This series explores Renaissance and Early Modern worlds of knowledge (c.1400-c.1700) in Europe, the Americas, Asia and Africa. The volumes published in this series study the individuals, communities and networks involved in making and communicating knowledge during the first age of globalization. Authors investigate the perceptions, practices and modes of behaviour which shaped Renaissance and Early Modern intellectual endeavour and examine the ways in which they reverberated in the political, cultural, social and economic sphere.
The series is interdisciplinary, comparative and global in its outlook. We welcome submissions from new as well as existing fields of Renaissance Studies, including the history of literature (including neo-Latin, European and non-European languages), science and medicine, religion, architecture, environmental and economic history, the history of the book, art history, intellectual history and the history of music. We are particularly interested in proposals that straddle disciplines and are innovative in terms of approach and methodology.
The series includes monographs, shorter works and edited collections of essays. The Society for Renaissance Studies (https://www.rensoc.org.uk/publications/srs-book-series/) provides an expert editorial board, mentoring, extensive editing and support for contributors to the series, ensuring high standards of peer-reviewed scholarship. We welcome proposals from early career researchers as well as more established colleagues.
SRS Board Members: Erik DeBom (KU Leuven, Belgium); Mordechai Feingold (California Institute of Technology, USA); Andrew Hadfield (Sussex); Peter Mack (University of Warwick, UK); Stefania Tutino (UCLA, USA); Richard Wistreich (Royal College of Music, UK).
If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please contact the series editors: Harald Braun ([email protected]), Emily Michelson ([email protected]) and Jennifer Richards ([email protected]), or Michael Greenwood at Routledge ([email protected]).
Protestant Politics Beyond Calvin Reformed Theologians on War in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries
Rome and the Maronites in the Renaissance and Reformation The Formation of Religious Identity in the Early Modern Mediterranean
Euhemerism and Its Uses The Mortal Gods
Itineraries and Languages of Madness in the Early Modern World Family Experience, Legal Practice, and Medical Knowledge in Eighteenth-Century Tuscany
Selected Essays on George Gascoigne
By Kaarlo Havu
January 29, 2024
By looking at rhetoric and politics, this book offers a novel account of Juan Luis Vives’ intellectual oeuvre. It argues that Vives adjusted rhetorical theory to a monarchical context in which direct speech was not a possibility, demonstrated how Erasmian languages of ethical self-government and ...
By Ovanes Akopyan, David Rosenthal
November 17, 2023
How did early modern societies think about disasters, such as earthquakes or floods? How did they represent disaster, and how did they intervene to mitigate its destructive effects? This collection showcases the breadth of new work on the period ca. 1300-1750. Covering topics that range from new ...
By Ian Campbell, Floris Verhaart
September 25, 2023
The Reformed (or Calvinist) universities of sixteenth and seventeenth-century Europe hosted rich, Latin-language conversations on the nature of politics, the powers of kings and magistrates, resistance, revolution, and religious warfare. Nevertheless, it is too often assumed that Reformed political...
By Eleanor Chan
May 31, 2023
The development of a coherent, cohesive visual system of mathematics brought about a seminal shift in approaches towards abstract thinking in western Europe. Vernacular translations of Euclid’s Elements made these new and developing approaches available to a far broader readership than had ...
By Sam Kennerley
May 31, 2023
Rome and the Maronites in the Renaissance and Reformation provides the first in-depth study of contacts between Rome and the Maronites during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. This book begins by showing how the church unions agreed at the Council of Ferrara-Florence (1438-1445) led Catholics ...
By Nil Ö. Palabıyık
March 17, 2023
Silent Teachers considers for the first time the influence of Ottoman scholarly practices and reference tools on oriental learning in early modern Europe. Telling the story of oriental studies through the annotations, study notes, and correspondence of European scholars, it demonstrates the central...
By Sjoerd Levelt, Esther van Raamsdonk, Michael D. Rose
February 10, 2023
This ground-breaking collection reveals the networks of interrelation between Early Modern England and the Dutch Republic. As people, ideas and goods moved back and forth across the North Sea – or spread further afield in the vanguard of globalisation and empire – Anglo-Dutch relations shaped all ...
By Syrithe Pugh
January 09, 2023
Euhemerism and Its Uses offers the first interdisciplinary, focussed, and all-round view of the long history of an important but understudied phenomenon in European intellectual and cultural history. Euhemerism – the claim that the Greek gods were historically mortal men and women – originated in ...
By Mariana Labarca
January 09, 2023
Drawing on a wide range of sources including interdiction procedures, records of criminal justice, documentation from mental hospitals, and medical literature, this book provides a comprehensive study of the spaces in which madness was recorded in Tuscany during the eighteenth century. It proposes ...
By Derval Conroy
December 19, 2022
This volume sets out to examine the ways in which an equality between the sexes is constructed, conceptualised, imagined or realised in early modern France, a period and a country which produced some of the earliest theorisations on equality. In so doing, it aims to contribute towards the ...
By Gillian Austen
August 30, 2022
This collection of essays situates George Gascoigne in context as the pre-eminent writer of the early part of Queen Elizabeth’s reign. His ceaseless experimentation was hugely influential on those later Elizabethans - including Spenser, Sidney and Shakespeare - who represent the great flowering of ...
By Lucinda Byatt
August 29, 2022
Niccolò Ridolfi (1501–50), was a Florentine cardinal, nephew and cousin to the Medici popes Leo X and Clement VII, and he owed his status and wealth to their patronage. He remained actively engaged in Florentine politics, above all during the years of crisis that saw the Florentine state change ...