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Publications

In progress

Currently I am completing a series of studies on the University of Bologna in the Renaissance and translating into English (for Harvard's I Tatti Renaissance Library) the Letters of Giovanni Pico della Mirandola. I am also leading the Warwick part of an ERC project on vernacular Aristotelianism, for which I am preparing various publications.

Monographs

1. Aristotle’s ‘Ethics’ in the Italian Renaissance (ca. 1300–1650): The Universities and the Problem of Moral Education (Leiden: E.J. Brill, 2002; Education and Society in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, 13), 614 pp.

2. Humanism and Learning in Renaissance Italy: Arts and Medicine in the University of Bologna. In preparation.

Edited volumes

1. (ed.) Science and the Universities of Early Modern Europe: Teaching, Specialization, Professionalization, ed. by David A. Lines, special issue of Early Science and Medicine, 6.4 (Winter 2001), 92 pp.

2. (ed.) Eustratius, Aspasius, Michael Ephesius et al., Aristotelis Ethicorum Moralium Nicomachiorum libri X una cum ... graecorum explanationibus, Latin translation by Johannes Bernardus Felicianus; facsimile of the Paris 1543, ed. by David A. Lines, 2 vols. (Stuttgart: Frommann-Holzboog, 2006; Commentaria in Aristotelem Graeca: Versiones latinae temporis resuscitarum litterarum, vol. 11), 510 pp.

3. (co-ed.) Rethinking Virtue, Reforming Society: New Directions in Renaissance Ethics, c. 1350–c. 1650, ed. by David A. Lines and Sabrina Ebbersmeyer (Turnout: Brepols, 2013; series Cursor Mundi, 3), 351 pp.

4. (co-ed.) ‘Aristotele fatto volgare’: Tradizione aristotelica e cultura volgare nel Rinascimento, ed. by David A. Lines and Eugenio Refini (Pisa: ETS, 2014 [but 2015]), 345 pp.

5. (co-ed.) Forms of Conflict and Rivalries in Renaissance Europe, ed. by David A. Lines, Marc Laureys, and Jill Kraye (Göttingen–Bonn: V&R unipress and Bonn University Press, 2015; Super Alta Perennis, 17), 281 pp.

Electronic publications

1. Teachers of Arts and Medicine in the Italian Universities, c. 1350–1650 (1st release, Fall 2001; 2nd release, August 2002). A database that will eventually list all the known university teachers of Arts and Medicine in the Italian Renaissance, with information on careers, mobility, salaries, and subjects taught

2. Eugenio Refini, with the collaboration of David A. Lines, Simon Gilson and Jill Kraye: Vernacular Aristotelianism in Renaissance Italy: A Database of Works (first published 1 May 2012 at http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/ren/projects/vernaculararistotelianism/database )

Articles

1. ‘The Importance of Being Good: Moral Philosophy in the Italian Universities, 1300–1600’, Rinascimento, II s., 36 (1996), 139–93.

2. ‘Faciliter Edoceri: Niccolò Tignosi and the Audience of Aristotle’s Ethics in Fifteenth-Century Florence’, Studi medievali, III s., 40.1 (June 1999), 139–68.

3. ‘The Commentary Literature on Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics in Early Renaissance Italy: Preliminary Considerations’, Traditio, 54 (1999), 245–82.

4. ‘Natural Philosophy in Renaissance Italy: The University of Bologna and the Beginnings of Specialization’ in Science and Universities of Early Modern Europe: Teaching, Specialization, Professionalization, special issue of Early Science and Medicine, 6.4 (Winter 2001), 267–323.

5. ‘Moral Philosophy in the Universities of Medieval and Renaissance Europe’, History of Universities, 20.1 (2005), 38–80.

6. ‘Calendari del Seicento per l’Università “La Sapienza”: una integrazione dall’Archivio Segreto Vaticano’, in Annali di storia delle università italiane, 9 (2005), 233–246.

7. ‘Natural Philosophy and Mathematics in Sixteenth-Century Bologna’, Science and Education, 15 (2006), 131–50.

8. ‘Pagan and Christian Ethics: Girolamo Savonarola and Ludovico Valenza on Moral Philosophy’, Documenti e studi della tradizione filosofica medievale, 17 (2006), 427–444.

9. ‘Reorganizing the Curriculum: Teaching and Learning in the University of Bologna, c. 1560–c. 1590’, History of Universities, 26.2 (2012), 1–59.

10. ’Rethinking Renaissance Aristotelianism: Bernardo Segni’s Ethica, the Florentine Academy, and the Vernacular’, Renaissance Quarterly, 66.3 (Fall 2013), 824–65.

11. ‘Papal Power and University Control in Early Modern Italy: Bologna and Gregory XIII’, The Sixteenth Century Journal, 44.3 (Fall 2013), 663–82.

