Sama Mammadova is an Azerbaijanian scholar of European art and intellectual histories. After her joint BA in History and History of Art and Architecture at Harvard University in 2017, she is currently a PhD candidate in Harvard's History Department. She studies the economic, religious, social, and visual histories of late medieval and Renaissance Italy. Centered around the history of moneylending in the 14th-16th centuries, Sama's research analyzes ways in which theological discourses on usury and moral economy influenced the perception of penitence, magnificence, and artistic patronage in late medieval and Renaissance Italy.
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