Renaissance

Social Distancing During the Black Death

Social Distancing During the Black Death

One of the comforts of studying history is that, no matter how bad things get, you can always find a moment in the past when things were much, much worse. Some commentators on our current crisis have been throwing around comparisons to earlier pandemics, and the Black Death of 1347

James Hankins
James Hankins
Black Death
PODCAST 70: Harvard history professor James Hankins talks about his new book on Renaissance Italy

PODCAST 70: Harvard history professor James Hankins talks about his new book on Renaissance Italy

Harvard Historian James Hankins on what the great Renaissance humanists can teach us about virtue and statecraft. Plus: Why so many get Machiavelli wrong.

Quillette
Quillette
Italy