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This list includes only my main or most recent articles in international refereed journals, and particularly those that are available in electronic format (the links to the relevant journal web pages are included). A complete list of all my articles and book chapters is available in my CV


“Back to the peasants: new insights into the economic, social, and demographic history of northern Italian rural populations during the Early Modern period”, History Compass, 12(1), 2014, pp. 62-71


“Plague in Seventeenth Century Europe and the Decline of Italy: an Epidemiological Hypothesis”, European Review of Economic History, 2013, 17, 408-430, doi: 10.1093/ereh/het013


"Entrepreneurs, formalization of social ties, and trustbuilding in Europe (fourteenth to twentieth

centuries)", The Economic History Review, 65(3), 2012, pp. 1005-1028 (written with Vincent Gourdon)


“Social Customs and Demographic Change: the Case of Godparenthood in Catholic Europe”, Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 51(3), 2012, pp. 483–505 (written with Agnese Vitali and Vincent Gourdon)


"The famine of the 1590s in Northern Italy. An analysis of the greatest «system shock» of sixteenth

century", Histoire & Mesure, XXVI, 1, 2011, pp. 17-49


"Population dynamics, Malthusian crises and Boserupian innovation in pre-industrial societies: the

case study of Northern Italy (ca. 1450-1800) in the light of Lee’s «dynamic synthesis»", Rivista di

Politica Economica, April-June 2010-2011, pp. 23-59


"The effects of plague on the distribution of property: Ivrea, Northern Italy 1630", Population

Studies, 64, 1, 2010, pp. 61-75


"Wealth Inequalities and Population Dynamics in Early Modern Northern Italy", Journal of

Interdisciplinary History, XL, 4, 2010, pp. 513-549.


"Climate, population and famine in Northern Italy: general tendencies and Malthusian crisis, ca.

1450-1800", Annales de Démographie Historique, n. 2/2010, pp. 23-53


"Fêtes du baptême et publicité des réseaux sociaux. Grandes tendances de la fin du Moyen-âge au

XXe siècle", Annales de Démographie Historique, n. 1/2009, pp. 153-189 (written with Vincent



"Godparenthood and the Council of Trent: crisis and transformation of a social institution (Italy,

XV-XVIIth Centuries)", Obradoiro de Historia Moderna, 18, 2009, pp. 293-316


"La Iglesia y el padrinazgo. ¿Una institución social rebelde?", Revista de Demografía Histórica,

XXVI, I, 2008, pp. 87-124


"Population and Environment in Northern Italy during the XVIth Century", Population, n. 4/2007,

pp. 559-595


"Households and Plague in Early Modern Italy, Journal of Interdisciplinary History", n. 38, Autumn

2007, pp. 177-205 (written with Samuel K. Cohn)


"Spiritual Kinship and the others. Ivrea, XVIth-XVIIth Centuries", Popolazione e Storia, n. 1/2006,

pp. 57-81

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