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This book gives a fuller picture than has hitherto been attempted of the variety of Britons who became residents of Florence between the end of the Napoleonic wars and the absorption of Tuscany into the kingdom of Italy. Many of them were leisured, and some aristocratic; a few were writers or artists; the British clergy and physicians who ministered to them were gentlemen. Many others were shopkeepers, merchants and even engineers. Some achieved a more profound knowledge of the country (and its language) than others, but all were affected to some degree by the momentous events which led to Italian unification.
|Publication date:||26th December 2019|
|Author:||Diana Webb, Tony Webb|
|Publisher:||Bloomsbury Academic an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC|
|Format:||Paperback / softback|
|Categories:||Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900, European history,|
Diana Webb was Senior Lecturer in History at Kings College London, UK, until 2006. Her previous books include Patrons and Defenders: the Saints in the Italian City States (1996); Pilgrims and Pilgrimage in Medieval Europe (1999); Pilgrimage in Medieval England (2000); Medieval European Pilgrimage (2002); and Saints and Cities in Medieval Italy (2006). Tony Webb holds a PhD in History from the University of London, UK. He was Head of History and Deputy Headmaster at Maidstone Grammar School.More About Diana Webb, Tony Webb