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Bologna

Subject: Literature

N. Italy. In the Middle Ages its university (founded in the 12th cent.) was the chief centre in Europe for the study of canon and civil law.

Bologna

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Spencer Weinreich

The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (4 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2022
Subject:
Religion
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197 words

... (Bologna, 1938). G. Zanelli , Bibliografia per la storia dell’Università di Bologna: dalle origini al 1945, aggioranta al 1983 (Bologna, 1985). P. Prodi and L. Paolini (eds), Storia della Chiesa di Bologna (2 vols, Bologna and Bergamo, 1997). A. I. Pini , Città, chiesa e culti civici in Bologna medievale (Bologna, 1999). G. M. Anselmi , A. De Benedictis , and N. Terpstra (eds), Bologna: Cultural Crossroads from the Medieval to the Baroque (Bologna, 2013). S. R. Blanshei (ed.), A Companion to Medieval and Renaissance Bologna ...

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World Encyclopedia

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
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59 words

... City at the foot of Apennines, n central Italy; capital of Bologna and Emilia-Romagna province. Originally an Etruscan town, Felsina, it was colonized by Rome in the 2nd century bc . It has an 11th-century university, the incomplete Church of San Petronio ( 1390 ) and the Palazzo Comunale. Industries: mechanical and electrical engineering, agricultural machinery, publishing, chemicals. Pop. ( 2001 )...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (3 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Religion
Length:
29 words

... , N. Italy. In the Middle Ages its university (founded in the 12th cent.) was the chief centre in Europe for the study of canon and civil...

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A Dictionary of Publishing

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Current Version:
2019
Subject:
Media studies
Length:
59 words

...Bologna Italian city which hosts an international Children’s book fair in March or April each year. The Bologna Children’s book fair allows publishers to display their wares and buy and sell rights. It attracts literary agents, TV and film producers, illustrators, printers, and other suppliers to the publishing industry. See also Frankfurt . http://www.bookfair.bolognafiere.it/en/home/878.html The Bologna Book Fair website ...

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture

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Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Art & Architecture, History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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...di Bologna , i (Bologna, 1541/ R 1979) P. Lamo : Graticola di Bologna (Bologna, 1560); ed. G. Roversi (1977) P. C. Ghirardacci : Della historia di Bologna , 3 vols (Bologna, 1596–1657) G. Guidicini : Case notabili della città di Bologna , 5 vols (Bologna, 1868–73) G. Gozzadini : Delle torri gentilizie di Bologna (Bologna, 1875) F. Cavazza : Le scuole dell’antico studio bolognese (Milan, 1896) F. Malaguzzi Valeri : L’architettura a Bologna nel rinascimento (Bologna, 1899) L. Sighinolfi : L’architettura bentivolesca in Bologna e il...

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Dictionary of American Family Names (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2022
Subject:
Names studies
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69 words

... US frequency (2010): 1827 Italian: habitational name from the city of Bologna in northern Italy. In early classical times this was an independent Tuscan city called Felsina , but was renamed Bononia (a derivative of Celtic bona ‘foundation, settlement’) when it became a Roman colony in 190 bc . Some characteristic forenames: Italian Angelo, Vito, Antonio, Gino, Mario, Carmine, Ciro, Domenic, Enza, Gasper, Geno, Salvatore, Sante, Vincenza, Aurelio, Enzo,...

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)
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472 words

...rather than as princes. In 1506 Pope Julius II absorbed Bologna into the Papal state , by which it was ruled until 1796 . In the sixteenth century, the Emperor Charles V was crowned in Bologna, the historian Francesco Guicciardini served as a particularly brutal papal governor ( 1531–4 ), and the city hosted the eighth session of the Council of Trent (March– September 1547 ), which met in the Palazzo Bevilacqua, the finest surviving Renaissance building in Bologna. In painting, Bologna produced no great artists before Francia and Niccolò...

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
287 words

...their effect. Maiolica was frequently imported into Bologna from Florence, Venice and Faenza . By 1595 , however, maiolica workshops had been established in Bologna and production of both types of wares continued. During the late 19th century the factory of Angelo Minghetti ( 1822–92 ) was known for its excellent reproductions of Renaissance maiolica, some of which were bought as genuine Renaissance pieces. Aemilia arts (founded in Bologna in 1898 ) also produced some fine ceramics. W. B. Honey : Bologna Pottery of the Renaissance Period , Burl. Mag. ,...

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The Oxford Companion to Italian Literature

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Literature
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374 words

... . First a commune and then a signoria in the Middle Ages , Bologna was dominated by the Bentivoglio family for much of the 15th c., and became part of the Papal States from 1506 onwards. The city is the home of the oldest university in Europe, founded in the late 11th c. and renowned for the study of Roman law . This gave rise to the medieval genre of the commentary , which was then extended to Latin and Greek literature, and enjoyed considerable success at the university in later centuries with such teachers as Filippo Beroaldo and ...

