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Abramo Colorni and the Economy of Secrets

Until recently, Abramo Colorni (ca. 1544-99) has been flying largely under the radar of historians, even having eluded detection by the editors of the Encyclopaedia Judaica. Building on the research of…

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A Piedmontese View of History

I was born in Caraglio, Cuneo, in September 1908. There I lived with my family and received private education, studying in part with professors from Cuneo during the time of…

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E le acque si calmarono

Exhibition. October 27-January 27 Florence National Library and Italian National Jewish Heritage Foundation An exquisite exhibition at the National Library of Florence celebrates the return of some of the books…

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The Flood in Florence, 1966

The Flood in Florence, 1966: A Fifty-Year Retrospective, University Library of Michigan Nearly five decades have passed since the Arno River in Florence, Italy, flooded its banks on November 4,…

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Arnaldo Dante Momigliano

Arnaldo Dante Momigliano 1908-1987 Arnaldo Dante Momigliano arrived at Oxford in 1939. In the previous fall he had been dispossessed of his professorship in Roman history at the University of…

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Ariosto and Tasso

Curiosities of Literature It surprises one to find among the literary Italians the merits of Ariosto most keenly disputed: slaves to classical authority, they bend down to the majestic regularity…