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Laurie Nussdorfer

William Armstrong Professor of History, Emerita

Professor of Letters, Emerita


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BA Yale University
MA Princeton University
MSC London School of Economics and Political Science
PHD Princeton University

Laurie Nussdorfer

I'm a historian of early modern Rome (1500-1800). My research explores a wide range of topics in political, social, and cultural history from popular politics, print culture, urban space, and legal practices to artists' organizations and male households. My books include Civic Politics in the Rome of Urban VIII (Princton University Press, 1992) and Brokers of Public Trust: Notaries in Early Modern Rome (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009). I am currently exploring masculinity in a predominantly male city, and my forthcoming book on that topic is entitled City of Men: Service and Servants in Baroque Rome

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