Renaissance Studies Latest Issue (November 2017)

The latest issue of Renaissance Studies (Vol 31, no. 5, November 2017) is now available on-line via the Wiley-Blackwell website. 



  • Kristine Steenbergh, ‘Weeping verse: Jasper Heywood’s translation of Seneca’s Troades (1559) and the politics of vicarious compassion’, (pages 690-706)
  • Aidan Norrie, ‘Elizabeth I as Judith: reassessing the apocryphal widow ’s appearance in Elizabethan royal iconography’, (pages 707-722)
  • Johnny L. Bertolio, ‘Love and graves between Arquà and Avignon: a further contribution to the ‘Tombaide’ (1540) launched by Alessandro Piccolomini’, (pages 723-734)
  • Thomas Ward, ‘Effacing the Music in Edmund Waller’s Poems’, (pages 735-754)
  • Victoria Yeoman, ‘Speaking plates: text, performance, and banqueting trenchers in Early Modern Europe’ (pages 755-779)


Review of exhibitions



  • Andrea del Sarto: the Renaissance Workshop in Action (J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, Los Angeles, June 23–Sept 13, 2015 and at the Frick Collection, New York, October 7, 2015 to January 10, 2016) reviewed by Mary Hogan Camp (pages 780-789)
  • Wordplay: Matthias Buchinger’s Drawings from the Collection of Ricky Jay (New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 8 January11–April 2016) reviewed by Asa Simon Mittman (pages 790-798)
  • Jheronimus Bosch – Visions of Genius (’s-Hertogenbosch, Noordbrabants Museum, 13 February–8 May 2016) Bosch: the 5th Centenary Exhibition (Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado, 31 May–11 September 2016) reviewed by Paula Nuttall (pages 799-808)
  • Magic, Witches & Devils in the Early Modern World (Manchester, John Rylands Library, 21 January–21 August 2016) reviewed by Debra Higgs Strickland (pages 809-815)
  • Fantastische Welten. Albrecht Altdorfer und das Expressive in der Kunst um 1500 (Vienna, unsthistorisches Museum, 17 March–14 June 2015) reviewe d by Jeanne Nuechterlein (pages 816-823)



Book reviews



  • Anders Ingram, Writing the Ottomans. Turkish History in Early Modern England. (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015) reviewed by Colin Heywood (pages 824-825)
  • William T. Rossiter, Wyatt Abroad: Tudor Diplomacy and the Translation of Power. (Woodbridge: Boydell and Brewer, 2014) reviewed by Catherine Fletcher (pages 825-827)
  • Carlo Corsato and Deborah Howard (eds.), Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari: Immagini di Devozione, Spazi della Fede/Devotional Spaces, Images of Piety. (Padua: Centro Studi Antoniani, 2015) reviewed by Elsje van Kessel (pages 827-829)
  • Jeremy L. Smith, Verse and Voice in Byrd’s Song Collections of 1588 and 1589. (Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 2016) reviewed by Adam Whittaker (pages 829-830)
  • Robert Matz (ed.), Two Early Modern Marriage Sermons: Henry Smith’s ‘A Preparative to Marriage’ (1591) and William Whately’s ‘A Bride-Bush’ (1623). (Oxford and New York: Routledge, 2016) reviewed by Boyd Brogan (pages 831-833)