Donald Weinstein

About Donald Weinstein

Curriculum Vitae

Born: March 13, 1926, Rochester, New York; Died: December 13, 2015, Tucson.

Schooling: Rochester, NY Public Schools

Graduation High School 1943

Employment: Bond Clothing Co, Eastman Kodak, Bausch and Lomb, New York Central Railway


MILITARY SERVICE US Army 1944-6 European Theater. (Awards: Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Bronze Star for Heroic Achievement)



Course work, Denison University 1943-4

AB University of Chicago 1948, AM 1950

Course work, University of Florence 1953-5 (Fulbright Student)

PhD University of Iowa 1957

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Institute for Research in the Humanities University of Wisconsin Fellow 1957-8   

Lecturer, Department of History, University of Iowa 1958-9

Assistant Professor Department of History Roosevelt University1958-60

Visiting Associate Professor, Department of History University of California, Berkeley 1963-4

Assistant Professor to Distinguished Professor, Department of History Rutgers University 1960-1978

Fellow, Harvard University Center Villa I Tatti, Florence, Italy 1962-3

Fellow, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton Fellow 1964-5

Professor, Department of History, University of Arizona 1978-92 (Department Head, 1978-87)

Emeritus, University of Arizona 1993




Ambassador from Venice: Pietro Pasqualigo in Lisbon 1501 (University of Minnesota Press, 1960)

The Renaissance and the Reformation (editor) New York, Free Press, 1965)

Savonarola and Florence: Prophecy and Patriotism in the Renaissance (Princeton, 1970)

    French edition, Calmann- Levy 1972

    Italian edition, Il Mulino 1974

Saints and Society The Two Worlds of Western Christendom (co-authored with Rudolph M. Bell (Chicago, 1982)

The Captain’s Concubine Love, Honor and Violence in Renaissance Pistoia (Baltimore, 2000)

    Italian edition, Pistoia, 2003

The Two Reformations The Journey from the Last Days to the New World by Heiko A. Oberman, edited by Donald Weinstein (New Haven, 2003)

Savonarola The Rise and Fall of a Renaissance Prophet (New Haven, 2011)

    Italian edition, Il Mulino (scheduled 2012)

Current book project: translating Stefano Dall' Aglio, L'Assassino del Duca: Esilio e Morte di Lorenzo de' Medici Florence, Olschki, 2011)


About two dozen articles and numerous reviews in professional journals, as well as:

"Renaissance", Encyclopedia Britannica (1974)

"Chivalry" Encyclopedia of the Renaissance (1999)

"Savonarola, Girolamo". Encyclopedia of the Renaissance (1999)

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Donald Weinstein
Professor Emeritus
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College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

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