Alexander Lee is a research fellow at the University of Warwick and the University of Luxembourg. A specialist in the history of the Italian Renaissance, he completed his first two degrees at Trinity College, University of Cambridge– where he was a senior scholar and winner of the Earl of Derby Prize for Outstanding Performance in the Tripos Examinations, the James Bowen Prize for the History of Ideas, and the Bowen Prize for History – before proceeding to undertake his doctoral research at the University of Edinburgh. He has previously taught at the Università degli studi di Bergamo in Italy.
Alexander is the author of innumerable studies of the Italian Renaissance. His most recent book, PETRARCH AND ST. AUGUSTINE: Classical Scholarship, Christian Theology, and the Origins of the Renaissance in Italy, is a ground-breaking study of one of the foundational figures in Renaissance history and will be published by Brill in early 2012. In addition to completing a research project on humanism and empire in the fourteenth century, he is currently working on THE UGLY RENAISSANCE, a warts-and-all portrait of this remarkable period of history that challenges fondly-held preconceptions of the Renaissance as an age of culture and beauty.
Alexander has written extensively on historical subjects for History Today and The Daily, and has contributed pieces on Italian culture and society for the Wall Street Journal, the Guardian, the New Statesman, and Dissent. Additionally, he has previously appeared on BBC television and radio, ITV, Central Television, and Sky News.
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