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Emeritus Professor Michael Mallett

The History Department is sad to announce the passing of Emeritus Professor Michael Mallett on 2nd September 2008. A copy of his obituary is available online.


Emeritus Professor Michael Mallet (1932-2008), MA, DPhil (Oxford), FRHistS, FRSL. 

Research Specialism

Fifteenth- and sixteenth-century Italian history.



  • The Military Organisation of a Renaissance State: Venice c. 1400 to 1617 (Cambridge, 1984)
  • Mercenaries and their Masters: Warfare in Renaissance Italy (London, 1974)
  • The Borgias: the Rise and Fall of a Renaissance Dynasty (London, 1969)
  • The Florentine Galleys in the Fifteenth Century (Oxford, 1967)

Essay Collections

  • (co ed.), Lorenzo the Magnificent: Culture and Politics (London, 1996)
  • (co ed.), War, Culture and Society in Renaissance Venice: Essays in Honour of John Hale (London, 1993)


  • (ed.), Lorenzo de' Medici, Lettere, vii (Florence, 1998)
  • (ed.), Lorenzo de' Medici, Lettere, vi (Florence, 1990)
  • (ed.), Lorenzo de' Medici, Lettere, v (Florence, 1989)

Michael Mallett