David Herlihy Biography

David Herlihy recieved his PhD from Yale in 1956, and was a professor Brown University at the time of his presidency. He passed away a month after delivering this address. His most important publications include Pisa in the Early Renaissance: A Study of Urban Growth (1958), Medieval and Renaissance Pistoia: The Social History of an Italian Town (1967), Medieval Households (1985)


Pisa in the early Renaissance; a study of urban growth. New Haven, Yale University Press, 1958.

Medieval and Renaissance Pistoia; the social history of an Italian town, 1200 1430. New Haven; Yale University Press, 1967.

Medieval culture and society. New York: Walker, 1968.

Economy, society, and government in medieval Italy; essays in memory of Robert L. Reynolds, edited by David Herlihy, Robert S. Lopez and Vsevolod Slessarev. Kent: Kent State University Press, 1969.

The history of feudalism. New York: Walker, 1971, 1970; Reprint, Amherst, N.Y.: Humanity Books, 1998.

One thousand years; Western Europe in the Middle Ages. Edited by Richard L. DeMolen. Essays by David Herlihy and others. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1974.

The Medieval city, edited by Harry A. Miskimin, David Herlihy, A. L. Udovitch. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1977.

The social history of Italy and Western Europe, 700-1500, by David Herlihy. London: Variorum Reprints, 1978.

Cities and society in Medieval Italy, by David Herlihy. London: Variorum Reprints, 1980.

Tuscans and their families: a study of the Florentine catasto of 1427, by David Herlihy and Christiane Klapisch-Zuber. Toscans et leurs familles. English New Haven: Yale University Press, 1985.

Medieval households, by David Herlihy. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1985.

Opera muliebria: women and work in medieval Europe, by David Herlihy. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1990.

Portraits of Medieval and Renaissance living: essays in memory of David Herlihy, edited by Samuel K. Cohn, Jr., Steven A. Epstein. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1996.

The black death and the transformation of the west, by David Herlihy; edited and with an introduction by Samuel K. Cohn, Jr. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1997.