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The period of the Renaissance and Reformation, which spans roughly from the 14th through 17th centuries, is rich in history and culture. The field of Renaissance and Reformation studies, which has a critical importance for the understanding of Western culture, can best be approached through a combination of several disciplines including history, the arts, and literature. As such, it is constantly responding to the emergence of new interpretations and ideas for scholars to consider. Besides the extensive scholarship which already exists, much of the most recent work has moved online so that today’s students and researchers have ready access to primary source texts and a range of other electronic resources. Oxford Bibliographies Renaissance and Reformation is designed to provide authoritative guidance. In contrast to print bibliographies and electronic indexes that simply list citations, this innovative online reference tool will combine the best features of a high-level encyclopedia and the best features of a traditional bibliography put together in a style that responds to the way people do research online.
Humanism was a driving force of the Renaissance and continues to hold a prominent place in studies of the period. Explore this collection of 10 freely available bibliographies on Italian humanists, curated by area editor Craig Kallendorf. Read More.
Editor in Chief
Margaret King, 2018 recipient of the Paul Oskar Kristeller Lifetime Achievement Award of the Renaissance Society of America, is Professor Emerita of Renaissance History at Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center at CUNY. She researches and writes in the fields of the Italian Renaissance, the classical tradition, the social and cultural history of early modern Europe, women and learning 1300-1800, and the history of childhood from antiquity to the present. Her publications include Venetian Humanism in an Age of Patrician Dominance, Women of the Renaissance, The Death of the Child Valerio Marcello, the single-authored textbook A Short History of the Renaissance in Europe, and the text anthologies Renaissance Humanism and Reformation Thought. With Albert Rabil, Jr., she is the co-editor of the series The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe, of which 118 titles have been issued; 60 in the Chicago series (1996-2010) and 58, with some 50 more pending, in the Toronto Series. King also served as Associate Editor for the Encyclopedia of the Renaissance. She is the recipient of the Woodrow Wilson, Danforth, American Council of Learned Societies, National Endowment for the Humanities, American Philosophical Society, and Gladys Krieble Delmas fellowships, and was named to the Brooklyn College Tow (2000-2002) and Broeklundian (2006-2010) Professorships. She has also received two Marraro prizes (ACHA 1986, AHA 1996) and the Scaglione prize for translation (MLA 2006), among other honors. King received her BA from Sarah Lawrence College in 1967 and her PhD from Stanford University in 1972. She taught at Brooklyn College from 1972 to 2012; and at the CUNY Graduate Center from 1987 to 2012.
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