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The Resource Florence : a traveller's reader, introduced by Harold Acton ; edited by Edward Chaney

Florence : a traveller's reader, introduced by Harold Acton ; edited by Edward Chaney

Label
Florence : a traveller's reader
Title
Florence
Title remainder
a traveller's reader
Statement of responsibility
introduced by Harold Acton ; edited by Edward Chaney
Contributor
Author of introduction
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The rich and glorious past of one of the best loved cities in the world, Florence, is brought vividly to life for today's visitor in this collection which draws on letters, diaries and memoirs of travellers to Florence and the Florentines themselves. Of all Italian cities, Florence has always had the strongest English accent: the Goncourt brothers in 1855 called it 'ville tout anglaise'. Though that accent is diminished now, Florence remains for the English-speaking traveller what it always has been - one of the best loved, and most visited, of cities. In this Traveller's Reader, Florence's rich and glorious past is brought vividly to life for the tourist of today through the medium of letters, diaries and memoirs of travellers to Florence from past centuries and of the Florentines themselves. The extracts chosen by cultural historain Edward Chaney include: Boccaccio on the Black Death; Vasari on the building of Giotto's Campanile; an eye-witness account of the installation of Michaelangelo's 'David'; the death of Elizabeth Barrett Browning at the Casa Guidi; and D. H. Lawrence and Dylan Thomas on twentieth-century Florentine society
Related
Member of
Cataloging source
QRML
Dewey number
914.55
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1904-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Acton, Harold Mario Mitchell
  • Chaney, Edward
Series statement
Traveller's companion series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Historic buildings
  • Florence (Italy)
  • Florence (Italy)
  • Florence (Italy)
  • Florence (Italy)
  • Florence (Italy)
Label
Florence : a traveller's reader, introduced by Harold Acton ; edited by Edward Chaney
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally published as: Florence, a traveller's companion. UK : Constable & Co. Ltd, 1986
  • Previous edition published as: A traveller's companion to Florence. London : Robinson, 2002
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [341]-345) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000063538388
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Third revised edition.
Extent
xxxiii, 357 pages
Isbn
9781472141293
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)990953409
Label
Florence : a traveller's reader, introduced by Harold Acton ; edited by Edward Chaney
Publication
Note
  • Originally published as: Florence, a traveller's companion. UK : Constable & Co. Ltd, 1986
  • Previous edition published as: A traveller's companion to Florence. London : Robinson, 2002
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [341]-345) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000063538388
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Third revised edition.
Extent
xxxiii, 357 pages
Isbn
9781472141293
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)990953409

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