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April 2022

Entre l’Aigle, les Lys et la tiare

By Pubblications

This research focuses on the d’Este cardinals’ diplomatic and religious actions and on their role as mediators between Italy and France. The objective is to uncover the geopolitical foundations of their actions whilst highlighting the different scales thereof. The presence of Ippolito II and Luigi d’Este is studied both in terms of their material presence and their participation in the political stakes of the time. Finally, by examining their modus operandi on the international scene, this study argues that a Catholic identity is emerging which is not heterodox for which crossing the mountains leads to readjustments in manners of expressing and representing the Catholic faith.

Jean Sénié

Entre l’Aigle, les Lys et la tiare

Firenze University Press, Firenze 2021

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Os Judeus Portugueses de Hamburgo

By Pubblications

The present book investigates the social and religious history of the Portuguese-Jewish community of Hamburg during what may have been the most important period of its history – the second half of the seventeenth century. The political and economic rise of this small but influential community of New Christian bankers and merchants is analysed against the backdrop of its institutional dynamics, in an overall perspective never before conceived. The political, religious, economic, legal, charitable and disciplinary history of the community is thus explored through the analysis of the protocol books of the Portuguese Nation of Hamburg, written between 1652 and 1682. This is the intimate and fascinating journey of their everyday lives, hopes and challenges, as brought to us by their leaders.

Hugo Martins

Os Judeus Portugueses de Hamburgo

Firenze University Press, Firenze 2021

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Religious Relations, Conflicts and Mobilities from Middle Ages to the Contemporary Era

By Conferences

Matteo Binasco, Laura Fenelli and Maria Chiara Rioli, former scholarship owners of our Institute, will organize during the months of April and May 2022 a first series of online launches entitled ‘Religious relations, conflicts and mobilities from Middle Ages to the Contemporary Era’. The recent books by Paolo Cozzo, Lucia Ceci and Stefano Villani will be launched and discussed. Download here the program for more details.

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