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go to Canossa

To become or make oneself humble; to do a penance or seek absolution for some wrong. A reference to Canossa Castle in Emilia Romagna, Italy, where Emperor Henry IV humbled himself before Pope Gregory VII in 1077 to have his excommunication lifted. After the company completely bungled the contract, the CEO himself went to Canossa in an attempt to pacify the clients. Looks like we'll have to go to Canossa and ask the IT department to fix our computers again.
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22) The seemingly nostalgic resuscitation of the bygone era of cosmopolitan paganism under Roman rule, and the dramatic medieval showdown between Henry IV of Germany and Pope Gregory VII which featured Henry's famous Walk to Canossa (pp.
Wallace offers a sensitive and sophisticated appraisal of Michelangelo's self-image: how the artist's pre-occupation with his family's heritage as descendents from the counts of Canossa, and his determination to be acknowledged as a member of the patrician class, may have impacted his business dealings with patrons but failed as an attempt to control his literary identity.
Main attractions in Garda also include Carlotti Canossa Palace, a large building with towers and an external staircase to the le side.
The extraordinary deeds of Countess Matilda of Canossa (1046-1115) in defense of the papacy conferred upon her the right to permanent remembrance in the history of the Church, as well as to a select burial place in St.
Hercules and the Centaurs:' Giambattista Tiepolo's Design for the Palazzo Canossa in Verona anda Lost Fresco by Domenico Tiepolo in Madrid.
17) Canossa afferma che la principale professione del cortigiano e quella delle armi, in modo da legittimare lo status di cortigiano attraverso il recupero del codice cortese-cavalleresco che comporta onore e lode, la sua figura va man mano assimilandosi a quella den'intellettuale (Villa, Moderni e Antichi 59), in una disputa, destinata a rimanere irrisolta, tra armi e lettere, i due poli di un mito umanistico incarnato anche dalla figura di Federico da Montefeltro.
He has since had two medical procedures - a colonoscopy and gastroscopy - in the private Canossa Hospital on The Peak in Hong Kong.
Alternatively, rooms at the Matilde di Canossa Resort in Reggio Emilia start from around [euro]100pn B&B, and rooms at the Residenza Torre San Martino, Rivalta, are from around [euro]134pn B&B.
Think the snows at Canossa or the struggle between Henry 11 and Thomas Becket.
The meetings between Roman Emperor Henry IV and Pope Gregory VII in Canossa in 1077 and between King Henry VIII of England and King Francis I of France near Calais in 1520 can be considered as exceptions.
I commentatori antichi riconobbero in questa donna soletta la contessa di Canossa.
A sampling: speech and writing in the Gospels of Matilda of Canossa, the manipulation of devotional technologies, the miracles of the crib at Greccio, reflections on a poor sinner's cross in Heilbronn (1514), Eleanor of Castile and the New Jerusalem , and church treasures and political claims in the Mark Brandenburg.
Compare the Palazzi Medici-Ricardi and Rucellai: McLean (1994, 120-5); Palazzi Branconi dell'Aquila, Rome, and Canossa, Verona: Murray (1980, 116, 149).
Resorting to tactical and pragmatic self-abasement, Henry IV, as "recollected" by "Henry IV" in act 1, stood unshod and hair-shirted outside the gates of Canossa in deep midwinter in order to present a penitent aspect to His Holiness and thereby force a retraction of his excommunication.
For me, the most thought-provoking is Christine Verzar's essay which examines history and myth in the texts and images about Matilda of Canossa, pointing out the quite different interpretations that can be drawn by historians and art historians 'as a result of their verbal or visual sources'.