FLORIN WEBSITE JULIA BOLTON HOLLOWAYAUREO ANELLO ASSOCIAZIONE, 1997-2017: MEDIEVAL: BRUNETTO LATINO, DANTE ALIGHIERI, SWEET NEW STYLE: BRUNETTO LATINO, DANTE ALIGHIERI, & GEOFFREY CHAUCER || VICTORIAN: WHITE SILENCE: FLORENCE'S 'ENGLISH' CEMETERY || ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING || WALTER SAVAGE LANDOR || FRANCES TROLLOPE || || HIRAM POWERS || ABOLITION OF SLAVERY || FLORENCE IN SEPIA  || CITY AND BOOK CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII || MEDIATHECA 'FIORETTA MAZZEI' || EDITRICE AUREO ANELLO CATALOGUE || FLORIN WEBSITE || UMILTA WEBSITE || RINGOFGOLD WEBSITE || LINGUE/LANGUAGES: ITALIANO, ENGLISH || VITA
New: Dante vivo || White Silence


 

BIBLIOTECA E BOTTEGA FIORETTA MAZZEI

LIBRARY ACQUISITIONS

'English Cemetery', Piazzale Donatello 38, 50132 FIRENZE, ITALY
phone 0039 055 582608, e-mail Julia Bolton Holloway
websites http://www.umilta.net, http://www.florin.ms


Library Catalogue Now On Line: Biblioteca e Bottega Fioretta Mazzei, "English" Cemetery
ALEPH=Alphabet, Bible, Judaism, Islam, Christianity, Greek/Russian, Latin, Celtic, Anglo-Saxon, Modern Theology
BETH=Monastic Orders: Benedictine, Brigittine, Carmelite, Carthusian, Dominican, Franciscan/Clarissan, Filippini, Jesuit, Servite, Vallombrosan, Victorine, Anglican || Medieval Studies, Women in Middle Ages, Beguine, Anchoress/Hermit, Julian of Norwich, Oblates of Santa Francesca Romana, Pilgrim, Lollards, Quakers, etc.
GIMEL=Classics, Greek, Latin, Modern Languages: Italian, French, German, Portuguese, Russian, 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, MLA International Bibliography
DALETH=Icelandic and British Literature: Icelandic, Irish, Welsh, Medieval, Old English, Drama, Middle English, Renaissance, Seventeenth, Eighteenth Centuries, Romantics
HE=Twentieth Century Literature || Nineteenth Century Literature, keyed to tombs in "English" Cemetery, Florence
VAU=JRGB,JBH publications
ZAYIN=Travel, Art History, Codicology/ Paleography, Arts and Crafts, Florence, Children
KHETH=Electronic and Microform Library, e-books on-line, CDs in library, microfilms of medieval and nineteenth-century manuscripts, slides, etc.


The Mediatheca '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 Mediatheca '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-BOOKS OUR VIRTUAL LIBRARY HAS PLACED ON LINE

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
Rose Lloyds, An English Rose

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

Florence in Sepia Project (also published as a CD):
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
Etc.


THE GREAT EUROPEAN BIBLES ON CD IN THIS LIBRARY:

LA BIBBIA AMIATINA/THE CODEX AMIATINUS . ISBN 88-87027-94-3. SISMEL [Societa` Internazionale per lo Studio del Medioevo Latino]: Edizioni del Galluzzo, Firenze 2000. SISMEL, Galluzzo, Florence, 2001. http://www.sismel.it Dott.ssa Franca Arduini , Biblioteca Laurenziana, 2000.

While giving the entire text, the images are unclear, the apparatus slow.
THE BOOK OF KELLS , Trinity College Library, Dublin. ISBN 0-904720-32-2. Board of Trinity College Dublin, 2000. http://www.bookofkells.ie Dr Bernard Meehan , Keeper of the Manuscripts, Trinity College Library, Dublin, 2001.
I was only able to open this splendid CD with the Laurentian Library's newest and most powerful computer, then on Giannozzo Pucci's, but certainly not on my own. A feast for the eye, allowing for close-up details of the illuminations.
THE LINDISFARNE GOSPELS , 'Turning the Pages', The British Library, London. ISBN 0-7123-4691-0. The British Library Board, 2000. Dr. Scot McKendrick , The British Library, London, 2001.
A lovely project, though more for the lay person than the scholar. Begins extremely well, with preface by Dr Janet Backhouse, then flags, omitting many final pages.
AN BIOBLA NAOFA : The Bible in Irish, The Letters of St Patrick. http://www.fiosfeasa.com Professor Maire Herbert , University of Cork, 2001.
An excellent way to study Irish
[See also their CD on Ogham, available from their website: ]

Project Proposal: Reproducing all the great European Bibles, including the Gothic CODEX ARGENTEUS of Wulfila at Uppsala, the Anglo-Saxon CODEX AUREUS at Stockholm, and the LICHFIELD GOSPELS at Lichfield Cathedral, on CD/DVD, giving excellent images, to the quality of the Book of Kells CD, and with their entire texts, for both lay people and scholars, families and seminaries.

See also Fiera del Libro/ Book Fair

This file became far too long so is now subsumed in the Catalogue proper:

ALEPH=Alphabet, Bible, Judaism, Islam, Christianity, Greek/Russian, Latin, Celtic, Anglo-Saxon, Modern Theology
BETH=Monastic Orders: Benedictine, Brigittine, Carmelite, Carthusian, Dominican, Franciscan/Clarissan, Filippini, Jesuit, Servite, Vallombrosan, Victorine, Anglican || Medieval Studies, Women in Middle Ages, Beguine, Anchoress/Hermit, Julian of Norwich, Oblates of Santa Francesca Romana, Pilgrim, Lollards, Quakers, etc.
GIMEL=Classics, Greek, Latin, Modern Languages: Italian, French, German, Portuguese, Russian, 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, MLA International Bibliography
DALETH=Icelandic and British Literature: Icelandic, Irish, Welsh, Medieval, Old English, Drama, Middle English, Renaissance, Seventeenth, Eighteenth Centuries, Romantics
HE=Twentieth Century Literature || Nineteenth Century Literature, keyed to tombs in "English" Cemetery, Florence
VAU=JRGB,JBH publications
ZAYIN=Travel, Art History, Codicology/ Paleography, Arts and Crafts, Florence, Children
KHETH=Electronic and Microform Library, e-books on-line, CDs in library, microfilms of medieval and nineteenth-century manuscripts, slides, etc.


FLORIN WEBSITE JULIA BOLTON HOLLOWAYAUREO ANELLO ASSOCIAZIONE, 1997-2017: MEDIEVAL: BRUNETTO LATINO, DANTE ALIGHIERI, SWEET NEW STYLE: BRUNETTO LATINO, DANTE ALIGHIERI, & GEOFFREY CHAUCER || VICTORIAN: WHITE SILENCE: FLORENCE'S 'ENGLISH' CEMETERY || ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING || WALTER SAVAGE LANDOR || FRANCES TROLLOPE || || HIRAM POWERS || ABOLITION OF SLAVERY || FLORENCE IN SEPIA  || CITY AND BOOK CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII || MEDIATHECA 'FIORETTA MAZZEI' || EDITRICE AUREO ANELLO CATALOGUE || FLORIN WEBSITE || UMILTA WEBSITE || RINGOFGOLD WEBSITE || LINGUE/LANGUAGES: ITALIANO, ENGLISH || VITA
New: Dante vivo || White Silence

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