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A worlde of wordes, John Florio ; a critical edition with an introduction by Hermann W. Haller

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A worlde of wordes
Title
A worlde of wordes
Statement of responsibility
John Florio ; a critical edition with an introduction by Hermann W. Haller
Title variation
World of words
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Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
  • "A Worlde of Wordes, the first-ever comprehensive Italian-English dictionary, was published in 1598 by John Florio. One of the most prominent linguists and educators in Elizabethan England, Florio was greatly responsible for the spreading of Italian letters and culture throughout educated English society. Especially important was Florio's dictionary, which - thanks to its exuberant wealth of English definitions - made it initially possible for English readers to access Italy's rich Renaissance literary and scientific culture. --
  • Award-winning author Hermann W. Haller has prepared the first critical edition of A Worlde of Wordes, which features 46,000 Italian entries - among them dialect forms, erotic terminology, colloquial phrases, and proverbs of the Italian language. Haller reveals Florio as a brilliant English translator and creative writer, as well as a grammarian and language teacher. His helpful critical commentary highlights Florio's love of words and his life-long dedication to promoting Italian language and culture abroad."--Pub. desc. --
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contains biographical information
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1553?-1625
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Florio, John
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Language note
Text in English and Italian
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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1945-
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Haller, Hermann W.
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The da Ponte library series
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  • Italian language
  • English language
Label
A worlde of wordes, John Florio ; a critical edition with an introduction by Hermann W. Haller
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Publication
Note
Originally published: 1598
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
ocn816764270
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
lxiii, 792 pages
Isbn
9781442645806
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
Other physical details
1 illustrations, portrait
System control number
(OCoLC)816764270
Label
A worlde of wordes, John Florio ; a critical edition with an introduction by Hermann W. Haller
Publication
Note
Originally published: 1598
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn816764270
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
lxiii, 792 pages
Isbn
9781442645806
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
1 illustrations, portrait
System control number
(OCoLC)816764270
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