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ALEPH
=Alfabeto, Bibbia, Giudaismo, Islam, Cristianità, Teologia greca, russa, latina, celtica, anglo-sassone, teologia moderna, libri per bambini e ragazzi
BETH= Ordini monastici: Benedettini, Brigidine, Carmelitani, Certosini, Domenicani, Francescani/Clarisse, Serviti, Vittorini, Anglicani || Studi sul Medio Evo, la donna nel Medio Evo, le beghine, anacorete/eremiti, Giuliana di Norwich, oblate di santa Francesca Romana, pellegrini, lollardi, quaccheri, ecc.
GIMEL=Lingue moderne: francese, tedesco, portoghese, spagnolo, russo, dizionari, grammatiche, manuali di stile || Teologi-politici fiorentini: Don Giulio Facibeni, Giorgio La Pira, Fioretta Mazzei, Pietro Parigi, Don Lorenzo Milani Comparetti, Giannozzo Pucci; Amicizia Ebraico-Cristiana; Rom
PE=Classici, greci e latini, Firenze e Italia: Brunetto Latino, Dante Alighieri, letteratura italiana, storia italiana, storia dell'arte fiorentina.
DALETH=Letteratura islandese e britannica: islandese, gallese, anglo-sassone, dramma, medio inglese, Rinascimento, Seicento, Settecento, Romanticismo.
HE=Letteratura moderna e contemporanea; studi sul trauma: guerre, olocausti, donne, popolazioni indigene o nomadi || Letteratura dell'Ottocento e documenti relativi, in particolare sugli scrittori e sugli artisti che hanno trovato sepoltura nel Cimitero 'degli Inglesi', Firenze e i stranieri, inglesi americani, tedeschi, polacchi.
VAU=Pubblicazioni: Glorney Bolton, Julia Bolton Holloway, 'Prospero's Books', 'Julian Portfolio', Editrice 'Aureo Anello'.
ZAYIN=Viaggi, Storia dell'Arte, Codicologia, Paleografia, Artigianato.
KHETH=Microfilm, microfiche, libri elettronici (e-books), collezione di CD, diapositive di manoscritti medievali e ottocenteschi
SHIN=Archivio del Cimitero
TAU=giardini, cimiteri



Cimitero di
          Porta a’ Pinti cosidetto Cimitero “degli Inglesi” (Florence's
          ‘English’ Cemetery, its archives, and its Mediatheca) UNESCO NOMINATION MEMORY OF THE WORLD PROPOSAL

La Biblioteca e Bottega 'Fioretta Mazzei', costituita nell'anno 2000, è connessa al Cimitero Porta a' Pinti, detto Cimitero "degli Inglesi". Il Cimitero proprietà della Chiesa Evangelica Riformata Svizzera, istituito nel 1827, anno in cui la Chiesa acquisì dal demanio granducale il terreno sul quale esso sorge, è un cimitero internazionale ed ecumenico nato come cimitero per i non cattolici: protestanti, ortodossi, anglicani. Oggi può anche accogliere le urne cinerarie di appartenenti ad altre confessioni religiose, confessione cattolica inclusa. È un archivio della memoria, un libro-monumento la cui storia è scritta sul marmo in molti alfabeti, ebraico, greco, cirillico, latino (alfabeti della stessa famiglia) e in diverse lingue, inglese, francese, italiano, romancio, russo, tedesco, olandese, danese, latino, greco, ebraico. Le iscrizioni sepolcrali sono sovente citazioni tratte dalla Bibbia (nell'Ottocento ai laici cattolici era proibito leggere la Bibbia nella propria lingua) o raccontano la vita e la storia di coloro i quali a Firenze dimorarono e che in questo luogo hanno trovato sepoltura. Un microcosmo multiforme intrecciato con il macrocosmo dell'Ottocento fiorentino e della storia dell'Italia risorgimentale, della cultura europea e del mondo intero (tra gli altri, sepolcri di Australiani, Americani, e la tomba di una schiava nera giunta a Firenze dalla Nubia e morta affrancata). Il catalogo della biblioteca, così come l'elenco dei sepolti, è ora disponibile sul Web. Invitiamo tutti a consultarli e a visitare la biblioteca e il Cimitero monumentale.

