Thomas James Dandelet



BA, History, St. John's University, Minnesota, 1982
MDiv, Church History, Princeton Theological, Princeton, NJ, 1988
PhD, History, University of California, Berkeley, 1995

Research Interests

Early Modern Europe

  • Spanish Empire
  • Italy
  • Mediterranean
  • Social
  • Cultural
  • Political

Professional Experience

University of California, Berkeley, Professor (2015-present)
University of California, Berkeley, Associate Professor (2001-2015)
Princeton University, Assistant Professor of History (1997-2000)
Bard College, Assistant Professor of History (1995-97)

Awards & Prizes

Guggenheim Fellowship, 2007-2008.
Roland Bainton Prize, best new book in history, Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, 2002. 
American Academy in Rome, Rome Prize, 1999-2000.
National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, 1998.
Spanish Ministry of Culture Fellowship, Fall, 1997.
Mellon Fellowship, 1994-95.
Fulbright Fellowship, 1992-93.

Representative Publications

"Imagining Marcus Aurelius in the Renaissance: Forgery, Fiction and History in the Creation of the Imperial Ideal," in For the Sake of Learning, edited by Ann Blair and Anja-Silvia Goeing (Leiden: Brill, 2016).

"Imperial Anxiety, the Roman Mirror, and the Neapolitan Academy of the Duke of Medinaceli," in Representing Rivalry in the Early Modern Mediterranean, edited by Barbara Fuchs and Emily Weissbourd (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2015).

"The Renaissance of Empire in Early Modern Europe" by Thomas James Dandelet The Renaissance of Empire in Early Modern Europe, (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press) 2014.

“Gregory XIII and Political Pragmatism in the Age of the Pax Hispanica” in Memoirs of the American Academy in Rome, (Rome, 2009).

"Searching for the New Constantine: Early Modern Rome as a Spanish Imperial City," in Embodiments of Power, ed. Gary Cohen (New York, 2008)

“Financing New St. Peter’s, 1506-1700,” in Sankt Peter’s Von Romeditors, Georg Satzinger and Sebastian Schutze (Bonn, 2008).

“The Ties that Bind: The Colonna and the Spanish Empire in the 17th Century,” in Roma Española (Madrid, 2007).

“The Imperial Renaissance”, in The Renaissance World edited by John Jeffries Martin (Routledge, 2007).

“Creating a Protestant Constantine: Martin Bucer’s De Regno Christi and the Foundations of English Imperial Political Theology”, in Politics and Reformations: Communities, Polities, Nations, and Empires Essays in Honor of Thomas A. Brady, Jr., Edited by Christopher Ocker, Michael Printy, Peter Starenko, and Peter Wallace (Brill, 2007)

"Paying for the New St. Peter's: Contributions to the Construction of the New Basilica from Spanish Lands, 1506-1620," in Spain in Italy, 1500-1700, Brill, 2007.

"Between Empires: Spanish Sicily and the Contest for the Central Mediterranean in the Late Sixteenth Century," in Espagna e l'oriente islamico, Istanbul, 2007.

"Spain in Italy" by Thomas James Dandelet Spain in Italy, Politics, Society, and Religion 1500-1700, Edited by Thomas Dandelet and John Marino, Brill: 2006.

"Between Courts: The Colonna Agents in Italy and Iberia, 1555-1600," in Your Humble Servant. Agents in Early Modern Europe, 1500-1800, Edited by Marike Keblusek, Badeloch Noldus and Hans Cools, in cooperation with the Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome. Hilversum: Verloren, 2006.

"Rome, 1592: An Introduction to A Newly Discovered Parish Census," in Memoirs of the American Academy in Rome, 2006.

"The Spanish Economic Foundations of Renaissance and Baroque Rome," in Beyond Florence: Rethinking Medieval and Early Modern Italy, (Stanford, Stanford University Press), 2003.

Spanish translation of "Spanish Rome", La Roma Espańola, 1500-1700, (Barcelona, Editorial Critica), 2002.

"Politics and the State System after the Habsburg-Valois Wars," in Early Modern Italy (Oxford, Oxford University Press), 2002.

"Spanish Rome" by Thomas James Dandelet Spanish Rome, 1500-1700, (New Haven: Yale University Press), 2001.

Spanish Rome, 1500-1700, (New Haven: Yale University Press), 2001.

"Celestial Heroes and the Splendor of Iberia: Spanish Saint Making in Early Modern Rome," in Il santo e la cittŕ (Venice, Marsilio), 2000.

"Setting the Noble Stage in Baroque Rome: Roman Palaces, Political Contest, and Social Theatre, 1600-1700," in Life and the Arts in the Baroque Palaces of Rome, Ambiente Barocco, (New Haven: Yale University Press), 1999.

"Spanish Conquest and Colonization at the Center of the Old World: The Spanish Nation in Rome, 1555-1625" in The Journal of Modern History, Volume 69, #3,1997.

Portrait of Professor Thomas Dandelet


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