Published June 14, 2022

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Maria Pia Casalena, Gibbon all’italiana: The Italian Restoration Edition of The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

Davide Trentacoste, The Marzocco and the Shir o Khorshid: The Origin and Decline of Medici Persian Diplomacy (1599–1721)

Jacobus Adriaan Du Pisani and Kim Kwang-Su, Precolonial African Historiography as a Multidisciplinary Project: The Case of the Bahurutshe of the Marico


Emotion, Diplomacy and Gift Exchanging Practices in the Ottoman Context

Ed. by Rosita D’Amora

Rosita D’Amora, Introduction

Hedda Reindl-Kiel, Ottoman Messages in Kind: Emotions and Diplomatic Gifts

Michał Wasiucionek, On Gifts and Friendship: Polish-Lithuanian Ambassadors and Gift Exchanges in Istanbul and Iași

Rosita D’Amora, Gift Exchanging Practices between the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies and the Ottoman Empire: ‘Cose Turche’ and Strange Animals


Historians and Their Craft

Interview with Joan-Pau Rubiés

Giulia Iannuzzi


Teodoro Tagliaferri, Eric J. E. Hobsbawm: The Last of the Universal Historians?


Research in Progress                              

Francesco Borghesi, Yixu Lü, Daniel Canaris, And Thierry Meynard,  Transforming the East: A New Research Project in Australia


Bibliographical Essays                                    

Cecilia Palombo, Islamic Institutions and Trade Networks: Responses to the ‘Long-Divergence’ Debate from Early Islamic Historians


Book Reviews

Shahab Ahmed, What is Islam? The Importance of Being Islamic, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2015

Nabeelah Jaffer

Thomas Bauer, A Culture of Ambiguity: An Alternative History of Islam, trans. Hin-rich Biesterfeldt and Tricia Tunstall, New York: Columbia University Press, 2021

Gottfried Hagen                            

Fozia Bora, Writing History in the Medieval Islamic World: The Value of Chronicles as Archives, London: I.B. Tauris, 2019

Mustafa Banister

Lodovica Braida, L’autore assente: L’anonimato nell’editoria italiana del Settecento, Rome: Laterza, 2019

Ann Thomson

Orietta da Rold, Paper in Medieval England: From Pulp to Fictions, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020

José María Pérez Fernández

Alberto Frigo, ed., Inexcusabiles: Salvation and the Virtues of the Pagans in the Early Modern Period, Cham: Springer, 2020

Giacomo Mariani

Marcia Kupfer, Adam Cohen, and J. H. Chajes, eds, The Visualization of Knowledge in Medieval and Early Modern Europe, Turnhout: Brepols publisher, 2020

Angelo Cattaneo                                        

José María Pérez Fernández, Edward Wilson-Lee, Hernando Colón New World of Books: Toward a Cartography of Knowledge, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2021

Renato Pasta



Historians and Their Craft


Francesco Borghesi, Yixu Lü, Daniel Canaris, Thierry Meynard
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