2022-07-06T12:15:07+00:00

Giovanni Tarantino, ‘The Sky in Place of The Nile’: Climate, Religious Unrest and Scapegoating in Post-Tridentine Apulia,’ Environment and History, 28:3, (2022), 491-511.

This article investigates how extremely adverse climatic and weather conditions in early modern southern Italy played a part in disrupting social coexistence among groups and individuals of different confessions and beliefs in what until then [...]

2022-07-06T12:04:06+00:00

Rereading Travellers to the East: Shaping Identities and Building the Nation in Post-unification Italy, ed. by Beatrice Falucci, Emanuele Giusti and Davide Trentacoste, (Florence University Press, Florence, 2022)

Rereading Travellers to the East aims to offer a new perspective on travel literature, the question of nation-building and the history of orientalism. The book is available in Open Access here: https://books.fupress.com/catalogue/rereading-travellers-to-the-east/11749    Rereading Travellers [...]

2021-10-15T17:15:12+00:00

The Habsburg Mediterranean, 1500-1800, edited by Stefan Hass and Dorothea McEwan, (Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Vienna, 2021)

This volume presents the Mediterranean as a crucial part of the social and cultural fabric of the early modern Habsburg world. The sea was a stage on which Habsburg history was made and unmade. The [...]

2021-08-04T10:30:13+00:00

Through Your Eyes: Religious Alterity and the Early Modern Western Imagination, edited by Giovanni Tarantino and Paola von Wyss-Giacosa, (Leiden: Brill, 2021)

The focus of Through Your Eyes: Religious Alterity and the Early Modern Western Imagination is the (mostly Western) understanding, representation and self-critical appropriation of the "religious other" between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries. Mutually constitutive processes [...]

2021-07-12T19:26:51+00:00

Giancarlo Casale, Nükhet Varlik and Tunahan Durmaz, ‘Ottoman experiences of epidemics’, Experiencing Epidemics Podcast Series, Episode 7.

What do the travelogue of an eighteenth-century Ottoman ambassador and the reflections of a seventeenth-century dervish from Istanbul have in common? They both provide precious insights into Ottoman experiences of epidemics at home and abroad, [...]

2021-07-01T11:06:41+00:00

Hugo Martins, ‘Between Welfare and Vagrancy: Migrants, Refugees and Travellers between Hamburg and the Mediterranean in the Seventeenth Century’, Ler Historia, 78, 2021.

This article aims to understand how the philanthropic policies of Northern European Sephardic communities affected the lives of Jews in the Mediterranean basin and, conversely, how Jewish mobility to and from the Mediterranean impacted on [...]

2021-07-01T11:07:16+00:00

David Do Paço, ‘Tempo, Scales and Circulations: The Lazarets in Eighteenth-Century Trieste’, Ler Historia, 78, 2021.

This article reinterprets the circulations between the Mediterranean and continental Europe by studying the lazarets in eighteenth-century Trieste and explaining how they entangled and connected complex and autonomous systems for circulating information, knowledge, people and [...]

2021-07-01T11:08:24+00:00

Katrina O’Loughlin, ‘The Pathless Seas: Configuring Displacement in British Romanticism’, Ler Historia, 78, 2021.

This essay considers the  philosophical project of hospitality and friendship in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1818) through the movements of Victor Frankenstein and his “Creature”, tracking their attempts to forge social and emotional bonds in the face [...]