La Biblioteca e Bottega 'Fioretta Mazzei' il cui patrimonio è accresciuto per acquisto e tramite le numerose donazioni, esprime profonda gratitudine a tutti i donatori per le sue nuove acquisizioni. Si diviene soci della biblioteca donando annualmente un libro o anche più libri; possono essere libri pregevoli (come il facsimile de Li Livres dou Tresor di Brunetto Latino, dono della Casa Editrice di Barcellona M. Moleiro), o anche libri non in buono stato di conservazione che potranno, dunque, essere restaurati e rilegati nella nostra bottega. Per il lavoro di ricerca sono importanti tutte le notizie e le informazioni su coloro i quali in questo Cimitero hanno trovato sepoltura. Sugli scrittori, sugli artisti che hanno disegnato e scolpito le pietre tombali: Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Isa Blagden, Arthur Hugh Clough, Robert Davidsohn, Walter Savage Landor, Fanny e Theodosia Trollope, Fanny Holman Hunt, Hiram Powers, Lord Leighton, ecc. Gli ambiti di specializzazione della nostra biblioteca sono l'alfabeto, la Bibbia ebraica, il Nuovo Testamento in greco, la Teologia, gli Ordini monastici e contemplativi, gli studi sul Medio Evo, il pellegrinaggio, i Classici greci e latini, la Letteratura europea (francese, italiana, portoghese, spagnola, tedesca, russa, svedese, islandese, inglese), la storia di Firenze, l'Italia risorgimentale, i Preraffaelliti e il Movimento di Oxford, il dramma medievale e rinascimentale, le culture indigene, gli studi sul trauma, la Storia dell'Arte, la Paleografia e la Codicologia, l'Artigianato (tessitura, ricamo, incisione, rilegatura dei libri, marmorizzazione della carta, falegnameria, ecc.), e i libri per bambini. Quale segno di riconoscenza e perché ne rimanga memoria ad ogni libro si appone un ex-libris con la data dell'anno di acquisizione, la città e il nome del donatore. 

La bottega, attigua alla biblioteca, è utilizzata come laboratorio per il lavoro di restauro, per la marmorizzazione della carta, per la rilegatura di libri, per eseguire lavori di falegnameria (ad esempio per realizzare culle in stile antico, incorniciare quadri, ecc). Come custodi della cultura artigiana condividiamo la preoccupazione per la perdita di molte delle antiche botteghe fiorentine - fucine di arte e maestria artigianale - come pure delle tradizioni culturali, proponendoci di contribuire a testimoniare, documentare, e far rifiorire le stesse. Animati da questo intento la Biblioteca, il cui materiale librario è tutto a scaffale aperto, è stata realizzata artigianalmente, arredata con sedie savonarola e con scaffali decorati con croci gigliate in ferro battuto, sul modello della Bodleian Library. Lo spazio consente anche di allestire delle mostre (ad esempio, esposizioni di libri e dipinti, o mostre fotografiche), come quella in corso 'Firenze in seppia', della quale è stato anche realizzato  il CD).

Nella nostra Biblioteca e Bottega Fioretta Mazzei, coniugando tecnologia e tradizione, creiamo libri realizzati con lavorazione artigianale e composti al computer utilizzando il font William Morris. Possiamo stampare incisioni, tenere laboratori di calligrafia.
L' Editrice 'Aureo Anello' che pubblica queste edizioni e crea anche CD, ha assunto la sua denominazione dalle parole incise sulla lapide posta sulla facciata di Casa Guidi, dove si legge:

QUI SCRISSE E MORI'
ELISABETTA BARRETT BROWNING
CHE IN CUORE DI DONNA CONCILIAVA
SCIENZA DI DOTTO E SPIRITO DI POETA
E FECE DEL SUO VERSO AUREO ANELLO
FRA ITALIA E INGHILTERRA.
PONE QUESTA LAPIDE
FIRENZE GRATA
1861

Fra le iniziative culturali promosse e organizzate dalla Biblioteca la serie di convegni internazionali su 'La città e il libro', e gli eventi collaterali, le Fiere del Libro, in particolare. Gli Atti dei tre convegni sono stati pubblicati sul Web. Per due anni consecutivi ogni giovedì sera la Biblioteca ha ospitato una Lectura Dantis. Tutte e tre le cantiche della Commedia e succcessivamente La Vita nuova sono state lette a lume di candela fra i libri. Il nostro definito itinerario culturale è quello di preservare il passato quale eredità preziosa da tramettere alle generazioni future. Il sogno è che la Biblioteca e Bottega 'Fioretta Mazzei' sia la biblioteca personale di ciascuno, sia un centro culturale internazionale ed ecumenico, un centro per l'apprendimento di attività artigianali. Un centro di studi aperto a tutti, poveri e ricchi, bambini, donne e uomini, analfabeti e studiosi, stranieri e fiorentini, tutti condividendo l'eredità storico culturale di Firenze.


