Helen & Howard R. Marraro Prize Recipients

The American Historical Association’s Marraro Prize is one of three annual awards for the best book or article on Italy established by Howard R. Marraro (b. 1897), a historian of Italian culture. Marraro made bequests to the American Historical Association, the American Catholic Historical Association, and the Society for Italian Historical Studies to allow each association to award a prize in Italian history in any epoch, in Italian cultural history, or in Italian American relations. All submissions must be the work of resident citizens of the United States or Canada.

2017
Paul Garfinkel, Criminal Law in Liberal and Fascist Italy (Cambridge Univ. Press)

2016
Stefano Dall'Aglio and Donald Weinstein, translator, The Duke’s Assassin: Exile and Death of Lorenzino de’ Medici (Yale Univ. Press)

2015
David Kertzer, The Pope and Mussolini: The Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe (Random House)

2014
Nicholas Terpstra, Cultures of Charity: Women, Politics, and the Reform of Poor Relief in Renaissance Italy (Harvard Univ. Press)

2012
E. Natalie Rothman, Brokering Empire: Trans-Imperial Subjects Between Venice and Istanbul (Cornell Univ. Press)

2011
Michael Ebner, Ordinary Violence in Mussolini's Italy (Cambridge Univ. Press)

2010
Stanislao Pugliese, Bitter Spring: A Life of Ignazio Silone (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

2009
Thomas Kuehn, Heirs, Kin, and Creditors in Renaissance Florence (Cambridge Univ. Press)

2008
Margaret Meserve, Empires of Islam in Renaissance Historical Thought (Harvard Univ. Press)

2007
John Davis, Naples and Napoleon: Southern Italy and the European Revolutions, 1780-1860 (Oxford Univ. Press)

2006
Frank Snowden, The Conquest of Malaria: Italy, 1900-62 (Yale Univ. Press)

2005
Thomas Cohen, Love and Death in Renaissance Italy (Univ. of Chicago Press)

2004
Ronald Musto, Apocalypse in Rome: Cola di Rienzo and the Politics of the New Age (Univ. of California Press)

2003
David Freedberg, Eye of the Lynx: Galileo, His Friends, and the Beginning of Modern Natural History (Univ. of Chicago Press)

2002
Paul Grendler, The Universities of the Italian Renaissance (Johns Hopkins Univ. Press)

2001
Ronald Witt, In the Footsteps of the Ancients: The Origins of Italian Humanism from Lovato to Bruni (Brill)

2000
Anthony Grafton, Cardano's Cosmos: The Worlds and Works of a Renaissance Astrologer (Harvard Univ. Press)

1999
Samuel Baily, Immigrants in the Lands of Promise: Italians in Buenos Aries and New York City, 1870-1914 (Princeton Univ. Press)

1998
Anthony Cardoza, Aristocrats in Bourgeois Italy: The Piedmontese Nobility, 1861-1930 (Cambridge Univ. Press)

1997
Carl Ipsen, Dictating Demography: The Problem of Population in Fascist Italy (Cambridge Univ. Press)

1996
T. C. Price Zimmermann, Paolo Giovio: The Historian and the Crisis of Sixteenth-Century Italy (Princeton Univ. Press)

1995
Margaret King, The Death of the Child Valerio Marcello (Univ. of Chicago Press)

1994
Walter Adamson, Avante-Garde Florence: From Modernism to Fascism (Harvard Univ. Press)

1993
Edward Muir, Jr., Mad Blood Stirring: Vendetta and Factions in Friuli during the Renaissance (Johns Hopkins Univ. Press)

1992
Samuel Edgerton, Jr., The Heritage of Giotto’s Geometry: Art and Science on the Eve of the Scientific Revolution (Cornell Univ. Press)

1991
Antonio Calabria, The Cost of Empire: The Finances of the Kingdom of Naples in the Time of Spanish Rule (Cambridge Univ. Press)

1990
James Miller, From Elite to Mass Politics: Italian Socialism in the Giolittian Era, 1900-14 (Kent State Univ. Press)

1989
Paul Grendler, Schooling in Renaissance Italy: Literacy and Learning, 1300-1600 (Johns Hopkins Univ. Press)

1988
Christopher Wickham, The Mountains and the City: The Tuscan Appenines in the Early Middle Ages (Clarenton Press)

1987
R. Burr Litchfield, Emergence of a Bureaucracy: Florentine Patricians, 1530-1790 (Princeton Univ. Press)

1986
Joan Urban, Moscow and the Italian Communist Party: From Togliatti to Berlinger (Cornell Univ. Press)

1985
Charles Stinger, The Renaissance in Rome (Indiana Univ. Press)

1984
Paul Piccone, Italian Marxism (Univ. of California Press)

1983
John Najemy, Corporatism and Consensus in Florentine Electoral Politics, 1280-1400 (Univ. of North Carolina Press)

1982
Eric Cochrane, Historians and Historiography in the Italian Renaissance (Univ. of Chicago Press)

1981
Richard Goldthwaite, The Building of Renaissance Florence: An Economic and Social History (Johns Hopkins Univ. Press)

1980
Domenico Sella, Crisis and Continuity: The Economy of Spanish Lombardy in the 17th Century (Harvard Univ. Press)

1979
John O'Malley, SJ, Praise and Blame in Renaissance Rome: Rhetoric, Doctrine, and Reform in the Sacred Orators of the Papal Court, c. 1450-1521 (Duke Univ. Press)

1978
Virginia Yans, Family and Community: Italian Immigrants in Buffalo, 1880-1930 (Cornell Univ. Press)

1977
Gene Brucker, The Civic World of Early Renaissance Florence (Princeton Univ. Press)

1976
Richard Webster, Industrial Imperialism in Italy, 1908-15 (Univ. of California Press)

1975
Robert Brentano, Rome Before Avignon: A Social History of Thirteenth Century Rome (Basic Books)

1974
Benjamin Brown, IV, The Complete Works of Sidney Sonnino (Univ. Press of Kansas)

1973
Edward Tannenbaum, The Fascist Experience: Italian Society and Culture, 1922-45 (Basic Books)