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Selected Publications

Books

Machiavelli: His Life and Times (London: Picador, forthcoming, 2020).

Humanism and Empire: The Imperial Ideal in Fourteenth-Century Italy (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018).

ed. with M. Pauly, Libertés et citoyenneté urbaines du moyen âge à nos jours, Beiträge zur Landes- und Kulturgeschichte 9 (Trier and Luxembourg: CLUDEM, 2015).

The Ugly Renaissance (London: Hutchinson, 2013).

Editions: UK paperback (Arrow) 2014; US hardback (Doubleday) 2014; US paperback (Vintage) 2015.
Translations: Russian (2016); Italian (2016); Chinese (2018).
Accolades: Times Literary Supplement ‘History Book of the Year 2013’

Petrarch and St. Augustine: Classical Scholarship, Christian Theology, and the Origins of the Renaissance in Italy (Leiden: Brill, 2012).

ed. with P. Péporté and H. Schnitker, Renaissance? Perceptions of Continuity and Discontinuity in Europe, c.1300-c.1550 (Leiden: Brill, 2010).

with T.R.Stanley, The End of Politics: Triangulation, Realignment and the Battle for the Centre Ground (London: Politico’s, 2006).

Articles and Papers

‘Cultural and Intellectual Life’, dans I. Lazzarini, ed., The Short Oxford History of Europe : The Late Middle Ages (Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming).

‘Ludwig IV of Bavaria through Humanist Eyes’, in A. Huijbers, ed., Emperors and Imperial Discourse in Italy, c.1300-500. New Perspectives (Rome: Ecole Français de Rome, forthcoming).

‘Augustinianism’ in M. Scarbi, ed., Encyclopedia of Renaissance Philosophy (Berlin and Heidelberg : Springer, forthcoming).

‘Michelangelo, Tommaso de’ Cavalieri, and the Agency of the Gift-Drawing’, dans G. Jurkowlaniez, I. Matyjaszkiewicz, et Z. Sarnecka, eds., The Agency of Things in Medieval and Early Modern Art: Materials, Power and Manipulation (New York: Routledge, 2018), 103-16.

‘The Look(s) of Love: Petrarch, Simone Martini and the Ambiguities of Portraiture’, Journal of Art Historiography 17 (2017): https://arthistoriography.files.wordpress.com/2017/11/lee.pdf.

‘Histoire et positivisme chez Huysmans et Umberto Eco’, Bulletin de la Société J.-K. Huysmans 109 (2016): 87-106.

‘Albertino Mussato and the Defence of Empire,’ in N. Baker and B. Maxton, eds., After Civic Humanism: Learning and Politics in Renaissance Italy, 1300-1600 (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2015), 75-91.

‘Petrarch and the Venetian-Genoese War of 1350-1355,’ in W. Rossiter and J. Powell, eds., Authority and Diplomacy from Dante to Shakespeare (Farnham: Ashgate, 2013), 39-56.

‘Neither one thing nor the other: Albertino Mussato on Luxembourg,’ Hémecht 64/2 (2012): 5-19.

‘Petrarch, Rome, and the “Dark Ages”,’ in in P. Prebys, ed., Early Modern Rome, 1341-1667 (Ferrara: EDISAI, 2012), 9-26.

‘Seeing is believing? The Renaissance and the Arts’ in A. Lee, P. Péporté and H. Schnitker, eds., Renaissance? Perceptions of Continuity and Discontinuity in Europe, c.1300-c.1550 (Leiden: Brill, 2010), 97-113.

‘A Wider Renaissance?’ in A. Lee, P. Péporté and H. Schnitker, eds., Renaissance? Perceptions of Continuity and Discontinuity in Europe, c.1300-c.1550 (Leiden: Brill, 2010), 247-67.

‘Sin City? The image of Babylon in Petrarch’s Canzoniere,’ in J. Fitzpatrick, ed., The Idea of the City: Early Modern, Modern and Post-Modern Locations and Communities (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2009), 39-52.

‘Roman Law and Human Liberty: Marsilius of Padua on Property Rights,’ Journal of the History of Ideas 70/1 (January 2009): 23-44.

Reviews

Review of Giuliano de’ Medici : Machiavelli’s Prince in Life and Art by Josephine Jungić, English Historical Review (forthcoming).

Review of My Secret Book by Francesco Petrarca, ed. and trans. Nicholas Mann, Renaissance Quarterly (forthcoming).

Review of Avignon and Its Papacy, 1309-1417: Popes, Institutions and Society by J. Rollo-Koster, Renaissance and Reformation 40/4 (2017): 234-7.

Review of Description ou Traicté du Gouvernement et Regime de la Cité et Seigneurie de Venise: Venezia vista dalla Francia ai primi del Cinquecento, ed. P. Braunstein and Reinhold C. Mueller, Renaissance Quarterly 70/2 (2017): 726-8.

Review of Petrarch’s Humanist Writing and Carthusiasn Monasticism: The Secret Language of the Self by D. S. Yocum, Renaissance Quarterly 67/3 (2014): 1066-68.

‘A poetic place to be,’ Review of Dante and Italy in British Romanticism, ed. F. Burwick and P. Douglass, Times Literary Supplement 5672 (December 16, 2011): 26.

