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Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies

Victoria University in the University of Toronto

Nicholas Terpstra, Former Associate CRRS Director, Receives Major Book Prize from The Renaissance Society of America

Nicholas TerpstraThe CRRS offers its hearty congratulations to one of our distinguished Faculty members, Professor Nicholas Terpstra, who was Associate Director of the Centre from 2000-2009. Terpstra has just received an award from the Renaissance Society of America for the best book published in the field of Renaissance Studies in 2013.  The Phyllis Goodhart Gordan Book Prize was awarded for Cultures of Charity: Women, Politics, and the Reform of Poor Relief in Renaissance Italy (Harvard University Press; 2013), and was presented at the annual meeting of the RSA in New York in March 2014.

Terpstra’s work on lay charity and the organization of poor relief in early modern Bologna and Florence has broken significant ground in the field, and we are extremely pleased to see his contributions recognized at the highest level.

More information on Cultures of Charity may be found here.

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