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The Italian Renaissance Still Matters: A Compilation of Recent Studies (September 2022): Works Cited

By Brian Jeffrey Maxson

Works Cited

After Civic Humanism: Learning and Politics in Renaissance Italy, ed. by Nicholas Scott Baker and Brian Maxson. Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, 2015 (CH, Oct’15, 53-0976).

Appuhn, Karl. A Forest on the Sea: Environmental Expertise in Renaissance Venice. Johns Hopkins, 2010 (CH, Aug’10, 47-6853).

Atkinson, Niall. The Noisy Renaissance: Sound, Architecture, and Florentine Urban Life. Pennsylvania State, 2017.

Azzolini, Monica. The Duke and the Stars: Astrology and Politics in Renaissance Milan. Harvard, 2013 (CH, Jun’13, 50-5822).

Baker, Nicholas Scott. The Fruit of Liberty: Political Culture in the Florentine Renaissance, 1480–1550. Harvard, 2013 (CH, Apr’14, 51-4663).

Baker, Patrick. Italian Renaissance Humanism in the Mirror. Cambridge, 2015.

Baron, Hans. The Crisis of the Early Italian Renaissance: Civic Humanism and Republican Liberty in an Age of Classicism and Tyranny. Rev. ed. Princeton, 1966.

Black, Jane. Absolutism in Renaissance Milan: Plenitude of Power under the Visconti and the Sforza, 1329–1535. Oxford, 2009.

Black Africans in Renaissance Europe, ed. by T. F. Earle and K. J. P. Lowe. Cambridge, 2005 (CH, Oct’06, 44-1160).

Bowd, Stephen D. Venice’s Most Loyal City: Civic Identity in Renaissance Brescia. Harvard, 2010 (CH, Aug’11, 48-7139).

Brege, Brian. Tuscany in the Age of Empire. Harvard, 2021.

Burckhardt, Jacob. The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy, 1st Eng tr. by S. G. C. Middlemore. C Paul Kegan, 1878; widely available in reprint and online.

Caferro, William. Contesting the Renaissance. Wiley-Blackwell, 2011 (CH, Aug’11, 48-7140).

The Cambridge Companion to Machiavelli, ed. by John M. Najemy. Cambridge, 2010.

The Cambridge Companion to the Italian Renaissance, ed. by Michael Wyatt. Cambridge, 2014 (CH, Feb’15, 52-3306).

Campbell, Stephen J. The Endless Periphery: Toward a Geopolitics of Art in Lorenzo Lotto’s Italy. Chicago, 2019 (CH, Jun’20, 57-3202).

Catalogus Translationum et Commentariorum: Mediaeval and Renaissance Latin Translations and Commentaries: Annotated Lists and Guides. v.12: Ovid, Metamorphoses, by Frank T. Coulson, Harald Anderson, and Harry L. Levy. Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, 2022.

Cavallo, Sandra, and Tessa Storey. Healthy Living in Late Renaissance Italy. Oxford, 2013 (CH, Jul’14, 51-6390).

Celenza, Christopher S. The Intellectual World of the Italian Renaissance: Language, Philosophy, and the Search for Meaning. Cambridge, 2017 (CH, Sep’18, 56-0034).

____. The Italian Renaissance and the Origins of the Modern Humanities. Cambridge, 2021.

____. The Lost Italian Renaissance: Humanists, Historians, and Latin’s Legacy. Johns Hopkins, 2004 (CH, Jan’05, 42-3021).

____. Machiavelli: A Portrait. Harvard, 2015 (CH, Oct’15, 53-0979).

Cockram, Sarah D. P. Isabella d’Este and Francesco Gonzaga: Power Sharing at the Italian Renaissance Court. Ashgate, 2013 (CH, Apr’14, 51-4665).

Colonna, Vittoria. Poems of Widowhood: A Bilingual Edition of the 1538 Rime, Eng. trans. by Ramie Targoff, ed. by Ramie Targoff and Troy Tower. Iter Press, 2021.

A Companion to Cosimo I de’ Medici, ed. by Alessio Assonitis and Henk Th. van Veen. Brill, 2022.

A Companion to Early Modern Naples, ed. by Tommaso Astarita. Brill, 2013.

A Companion to the Early Modern Cardinal, ed. by Mary Hollingsworth, Miles Pattenden, and Arnold Witte. Brill, 2020 (CH, Oct’20, 58-0396).

A Cultural History of Disability in the Renaissance, ed. by Susan Anderson and Liam Haydon. Bloomsbury, 2022.

Davis, Natalie Zemon. Trickster Travels: A Sixteenth-Century Muslim between Worlds. Hill and Wang, 2006 (CH, Feb’07, 44-3417).

Del Soldato, Eva. Early Modern Aristotle: On the Making and Unmaking of Authority. Pennsylvania, 2020.

DeSilva, Jennifer Mara. The Office of Ceremonies and Advancement in Curial Rome, 1466–1528. Brill, 2022.

