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Mark Jurdjevic
Michael Martoccio

Martoccio on Jurdjevic, 'A Great and Wretched City: Promise and Failure in Machiavelli's Florentine Political Thought'

Mark Jurdjevic. A Great and Wretched City: Promise and Failure in Machiavelli's Florentine Political Thought. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2014. 312 pp. $54.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-72546-1.

Reviewed by Michael Martoccio
Published on H-Italy (May, 2017)
Commissioned by Jeanette M. Fregulia

Machiavelli, Activist

CfP: Space and Experience: Mapping and Movement in the Global Renaissance (Renaissance Studies Association, New Orleans, 2018)

Spatial analysis has yielded new ways to engage with historical information and revealed previously hidden patterns, trends and understandings. From small-scale network representations and large scale mapping projects to a wealth of important articles and monographs, considerable new insight has been gained into processes of movement, spatial representation, migration, experience, and the dynamics of the early modern period.

Call for Proposals, Sixteenth Century Studies Conference (October 26-27, 2017, in Milwaukee, WI)


The Sixteenth Century Society and Conference (SCSC) is now accepting proposals for individual presentation submissions and complete panels for its 2017 annual conference. In this year, celebrating the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther's "Ninety-Five Theses," the SCSC will meet in Milwaukee, a city with a proud German and Lutheran heritage.  As always, we will accept papers on any topic within the "long sixteenth century," not just those on Germany, or Lutheran subjects.