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Italian Renaissance Diplomacy: A Sourcebook



Italian Renaissance Diplomacy: A Sourcebook

Join us for the presentation of Italian Renaissance Diplomacy: A Sourcebook edited by Monica Azzolini and Isabella Lazzarini

During the period ca. 1350–ca. 1520, covered by the present volume, diplomatic sources became extremely rich and abundant. This sourcebook presents a selection of primary materials, both published and unpublished, which are mostly unavailable to English readers: a broad range of diplomatic sources, thematically organized, are introduced, translated, and annotated by an international team of leading scholars of the Italian Renaissance.

Diplomacy has never been a politically neutral field of historical research, even when it was confined to merely reconstructing the context of wars and revolutions. Since the nineteenth century, Renaissance Italy has been at the forefront of scholarship on diplomacy; today, with increasing awareness of the long history of the subject as well as a broader spectrum of case studies, the study of Italian diplomacy has become sophisticated and highly articulated, offering scholars many new directions for further exploration. The aim of this volume is to illustrate the richness of diplomatic documents both for the study of diplomacy itself as well as for other areas of historical investigation, such as gender and sexuality, crime and justice, art and leisure, and medicine.

Monica Azzolini and Isabella Lazzarini will be in conversation with Sam Cohn e Stefano Dall'Aglio.


Monica Azzolini is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Edinburgh. She has written extensively on Leonardo da Vinci’s anatomical studies and on Renaissance astrology. Her first book, The Duke and the Stars: Astrology and Politics in Renaissance Milan, appeared with Harvard/I Tatti Studies in Italian Renaissance History in 2013. 

Isabella Lazzarini qualified as Professor of Medieval History in 2013; she teaches at the University of Molise. Her research interests focus on the political, social, and cultural history of late medieval Italy, with an emphasis on Renaissance diplomacy and the growth of different political languages in documentary sources.


Data: Gio 10 Ago 2017

Orario: Dalle 15:00 alle 17:00

Organizzato da : Italian Cultural Institute

In collaborazione con : University of Edinburgh and University of Molise

Ingresso : Libero


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