Donatello: The Renaissance, ed. by Francesco Caglioti. Marsilio, 2022.

Dover, Paul M. The Information Revolution in Early Modern Europe. Cambridge, 2021.

Eckstein, Nicholas. Painted Glories: The Brancacci Chapel in Renaissance Florence. Yale, 2014 (CH, Jun’15, 52-5138).

Epstein, Steven A. Speaking of Slavery: Color, Ethnicity, & Human Bondage in Italy. Cornell, 2001 (CH, Nov’01, 39-1812).

Ferguson, Gary. Same-Sex Marriage in Renaissance Rome: Sexuality, Identity, and Community in Early Modern Europe. Cornell, 2016.

Ferraro, Joanne M. Marriage Wars in Late Renaissance Venice. Oxford, 2001.

Fletcher, Catherine. The Beauty and the Terror: The Italian Renaissance and the Rise of the West. Oxford, 2020.

Florence in the Early Modern World: New Perspectives, ed. by Nicholas Scott Baker and Brian Maxson. Routledge, 2019.

Freedman, Paul. Out of the East: Spices and the Medieval Imagination. Yale, 2008 (CH, Mar’09, 46-4067).

Gagné, John. Milan Undone: Contested Sovereignties in the Italian Wars. Harvard, 2021.

Gilson, Simon. Dante and Renaissance Florence. Cambridge, 2005 (CH, Oct’05, 43-0822).

Goldberg, Edward L. Jews and Magic in Medici Florence: The Secret World of Benedetto Blanis. Toronto, 2011.

Grieco, Allen J. Food, Social Politics and the Order of Nature in Renaissance Italy. Harvard, 2020 (CH, Sep’20, 58-0249).

Hankins, James. Virtue Politics: Soulcraft and Statecraft in Renaissance Italy. Harvard, 2019 (CH, Sep’20, 58-0250).

The Hebrew Book in Early Modern Italy, ed. by Jospeh R. Hacker and Adam Shear. Pennsylvania, 2011.

Henderson, John. Florence under Siege: Surviving Plague in an Early Modern City. Yale, 2019 (CH, Jan’20, 57-1756).

Herzig, Tamar. A Convert’s Tale: Art, Crime, and Jewish Apostasy in Renaissance Italy. Harvard, 2019.

Howard, Peter. Creating Magnificence in Renaissance Florence. Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, 2012.

Humanism in Fifteenth-Century Europe, ed. by David Rundle. The Society for the Study of Medieval Languages and Literature, 2012.

Hunt, John M. The Vacant See in Early Modern Rome: A Social History of the Papal Interregnum. Brill, 2016.

Italian Renaissance Diplomacy: A Sourcebook, ed. by Monica Azzolini and Isabella Lazzarini. Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, 2017.

The Italian Renaissance State, ed. by Andrea Gamberini and Isabella Lazzarini. Cambridge, 2012 (CH, Jan’13, 50-2887).

Kircher, Timothy. Living Well in Renaissance Italy: The Virtues of Humanism and the Irony of Leon Battista Alberti. ACMRS Press, 2012.

Kuehn, Thomas. Family and Gender in Renaissance Italy, 1300–1600. Cambridge, 2017 (CH, Nov’17, 55-1160).

____. Heirs, Kin, and Creditors in Renaissance Florence. Cambridge, 2008.

Lazzarini, Isabella. Communication and Conflict: Italian Diplomacy and the Early Renaissance, 1350–1520. Oxford, 2015.

Leader, Anne. The Badia of Florence: Art and Observance in a Renaissance Monastery. Indiana, 2012 (CH, Oct’12, 50-0689).

Lee, Alexander. Machiavelli: His Life and Times. Picador, 2020.

Lines, David A. Aristotle’s Ethics in the Italian Renaissance (ca. 1300–1650): The Universities and the Problem of Moral Education. Brill, 2002.

Luigi Pulci in Renaissance Florence and Beyond: New Perspectives on his Poetry and Influence, ed. by James K. Coleman and Andrea Moudarres. Brepols, 2017.

Maglaque, Erin. Venice’s Intimate Empire: Family Life and Scholarship in the Renaissance Mediterranean. Cornell, 2018 (CH, Dec’18, 56-1674).

Marcus, Hannah. Forbidden Knowledge: Medicine, Science, and Censorship in Early Modern Italy. Chicago, 2020 (CH, May’21, 58-2698).

Margolis, Oren. The Politics of Culture in Quattrocento Europe: René of Anjou in Italy. Oxford, 2016.

Markey, Lia. Imagining the Americas in Medici Florence. Pennsylvania State, 2016 (CH, Mar’17, 54-3057).

Marsh, David. Giannozzo Manetti: The Life of a Florentine Humanist. Harvard, 2019.

