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Ronald G. Musto 


Ronald G. Musto
ACLS Humanities E-Book

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Ronald G. Musto holds a Ph.D. in History from Columbia University and specializes in the Italian Trecento. He has served as an adjunct professor at Columbia, N.Y.U. and Duke universities. He has held American Academy in Rome, NEH and Mellon Foundation fellowships and published seven books and various articles, including Apocalypse in Rome: Cola di Rienzo and the Politics of the New Age (AHA Marraro Prize, 2004); and Renaissance Society and Culture (ed., with John Monfasani). He has worked in the book trade since 1967 and in 1985 with Eileen Gardiner he cofounded Italica Press, where he has developed numerous print and electronic projects. With Gardiner he co-authored “The Electronic Book” in The Oxford Companion to the Book (2010) and with her is co-author of The Digital Humanities: A Primer for Scholars and Students, to be published by Cambridge University Press. He is editor of Peacedocs.com, general editor of the five-volume Documentary History of Naples, and co-author of Medieval Naples, 400-1400. His forthcoming contributions include “Introduction: Naples in Myth and History,” in Marcia B. Hall, Artistic Centers of the Italian Renaissance: Naples (New York: Cambridge University Press); and “Cola di Rienzo,” “Rome,” and “Naples” in Oxford Bibliographies Online: Renaissance and Reformation, ed. Margaret King (New York: Oxford University Press). He is working on two books: one on Giovanna I of Naples, and one on Trecento historians in the Italian South. With Eileen Gardiner, he has been co-director of ACLS Humanities E-Book since 1999.