history of the Sienese Jews has many of the normal benchmarks of European Jewry: centuries' old roots, a former ghetto, some anti-Jewish measures including a tax, noted success in trade and excellence in study, susceptibility to the whims of local marauders, an eventual decrease in the community's population, and a number of deportations during World War II (commemorated by the plaque to the left of the door).