The Story of Siena and San Gimignano Edmund G. Gardner

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Published: September 24th 2014

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The Story of Siena and San Gimignano  by  Edmund G. Gardner

The Story of Siena and San Gimignano by Edmund G. Gardner
September 24th 2014 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 367 pages | ISBN: | 4.21 Mb

This present volume is intended to provide a popular history of the great Republic of Siena, in such a form that it can also serve as a guide-book to that most fascinating of Tuscan cities and its neighbourhood. San Gimignano has been included,MoreThis present volume is intended to provide a popular history of the great Republic of Siena, in such a form that it can also serve as a guide-book to that most fascinating of Tuscan cities and its neighbourhood.

San Gimignano has been included, because no visitor to Siena leaves the “fair town called of the Fair Towers” unvisited- I have made special reference to it in the title of the book, to lay stress upon the point that, although for administrative purposes San Gimignano is included in the province (and in the circondario) of Siena, its history is practically distinct from that of Siena and is more intimately connected with the story of Florence.The appended list of books and authorities, needless to say, is not a complete bibliography, nor even a catalogue of those quoted in the course of this work.

It only represents some of those that my readers will find most useful and helpful, or that will supply further information upon many topics which the limits of this series of Mediaeval Towns have compelled me to treat somewhat cursorily and scantily.The lamented death of Miss Helen M.

James deprived us of her assistance in the illustration of the last three chapters, more especially of the two dealing with San Gimignano.

Her work has been at the service of this series from the beginning- but it is, perhaps, especially those who have had the privilege of knowing her, and who have had the opportunity of appreciating her character and her personality, that will realise the greatness of this loss.

My friend and publisher, Mr. J. M. Dent, associates himself with me in dedicating this volume to her memory.



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