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Paolo Rossi

Formerly at Lancaster University

Paolo Rossi

PhD supervision

Early modern Italian biography and autobiography.

Treatises on art and architecture

Early modern censorship

Current Teaching

  • ITAL 213: Made in Italy - Italian Design from 1900 to the Present
  • ITAL 217: Renaissance Architecture
  • ITAL 316: Artists and Patrons in the Italian Renaissance

Profile

External bodoes and Career details

Member of the Venetian Seminar group,

Series Editor: Early Modern European History (Manchester University Press). Reader for Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry. Editorial Reader forJournal of the History of Biology. Reader for Brill, Manchester University Press, Routledge, and Longman.

I have acted as external examiner for University of London, Salford University, Manchester Metropolitan University, Swansea University, Cardiff University.

Research Interests

I am currently working on two major projects. The first deals with the career of Benvenuto Cellini, a 16th century Italian goldsmith, sculptor, writer, and courtier. The second examines the scope and effects of censorship on publishing on cultural and scientific matters in the 16th. and 17th. centuries.

Major and most recent publications

David Gentilcore, Healers and Healing in Early Modern Italy , ed. P. L Rossi, Manchester U.P., 1998.

William G. Naphy, Plague and its Spreaders in the Western Alps 1450-1650 , edited by P. L. Rossi, Manchester U.P. 2002.

Paolo L. Rossi, Entries in The Oxford Companion to Italian Literature, ed., P. R. J. Hainsworth, D. Robey, Oxford University Press, 2002, (55 entries)

Paolo L. Rossi, "Benvenuto Cellini and Social Advancement at Court" in Alessandro . Nova, Anna Schreurs, Benvenuto Cellini - Kunst und Kunsttheorie im 16. Jahrhundert, Bohlau, Cologne, 2003, pp. 301-14.

ISBN 3-412-11002-7

Paolo L. Rossi, "Parrem uno, e pur saremo dua": the Genesis and Fate of Benvenuto Cellini's Trattati." in Paolo L. Rossi, Margaret Gallucci, ed., Benvenuto Cellini 1500-1571: Sculptor, Goldsmith, and Writer, Cambridge University Press, 2004, pp. 171-98.

ISBN 0-521-81661-0 (HB)

Paolo L. Rossi, Margaret Gallucci, ed., Benvenuto Cellini 1500-1571: Sculptor, Goldsmith, and Writer, Cambridge University Press, 2004, xvi + 240pp..

ISBN 0-521-81661-0 (HB)

ISBN 0-19-8181332-1

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