Giuseppe Marcocci is Associate Professor in Iberian History (European and Extra-European, 1450-1800), Exeter College. His main research interests lie at the intersection of politics, culture and religion across the early modern Iberian world. Among his publications in this field there is a book on the Portuguese imperial ideology (2012). He is currently working on two projects: one is a comparative study of visual insult and political dissent in the Iberian empires, the other explores the Spanish discussion about the Portuguese Empire in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. He is also interested in a broader understanding of the Renaissance. His last book is about the writing of world histories in the sixteenth century (2016), while next months will see the publication of the edited volume Machiavelli, Islam and the East.