Mark Jurdjevic (PhD, Northwestern) is a professor of early modern European history at York University’s Glendon Campus in Toronto. He teaches courses on European history between the fourteenth and eighteenth centuries. His research focuses on the Italian Renaissance, Machiavelli, and Florentine political and intellectual history. He has held fellowships from the Fulbright Foundation, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Harvard University Center for Renaissance Studies (Villa I Tatti), Institute for Advanced Study, and is a member of the Royal Society of Canada. He formerly taught in the University of Ottawa’s Department of History and Yale University’s Whitney Humanities Center. He is author and co-editor of three books: Rituals of Politics and Culture in Early Modern Europe: Essays in Honour of Edward Muir (Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, 2016); A Great and Wretched City: Promise and Failure in Machiavelli’s Florentine Political Thought (Harvard, 2014); and Guardians of Republicanism: The Valori Family in the Florentine Renaissance (Oxford, 2008). He has written on Machiavelli, civic humanism, electoral politics, and the Florentine republican tradition in journals including Renaissance Quarterly, Past and Present, English Historical Review, and Journal of the History of Ideas. He is currently writing a book on Machiavelli’s friendship with Francesco Guicciardini and its impact on their late writings and editing a collection of humanist political texts.