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Nicholas Davidson

MA (MA Camb)


Renaissance and Early Modern Italy

The social, cultural and religious history of Renaissance and early-modern Italy; the Inquisition in Venice; currently preparing a general history of Italy from 1500 to 1800.


'Unbelief and Atheism in Italy, 1500-1700'
in M. Hunter and D. Wootton (eds.), Atheism from the Reformation to the Enlightenment (Oxford, 1992)
ISBN: 0198227361

'Theology, Nature & the Law: Sexual Sin & Sexual Crime in Italy from the Fourteenth to the Seventeenth Century'
in T. Dean and K. Lowe (eds.), Crime, Society and the Law in Renaissance Italy (Cambridge, 1993)
ISBN: 0521411025

'Christopher Marlowe and Atheism'
in D. Grantley and P. Roberts (eds.), Christopher Marlowe and English Renaissance Culture (Aldershot, 1996)
ISBN: 1859282601

'"As Much for its Culture as for its Arms": The Cultural Relations of Venice and its Dependent Cities, 1400-1700'
in A. Cowan (ed.), Mediterranean Urban Culture, 1400-1700 (Exeter, 2000)
ISBN: 0859895785

'Toleration in Enlightenment Italy'
in O.P. Grell and R. Porter (eds.), Toleration in Enlightenment Europe (Cambridge, 2000)
ISBN: 0521651964

'Sodomy in early-modern Venice'
in T. Betteridge (ed), Sodomy and deviant sex in early modern Europe (Manchester, 2002), pp65-81
ISBN: 0719061148

'Fuggir la liberta della coscienza: Conscience and the Inquisition in Sixteenth-Century Italy' in H Braun and T Vallance (ed), Contexts of Conscience in Early Modern Europe, 1500-1700 (Basingstoke, 2004) pp. 49-55, 196-8
ISBN: 1403915652

'Poor relief and health care in Southern Europe, 1700-1900: The ideological context' in O P Grell, A C Cunningham and B Roeck (ed), Health Care and Poor Relief in 18th- and 19th-century Southern Europe(Aldershot, 2005), pp34-51
ISBN-10: 0754651568
ISBN-13: 978-0754651567

'"Le plus beau et le plus meschant esprit que ie age cogneu": Science and religion in the writings of Giulio Cesare Vanini, 1585-1619' in I Maclean and J Brooke, Heterodoxy in Early Modern Science and Religion(Oxford, 2005), pp59-79
ISBN-10: 0199268975
ISBN-13: 978-0199268979

'Religious Minorities' in J J Martin (ed) The Renaissance World (London, July 2007), pp555-71

'Sexual Abuse in Renaissance and Early-Modern Italy' in G Rousseau (ed) Sexual Abuse: Adults' Minds and Children's Bodies. Historical Case Studies from the Ancient World to Modernity (London, 2007).

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