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Social changes in how music was consumed and by whom led to shifts in musical style, and Lechner's secular music, welded to the late sixteenth-century urban patriciate, soon became obsolete.
Nevertheless, Rinaldo's speech points out that the Florentine patriciate has always put the public interest ahead of its private concerns; furthermore, Florence as a city will benefit far more from behaving charitably towards her neighbors than from hoarding her great wealth.
232, states that 'claims to ancestral glory were constrained by the longstanding communal ethos that defined the patriciate as a nobility of equals Such assertions were thus typically expressed privately'.
In his own contribution later in the volume, Stanley Chojnacki examines a similar process of patrician self-definition at the end of the fifteenth and beginning of the sixteenth centuries and calls it the "third Serrata," thus supporting the view that the Venetian ruling elite was not a fossilized gerontocracy but a constantly renewing patriciate that periodically redefined itself.
Two gownsmen severe in dress and demeanour, who are probably the lawyer degli Scarsi and his son, bring into the king's retinue the mercantile Florentine patriciate from which the Medici were to emerge in a splendour at least comparable wit h that of Masaccio's kings of the Orient.
There were a few highly educated women, experts at humanist Latin, in fourteenth- and fifteenth-century Italy, but they were the daughters of nobles or of learned men, not members of the mercantile patriciate.
17) The economic rationale of the family was mirrored in the political rationale of the Venetian State, which encouraged the practice as a means of containing the power and reach of the patriciate.
Thomas Mergel's reconstruction of the culture of the Rhenish Catholic patriciate and its commercial participation leads one to conclude that educated and successful middle-class Catholics had come to share more in common with their Protestant and liberal socio-economic counterparts than with their lower-class and less educated coreligionists.
Like Gainsborough he was forced by the vanity of the dull English patriciate to renounce works of the imagination in favour of portraits: 'damn'd faces', as Gainsborough called them.
This development is strangely comparable to Contarini's account of the constitutional division between the patriciate and the lesser citizenry in the Republic of Venice.
As a distinguished member of both the Accademia della Crusca and the Accademia Fiorentina, he frequently associated with important members of the Florentine patriciate, and his literary expertise was widely sought, particularly as a contributor to the Crusca's publication of the Vocabolario della Crusca (1612).
In other words, the Goldonian apologia for the Freemasons, if at the level of the contents appears an exaltation of a mercantile society and sociability, that appropriated the framework of Masonic practice, making it banal and converting it into a utopia at the same time, it can also be considered a tool that sectors of the patriciate utilized to mark the distances of the intrusions of the Roman Curia.