The Chautauquan; A Weekly Newsmagazine. [Official Publication of Chautauqua Institution, a System of Popular Education] Volume 59

The Chautauquan; A Weekly Newsmagazine. [Official Publication of Chautauqua Institution, a System of Popular Education] Volume 59

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ... customs and prejudices, as well as of the character of this typical Latin race. One must also realize that it is not very long since Italywas united under the rule of the Kings of Savoy andiliiedmont. and that before that time, the several smallpstates on-Ikingdoms, into which the country was divided., .were'Mseparated as distinctly as the lines are now, t, i.ra;a(rr..l1et. r, een.-the, I: lif; ferent countries of Europe. a dialectic form in the different.states;, and2tq, this.' iay, -, the people of Veneto do not nn5l, e, r tand; the;, cprnmon.lagguage spoken in Bologna n0r'a1Q.t1is, NsaPqlitais centsmn=h=nd the the husband or his mother never permitting the young wife to go out on the street unaccompanied. In many families in Naples and Sicily this constant surveillance of the women still prevails, and without her brother or husband, she dares not go out even for a morning's shopping. Naturally, this does not tend to independence of character, and when a woman finds herself, for any reason, alone in the world, she has not the slightest idea how to take care of herself. Even in Rome, until within a very few years, a young lady was never seen on the street alone. But now, one frequently meets them unattended, carrying their books or music, going back and forth to school. With this increase of freedom, there has come a great thirst for knowledge and some of the most brilliant minds are found among the girls in the Gymnasium and Lyceum (the preparatory schools, whose courses end at our college grade of Sophomore). The Italian women are beautiful and attractive in manner, with a certain natural grace peculiar to themselves. As a rule, they have black eyes and hair, together with a smooth. fair complexion, of whicshow more

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  • Paperback | 142 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 268g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236866223
  • 9781236866226