12. Caroline Duroselle-Melish and David A. Lines, ‘The Library of Ulisse Aldrovandi († 1605): Acquiring and Organizing Books in Sixteenth-Century Bologna’, The Library: The Transactions of the Bibliographical Society, 7th Series, 16.2 (June 2015), 133–161 (signaled as ‘Editor’s Choice’). DOI: 10.1093/library/16.2.133.

13. ‘Beyond Latin in Renaissance Philosophy: A Plea for New Critical Perspectives’, Intellectual History Review, 25.4 (December 2015), 373–389 (online on 24 July 2015). DOI: 10.1080/17496977.2015.1031579

Chapters in books

1. ‘Ethics as Philology: A Developing Approach to Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics in Florentine Humanism’, in Renaissance Readings of the ‘Corpus Aristotelicum’, ed. by Marianne Pade (Copenhagen: Museum Tusculanum, 2001), pp. 27–42.

2. ‘University Natural Philosophy in Renaissance Italy: The Decline of Aristotelianism?’ in The Dynamics of Aristotelian Natural Philosophy, ed. by C. Leijenhorst, C. Lüthy, and J.M.M.H. Thijssen, Medieval and Early Modern Science, V (Leiden: E.J. Brill, 2002), pp. 323–342.

3. ‘Il metodo dell’etica nella scuola padovana e la sua ricezione nei paesi d’oltralpe: M. Piccart e B. Keckermann’ in La presenza dell’aristotelismo padovano nella filosofia della prima modernità, ed. by G. Piaia (Padua: Antenore, 2002), pp. 319–48.

4. ‘Sources and Authorities for Moral Philosophy in the Italian Renaissance: Thomas Aquinas and Jean Buridan on Aristotle’s Ethics’, in Moral Philosophy on the Threshold of Modernity, ed. by Jill Kraye and Risto Saarinen (Dordrecht: Springer, 2005), pp. 7–29.

5. ‘Giovanni Bernardo Feliciano and the Edition of “Eustratius”’, in Eustratius, Aspasius, Michael Ephesius et al., Aristotelis Ethicorum Moralium Nicomachiorum libri X una cum ... graecorum explanationibus, Latin translation by Johannes Bernardus Felicianus; facsimile of the Paris 1543 ed., 2 vols. (Stuttgart: Frommann-Holzboog, 2006; Commentaria in Aristotelem Graeca: Versiones latinae temporis resuscitarum litterarum, vol. 11), I, V–XV.

6. ‘Humanism and the Italian Universities’, in Humanism and Creativity in the Italian Renaissance: Essays in Honor of Ronald G. Witt, ed. by Chrisopher S. Celenza and Kenneth Gouwens (Leiden: E.J. Brill, 2006), pp. 323–42.

7. ‘Theodor Zwinger’s Vision of Ethics: Three Unpublished Writings’, in Ethik—Wissenschaft oder Lebenskunst? Modelle der Normenbegründung von der Antike bis zur Frühen Neuzeit, ed. by Sabrina Ebbersmeyer and Eckhard Kessler (Berlin: LIT, 2007), pp. 243–65.

8. ‘I classici nell’università umanistica: la scuola filosofica’, in I classici e l’università umanistica. Atti del Convegno di Pavia, 22–24 novembre 2001, ed. by Luciano Gargan and Maria Pia Mussini Sacchi (Messina: Centro Interdipartimentale di Studi Umanistici, 2007), pp. 71–88.

9. ‘Humanistic and Scholastic Ethics’, in The Cambridge Companion to Renaissance Philosophy, ed. by James Hankins (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007), pp. 304–318.

10. ‘Lefèvre and French Aristotelianism on the Eve of the Sixteenth Century’, in Der Aristotelismus in der Frühen Neuzeit nach dem Fall von Konstantinopel—Kontinuität oder Wiederaneignung?, ed. by Andreas Speer and Günter Frank (Wolfenbüttler Forschungen, 2007), pp. 273¬–289.

11. ‘Leon Battista Alberti e lo Studio di Bologna negli anni Venti’ in La vita e il mondo di Leon Battista Alberti, atti dei convegni internazionali del Comitato Nazionale VI centenario della nascita di Leon Battista Alberti (Genova, 19–21 Febbraio 2004), ed. by M. Aguzzoli, E. Calandra, F. Cerchiari, V. Ghizzi, 2 vols (Florence: Leo S. Olschki, 2008), II, 377–95.

12. ‘Teaching Physics in Louvain and Bologna: Frans Titelmans and Ulisse Aldrovandi’, in Scholarly Knowledge: Textbooks in Early Modern Europe, ed. by Emidio Campi, Simone De Angelis, Anja-Silvia Goeing, and Anthony T. Grafton (Geneva: Droz, 2008), pp. 183–203.

