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Dr Monica Azzolini

MPhil, PhD

Senior Lecturer; Early Modern European History

 

Publications

Books

Monica Azzolini, The Duke and the Stars: Astrology and Politics in Renaissance Milan (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2013).

Italian Renaissance Diplomacy. Texts in Translation, ed. by M. Azzolini and I. Lazzarini, Durham Mediaeval and Renaissance Texts (Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, 2017).

Journal Articles

Monica Azzolini, "Refining the Astrologer's Art: Astrological Diagrams in Bodleian MS Canon.Misc. 24 and Cardano's 'Libelli Quinque' (1547)",  Journal for the History of Astronomy 42(1) (2011): 1-25.

Monica Azzolini,  "The Political Uses of Astrology: Predicting the Illness and Death of Princes, Kings and Popes in the Italian Renaissance",  Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 41(2) (2010): 135-145 (13,000 words).

Monica Azzolini, "The Politics of Prognostication: Astrology, Political Conspiracy and Murder in Fifteenth-Century Italy", History of Universities 23(2) (2009): 6-34.

Monica Azzolini, "Annius of Viterbo Astrologer: Predicting the Death of Ferrante of Aragon, King of Naples", Bruniana & Campanelliana XIV /2 (2008): 575-588.

Monica Azzolini, "In Praise of Art: Text and Context of Leonardo's Paragone and Its Critique of the Arts and Sciences", Renaissance Studies 19 (4) (2005): 487 - 510.

Monica Azzolini, "Anatomy of a Dispute: Leonardo, Pacioli, and Scientific Entertainment in Renaissance Milan", Early Science and Medicine 9(2) (2004): 115 -135.

Book Chapters

Monica Azzolini and Adam Mosley, "Astronomy and Astrology" in Philip Ford, Jan Bloemendal and Charles Fantazzi eds., Brill's Encyclopaedia of the Neo-Latin World (Leiden - Boston: Brill, forthcoming 2014). The Renaissance Society of America Texts and Studies Series.

Monica Azzolini, “L’insegnamento dell’astrologia e dell’astronomia” in Dario Mantovani et al, eds. Almum Studium Papiense. Storia dell’Università di Pavia, vol. 1, t. 1 (Milan: Cisalpino Editore, 2013), 562-568.

Monica Azzolini,“Consiglieri celesti: astrologi e politica nel Rinascimento Italiano” in Astrologia e divinazione nel Rinascimento, ed. Germana Ernst (Rome: Carocci, 2012), 189-204.

Monica Azzolini, "Exploring Generation: A Context to Leonardo's Anatomies of the Female and Male Bodies" in Alessandro Nova and Domenico Laurenza, eds, Leonardo da Vinci's Anatomical World: Language, Context and "Disegno" (Venice: Marsilio Editore, 2011), 79-97.

Monica Azzolini, '"Leonardo da Vinci's Anatomical Studies in Milan: A Re-examination of Sites and Sources"' in Jean A Givens, Karen M Reeds and Alan Touwaide, eds, Visualizing Medieval Medicine and Natural History, 1200-1550 (Ashgate, 2006), 147 - 176.

Monica Azzolini, '"Reading Health in the Stars: Politics and Astrology in Renaissance Milan" in Gunther Oestmann, H Darrel Rutkin, Kocku von Stuckrad, eds, Horoscopes and Public Spheres (Walter de Gruyter, 2005), 183-205.