DANTE ALIGHIERI, LA COMMEDIA Audio Files italiano:

Carlo Poli, Inferno I, Inferno II, Inferno III, Inferno IV, Inferno V, Inferno VI, Inferno VII, Inferno VIII, Inferno IX, Inferno X, Inferno XI, Inferno XII, Inferno XIII, Inferno XIV, Inferno XV, Inferno XVI, Inferno XVII, Inferno XVIII, Inferno XIX, Inferno XX, Inferno XXI, Inferno XXII, Inferno XXIII, Inferno XXIV, Inferno XXV, Inferno XXVI, Inferno XXVIIInferno XVIII, Inferno XXIX, Inferno XXX, Inferno XXXI, Inferno XXXII, Inferno XXXIII, Inferno XXXIV 

Carlo Poli, Purgatorio I, Purgatorio II, Purgatorio III, Purgatorio IV, Purgatorio V, Purgatorio VI, Purgatorio VII, Purgatorio VIII, Purgatorio IX, Purgatorio X, Purgatorio XI, Purgatorio XII, Purgatorio XIII, Purgatorio XIV, Purgatorio XV, Purgatorio XVI, Purgatorio XVII, Purgatorio XVIII, Purgatorio XIX, Purgatorio XX, Purgatorio XXI, Purgatorio XXII, Purgatorio XXIII, Purgatorio XXIV, Purgatorio XXV, Purgatorio XXVI, Purgatorio XXVII, Purgatorio XXVIII, Purgatorio XXIX, Purgatorio XXX, Purgatorio XXXI, Purgatorio XXXII, Purgatorio XXXIII

Carlo Poli, Paradiso I, Paradiso II, Paradiso III, Paradiso IV, Paradiso V, Paradiso VI, Paradiso VII, Paradiso VIII, Paradiso IX, Paradiso X, Paradiso XI, Paradiso XII, Paradiso XIII, Paradiso XIV, Paradiso XV, Paradiso XVI, Paradiso XVII, Paradiso XVIII, Paradiso XIX; Paradiso XX, Paradiso XXI, Paradiso XXII, Paradiso XXIII, Paradiso XXIV, Paradiso XXV, Paradiso XXVI, Paradiso XXVII, Paradiso XVIII, Paradiso XXIX, Paradiso XXX, Paradiso XXXI, Paradiso XXXII, Paradiso XXXIII


Padre Nostro, Vergine Madre


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Paideia Dantesca

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ALEPH=Bible Commentaries/ Hebraism, Holocaust, Islam/ Alphabet, Babylonian/Egyptian, Hebrew Bible, Greek Testament, Bible, Early Christianity, Desert Fathers, Greek/Russian Orthodoxy, Latin Christianity, Celtic Christianity, Anglo-Saxon Christianity, Hagiography, Medieval, Renaissance Bible, Women in Christianity, Liturgy/Cathechism/Magisterium, Church Today, Modern Contemplative Theology, Modern Hagiography/Biography, Children
BETH=Monastic Orders: Benedictine, Brigittine, Carmelite, Carthusian, Dominican, Franciscan/ Clarissan, Newer Orders, Modern Communities, Anglican || Medieval Studies, Women in Middle Ages, Beguine, Anchoress, Hermit, Julian of Norwich, Oblates of Santa Francesca Romana, Pilgrimage, Lollard, Quaker, etc., Comparative Religions
GIMEL=Classics, Greek, Latin, Medieval Latin, Modern Languages: French, Spanish || Russian, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Dictionaries || Grammars, Handbooks on Style || Florence's Political Theologians: Don Giulio Facibeni, Giorgio La Pira, Fioretta Mazzei, Pietro Parigi, Don Lorenzo Milani, Giannozzo Pucci, Amicizia Ebraico-Cristiana || Rom Studies || Encyclopedias PE=Florence and Italy: Brunetto Latino, Dante Alighieri, Provencal, Italian Literature, Italian History, Florentine Art, Florence and Foreigners, English, American, German, Polish, Guidebooks to Italy
DALETH=Icelandic and British Literature: Icelandic, Old English, Welsh, Arthurian, Anglo-Norman, Middle English, Drama, Chaucer, Langland, Pearl, Renaissance, Seventeenth Century, Eighteenth Century, Blake, Nineteenth Century Literature, keyed to tombs in "English" Cemetery, Florence, Biography and Letters, Short Story and Novel, Criticism
HE=Twentieth Century Literature, Poetry, Trauma, Women, Australian, Black, Native American ||
VAU=Music, Glorney Bolton, Eileen Bolton, Julia Bolton Holloway publications
ZAYIN=Toscana, Italy, Travel, Art History, Codicology/ Paleography, Handcrafts
KHETH=Electronic and Microform Library, e-books on-line, CDs in library, microfilms of medieval and nineteenth-century manuscripts, slides, etc.
TET=Offprints, Journals
SHIN=Swiss Archives of the 'English' Cemetery
TAU=Gardens, Cemeteries
 

