Renaissance Studies Latest Issue (June 2019)

The latest issue of Renaissance Studies (Vol 33, no. 2, April 2019) is now available on-line via the Wiley-Blackwell website.



  • Loek Luiten, 'Friends and family, fruit and fish: the gift in Quattrocento Farnese cultural politics', pages: 342-357
  • Zoe Gibbons, 'Ancient matter, new‐fashioned shapes: Time as object in Shackerley Marmion's The Antiquary', pages: 358-374 
  • Rebecca Hasler, ‘"Tossing and turning your booke upside downe": The Trimming of Thomas Nashe, Cambridge, and Scholarly Reading', pages: 375-396
  • Nicholas Scott Baker, 'Creating a shared past: The representation of Medici–Habsburg relations in the wedding celebrations for Eleonora de Toledo and Cosimo I de’ Medici', pages: 397-416 
  • Eleanor Chan, 'Fantasia on a Harpsichord Case: The Allegorische Voorstelling van Amsterdam als Centrum van de Wereldhandel of Pieter Isaacsz', pages: 417-440 
  • Yakov Z. Mayer, 'Crying at the Florence Baptistery entrance – A testimony of a travelling Jew', pages: 441-457 

Book reviews

  • Neil Kenny, Richard Scholar and Wes Williams, eds., Montaigne in Transit: Essays in Honour of Ian Maclean (Cambridge: Legenda, 2016). Reviewed by Luke O’Sullivan, pages: 458-460 
  • Sebastiaan Verweij, The Literary Culture of Early Modern Scotland: Manuscript Production and Transmission, 1560-1625 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016). Reviewed by Joel Swann, pages: 460-462
  • Marco Barducci, Hugo Grotius and the Century of Revolution, 1613–1718 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017). Reviewed by Esther van Raamsdonk, pages: 462-463 
  • Andrew Escobedo, (ed.), Edmund Spenser in Context (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017). Reviewed by Sophie Jane Buckingham, pages: 463-465
  • Peter Lake, How Shakespeare Put Politics on the Stage: Power and succession in the History Plays (New Haven: Yale University Press). Reviewed by Andrew Hadfield, pages: 465-467 
  • Matthew Woodcock, Thomas Churchyard: Pen, Sword, Ego (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016). Reviewed by Mathew Lyons, pages: 468-469
  • Remi Chiu, Plague and Music in the Renaissance (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017). Reviewed by Adam Whittaker, pages: 469-472 
  • Victor Coelho and Keith Polk, Instrumentalists and Renaissance Culture, 1420–1600: Players of Function and Fantasy (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016). Reviewed by Adam Whittaker, pages: 472-474
  • Jonathan Walker, Site Unscene: The Offstage in English Renaissance Drama (Evanston, Ill.: Northwestern University Press, 2017). Reviewed by Stephen Watkins, pages: 474-476 
  • Euan Cameron, (ed.), The New Cambridge History of The Bible, from 1450 to 1750, Vol. 3 (Cambridge University Press, 2016). Reviewed by Kevin Killeen, pages: 477-479 
  • Elizabeth S. Dodd and Cassandra Gorman, eds., Thomas Traherne and Seventeenth-Century Thought (Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 2016). Reviewed by Thomas Clifton, pages: 479-481 
  • David McKitterick, The Invention of Rare Books: Private Interest and Public Memory, 1600–1840 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018). Reviewed by W. G. Burgess, pages: 481-483 
  • Dana E. Katz, The Jewish Ghetto and the Visual Imagination of Early Modern Venice (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017). Reviewed by Alexandra Bamji, pages: 483-485 
  • Tara Hamling and Catherine Richardson, A Day at Home in Early Modern England: Material Culture and Domestic Life, 1500–1700 (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2017). Reviewed by Rachel M. Delman, pages: 485-487


Review of exhibitions

  • Religious Change and Print:1450–1700 (Chicago, The Newberry Library,14 September – 27 December 2017); Remembering the Reformation (London, Lambeth Palace Library, 28 September– 23 December 2017). Reviewed by Andrew Spicer, pages: 488-501 
  • Sacred drama: Performing the Bible in Renaissance Florence, Museum of the Bible, Washington DC (1 July 2018–30 September 2018). Reviewed by Joanne Allen, pages: 502-509