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)
By Elisabeth Fischer, Xenia von Tippelskirch
May 31, 2021
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 Simone Maghenzani, Stefano Villani
September 15, 2020
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 ...