Italian, literally "eight hundred," it refers to the 1800s — the nineteenth century, and is often used to refer to Italian art of the period. It was the age of nationalism throughout Europe. Italy during the ottocento, after centuries of regional fragmentation and foreign domination, became a united political entity. The political struggle for unification was known as the Risorgimento, meaning to rise up again (evoking similarly powerful alliterative words like renaissance and resurrection). The term was chosen because Italians hoped that their land might overcome internal political divisions and regionalism to regain the prominent place in Western Civilization it had enjoyed during the Roman and Renaissance times, when the Italic peninsula had been a rich and vital center.

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  • ottocento — {{hw}}{{ottocento}}{{/hw}}[800 nella numerazione araba, DCCC in quella romana] A agg. num. card. inv. Indica una quantità composta di otto centinaia. B s. m. inv. Il numero ottocento e il segno che lo rappresenta | L Ottocento, il sec. XIX …   Enciclopedia di italiano

  • Ottocento —   [ tʃɛnto; italienisch, eigentlich »achthundert«, kurz für 1800] das, (s), italienische Bezeichnung für das 19. Jahrhundert; das Ottocento ist in der Kunstgeschichte von dem bereits seit Ende des 18. Jahrhunderts (Settecento) in Italien… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • ottocento — ot·to·cèn·to agg.num.card.inv., s.m.inv. CO 1. agg.num.card.inv., che è pari a otto centinaia (nella numerazione araba rappresentato con 800, in quella romana con DCCC): correre per ottocento metri, costare ottocento lire | come componente di… …   Dizionario italiano

  • Ottocento — Ot|to|cen|to [... tʃɛnto] das; [s] <aus it. ottocento, eigtl. »achthundert« (verkürzt für 1800)> das 19. Jh. in Italien als Stilbegriff …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • ottocento — s. m. inv. 1. diciannovesimo secolo, secolo decimonono 2. (al pl., di corsa) ottocento metri piani …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • ottocento — /ɒtəˈtʃɛntoʊ/ (say otuh chentoh) noun the 19th century, used commonly with reference to Italian art and literature of that period. {Italian: eight hundred, shortened form of mille ottocento, one thousand eight hundred} …  

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  • Ottocento — XIXe siècle Millénaires : Ier millénaire • IIe millénaire • IIIe millénaire Siècles  …   Wikipédia en Français

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