Titles in this series address the discursive constructions of religious dissent and the practices of radical movements in the early modern world. The series transcends traditional national and confessional historiographies to examine early modern religious culture as a dynamic system that was essential in forging complex identities and encouraging dialogue among them. The editors seek manuscripts that consider questions of dissent, radicalism, dissidence, libertinism, heresy, and heterodoxy, and examine these themes historically as socio-cultural constructions. All publications in this series undergo rigorous peer review prior to publication.
Scientific Advisory Board: Nigel Smith (Princeton University), Sophie Houdard (University of Paris 3), Alexander Schunka (Freie Universität Berlin), Adelisa Malena (Università Ca’ Foscari), Tamar Herzig (Tel Aviv University), Daniela Solfaroli Camillocci (Université de Genève).
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The History of the Jews in Early Modern Italy From the Renaissance to the Restoration
By Mathilde Monge, Natalia Muchnik
January 29, 2024
This book is the first encompassing history of diasporas in Europe between 1500 and 1800. Huguenots, Sephardim, British Catholics, Mennonites, Moriscos, Moravian Brethren, Quakers, Ashkenazim… what do these populations who roamed Europe in the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries have in common? ...
By Marina Caffiero
January 29, 2024
Challenging traditional historiographical approaches, this book offers a new history of Italian Jews in the early modern age. The fortunes of the Jewish communities of Italy in their various aspects – demographic, social, economic, cultural, and religious – can only be understood if these ...
By Elisabeth Fischer, Xenia von Tippelskirch
January 09, 2023
In early modern times, religious affiliation was often communicated through bodily practices. Despite various attempts at definition, these practices remained extremely fluid and lent themselves to individual appropriation and to evasion of church and state control. Because bodily practices ...
By Alessandra Celati
October 18, 2022
Girolamo Donzellini was born in 1513. He was a religious dissenter, a physician, and a bibliophile involved in the Medical Republic of Letters. He was put to death by the Venetian Inquisition in 1587, after being tried five times in his lifetime. Extending beyond an individual case study to a ...
By Damien Tricoire, Lionel Laborie
August 03, 2022
Eschatology played a central role in both politics and society throughout the early modern period. It inspired people to strive for social and political change, including sometimes by violent means, and prompted in return strong reactions against their religious activism. From the fifteenth to the ...
By Simone Maghenzani, Stefano Villani
April 29, 2022
This book is the first account of British Protestant conversion initiatives directed towards continental Europe between 1600 and 1900. Continental Europe was considered a missionary land—another periphery of the world, whose centre was imperial Britain. British missions to Europe were informed by ...