Edward L. Goldberg F'06, F'90

Edward L. Goldberg
Senior Fellow
The Medici Archive Project

ACLS Fellowship Program 2006
Senior Fellow
The Medici Archive Project
Between Court and Ghetto in Early Seventeenth-Century Florence: A Critical Edition of Letters from Benedetto Blanis to Don Giovanni dei Medici

In the Archive of the Medici Grand Dukes of Tuscany in Florence, Italy, there is a remarkable series of approximately 200 letters from Benedetto Blanis to Don Giovanni dei Medici, running from June 20, 1615 until October 23, 1620. Though these letters remain unknown to scholars, they offer crucial new insights into social history, cultural history, economic history, legal history, history of science and Jewish history in Early Modern Europe. This project may yield a full critical edition of this documentary material, bringing it into the mainstream of current scholarship.

ACLS Fellowship Program 1990
Independent Scholar
Cultural relations between Tuscany and Spain in the late 16th and early 17th centuries