Moreover, Nino Pirrotta's edition of the Rossi codex-still the earliest source of trecento
polyphonic song-may seem a less urgent priority than many there was a perfectly usable facsimile published in 1966 by Giuseppe Vecchi.
Both Kurt von Fischer and Ursula Gunther respond to Margaret Bent's essay, "The Fourteenth-Century Italian Motet" (L'ars nova italiana del Trecento
The painting is refined, jewel-like and miniaturist in its detail; it marks the magical moment when the static forms and conventions of the archaic, almost Byzantine style of the trecento
began to be enriched by the liveliness, invention and expressive humanity that was to characterise Renaissance painting.
Boccaccio's Genealogia is the most important handbook on mythology for the early Renaissance, consisting of 723 chapters from over 200 Greek, Roman, medieval, and Trecento
sources on approximately 950 Greco-Roman mythological individuals.
In chapter four, "Boccaccio e la musica: specchio del processo di secolarizzazione della cultura del Trecento
," Cerocchi focuses on the function of music in the Decameron and suggests the concept of a movie soundtrack as a guiding principle for the analysis not only of each novella but also of the cornice.
Webb concerns herself principally with the Italian Trecento
, but within that limited place and time, she considers an impressive array of thinkers.
After this thorough examination, in the "Congedo," the author reiterates that the Decameron is a theological and "politologica" response to the Black Death and the general "crisi del Trecento
Virginia Cox's "Attraverso lo specchio," examining the female reception of the Trecento
poet, concludes that women poets did not adopt the male voice because in the second half of the century they had a "linea matriarcale" (matriarchal line) that descended from Gambara and Colonna.
These are followed by three further chapters, dealing respectively with 'Transgression in the Trecento
and Quattrocento: Guardian, Witch, Prostitute', 'The Portrait of the Ugly Woman in the Renaissance: The Peasant, the Anti-Laura', and 'New Perspectives in Baroque Poetry: Unconventional Beauty'; each chapter has clear subdivisions.
The Allegory of Mercy at the Misericordia in Florence: Historiography, Context, and the Documentation of Confraternal Charity in the Trecento
Mostly small and arranged in a slightly uneven row, they contain elements of Italian landscapes and architecture and conjure a trecento
fresco cycle like those seen in the churches of Umbria, where Sillman completed the series.
Few scholars have been allowed to see the original; even Kurt von Fischer was denied access when, with doctorate and Habilitation long completed, he prepared the brilliant study that still remains the indispensable handbook for anyone interested in trecento