Review of Communes and Despots in Medieval and Renaissance Italy, ed. J. Law and B. Paton, Reviews in History (June 2011: review no. 1089); http://www.history.ac.uk/reviews/review/1089

Selected Articles in Other Publications

‘The Historian’s Cookbook : Jerk, History Today 69/5 (May 2019): 84-8.

‘The Historian’s Cookbook : Simnel Cake’, History Today 69/4 (April 2019): 84-8.

‘The Historian’s Cookbook : Sushi’, History Today 69/3 (March 2019): 84-8.

‘The Historian’s Cookbook : Goulash’, History Today 69/2 (February 2019): 84-8.

‘The Historian’s Cookbook : Falafel’, History Today 69/1 (January 2019): 84-8.

‘The Historian’s Cookbook : Panettone’, History Today 68/12 (December 2018): 84-8.

‘The Historian’s Cookbook : Kedgeree’, History Today 68/11 (November 2018): 84-8.

‘The Historian’s Cookbook : Pot au Feu’, History Today 68/10 (October 2018): 86-8.

‘The Historian’s Cookbook : Ice Cream’, History Today 68/9 (September 2018): 86-8.

‘The Historian’s Cookbook : Borscht’, History Today 68/8 (August 2018): 86-8.

‘The Historian’s Cookbook : Pizza’, History Today 68/7 (July 2018): 86-8.

‘The Music of Time : A Light in the Darkness’, History Today 68/6 (June 2018): 86-8.

‘The Music of Time : The Suffragette Songstress’, History Today 68/5 (May 2018): 86-8.

‘The Music of Time : The Lost Classics’, History Today 68/4 (April 2018): 86-8.

‘The Music of Time : Beethoven and Napoleon’, History Today 68/3 (March 2018): 86-8.

‘The Music of Time : Slips of the Tongue’, History Today 68/2 (February 2018): 86-8.

‘The Music of Time: The Musical Machiavelli’, History Today 68/1 (January 2018): 86-8.

‘The Music of Time: The Art of Noises’, History Today 67/12 (December 2017): 84-6.

‘The Music of Time: The Din of Battle’, History Today 67/11 (November 2017): 86-8.

‘The Music of Time: Listening for the Changes’, History Today 67/10 (October 2017): 86-8.

‘The Music of Time: The Sound of Silence’, History Today 67/9 (September 2017): 86-8.

‘The Music of Time: Angelic Choirs and Devilish Voices’, History Today 67/8 (August 2017): 86-8.

‘The Music of Time: For Whom the Bells Toll’, History Today 67/7 (July 2017): 86-8.

‘Portrait of the Author as a Historian: Svetlana Alexievich’, History Today 67/6 (June 2017): 86-8.

‘Portrait of the Author as a Historian: Pramoedya Ananta Toer’, History Today 67/5 (May 2017): 86-8.

‘Portrait of the Author as a Historian: Yukio Mishima’, History Today 67/4 (April 2017): 54-5.

‘Portrait of the Author as a Historian: Imre Kertész’, History Today 67/3 (March 2017): 54-5.

‘Portrait of the Author as a Historian: Toni Morrison’, History Today 67/2 (Feburary 2017): 54-5.

‘Portrait of the Author as a Historian: Naguib Mahfouz’, History Today 67/1 (January 2017): 54-5.

‘Portrait of the Author as a Historian: Chinua Achebe’, History Today 66/12 (December 2016): 54-5.

‘Portrait of the Author as a Historian: Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa’, History Today 66/11 (November 2016): 54-5.

‘The sculptor who created ballets for the soul’, Catholic Herald (November 25, 2016), 31.

‘Portrait of the Author as a Historian: Jorge Luis Borges’, History Today 66/10 (October 2016): 54-5.

‘Portrait of the Author as a Historian: Penelope Fitzgerald’, History Today 66/9 (September 2016): 54-5.

‘Portrait of the Author as a Historian: Fernand Braudel’, History Today 66/8 (August 2016): 54-5.

‘Portrait of the Author as a Historian: Stefan Zweig’, History Today 66/7 (July 2016): 54-5.

 'A Rose by Any Other Name: Umberto Eco (1932-2016)', History Today (24th February 2016). Also, a link to the programme on France Culture which discussed the article: Combler les lacunes du texte

‘J.M.W. Turner, art master and polemicist’, Sunday Telegraph (24 September 2014): 28.

‘The wild atheist who sheltered in the Virgin’s cloak’, Catholic Herald (22 August 2014): 7.

‘Reaching for the Sky,’ History Today 63/11 (November 2013): 18-20.

‘The Art of Power,’ History Today 63/7 (July 2013): 72.

‘We have always taken liberties with Dante,’ Sunday Telegraph (31 March 2013): 30.

‘Rome After Silvio,’ Wall Street Journal (10 November, 2011): 18.

‘Italy’s Absent Opposition,’ Wall Street Journal (19 October 2011): 15.

‘Attractions of Autocracy,’ History Today 61/7 (July 2011): 18-25.

‘The Sins of the Fathers: Italy’s Democratic Deficit,’ History Today 61/3 (March 2011): 3-4.