Death of a Renaissance Record-Keeper: The Murder of Tomasso da Tortona in Ferrara, 1385

  • Richard Brown

Author Biography

Richard Brown

Richard Brown has been an archivist at the National Archives of Canada for sixteen years, where he presently manages the Appraisal and Special Projects Section of the Government Archives and Records Disposition Division. Before coming to the National Archives, he studied Canadian history at the University of New Brunswick and civil law at McGill University. From 1975, he spent seven years pursuing post-graduate work in medieval and early modem European history in Great Britain and Italy, including research residencies at the Warburg Institute of the University of London and the Archivio di Stato Modena. He received a Ph.D. in Italian renaissance history from the University of Edinburgh in 1982. Aside from essays and papers on the modem theory of archival appraisal, Richard has written and lectured abroad about a variety of early modem historical subjects, notably on the princely court, ritual and popular festivity, and penology in fifteenth-century Italy.

How to Cite
Brown, Richard. 1997. “Death of a Renaissance Record-Keeper: The Murder of Tomasso Da Tortona in Ferrara, 1385”. Archivaria 44 (January), 1-43.