Library Webpages: Bibliography || Biblioteca e Bottega Fioretta Mazzei || Library Catalogue || Suggestions on How to Run a Library || Manuscript Facsimile Publishing Houses || Manuscripts || Museum Thoughts || Florentine Libraries and Museums || How to Build Cradles and Libraries || Bottega|| Publications|| Limited Edition || Libreria Editrice Fiorentina || SISMEL Edizioni del Galluzzo || Fiera del Libro || Florentine Binding || Calligraphy Workshop || Bookbinding Workshop

For a blog on the most beautiful libraries in the world:
http://curiousexpeditions.org/2007/09/a_librophiliacs_love_letter_1.htm

Cimitero di Porta a’ Pinti
          cosidetto Cimitero “degli Inglesi” (Florence's ‘English’
          Cemetery, its archives, and its Mediatheca) UNESCO NOMINATION MEMORY OF THE WORLD PROPOSAL

he Biblioteca e Bottega Fioretta Mazzei is partner to the 'English' Cemetery. The so-called 'English' Cemetery in Florence is actually Swiss-owned (as it always has been since its purchase from the Grand-Duke in 1827), is international and is ecumenical, formerly having been for the burial of non-Catholics, Protestants and Orthodox, now being open for the burial of ashes for all, including Catholics. It is itself a cultural record, a history book, written on marble with letters from the Hebrew, Greek, Cyrillic and Roman Alphabets (which are all one family), written in the English, French, German, Italian, Romansch, Russian, German, Dutch, Danish, Latin, Greek and Hebrew languages. Many of its tombs have Biblical verses incised upon them. They have stories to tell of the nineteenth century, of Italy's Risorgimento, of all Europe, of the whole world (there are tombs as well of Australians and of Canadians, and of a black Nubian former slave). We invite all to read it, whether on the web, in the CD we are publishing of it, or by visiting it. Or best of all, all three.

The Biblioteca e Bottega Fioretta Mazzei thanks all donors of books to it, who thereby become members of the library, and seeks further materials related to those buried here or who sculpted and designed its tombs in the Cimitero Porta a' Pinti, called the 'English' Cemetery, in the Piazzale Donatello, Florence: Elizabeth Barret Browning, Isa Blagden, Arthur Hugh Clough, Robert Davidsohn, Walter Savage Landor, Hiram Powers, Fanny and Theodosia Trollope, Fanny Holman Hunt, Lord Leighton, etc. Other areas of our library's collection include the Alphabet, Hebrew Scriptures, Greek Testament, Theology, Monastic Orders, Contemplatives, Medieval Studies, Pilgrimage, European Literature (English, French, Icelandic, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish), Florentine History, the Risorgimento in Italy, the related and coeval Pre-Raphaelite and the Oxford Movements in England, Medieval and Renaissance Drama, Art History, Handcrafts, Textiles and Embroidery, Indigenous Cultures, Holocaust Studies, Paleography and Codicology. Donors have their names written in the books they give.

Combined with the Library is the Bottega carrying out paper marbling, book binding, engraving, painting, picture framing, carpentry, cabinetry, tomb-repairing, embroidery, sewing, etc., with space for exhibitions of books and paintings. We publish our own hand-crafted books created in connection with the Cemetery and with the Library, and also CDs of the same, our publishing house being named 'Aureo Anello', from the words incised on the plaque at Casa Guidi in Florence stating that Elizabeth Barrett Browning made of her poetry a golden ring between Italy and the English-speaking world.

We hold Book Fairs at the same time that we organize the City and Book international congresses in Florence. A dream gradually being realized is for the Biblioteca e Bottega Fioretta Mazzei to be an ecumenical and international cultural centre and skills-training centre, open to poor and rich, children, women and men, foreigners and Florentines, to everyone, being your library.


e inaugurated the Biblioteca e Bottega Fioretta Mazzei in the Gatehouse of the 'English Cemetery', owned by the Swiss Evangelical Church, 18 September 2000. The Library's books are ecumenical and about the Bible, the Gospel, women, spirituality, Florence, and the illustrious dead buried in this so-called 'English Cemetery' . They are in many languages, though for now mostly in English, still largely being those from my own scholar's library as professor, then as librarian to the Holmurst Theological Library . You are welcome to become a member, through giving it a book a year.

