Duccio Balestracci is Professor of History at the University of Siena, Italy. Renaissance in the Fields is an edited and revised translation of his 1984 book, La Zappa e la retorica. Paolo Squatriti teaches history at the University of Michigan, where Betsy Merideth pursues her graduate studies.
"Creative historians are beginning to rediscover the 'world we have lost' in most unusual and rewarding ways. In this book Duccio Balestracci has opened up for us an exciting and rich set of vistas on that world by showing us the nature of peasant life at the height of the Italian Renaissance."
-Guido Ruggiero, Penn State University