New Book Series: Renaissance History, Art and Culture

April 5, 2016
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Call for proposals, for a new series from Amsterdam University Press



Series Editors:

  • Christopher Celenza, Johns Hopkins University, USA
  • Samuel Cohn, Jr.,  University of Glasgow, UK
  • Andrea Gamberini, University of Milan, Italy
  • Geraldine Johnson, University of Oxford, UK
  • Isabella Lazzarini, University of Molise, Italy


This series investigates the Renaissance as a complex intersection of political and cultural processes that radiated across Italian territories into wider worlds of influence, not only throughout Western Europe, but into Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Asia, the Indian subcontinent and the Americas. It is alive to the best writing of a transnational and comparative nature and crosses canonical chronological divides. The intent of the series is to spark new ideas and encourage debate on the meanings, extent and influence of the Renaissance within Europe, broadly defined, and the wider world.  It encourages engagement by scholars across disciplines — history, literature, art history, musicology, and even the social sciences — and focuses on ideas and collective mentalities as social, political, and cultural movements that shaped a changing world from ca 1250 to 1650.

For more information, or to submit a proposal, please contact one of the acquisitions editors:  Tyler Cloherty,, or Erika Gaffney, Or, visit

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