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

Mattia Corvino e Firenze. Arte e Umanesimo alla corte del re di Ungheria (Matthias Corvinus and Florence. Art and Humanism in the Court of the King of Hungary) (Florence, Biblioteca di San Marco, 9 October 2013–6 January 2014). Catalogue edited by P. Farb
Davide Baldi, ONLINE EARLY
Robert Herrick, The Complete Poetry of Robert Herrick, edited by Tom Cain and Ruth Connolly. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. 2 vols. lxx + 504 and 805pp. £250.00. ISBN: 978-0199212842 and 978-0199212859.
Thomas N. Corns, ONLINE EARLY
Pope Paul V's global design: the fresco cycle in the Quirinal Palace
Mayu Fujikawa, ONLINE EARLY
Treasures of the Royal Courts: Tudors, Stuarts and the Russian Tsars (London, Victoria and Albert Museum, 9 March–14 July 2013). Catalogue Treasures of the Royal Courts: Tudors, Stuarts and the Russian Tsars ed. Olga Dmitrieva and Tessa Murdoch. London, 2
Art and Alchemy: The Mystery of Transformation (Düsseldorf, Museum Kunstpalast, 5 April–10 August 2014). Catalogue Kunst und Alchemie: das Geheimnis der Verwandlung (English: Art and Alchemy: The Mystery of Transformation) edited by Sven Dupré, Dedo von K
Anke Timmermann, ONLINE EARLY
The strange antiquity of Francis Bacon's New Atlantis
Anna-Maria Hartmann, ONLINE EARLY
Giovanna d'Austria and the art of appearances: textiles and dress at the Florentine court
Sarah Bercusson, ONLINE EARLY
The Eye of the Needle: English Embroideries from the Feller Collection (Oxford, The Ashmolean Museum, 1 August–12 October 2014). Catalogue; by Mary M. Brooks, Elizabeth Feller, and Jacqueline Holdsworth, Micheál & Elizabeth Feller: The Needlework Collecti
Frances Lennard, ONLINE EARLY
Ramie Targoff, Posthumous Love: Eros and the Afterlife in Renaissance England. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 2014. xiii + 243 pp. $40.00. ISBN: 978-0226789590 (hb).
Reid Barbour, Sir Thomas Browne: A Life. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013, xiv + 534, 20 illustrations. £70.00. ISBN: 978-0199679881 (hb).
Claire Preston, ONLINE EARLY
Ben Burton and Elizabeth Scott-Baumann (eds.), The Work of Form: Poetics & Materiality in Early Modern Culture. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. xxvii + 227 pp. £50.00. ISBN: 978-0198702818 (hb).
Robert Stagg, ONLINE EARLY
Michelangelo's Children's Bacchanal: an allegory of the intemperate soul?
Livio Pestilli, ONLINE EARLY
Brian Cummings and Freya Sierhuis (eds.), Passions and Subjectivity in Early Modern Culture. Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2013. x + 317 pp. £70.00. ISBN: 9781472413642 (hb).
Elizabeth L. Swann, ONLINE EARLY
Richard Kirwan (ed.), Scholarly Self-Fashioning and Community in the Early Modern University. Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2013. ix + 220 pp. £70.00. ISBN 978-1409437970. (hb).
Christian Thorsten Callisen, ONLINE EARLY
Bernardino Luini e i suoi figli (Milan, Palazzo Reale, 10 April–13 July 2014). Catalogue edited by Giovanni Agosti and Jacopo Stoppa (Vol. I), with essays and entries by Giovanni Agosti, Jacopo Stoppa and various additional authors. Milano: Officina Libra
Sarah D. P. Cockram, Isabella d'Este and Francesco Gonzaga: Power Sharing at the Italian Renaissance Court. Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2013. xvi + 256 pp. 13 b & w illus. £70.00. ISBN 978-1409048311 (hb). Anne J. Cruz and Maria Galli Stampino (
Helen Watanabe-O'Kelly, ONLINE EARLY
Setting as revisionism: Vasari's use of Dürer's Siege in the Palazzo Vecchio
Tom Nichols, Titian and the End of the Venetian Renaissance. London: Reaktion Books, 2013. 336 pp. £49.00. ISBN 978-1780231860 (hb).
Benjamin Paul, ONLINE EARLY
Being human in early Virginia
Margaret Shewring (ed.), Waterborne Pageants and Festivities in the Renaissance: Essays in Honour of J. R. Mulryne. Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2013. xxv + 439 pp. £85.00. ISBN: 978-1409400233 (hb).
Maria Shmygol, ONLINE EARLY