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As was shown last week, Florence didn’t appear in the visual record until later in the century when the city was mapped out for visitors. Eventually, a standard guide to Florence published by the city’s single printing house appeared. This guide divided the city up into quarters and documented every church and building of significance within each quadrant. The geographical knowledge of visitors would vary. Stendhal (shown here) says he knew the city well from studying maps beforehand, but on arrival he bought a “descriptive guide.” However, even armed with this he still had to stop twice to ask directions to Santa Croce. Stendhal dispensed with a cicerone, but it’s likely that Baron Krüdener had his own guide as part of his entourage. From reading Lady Miller’s letters, one gets the impression that she may have been more self-reliant than the German aristocrat. Though she and her husband sought advice from curators, she had her own method of recording art such as drawing antiquities in her notebook. They even measured the Venus de Medici!
Next instalment of Grand Tour here.
Of particular interest was the way in which the Church of the Epiphany became a focal point of political activism among the Chicano rights movement. Wauters charted the leadership of Revs. Roger Wood and John Luce. Under their leadership the parish promoted grape boycotts; hosted Cesar Chavez, the United Farm Workers, and the Brown Berets; became the home of the newspaper La Raza; and was the focal point of the height of the Chicano Moratorium in East Los Angeles. However, I equally appreciated that Wauters noted the way the Latino/a culture transformed this originally Anglo parish, particularly the way in which it expresses its worship. The Church of the Epiphany has developed unique expressions of worship with the Episcopal church, including a mariachi masses and folklorico dancers in the liturgy. It was an eye-opening story told by an insider of this local parish was shaped and shaped East Los Angeles and the Chicano movement in the 1960s and 1970s.
Call for Papers 79th Annual Meeting of the Society for Military History Arlington, VA, 10-13 May 2012 The Society for Military History is pleased to announce its call for papers for the 79th Annual Meeting hosted by the Army Historical Foundation in Arlington, Virginia, 10-13 May 2012. The conference theme is “The Politics of War,” [...]
The Annual MilBlog Conference is the premiere event of the year for the military blogging community, which is comprised of active-duty service members, veterans, military spouses, military parents and military supporters.
President George W. Bush, General David Petraeus, Admiral John C. Harvey, Jr., Vice Admiral Mark Fox, LTG William Caldwell, LTG Mike Oates, MG Kevin Bergner, [...]
Presidents have regularly addressed students annually for as long as I can remember. However, I don’t actually remember watching one or being forced to. But nonetheless, as a teacher I was told by my administration that today I had to show President Obama’s address to schoolkids. No problem was my response, sounds good. And according to most news stories I have found, High School students across the country said they found President Barack Obama’s annual back-to-school talk Tuesday both “inspiring and relevant.”
As stated, I had no problem showing an address by the President of the United States. My students and I had a nice talk afterword and I thought Obama’s speech was great.
Just that I suspect that had this been a different President the requirement to show the education speech today might not have happened? But whatever, it was only 15 minutes and it was a good speech. Obama is very good at speeches.