Giorgio Lizzul

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BSc, MA, PhD
Research Fellow

Giorgio Lizzul holds a PhD in History from King’s College London, an MA in the History of Political Thought and Intellectual History from UCL and Queen Mary, and a BSc in Government and Economics from the LSE. He has been a research fellow at I Tatti, the Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies (2020–21) and a fellow on the ERC project “Aristotle in the Italian Vernacular” at the Department of Italian Studies, University of Warwick, as well as a Teaching Fellow in Medieval European History at King’s College London.  

Giorgio’s research concerns the intersection of economic, political and ethical thought with the financial institutions of medieval and Early Modern Italy. Currently he is reworking his thesis into a monograph Debt and the Republic: Economic Thought and Public Debt in Italy 1300–1550. His latest research article ‘Liberality as a Fiscal Problem in Medieval and Renaissance Thought: A Genealogy from Aristotle’s Tyrant to Machiavelli’s Prince’ is forthcoming in The Journal of the History of Ideas. At the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute, he will be researching Venetian humanists’ discussion of public finance in the fifteenth century. In particular, he will focus on the statesman Domenico Morosini (1417–1509) and his De bene instituta re publica. The project will place Morosini in the context of debates over reforming the Republic’s fiscal system. Besides this research, he is co-editing alongside Gábor Almási a volume on rethinking the work ethic in Early Modern Europe for Palgrave Macmillan.