Friday, June 18, 2010

World Cup titles

Although neither France nor Italy is having a particularly memorable positive experience in the World Cup, some new books about French football have recently arrived in the library that may make for good summer reading:

Dubois, Laurent. Soccer Empire: The World Cup and the Future of France. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2010.  (just arrived, should be in the HAS New Books section by late next week!)

I have also ordered this catalog to an exhibit currently underway at the Cité nationale de l'histoire de l'immigration in Paris. It should arrive in the next few weeks.

Nothing new has come in recently on Italian football, but here are some books on the subject that are in the library:

Selvaggio, Mario. Glossaire Français-italien Du Football. Fasano (Br) [i.e. Brindisi, Italy]: Schena, 2007. 

Foot, John. Calcio : a History of Italian Football. London: Fourth Estate, 2006.

Catania, Enzo, and Mario Celi. Tutto Il Marcio Minuto Per Minuto : Il Romanzo Nero Del Calcio Italiano Dal 1896 a Oggi. 1. ed. Casale Monferrato (AL) [i.e. Alessandria, Italy]: Piemme, 2007.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

New Acquisitions, arrivals from May 2010

A selection of recent additions to the library ...

Fitzsimmons, Michael P. From Artisan to Worker: Guilds, the French State, and the Organization of Labor, 1776-1821. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Cohen, Déborah. La nature du peuple: les formes de l'imaginaire social, XVIIIe-XXIe siècles. Seyssel: Champ Vallon, 2010.
Levine, Alison J. Murray. Framing the Nation: Documentary Film in Interwar France. New York: Continuum, 2010.
Hult, David F., Christine, and Jean. Debate of the Romance of the Rose. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2010.
Courtois, Jean-Louis, and Michel Lejeune. Les CRS en Algérie: la face méconnue du maintien de l'ordre, 1952-1962. Rennes: Marines, 2010.
Dalembert, Louis-Philippe, Lyonel Trouillot, and Yves Chemla. Haiti: une traversée littéraire. Paris: Presses nationales d'Haïti, 2010.
Foronda, François, Christine Barralis, and Bénédicte Sère. Violences souveraines au Moyen Age: travaux d'une école historique. Paris: Presses universitaires de France, 2010.
O'Riley, Michael F. Cinema in an Age of Terror: North Africa, Victimization, and Colonial History. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2010.


Andreini, Giovanni Battista. Love in the Mirror. Edited and translated by Jon R. Snyder Toronto: Iter Inc, 2009.
Arienzo, Alessandro, and Gianfranco Borrelli. Anglo-American faces of Machiavelli: Machiavelli e machiavellismi nella cultura anglo-americana (secoli XVI-XX). Milano: Polimetrica, 2009.
Baxa, Paul. Roads and Ruins: The Symbolic Landscape of Fascist Rome. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2010.
Bianchi, Lorenzo, and Gianni Paganini. L'umanesimo scientifico dal Rinascimento all'Illuminismo: atti del convegno internazionale organizzato dal Dipartimento di filosofia e politica dell'Università degli studi di Napoli "L'Orientale" in collaborazione con il Dipartimento di studi umanistici dell'Università del Piemonte orientale e l'Istituto italiano per gli studi filosofici, Napoli 27-29 settembre 2007. Napoli: Liguori, 2010.
Cassese, Michele. Espulsione, assimilazione, tolleranza: chiesa, stati del Nord Italia e minoranze religiose ed etniche in età moderna. Trieste: EUT, Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2009.
Cavallo, Pietro. Viva l'Italia: storia, cinema e identità nazionale (1932-1962). Napoli: Liguori, 2009.
Copy in Italy: autori italiani nel mondo dal 1945 a oggi. Milano: Effigie, 2009.
Folin, Marco. Rappresentare la città: topografie urbane nell'Italia di antico regime. Reggio Emilia, Italia: Diabasis, 2010.
Luperini, Romano, and Pietro Cataldi. Scrittori italiani tra fascismo e antifascismo. Ospedaletto (Pisa): Pacini, 2009.
Macioti, Maria Immacolata, and Enrico Pugliese. L'esperienza migratoria: immigrati e rifugiati in Italia. Roma [etc.]: GLF editori Laterza, 2010.
Mura, Eloisa. Diario di Sardegna del conte Filippo Domenico Beraudo di Pralormo, 1730-1734. Cagliari: AM&D, 2009.
Travagliante, Pina. Intellettuali ed economisti di fronte alla prima guerra mondiale. Milano: F. Angeli, 2009.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Wednesday primary source #16 - Postcards!

As people are getting ready to go away for the summer, I thought that it would be fun to bring your attention to some of the postcard collections that we have here in the library. They provide great images of the places, people, and historical perspectives of the times. Sadly, this is one source that is probably on its way out, disappearing in the age of email, text messages, and Skype.
  • Chocolat Suchard (Paris). Nos belles colonies : album of trading cards, "collection coloniale," ca. 1935.
    • 300 cards in special Suchard album with introductory text and advertising. Includes photographs of Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco,Senegal, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Dahomey, Haute Volta, Mauritania, Sudan, Niger, Gabon, Congo, Tchad, Madagascar, Iles Comores, La Reunion, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, New Caledonia, Tahiti, Martinique, St Pierre et Miquelon, French Guiana, Cameroun, and Togo. There are 4 pages of advertising for Suchard products and 6  pages of text about the French colonies.
    • Special Collections MISC 1228