Because we stress monastic - rather than university - studies, we seek the combination of work, study, prayer, using the body, mind and soul, in balance, in the love of God and neighbour. We have a workroom or bottega next to our library or biblioteca, with a great table made from the cypresses here in 1860, upon which we can restore tomb sculpture, bind books, marble paper, frame paintings. We have exhibition space. We have space also for small lectures and for seminars. We hold weekly discussions on the text of Dante's Commedia. We hope for a screen and slide projectors. We have computers with which to share our library and its findings worldwide. We are above flood level, an important consideration in Florence which built its major libraries on the Arno river and at river level. We can become a cultural centre for all. One way in which we attempt to do so is through the City and the Book international congresses held in Florence, on the Alphabet and the Bible, May/June 2001, on the Manuscript and the Illumination, September 2002, on the Printed Book, May/June 2004, on Walter Savage Landor and Henry Savage Landor in 2007, and on the Americans in the 'English' Cemetuery in 2008, the Proceedings then placed on the web at http://www.florin.ms/aleph.html , etc., with concurrent Book and Craft Fairs in Piazzale Donatello or elsewhere in Florence.

To fund the library and the congresses we use my small pension and the royalties from my books, while I also earn books for the library by writing reviews of them for scholarly journals and for the umilta and florin websites, and by analyzing books for the MLA International Bibliography. It is a library put together and earned by love of learning, not money. It is also a publishing house, where books beget books, as was done in monasteries and convents and which secular universities have not understood in their pressure to publish or perish. We even make our own books, writing them, printing them on the computer, marbling paper for their covers, illustrating them, binding them. Or creating them on the Web, CDs, on DVDs, as podcasts. Books need to be treasured as God's Word in Mary's heart; they need to be allowed to live and grow in body, mind, soul, and to beget further books, carrying out a sacred conversation that defies our mortal space, our mortal time, participating in God's Eternity.

Bruno 's lilied crosses modeled from the Bodleian Library's, in brass and in wrought iron, each taking an hour to make, against the marbled paper we make for binding books.

The Library's bookcases I built of wood, by hand, in August, 2000, using wrought iron fleur de lys crosses at its corners like those in the Bodleian Library and made by a blacksmith here in Settignano. I hope to build more of these with those made by Bruno of the Repubblica di San Procolo of Giorgio La Pira and Fioretta Mazzei in brass, above. We use Florentine Savonarola chairs. We are unabashedly influenced by William Morris. We grieve over the replacement in many libraries, including those in monasteries, of shelving in plastic and metal, preferring what is hand-wrought.

Bodley's Library

Beyond the library room downstairs and upstairs are two workrooms for bookbinding, paper marbling, tomb restoring, and which can also be used for exhibitions. We plan for an exhibition on the work of the nineteenth-century American Indian sculptor, Hiram Powers, who, with his children, is buried here. Another is on the album of Alinari sepia photographs of Italy my Anglican Mother Foundress purchased in Florence in the nineteenth century. This room in the photograph was formerly Shakespeare's last descendant's studio, and now contains volumes of Shakespeare's Plays. It is our hope, too, that Brody Neuenschwander will calligraph on its beams Fioretta Mazzei's aphorisms in blue and green.

Holdings of this ecumenical and international library are on the alphabet, on the Bible in Hebrew, Greek and translations, on theology, anthropology, monastic studies (these arranged according to their Orders, Benedictine, Dominican, Franciscan, Brigittine, etc., and including men and women contemplatives), medieval studies, Greek, Latin, English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Russian literature, concentrating on the works of those nineteenth-century writers and artists entombed here, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Fanny and Theodosia Trollope, Isa Blagden, Hiram Powers, Walter Savage Landor (we need his Imaginary Conversations), Arthur Hugh Clough, Manuscript Paleography and Codicology, Art History, Handcrafts, and, finally, a children's section, including the alphabet and Hebrew/English Psalters. Godfriends, publishing houses and others have given many books, joining their books to those of my former library as Professor. We are sharing our learning with all, learning from each other in order for our guest readers/workers to return to Australia, Sweden, Portugal, Norway, Holland, Romania, Russia, America, Canada, with skills we gained in Florence.

This is your library, to which you may bring the books you believe should be here, by means of which you become member, and in which you may read and dream Utopias. It is Everybody's Library.