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Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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1,168 words
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...della città di Bologna, dal 1116 al 1280 , Bologna, 1975 (It. tr. of Geschichte der Stadt Bologna von 1116 bis 1280, Berlin, 1910). F. Bonnard , “ Bologne ”, DHGE , 9, 1937, 645-660. A. Ferri , G. Roversi , Storia di Bologna , Bologna, 1984 (2nd ed.). Jean-Louis Gaulin University Contrary to the medieval legend that ascribed its origins to a law school founded by the Emperor Theodosius II in 423 or to modern theories that would find a precedent for it in the hypothetical episcopal schools of the 11th c., the university of Bologna came into being...

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Howard Sargeant

Dictionary Plus Social Sciences

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Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Social sciences
Length:
70 words

...Bologna A city in northern Italy, in the Emilia-Romagna province, at the foot of the Apennine mountains. Established as a settlement by the Etruscans, it has long been a centre for culture and learning and is home to the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088 . Its medieval centre is remarkably well preserved. It was the European capital of culture in 2000 . Population ( 2015 ) 386,300. Howard Sargeant...

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Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Place Names (6 ed.)

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Current Version:
2020

...Bologna , Emilia–Romagna/Italy ( Felsina, Bononia ) A Villanovan settlement from before 1000 bc , it became Etruscan in about 500 bc and was called Felsina. It fell to the Celtic Boii tribe in about 350 bc ; they made it their capital and renamed it Bononia after themselves. In due course, this evolved into the present name which is widely used to describe a type of spaghetti, spaghetti Bolognese....

Bologna process

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A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2020

... process A series of ministerial meetings and agreements between European countries designed to create comparable standards, hence quality of higher education qualifications throughout the European Union. It was founded in 1999 by 29 European countries at the University of Bologna, hence its name. See also dublin accord , sydney accord , washington accord...

Bologna Process

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A Dictionary of Education (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Social sciences, Education
Length:
421 words

...by the UK government in London. The Process is promoted in UK higher education institutions ( HEIs ) by a national team of fourteen Bologna Promoters , funded by the European Commission. The Promoters' role is to advise HEIs on the implementation of the ECTS and on the implementation of student and teacher mobility between member states. They also provide HEIs with current information about the progress of the Bologna Process. Under the terms of the Process, HEIs are encouraged to develop courses whose content reflects a European perspective, and to...

Bologna, Giovanni da

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The Oxford Companion to the Garden

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006

..., Giovanni da . See Giambologna...

Jacopo da Bologna

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
61 words

...da Bologna ( fl . c .1340–86 ) Composer and *music theorist ; credited with 31 *madrigals and other works. His Non al suo amante is the only contemporary setting of a *Petrarch poem. Peter M. Lefferts K. von Fischer and G. D’Agostino , ‘ Jacopo da Bologna ’, NGD2 , vol. 12, 737–40. W. T. Marrocco , ed., The Music of Jacopo da Bologna ...

Bombolognus of Bologna

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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77 words

...of Bologna (d. 1279×91 ) *Dominican , lector principalis in the * studium generale of *Bologna , he wrote on *logic and completed a *commentary on the * Sentences . He opposed *Thomas Aquinas , whose doctrine of theology as a science he considered incompatible with post-lapsarian human nature. Lidia Lanza A. D’Amato , ‘ Bombolognus de Musolinis da Bologna ’, Sapienza , 1 (1948), 75–90, 232–52. C. Piana , ‘ L’influsso di san Bonaventura nella cristologia di Bombologno di Bologna ’, Antonianum , 23 (1948),...

Vitale da Bologna

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The Oxford Companion to Western Art

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
230 words

...his surname, de Equis ( c. 1340–5 ; Bologna, Pin. Naz.). His signed and dated Madonna dei Denti ( 1345 ; Bologna, Palazzo Davia-Bargellini) is a personalized version of Giotto 's Bologna Polyptych of the Virgin and Child with Saints (Bologna, Pin. Naz.), Giotto and Buffalmacco having a recognizable influence on his maturing style and compositions. The S. Salvatore Polyptych ( 1352 ; Bologna, S. Salvatore) shows the richness and refinement of his mature panel paintings. Robert Gibbs Gnudi, C. , Vitale da Bologna ...

Bologna Ragazzi Awards

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The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Literature, Children's literature studies
Length:
74 words

...Bologna Ragazzi Awards A range of awards announced annually at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair, the world’s leading trade fair for children’s books. Bologna Ragazzi Awards, selected by an international jury, are given in a number of (varying) categories, which include ‘ Opera Prima ’ (for debuts), ‘New Horizons’ (for publishers from the Arab world, Latin America, Asia, and Africa), and ‘Digital’ (for children’s books-inspired apps and other innovative products using interactive...

Catherine of Bologna

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Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
165 words

...of Bologna ( 1413–1463 ) Caterina Vigri , born at Bologna of a diplomat father, was introduced to the ducal court of Niccolò III d'Este where she received a Humanist Education . On her father's death, in c. 1427 she entered a community of Franciscan tertiaries who, under the influence of Friars Minor of the observance , evolved towards a religious life with Vows . In 1432 she adopted the Rule of St Clare , but with revenues and Property . In 1456 , with some companions, she founded the monastery of Corpus Domini at Bologna, becoming...

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