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Lauro Martines

Born: 22-Nov-1927
Birthplace: Chicago, IL

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Historian

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Social World of the Florentine Humanists

Military service: US Army (1945-47)

Wife: Ruth E. Wray (m. 1950, div. 1954)
Wife: Julia O'Faolain (novelist, m. 1957, one son)
Son: Lucien Christopher

    University: AB, Drake University (1950)
    University: PhD, Harvard University (1960)
    Assistant Professor: History, Reed College (1958-62)
    Professor: European History, University of California at Los Angeles (1966-92)

    American Historical Association
    Mediaeval Academy of America
    Renaissance Society of America
    Guggenheim Fellowship 1964

Author of books:
The Social World of the Florentine Humanists, 1390-1460 (1963, history)
Lawyers and Statecraft in Renaissance Florence (1968, history)
Society and History in English Renaissance Verse (1985, criticism)
Power and Imagination: City-States in Renaissance Italy (1989, history)
Italian Renaissance Sextet: Six Tales in Historical Context (1994, collection)
Strong Words: Writing and Social Strain in the Italian Renaissance (2001, history)
April Blood: Florence and the Plot Against the Medici (2003, history)
Loredana: A Venetian Tale (2005, novel)
Fire in the City: Savonarola and the Struggle for Renaissance Florence (2006, biography)
Furies: War in Europe, 1450-1700 (2013, history)


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