13. ‘The University of the Artists in Bologna, 1586–1713’, in Galileo e la scuola galileana nelle Università del Seicento, ed. by Luigi Pepe (Bologna: CLUEB, 2011), pp. 141–153.

14. ‘Aristotle’s Ethics in the Renaissance’, in The Reception of Aristotle’s ‘Ethics’, ed. by Jon Miller (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012), pp. 171–93.

15. ‘Gabriele Paleotti and an Unstudied 1583 Dossier on the University of Bologna’, in Bologna—Cultural Crossroads from the Medieval to the Baroque: Recent Anglo-American Scholarship, ed. by Gian Mario Anselmi, Angela De Benedictis, and Nicholas Terpstra (Bologna: Bononia University Press, 2013), pp. 57–69.

16. ‘Introduction’ in Rethinking Virtue, Reforming Society: New Directions in Renaissance Ethics, c. 1350–c. 1650, ed. by David A. Lines and Sabrina Ebbersmeyer (Turnhout: Brepols, 2013), pp. 1–26.

17. ‘Sources: The Expanding Canon’, co-authored with Jill Kraye, in Rethinking Virtue, Reforming Society: New Directions in Renaissance Ethics, c. 1350–c. 1650, ed. by David A. Lines and Sabrina Ebbersmeyer (Turnhout: Brepols, 2013), pp. 29–56.

18. ‘From Schools to Courts: The Contexts of Renaissance Ethics’, in Rethinking Virtue, Reforming Society: New Directions in Renaissance Ethics, c. 1350–c. 1650, ed. by David A. Lines and Sabrina Ebbersmeyer (Turnhout: Brepols, 2013), pp. 57–79.

19. ‘La biblioteca di Ulisse Aldrovandi in Palazzo Pubblico: Un inventario seicentesco’, in Biblioteche filosofiche private. Strumenti e prospettive di ricerca, ed. by Renzo Ragghianti and Alessandro Savorelli (Pisa: Edizioni della Normale, 2014), pp. 113–132.

20. (with Marc Laureys and Jill Kraye) ‘Foreward’ to Forms of Conflict and Rivalries in Renaissance Europe, ed. by David A. Lines, Marc Laureys, and Jill Kraye (Göttingen–Bonn: V&R unipress and Bonn University Press, 2015; Super Alta Perennis, 17), pp. 6–11.

21. ‘Introduzione’, in ‘Aristotele fatto volgare’. Tradizione aristotelica e cultura volgare nel Rinascimento, ed. by David A. Lines and Eugenio Refini (Pisa: ETS, 2014 [but 2015]), pp. 1–10.

22. ‘Latin and the Vernacular in Francesco Piccolomini’s Moral Philosophy’, in ‘Aristotele fatto volgare’. Tradizione aristotelica e cultura volgare nel Rinascimento, ed. by David A. Lines and Eugenio Refini (Pisa: ETS, 2014 [but 2015]), pp. 169–199.

23. ‘A Library for Teaching and Study: Ulisse Aldrovandi’s Aristotelian Texts’, in Les labyrinthes de l’esprit, ed. by Rosanna Gorris and Alexandre Vanautgaerden (Geneva: Droz, 2015; Travaux d’Humanisme et Renaissance, no. 551), pp. 303-379.

24. ‘A Papal Legate’s Relatione and the Bolognese Studio around 1611’, in Università e formazione dei ceti dirigenti. Per Gian Paolo Brizzi, pellegrino dei saperi, ed. by Giancarlo Angelozzi, Maria Teresa Guerrini, Giuseppe Olmi (Bologna: Bononia University Press, 2015), pp. 237-245.

Book chapters in press

25. ‘Ethics, Politics and History in Bernardo Segni (1504–1558): Machiavellianism and Anti-Medicean Sentiment’. For proceedings of Münster conference on Aristoteles Ethik und Politik in der Frühen Neuzeit (forthcoming), 13,700 words.

26. ‘The University and the City: Cultural Production’, in A Companion to Medieval and Renaissance Bologna, ed. by Sarah Blanshei (Leiden: Brill, 2016/2017), 15,000 words.

Other publications

1.–3. ‘Alexander de Trebovia’, ‘Andreas de Schärding’, ‘Andreas Wall’, signed articles in Compendium Auctorum Latinorum Medii Aevii , ed. M. Lapidge, vol. I.2 (2000), p. 176; I.3 (2001), pp. 256, 258 (Turnhout: Brepols).

4. Selections from and introductions to works of Confucius, Lao-Tzu, Hippocrates, Aristotle, Cicero, Machiavelli and others in Penguin Custom Editions: The Western World, gen. ed. Mark Kishlansky (Penguin, Pearson Custom Publishing, 2002).