Renaissance Studies

Renaissance Studies is a multi-disciplinary journal which publishes articles and editions of documents on all aspects of Renaissance history and culture. The articles range over the history, art, architecture, religion, literature, and languages of Europe during the period. Editions of important documents appear in their original languages, with introduction, textual apparatus, notes and (occasionally) translations of the documents and sources into English. The journal also contains a substantial book reviews section and often illustrated reviews of major exhibitions worldwide.

Quarterly: March, June, September, December.

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Latest articles

Politic sacrifice in Lucrecia y Tarquino
Ariadna García-Bryce, ONLINE EARLY
Freya Sierhuis, The Literature of the Arminian Controversy: Religion, Politics, and the Stage in the Dutch Republic. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015. xi+294 pp. 60.00. ISBN 978-0-19-874973-8 (hb)
Andrew Fleck, ONLINE EARLY
Alice Equestri, Armine… thou art a foole and knaue’. The Fools of Shakespeare's Romances. Rome: Carocci, 2016. 199 pp. €20.00. ISBN 978-88-430-8071-7 (pb).
Matthew Steggle, ONLINE EARLY
The writing of Renaissance politics: Sharing, appropriating, and asserting authorship in the letters of Francesco II Sforza, Duke of Milan (1522–1535)
Giacomo Giudici, ONLINE EARLY
John Hunt, The Vacant See in Early Modern Rome: A Social History of the Papal Interregnum. Leiden: Brill, 2016. xii+299pp. €154. ISBN: 978-9004313774 (hb)
Miles Pattenden, ONLINE EARLY
Simon Ditchfield and Helen Smith, eds., Conversions: Gender and religious change in early modern Europe. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2017, xv + 336pp. £70.00 ISBN: 978-1-5261-0705-3 (hb).
Alison Searle, ONLINE EARLY
Merchants, usurers and harlots: Genoa in early modern English drama
Domenico Lovascio, ONLINE EARLY
Karma Lochrie, Nowhere in the Middle Ages. Philadelphia: The University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016. 280 pp. $65.00/£56.00. ISBN 9780812248111 (hb).
Raz Chen-Morris, ONLINE EARLY
Armeggerie, wedding chests and battles in fifteenth-century Florence
Scott Nethersole, ONLINE EARLY
Jean Bodin, De la Démonomanie des sorciers, edition critique préparée par Virginia Krause, Christian Martin et Eric MacPhail. Travaux d'Humanisme et Renaissance. Geneva: Librarie Droz, 2016. 528 pp. €65.40. ISBN: 978-2-600-01957-6 (pb).
Jennifer Maguire, ONLINE EARLY
Noah Millstone, Manuscript Circulation and the Invention of Politics in Early Stuart England. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016. xvi + 358 pp. £74.99. ISBN 978-1-107-12072-3 (hb).
Alison Searle, ONLINE EARLY
Fashioning the early modern man
Rebecca Unsworth, ONLINE EARLY
Kate van Orden, Materialities: Books, Readers, and the Chanson in Sixteenth-Century Europe. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2015. xix + 320 pp. £34.99 U.K. $55.00 U.S. (hb). ISBN: 978-0-199-36064-2.
Richard Firth Green, Elf Queens and Holy Friars: Fairy Beliefs and the Medieval Church. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016. 304 pp. $55.00/£36.00. ISBN 978-0-8122-4843-2 (hb).
Matthew Woodcock, ONLINE EARLY
Catherine Fletcher, The Black Prince of Florence: The Spectacular Life and Treacherous World of Alessandro de’ Medici. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. 336 pp. $29.95. ISBN 978-0-19-0612726 (hb).
Mary Hogan Camp, ONLINE EARLY
Balls on walls, feet on streets: Subversive play in Grand Ducal Florence
Niall Atkinson, The Noisy Renaissance. Sound, Architecture, and Florentine Urban Life. Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania State University Press 2016. xi + 260 pp. $89,95. ISBN: 978-0-271-07119-0 (hb).
Jan-Friedrich Missfelder, ONLINE EARLY
Miguel Martínez, Front Lines: Soldiers’ Writing in the Early Modern Hispanic World. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016. 320 pp. £39.00. ISBN: 978-0-8122-4842-5 (hb).
Campbell Jodi, At the First Table: Food and Social Identity in Early Modern Spain. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2017. viii + 238 pp. £25.99. ISBN: 978-0803290815 (pb).
Annamaria Valent, ONLINE EARLY
Melancholy without the melancholy? New directions in early modern emotions
Kristine Johanson, ONLINE EARLY