H-France Salon has published a series of tributes in
honor of Natalie Zemon
Davis, acclaimed early modern historian and former Member
(1978) in the School of Social Science, on the occasion of her
ninetieth birthday. The tributes were originally...
“I do not believe I have ever read a nonfiction book, let alone
a history book, that reads part history, part mystery.
Yet, Francesca Trivellato pulls it off magnificently in her highly
learned book, The Promise and Peril of Credit.”
"What these [medieval] moral theologians were grappling with is
something with which we are still grappling in many ways, that is,
how to support the expansion of market forces, including financial
instruments that have the potential of benefiting...
"Against the general tendency to diminish the relevance of the
humanities, and history in particular, I wanted to reaffirm the
value of academic research, even the seemingly most abstruse
research, to understand some long-term dynamics of modern...
Francesca Trivellato, one of the foremost historians of
economic, social, and cultural history of the early modern period,
has been appointed to the Faculty of the School of Historical
Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study, effective July