Maxson, Brian. The Humanist World of Renaissance Florence. Cambridge, 2014 (CH, Aug’15, 52-6605).

McCall, Timothy. Brilliant Bodies: Fashioning Courtly Men in Early Renaissance Italy. Pennsylvania State, 2022.

McCormick, John P. Reading Machiavelli: Scandalous Books, Suspect Engagements, and the Virtue of Populist Politics. Princeton, 2018 (CH, Mar’19, 56-2949).

McManus, Stuart M. Empire of Eloquence: The Classical Rhetorical Tradition in Colonial Latin America and the Iberian World. Cambridge, 2021.

The Medici: Portraits and Politics, 1512–1570, ed. by Keith Christiansen and Carlo Falciani. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2021.

Meserve, Margaret. Empires of Islam in Renaissance Historical Thought. Harvard, 2008 (CH, Jan’09, 46-2889).

____. Papal Bull: Print, Politics, and Propaganda in Renaissance Rome. Johns Hopkins, 2021.

Monfasani, John. Greek Scholars between East and West in the Fifteenth Century. Routledge, 2015.

New Approaches to Naples c. 1500–c.1800: The Power of Place, ed. by Melissa Calaresu and Helen Hills. Routledge, 2013.

Nygren, Christopher J. Titian’s Icons: Tradition, Charisma, and Devotion in Renaissance Italy. Pennsylvania State, 2020 (CH, Jun’21, 58-2776).

O’Connell, Monique. Men of Empire: Power and Negotiation in Venice’s Maritime State. Johns Hopkins, 2009 (CH, Mar’10, 47-4048).

Otele, Olivette. African Europeans: An Untold History. Basic Books, 2021.

Pocock, J. G. A. The Machiavellian Moment: Florentine Political Thought and the Atlantic Republican Tradition. Princeton, 1975.

Poliziano, Angelo. Miscellanies, ed. and Eng. trans. by Andrew R. Dyck and Alan Cottrell. 2v. Harvard, 2020.

The Renaissance and the Ottoman World, ed. by Anna Contadini and Claire Norton. Ashgate, 2013.

Richardson, Brian. Manuscript Culture in Renaissance Italy. Cambridge, 2009.

____. Print Culture in Renaissance Italy: The Editor and the Vernacular Text, 1470–1600. Cambridge, 1994 (CH, Feb’95, 32-3105).

____. Printing, Writers and Readers in Renaissance Italy. Cambridge, 1999.

Rizzi, Andrea. Vernacular Translators in Quattrocento Italy: Scribal Culture, Authority, and Agency. Brepols, 2017.

Rocke, Michael. Forbidden Friendships: Homosexuality and Male Culture in Renaissance Florence. Oxford, 1996 (CH, Mar’97, 34-4049).

Rosen, Mark. The Mapping of Power in Renaissance Italy: Painted Cartographic Cycles in Social and Intellectual Context. Cambridge, 2015 (CH, Jul’15, 52-6101).

Ross, Sarah Gwyneth. The Birth of Feminism: Woman as Intellect in Renaissance Italy and England. Harvard, 2009 (CH, Apr’10, 47-4648).

____. Everyday Renaissances: The Quest for Cultural Legitimacy in Venice. Harvard, 2016 (CH, Sep’16, 54-0352).

Rothman, Natalie E. The Dragoman Renaissance: Diplomatic Interpreters and the Routes of Orientalism. Cornell, 2021.

The Routledge History of the Renaissance, ed. by William Caferro. Routledge, 2017.

Rubini, Rocco. The Other Renaissance: Italian Humanism between Hegel and Heidegger. Chicago, 2014.

Ruggiero, Guido. The Renaissance in Italy: A Social and Cultural History of the Rinascimento. Cambridge, 2015 (CH, Jun’15, 52-5557).

Shaw, Christine. Reason and Experience in Renaissance Italy. Cambridge, 2021.

Strocchia, Sharon. Forgotten Healers: Women and the Pursuit of Health in Late Renaissance Italy. Harvard, 2019 (CH, Dec’20, 58-1176).

____. Nuns and Nunneries in Renaissance Florence. Johns Hopkins, 2009 (CH, Aug’10, 47-7096).

Tarabotti, Arcangela. Convent Paradise, ed. and Eng. trans. by Meredith K. Ray and Lynn Lara Westwater. Iter Press, 2020.

Tazzara, Corey. The Free Port of Livorno and the Transformation of the Mediterranean World. Oxford, 2017.

Terpstra, Nicholas. Cultures of Charity: Women, Politics, and the Reform of Poor Relief in Renaissance Italy. Harvard, 2013 (CH, Aug’13, 50-6979).

Wilson, Blake McDowell. Singing to the Lyre in Renaissance Italy: Memory, Performance, and Oral Poetry. Cambridge, 2021 (CH, Jun’20, 57-3249).

Digital Resources



Mapping the Republic of Letters

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The Rulers of Venice, 1332-1524