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Pier Mattia Tommasino

Assistant Professor
513 Hamilton Hall
1130 Amsterdam Avenue, Mail Code 2827
New York , NY 10027


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Pier Mattia Tommasino
Assistant Professor
Columbia University

Italian

Biography

Pier Mattia Tommasino (PhD, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa) is an Assistant Professor of Italian. He is a former fellow of the Institute of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures in Madrid (CSIC, 2012-2013), of the Fondazione Cini/Centro Vittore Branca (Venice, 2011-2012), and of Villa I Tatti (Harvard, Florence, 2010-2011).

His research focuses on the linguistic, textual, bibliographical and religious relations between Southern Europe and the Muslim World, especially on the Italian and Latin translations of the Qur’an, as well as on the diffusion of Italian language and books in the Muslim Mediterranean (16th/17th century).

He has been a member of the project "Islam y disidencia religiosa en la España moderna: entre la Reforma protestante y la católica", directed by Mercedes García-Arenal, (CSIC, Madrid). He is a member of the project "Oltre la Guerra Santa, Beyond the Holy War, Christian-Muslim Relations between 15th and XIXth century", led by Giuseppe Marcocci, Scuola Normale Superiore (Pisa), as well as of the project "ISLAMOLATINA, Latin translations of the Koran and Islamic-Christian Controversy Literature", led by José Martínez Gázquez (Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona). He is also member of the ERC funded project "Conversion, Overlapping Religiosities, Polemics,  Interaction. EarlyModern Iberia and Beyond", led by Mercedes García-Arenal (Madrid, CSIC).

Book

His first book L’Alcorano di Macometto. Storia di un libro del Cinquecento europeo, Bologna, il Mulino 2013, is co-funded by the Lila Acheson Wallace-Reader’s Digest Publication Grant and the Scuola Normale Superiore.

Selected Articles

"Travelling East, writing in Italian, Literature of European travel tothe Ottoman Empire written in Italian", «Philological Encounters», I,forthcoming.


"Reading Machiavelli, Translating the Qur’an, Muhammad as a lawgiver in the Alcorano di Macometto (Venice, 1547)”, «Al-Qantara», XXIII, 2, 2012, pp. 271-296.

"L’italiano odeporico europeo: la descrizione del Serraglio di Alberto Bobovio o Ali Ufki (1665)", «Carte di viaggio», IV, 2011, pp. 109-122.

"Testimonianze sulla traduzione del Corano del beato Antonio Neyrot da Rivoli O.P. (m. 1460)", Actas del V Congreso Internacional de Latín Medieval Hispánico (Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, 7-10 September
2009), Firenze, Il Galluzzo, 2011, pp. 259-270.

"Eteroglossia e propaganda religiosa nel Mediterraneo moderno", «Lingua e Stile», XLV, 2, 2010, pp. 223-258.

"Discussioni di confine sul dogma della Trinità: la basmala in Bartholomaeus Georgievits (Transilvania, 1547) e nel monaco Enbaqom (Etiopia, 1540)",  «Islamochristiana», XXXV, 2009, pp. 101-139.

"Approfondimenti sull’arabo della Zingana di Gigio Artemio Giancarli",  «Lingua e Stile», XLI, 2006, pp. 201-227.

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