Lucia Felici

Lucia Felici is a professor of Modern History at the University of Florence. His research area is the cultural and religious history of sixteenth-century Europe. The main themes are represented by the history of tolerance and religious non-conformism in Europe, a theme to which he has dedicated several contributions such as Prophecies of reform and ideas of religious harmony. Visions and hopes of the Piedmontese exile Giovanni Leonardo Sartori (Olschki 2009); Giovanni Calvino and Italy (Claudiana 2010). Some of his studies have investigated the Protestant Reformation on a large scale, such as the radical reform in 16th-century Europe (with Mario Biagioni, Laterza 2012), Rethinking the Protestant Reform. New Perspectives of Italian Studies (edited by, Claudiana 2015); The Protestant reform in sixteenth-century Europe (Carocci 2016). Felici’s constant interest was that of erasmism and the circulation of men and ideas, through the study of cultural and welfare institutions, and travel practices. He dedicated a recent work to the prince of the humanists, Senza frontiere. Erasmus’s Europe (1538-1600) (Carocci 2021), while recently his interests have also turned to the birth of a new cultural approach to Islam in sixteenth-century Europe.