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Routledge Studies in Renaissance and Early Modern Worlds of Knowledge


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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 (http://www.rensoc.org.uk) 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), Jennifer Richards (University of Newcastle, UK), Stefania Tutino (UCLA, USA), Richard Wistreich (Royal College of Music, UK)

If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please contact the History Editor, Max Novick (max.novick@taylorandfrancis.com), and the Series Editor, Harald Braun (h.e.braun@liv.ac.uk).

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Francesco Robortello (1516-1567): Architectural Genius of the Humanities

Francesco Robortello (1516-1567): Architectural Genius of the Humanities

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Marco Sgarbi
September 18, 2019

This book explores the intellectual world of Francesco Robortello, one of the most prominent scholars of the Italian Renaissance. From poetics to rhetoric, philology to history, topics to ethics, Robortello revolutionized the field of humanities through innovative interpretations of ancient texts...

Writing Southern Italy Before the Renaissance: Trecento Historians of the Mezzogiorno

Writing Southern Italy Before the Renaissance: Trecento Historians of the Mezzogiorno

1st Edition

Ronald G. Musto
November 29, 2018

This volume traces the work of trecento historians of the Mezzogiorno, analyzing it through current methodological and theoretical frameworks. Questioning the current consensus, the book examines how the South as a cultural "other" began evolving over the fourteenth century, and reconsiders the...

Spain and the Irish Mission, 1609-1707

Spain and the Irish Mission, 1609-1707

1st Edition

Cristina Bravo Lozano
November 05, 2018

Spain and the Irish Mission, 1609-1707 examines Spanish confessional policy in 17th-century Ireland. Cristina Bravo Lozano provides an innovative perspective on Spanish-Irish relations during a crucial period for Early Modern European history. Key historical actors and events are brought to the...

Political Representation in the Ancien Régime

Political Representation in the Ancien Régime

1st Edition

Joaquim Albareda, Manuel Herrero Sánchez
August 14, 2018

What kind of political representation existed in the Ancien Régime? Which social sectors were given a voice, and how were they represented in the institutions? These are some of the issues addressed by the authors of this book from different institutional angles (monarchies and republics;...

Corporate Culture: National and Transnational Corporations in Seventeenth-Century Literature

Corporate Culture: National and Transnational Corporations in Seventeenth-Century Literature

1st Edition

Liam D. Haydon
August 06, 2018

The corporation – an immortal collective bound to act for the common good – was developed in the seventeenth century, but comparatively little attention has been paid to its literary ramifications. This work combines corporate history with literary analysis to demonstrate how corporations, and the...

Machiavelli and Political Conspiracies: The Struggle for Power in the Italian Renaissance

Machiavelli and Political Conspiracies: The Struggle for Power in the Italian Renaissance

1st Edition

Alessandro Campi
June 19, 2018

The theme of conspiracy is central to Machiavelli's writing. His work offers observations and analysis of conspiracy as part of the armoury of the Renaissance politician. Surprisingly, the theme has not yet received the attention it merits. This volume corrects an interpretation which reduces...

The Elizabethan Secretariat and the Signet Office: The Production of State Papers, 1590-1596

The Elizabethan Secretariat and the Signet Office: The Production of State Papers, 1590-1596

1st Edition

Angela Andreani
April 17, 2017

This book investigates the work of the Elizabethan secretariat during the fascinating decade of the 1590s, when, after the death of Francis Walsingham, the place of principal secretary remained vacant for six years. Through original sources in the collections of the State Papers and Cecil Papers,...

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