Pier Mattia Tommasino is Assistant Professor of Italian at Columbia University. He received his Ph.D. in 2009 at the Scuola Normale Superiore, in Pisa. His first book, L’Alcorano di Macometto: Storia di un libro del Cinquecento europeo, was published in 2013. The English translation was published by the University of Pennsylvania Press in 2018, with the title The Venetian Qur’an: A Renaissance Companion to Islam. He was Francesco De Dombrowski fellow at the Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies (Villa I Tatti, Florence) in 2010–2011 and, currently, he is a member of the School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study (2018–2019). His second book project explores the role of Oriental studies in Florence in the second half of the seventeenth century.
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