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Professor Michael Mallett

The Centre for the Study of the Renaissance is sad to announce the passing of emeritus Professor Michael Mallett on 2nd September 2008.

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


Research Specialism

Fifteenth- and sixteenth-century Italian history.

Current Projects

A book on the Italian Wars; a book on judges and lawyers in Renaissance Italy



  • 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)