    • Finding aid available online  :
    • 1.5 linear ft. (3 manuscript boxes; ca. 1000 cards total)
    • Usually French photographers of French Africa. Three different accessions purchased from same dealer, although previous provenance is mixed. Some cards are written on; some not.
    • Special Collections M0814, boxes 1-3                   

  • Paris après le siège et la Commune : postcard collection, 1870-1871. 
    • Primarily reproductions of photographs; also including reproductions of artwork. In two numbered sets, with additional unnumbered individual items.
    • Special Collections MISC 675

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Recently acquired rare and antiquarian books - May 2010

Accademia lucchese di scienze, lettere ed arti. Prose e rime in onore della celebre Sig. Teresa Bandettini Lucchese fra gli Arcadi Amarilli Etrusca recitate nell'Accademia degli Oscuri di Lucca il di XIII. d'ottobre MDCCXCIV. Lucca: Presso Francesco Bonsignori, 1794.
Works honoring the female poet Teresa Bandettini, member of the Accademia dell’Arcadia.

Bisi Albini, Sofia. Donnina forte. Firenze: Bemporad, 1903.
Third novella by the Italian journalist and writer Sofia Bisi Albini, with a preface by poet and novelist Antonio Fogazzaro.

Coleti, Giovanni Antonio. Catalogo Delle Storie Particolari Civili Ed Ecclesiastiche Delle Città E De' Luoghi D'italia: Le Quali Si Trovano Nella Domestica Libreria Dei Fratelli Coleti In Vinegia. Vinegia: Nella Stamperia degli stessi, 1779.
Catalog of the history of the cities, towns, and small localities of Italy, arranged alphabetically, with an index of authors. The Coleti family were printers, their Tipografia Coletini was one of the most important publishing houses in Venice in the 18th century.

Rubbi, Andrea, ed. Constanzo, Torquato, Bernardo Tasso e Poetesse del Secolo XVI. Venezio, coi titpi di Pietro Bernardi, 1816.
With a “remarkably large number of works by female poets – Vittoria Colonna, Veronica Gambara, Tullia d’Aragon, Chiara Matriani, Laura Terracini […] most with short biographical sketches by the editor.” (from catalog) Part of a longer set called Parnaso italiano.

Carrey, Emile. Recueil complet des actes du gouvernement provisoire (février, mars, avril, mai 1848): avec des notes explicatives, des tables chronologiques et une table alphabétique, analytique et raisonnée des matières. Paris: A. Durand, 1848.

Mignard, Prosper. Le roman en vers de très-excellent, puissant et noble homme Girart de Rossillon, jadis duc de Bourgoigne suivi de L' histoire des premiers temps féodaux. Paris: J. Techener, 1858.
First critical edition of this late 13th century epic poem, with plates reproducing the miniatures found on the manuscript of this work.

(PIARRON DE CHAMOUSSET, C. H.) Deux Memoires: le Premier, Sur la Conservation des Enfans, & une destination avantageuse des Enfans trouvés. Le Second, Sur les Biens de l'Hôpital S. Jacques, sur leur état actuel, & leur véritable destination. No place, 1756. (2), 126 pp. 12mo. Contemporary vellum, gilt fillet on sides, spine gilt with raised bands, labels with gilt lettering.
Bound with these two memoirs are a manuscript of 24 pages entitled: "Sur la manière d'élever les enfans sans nourrice", unsigned, dated at end 1756, in a small but fine handwriting, and LA SALLE DOFFEMONT, A. N. Avis très important au public. Sur différentes espèces de Corps & de Bottines d'une nouvelle invention. A Paris, De l'Imprimerie de P. Al. Le Prieur, 1759.

Révolution francaise; ou, Analyse complette et impartiale du Moniteur: suivie d'une table alphabétique des personnes et des choses. Table alphabétique du Moniteur, depuis 1787 jusqu'à l'an 8, de la république (1799). Paris: Girardin, 1799. 6 volumes.
Contains an annotated table of contents of each issue of the Moniteur universel during the French Revolution.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Wednesday primary source #15 - 18th century Italian correspondence

Letters from the Court of Modena (Bologna) to Narciso Calcagni in Reggio, Italy, 1737-1744.

Coreggio Torella, Giocon da
Manuscript/Archive: 71 letters.
In Italian
Special Collections: Misc 330

Description from the catalog record:
Modena became the center of the noble family Este in the 16th century, after they lost their original center of Ferrara. Modena blossomed in this period, becoming a center for culture and the arts. By the 18th century the prestige of both the city and the family had waned; from 1703-07 Modena was occupied by French troops, and from 1742-49 by Austrian troops.
The letters discuss everyday matters of court life, such as the purchase of clothes and art, and Torella's family life. The later letters (from 1743) make reference to the Austrian occupation.
Coreggio Torella was a member of the Court of the Duchess of Modena, Carlotta Aglae di Bourbon. Possibly he was groom of the chambers. The Duchess, who is the subject of many of the letters, was the daughter of Philippe II d'Orleans, and the wife of Francesco d'Este, whom she married in 1720. Her son, Ercole, was the last of the male line of the noble Italian family.
From the dispersed library of Bar. Horace Finaly Landau, in Florence. Purchased by Stanford, 1977.

These could be a great source for a seminar paper, or a larger project on 18th century court and home life.
brought to you by...
Sarah Sussman, curator of French and Italian Collections