We seek an iron circular staircase to give us more room in the library (this item is inexpensive, can be purchased from a catalogue and would be in the building's Victorian style), a double size screen and two slide projectors for Art History lectures, and smaller book-binding characters for embossing titles in gold on leather spines and labels, the ones I now have from my convent being too large for most books.

Carlo Steinhauslin suggested we draw up a Statute for the Associazione Biblioteca e Bottega Fioretta Mazzei, now become the Aureo Anello Associazione Biblioteca e Bottega Fioretta Mazzei e Amici del Cimitero 'degli Inglesi', and we did so, finding our membership rule of the donation of a book has resulted in many books being so given, indeed the collection doubling in size in seven years.


Talking Books on the Florin Website:

DANTE ALIGHIERI, LA COMMEDIA Audio Files italiano:

Carlo Poli, Inferno I, Inferno II, Inferno III, Inferno IV, Inferno V, Inferno VI, Inferno VII, Inferno VIII, Inferno IX, Inferno X, Inferno XI, Inferno XII, Inferno XIII, Inferno XIV, Inferno XV, Inferno XVI, Inferno XVII, Inferno XVIII, Inferno XIX, Inferno XX, Inferno XXI, Inferno XXII, Inferno XXIII, Inferno XXIV, Inferno XXV, Inferno XXVI, Inferno XXVIIInferno XVIII, Inferno XXIX, Inferno XXX, Inferno XXXI, Inferno XXXII, Inferno XXXIII, Inferno XXXIV 

Carlo Poli, Purgatorio I, Purgatorio II, Purgatorio III, Purgatorio IV, Purgatorio V, Purgatorio VI, Purgatorio VII, Purgatorio VIII, Purgatorio IX, Purgatorio X, Purgatorio XI, Purgatorio XII, Purgatorio XIII, Purgatorio XIV, Purgatorio XV, Purgatorio XVI, Purgatorio XVII, Purgatorio XVIII, Purgatorio XIX, Purgatorio XX, Purgatorio XXI, Purgatorio XXII, Purgatorio XXIII, Purgatorio XXIV, Purgatorio XXV, Purgatorio XXVI, Purgatorio XXVII, Purgatorio XXVIII, Purgatorio XXIX, Purgatorio XXX, Purgatorio XXXI, Purgatorio XXXII, Purgatorio XXXIII

Carlo Poli, Paradiso I, Paradiso II, Paradiso III, Paradiso IV, Paradiso V, Paradiso VI, Paradiso VII, Paradiso VIII, Paradiso IX, Paradiso X, Paradiso XI, Paradiso XII, Paradiso XIII, Paradiso XIV, Paradiso XV, Paradiso XVI, Paradiso XVII, Paradiso XVIII, Paradiso XIX; Paradiso XX, Paradiso XXI, Paradiso XXII, Paradiso XXIII, Paradiso XXIV, Paradiso XXV, Paradiso XXVI, Paradiso XXVII, Paradiso XVIII, Paradiso XXIX, Paradiso XXX, Paradiso XXXI, Paradiso XXXII, Paradiso XXXIII


Padre Nostro, Vergine Madre


Carlo Poli was born in the Mugello, where Giotto was born. He is dedicating the rest of his life to reciting and recording Dante.

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(See 'Paideia Dantesca' essay, italiano, where this recording project was dreamed of)

JBH Voice Recording of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Lady Geraldine's Courtship
JBH Voice Recordings of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Sonnets and Ballad: 1. 'Hiram Powers' 'Greek Slave', Sonnets from the Portuguese, 2, 3, 4,
The Runaway Slave at Pilgrims' Point, 5.
Voice Recording in Portuguese, Sonetos Portugueses II This was recorded by Roderigo Araes Caldas Farias who came with his wife from Brazil with their printout of this website to visit Elizabeth's tomb. We collect translations of the Sonnets from the Portuguese in our library, now having these in Italian, German, Spanish, Czech, as well as Portuguese.
JBH Voice Recording of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Casa Guidi Windows I, Casa Guidi Windows II
JBH Voice Recording of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's nine book epic poem, Aurora Leigh, Book I, Book II, Book III, Book IV, Book V, Book VI, Book VII, Book VIII, Book IX
JBH Voice Recording of Elizabeth Barrett Browning on Florence, 1. Preface, 2. Casa Guidi Windows, 3. Aurora Leigh & political poems to accompany 'Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Florence', ebbflor1, ebbflor2, ebbflor3 and Map of Florence.
JBH Voice Recording of 'An Old Yellow Book: The Death and Burial of E.B.B., The Documents in the Case' I and II with Powerpoint slides illustrating the same
JBH Voice Recording of Walter Savage Landor, Gebir I, Gebir II
Voice Recording of Arthur Hugh Clough. In progress


