Florio Database aims at:
- creating a data-base as complete as
possible containing works published in England and Scotland between 1470 and 1640, which
are translations or adaptations of works originally published in France (and occasionally
in Flanders or in Geneva) during the same period.
All genres and styles of publications are included. Many are pamphlets,
religious or political.
The period selected is the one covered by the Short-Title Catalogue, second
biographical notices for all translators and booksellers identified, and identifying
a later stage, establishing the provenance of known copies both of the translationsand of
the original works, kept in the libraries covered by the STC
The database should help researchers to identify intellectual and commercial
networks which acted as relays between France and England during the period. It should
lead to a more precise understanding of the circulation of ideas and news during the
The base can be searched by
author, title, translator, printer and / or publisher, publication and Stationers' Company
Register dates and by key-words. Florio allows for combined searches and for the
establishment of statistics.
A group of students and young researchers are
involved in the realisation of the project under the direction of Professor Jean-Paul
Pittion. For enquiries and information requests, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org