Rolando Minuti

Born in 1953, a pupil then researcher at the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa, Minuti is presently professor of modern history at the University of Florence. His current research is on historical European literature from the 17th to the 19th centuries, the problem of Asiatic diversity, the work of Montesquieu, Voltaire, Gibbon and other Enlightenment authors. He has also for several years been working on relations between uses of the Internet and historical research.

    Among his publications :
  • Oriente barbarico e storiografia settecentesca. Rappresentazioni della storia dei Tartari nella cultura francese del secolo XVIII, Venice: Marsilio, 1994.
  • Montesquieu, Spicilège, edited bu Rolando Minuti and annotated by Salvatore Rotta, OC, t. XIII, 2002.
  • Internet et le métier d'historien. Reflexions sur les incertitudes d'une mutation, Paris: PUF, 2002.
  • Orientalismo e idee di tolleranza nella cultura francese del primo ’700, Florence: Olschki, 2006.


Asia[fr] [en]
Géographica II [fr] [en]
Gibbon, Edward[fr] [en]
Indes[fr] [en]
Islam[fr] [en]
Japan[fr] [en]
Persia[fr] [en]
Spicilège [fr] [en]
Tartars[fr] [en]