Talking Books on the Umilta Website:

JBH Voice Recording of Westminster Manuscript Julian of Norwich, Showing of Love: Julian1.mp3, Julian2.mp3, Julian3.mp3, Julian4.mp3
JBH Voice Recording of The Soul a City: Julian and Margery
JBH Voice Recording of Julian of Norwich, The Lord and the Servant

JBH Voice Recording of Martin Buber's Julian of Norwich
Song Recording of Lydia McCauley, Sabbath Day's Journey: 'And All Shall Be Well'
JBH Voice Recording of Thomas Gascoigne's Life of St Birgitta
at birgitvita.mp3
JBH Voice Recording of Quaker John Woolman, Plea for the Poor: Woolman1.mp3, Woolman2.mp3, Woolman3.mp3, Woolman4.mp3
JBH Voice Recording of Augustine, Confessions XI
Recording of Ambrosian Chant,
'Deus Creator Omnium', heard by Augustine in Milan
JBH Voice Recording of Augustine, Boethius, Dionysius, Dante: Julian's Mystical Philosophy at augmyst.mp3
JBH Voice Recording of Poems Pennyeach at poemspennyeach.mp3
Song and Voice Recording of Hedera, who is Rom from Romania, singing 'Alleluia'
RAI 1. Il Silenzio di Dio, Isabella Schiavone, Easter Day, 2008. Google 'tg1 speciale silenzio di Dio' and go towards the middle of the video.

Re-call HTML page in your browser, after reducing MP3 file, this continuing to play as background to the seen text. It is even possible to call up multiple audio files listening to these simultaneously, pasrticularly Ambrose's 'Deus Creator Omnium', with Augustine's Confessions XI.

E-Book on Umilta and Florin Websites:

Sweet New Style: Essays on Brunetto Latino, Dante Alighieri and Geoffrey Chaucer English  Contents:

Brunetto Latino and Dante Alighieri:
I Bankers and Their Books: Italian Manuscripts in French Exile
II Brown Ink, Red Blood: Brunetto Latino and the Sicilian Vespers
III The Vita Nuova's Pilgrimage Paradigms
IV Stealing Hercules' Club: Inferno XXV's Metamorphoses
Geoffrey Chaucer:
V Black and Red Letter Chaucer
VI Fact and Fiction: Women in Love
VII Convents, Courts and Colleges
VIII The Tomb of the Duchess Alice
Epilogue: Attica State Prison, Boethius the Exile, Dante the Pilgrim
See also Brunetto Latino, Il Tesoretto, Li Livre dou Tresor, La Rettorica

Other E-Books our Virtual Library publishes on line on Umilta and Florin Websites:

The Julian of Norwich Library Project:
Latin with Laughter: Terence through Time Latin and English
Miriam and Aaron: The Bible and Women In Progress
Benedict's Rule Latin
Gregory's Dialogue II Latin
Birgitta of Sweden, Revelationes Latin
Equally in God's Image: Women in the Middle Ages
A Benedictine Nun in Exile, Colections
Jarena Lee, Her Call to Preach the Gospel
Rose Lloyds, An English Rose

The Brunetto Latino Project:
Brunetto Latino, Il Tesoretto Italian and English
Brunetto Latino, La Rettorica Italian
Sweet New Style: Brunetto Latino, Dante Alighieri, Geoffrey Chaucer
Aucassin and Nicolete French and English

Florence in Sepia Project:
Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Florence Italian and English
Susan and Joanna Horner, Walks in Florence, transcribed, Carolyn Carpenter
Sophia Peabody Hawthorne, 'Florence', from Notes in Italy
Augustus J.C. Hare, Florence
Florence in Sepia
The Sculptors in Florence's English Cemetery, Including Hiram Powers

