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Valla

[ vahl-lah ]

noun

  1. Lo·ren·zo [law-, ren, -dzaw], 1407–57, Italian humanist and critic.


Valla

/ ˈvalla /

noun

  1. VallaLorenzo14051457MItalianPHILOSOPHY: humanist scholar Lorenzo (loˈrɛntso). 1405–57, Italian humanist cholar. His writings include De voluptate (1431), a philosophical dialogue on pleasure


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A recent exhibition of the artist Clement Valla featured objects and prints, but the only thing sold to collectors were TIFFs.

But Valla raised against him many enemies by the severity of his satire on almost all the learned men of his time.

Then it was that Lorenzo Valla brought to bear on biblical research, for the first time, the spirit of modern criticism.

While Valla thus initiated biblical criticism south of the Alps, a much greater man began a more fruitful work in northern Europe.

It was on this summer evening that Rafael Valla, a Venetian lad of fourteen, decided to become a soldier of the king.

"Signor Rafael Valla will now present his troupe of trained tops," said the voice.

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