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William McCuaig

Independent Scholar and Translator

Two translations: Flavio Biondo's Roma Instaurata and Gianni Vattimo's Dialogo con Nietzsche


William McCuaig is an independent scholar and translator living in Toronto. He holds two graduate degrees in Renaissance Studies from the Warburg Institute, University of London: M. Phil, for a dissertation on Bernardo Rucellai of Florence (1448-1514), a political actor and historian; and Ph. D., for a thesis on Carlo Sigonio (c. 1522-1584), an ancient and medieval historian. During the period 1985-1987 William held a posto di perfezionamento at the Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, where he studied European history. In the late 1980s and the 1990s, he taught early modern European history at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, and the University of Toronto in Mississauga. Carlo Sigonio. The changing world of the late Renaissance (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1989) is his major independent publication. His translations include works by Federico Chabod, Carlo Rosselli, and Piero Gobetti. At the Italian Academy, he will prepare translations of a Latin work by the fifteenth-century humanist Flavio Biondo (for I Tatti Renaissance Library) and the collected articles of the philosopher Gianni Vattimo on Friedrich Nietzsche (for Columbia University Press).