Links to E-Books in English on Florence elsewhere on the Web:
Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Letters, 1851-1861, mostly written in Florence
http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/1/6/6/4/16646/16646-h/16646-h.htm  ||
Theodosia Trollope, Social Aspects of the Italian Revolution 
http://books.google.com/books?vid=OCLC19875468&id=UqXn1sgEpNgC&printsec=titlepage&dq=florence+italy&as_brr=1 
Pasquale Villari, Savonarola, trans. Linda Villari (zip files)
http://www.tracts.ukgo.com/girolamo_savonarola.htm ||
George Eliot, Romola
http://www.princeton.edu/~batke/eliot/romola/romola-1.html ||
John Ruskin, Mornings in Florence
http://www.gutenberg.org/etext05/8fmrn10.txt ||
John Ruskin, Val d'Arno
http://www.gutenberg.org/etext05/8arno10.txt ||
Henry James, Italian Hours
http://www.gutenberg.org/etext04/8ihou10.txt ||
W.D. Howells, Indian Summer
http://www.gutenberg.org/etext05/8insm10h.htm ||
E.V. Lucas, A Wanderer in Florence,
http://www.gutenberg.org/1/0/7/6/10769/10769-8.txt ||
An illustrated version of Edward Hutton's Florence and Northern Tuscany:
http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/1/6/4/7/16477/16477-h/16477-h.htm ||


We invite further essays and e-books on Florence, on Italy, on Dante, on the global Italian diaspora, on Anglo-Italian culture, on libraries, on books, in Italian or in English. Submit to Julia Bolton Holloway


Audio-Books as DVDs and Podcasts our Library intends to publish
:

We are embarking on creating DVDs and podcasts of Audio-Book readings combining text, image, sound. This, partly, because my colleague and co-editor, Sister Anna Maria Reynolds, C.P., in Ireland is blind and we sought to record the Julian text for her. We have acquired a Mac mini with ILife and a fifth generation IPod video for this work. But I am not a teenager used to ITunes and, in my seventieth year, need help from you. Please give us advice. We plan on creating educational audio-books on the following:

Brunetto Latino, Il Tesoretto
Aucassin e Nicolete
Dante Alighieri, Vita Nuova
Birgitta of Sweden, Revelationes
Christine de Pizan, Le Chemin de Long Etudes
Hiram Powers, White Silence
The English Cemetery and the Abolition of Slavery

See  /portfolio for hard-copy books and CDs available from this website, which publishes books to support its library, the Biblioteca e Bottega Fioretta Mazzei

On-line Library/Mediatheca Catalogue

ALEPH=Bible Commentaries/ Hebraism, Holocaust, Islam/ Alphabet, Babylonian/Egyptian, Hebrew Bible, Greek Testament, Bible, Early Christianity, Desert Fathers, Greek/Russian Orthodoxy, Latin Christianity, Celtic Christianity, Anglo-Saxon Christianity, Hagiography, Medieval, Renaissance Bible, Women in Christianity, Liturgy/Cathechism/Magisterium, Church Today, Modern Contemplative Theology, Modern Hagiography/Biography, Children
BETH=Monastic Orders: Benedictine, Brigittine, Carmelite, Carthusian, Dominican, Franciscan/ Clarissan, Newer Orders, Modern Communities, Anglican || Medieval Studies, Women in Middle Ages, Beguine, Anchoress, Hermit, Julian of Norwich, Oblates of Santa Francesca Romana, Pilgrimage, Lollard, Quaker, etc., Comparative Religions
GIMEL=Medieval Latin, Modern Languages: French, Spanish || Russian, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Dictionaries || Grammars, Handbooks on Style || Florence's Political Theologians: Don Giulio Facibeni, Giorgio La Pira, Fioretta Mazzei, Pietro Parigi, Don Lorenzo Milani, Giannozzo Pucci, Amicizia Ebraico-Cristiana || Rom Studies || Encyclopedias PE=Classics, Greek, Latin; Florence and Italy: Brunetto Latino, Dante Alighieri, Provencal, Italian Literature, Italian History, Florentine Art, Guidebooks to Italy
DALETH=Icelandic and British Literature: Icelandic, Old English, Welsh, Arthurian, Anglo-Norman, Middle English, Drama, Chaucer, Langland, Pearl, Renaissance, Seventeenth Century, Eighteenth Century, Blake, Nineteenth Century Literature, keyed to tombs in "English" Cemetery, Florence, , Florence and Foreigners, English, American, German, Polish, Biography and Letters, Short Story and Novel, Criticism
HE=Twentieth Century Literature, Poetry, Trauma, Women, Australian, Black, Native American ||
VAU=Music, Glorney Bolton, Eileen Bolton, Julia Bolton Holloway publications
ZAYIN=Travel, Art History, Codicology/ Paleography, Handcrafts
KHETH=Electronic and Microform Library, e-books on-line, CDs in library, microfilms of medieval and nineteenth-century manuscripts, slides, etc.
TET=Offprints, Journals
SHIN=Swiss Archives of the 'English' Cemetery
TAU=Gardens, Cemeteries


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