Fabrizio Ricciardelli is Director of Kent State University Florence. A native of Florence, he earned his undergraduate degree in Medieval History at the University of Florence and his Ph.D. at the University of Warwick. His main field of study is Italian city-states in the social, economic, political, and cultural landscape of Medieval Europe. His academic experience includes journal articles, conference presentations, and reviews. Ricciardelli has authored and co-authored numerous books on institutional and political history. Some of his publications are: The Politics of Exclusion in Early Renaissance Florence (2007); I luoghi del sacro. Il sacro e la città tra Medioevo ed Età moderna (2008); The Culture of Violence in Renaissance Italy (2012); Umanesimo e università in Toscana: 1400-1600 (2012); Late Medieval and Early Modern Ritual. Studies in Italian Urban Culture (2013); Emotions, Passions, and Power in Renaissance Italy (2015); The Myth of Republicanism in Renaissance Italy (2015); Regional History as Cultural Identity (2017); A Tale of Two Cities: Florence and Rome from the Grand Tour to Study Abroad (2017); A Short History of Florence (2019); The Medici: the Power of a Family (2021).
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