Welcome to our virtual exhibit for Renaissance Society of America!

We are sorry not to meet you this year at the Renaissance Society of America, Philadelphia. However, we would still like to introduce you to some of our new titles, many of which are available in print via print on demand and as e-books. Please browse and follow the links to shop!

Have a project you'd like to discuss? Several of our editors acquire books related to renaissance studies.

Out of concern for the health, safety, and well-being of our staff, and in response to a statewide order closing all non-life-sustaining businesses, PSU Press has suspended warehouse operations until further notice and will not be shipping physical books during this time. (For more information on PSU Press's response to COVID-19, click here.)

 

Available as an e-book

 

The Creation of the French Royal Mistress

From Agnès Sorel to Madame Du Barry

Tracy Adams and Christine Adams

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248 pages
6" × 9"
2020

Radicals in Exile

English Catholic Books During the Reign of Philip II

Freddy Cristóbal Domínguez

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264 pages
6" × 9"
2020

Iberian Encounter and Exchange, 475–1755

The Bonds of Humanity

Cicero’s Legacies in European Social and Political Thought, ca. 1100–ca. 1550

Cary J. Nederman

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240 pages
6" × 9"
2020

Imagined Romes

The Ancient City and Its Stories in Middle English Poetry

C. David Benson

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216 pages
6" × 9"
2019

Religion Around John Donne

Joshua Eckhardt

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208 pages
5.5" × 8.5"
2019

Religion Around

Afro-Catholic Festivals in the Americas

Performance, Representation, and the Making of Black Atlantic Tradition

Edited by Cécile Fromont

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224 pages
6" × 9"
10 color/6 b&w illustrations
2019

Africana Religions

The Defeat of a Renaissance Intellectual

Selected Writings of Francesco Guicciardini

Francesco Guicciardini, and Carlo Celli

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240 pages
6" × 9"
8 b&w illustrations
2019

Early Modern Studies

Jules Michelet

Writing Art and History in Nineteenth-Century France

Michèle Hannoosh

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248 pages
6" × 9"
31 b&w illustrations
2019

Staging Habla de Negros

Radical Performances of the African Diaspora in Early Modern Spain

Nicholas R. Jones

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248 pages
6" × 9"
15 b&w illustrations
2019

Iberian Encounter and Exchange, 475–1755

Making Magic in Elizabethan England

Two Early Modern Vernacular Books of Magic

Edited by Frank Klaassen

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160 pages
6.125" × 9.25"
66 b&w illustrations
2019

Magic in History

Queen, Mother, and Stateswoman

Mariana of Austria and the Government of Spain

Silvia Z. Mitchell

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312 pages
6" × 9"
10 b&w illustrations
2019

The Art and Culture of Scandinavian Central Europe, 1550–1720

Kristoffer Neville

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264 pages
8" × 10"
15 color/65 b&w illustrations/2 maps
2019

Meyer Schapiro’s Critical Debates

Art Through a Modern American Mind

C. Oliver O’Donnell

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272 pages
6" × 9"
36 b&w illustrations
2019

Joan of Arc in the English Imagination, 1429–1829

Gail Orgelfinger

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248 pages
6" × 9"
17 b&w illustrations/1 map
2019

The Long Life of Magical Objects

A Study in the Solomonic Tradition

Allegra Iafrate

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248 pages
6.125" × 9.25"
19 b&w illustrations
2019

Magic in History

To the Shores of Chile

The Journal and History of the Brouwer Expedition to Valdivia in 1643

Mark Meuwese

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136 pages
5.5" × 8.5"
4 b&w illustrations/1 map
2019

Latin American Originals

Animating Empire

Automata, the Holy Roman Empire, and the Early Modern World

Jessica Keating

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184 pages
8" × 10"
37 color/23 b&w illustrations
2018

Defending the Faith

John Jewel and the Elizabethan Church

Edited by Angela Ranson, André A. Gazal, and Sarah Bastow

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352 pages
6" × 9"
2018

Early Modern Studies

The History of the New World

Benzoni's Historia del Mondo Nuovo

Girolamo Benzoni, translated by Jana Byars, and edited by Robert C. Schwaller and Jana Byars

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128 pages
5.5" × 8.5"
15 b&w illustrations/1 map
2017

Latin American Originals

Buying Baroque

Italian Seventeenth-Century Paintings Come to America

Edited by Edgar Peters Bowron

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204 pages
8" × 10"
43 color/15 b&w illustrations
2017
Co-published with The Frick Collection

The Frick Collection Studies in the History of Art Collecting in America

Gardens of Renaissance Europe and the Islamic Empires

Encounters and Confluences

Edited by Mohammad Gharipour

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272 pages
9" × 10"
55 color/67 b&w illustrations
2017

Performing Animals

History, Agency, Theater

Edited by Karen Raber and Monica Mattfeld

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208 pages
7" × 10"
22 b&w illustrations
2017

Animalibus: Of Animals and Cultures

Baroque Seville

Sacred Art in a Century of Crisis

Amanda Wunder

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232 pages
8" × 10"
34 color/59 b&w illustrations/5 maps
2017

The Noisy Renaissance

Sound, Architecture, and Florentine Urban Life

Niall Atkinson

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280 pages
9" × 10"
50 color/110 b&w illustrations
2016

Measuring Shadows

Kepler’s Optics of Invisibility

Raz Chen-Morris

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264 pages
6" × 9"
12 b&w illustrations
2016

The Arras Witch Treatises

Johannes Tinctor's Invectives contre la secte de vauderie and the Recollectio casus, status et condicionis Valdensium ydolatrarum by the Anonymous of Arras (1460)

Edited and translated by Andrew Colin Gow, Robert B. Desjardins, and François V. Pageau

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168 pages
5.5" × 8.5"
1 map
2016

Magic in History Sourcebooks

Imagining the Americas in Medici Florence

Lia Markey

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264 pages
9" × 10"
68 color/58 b&w illustrations
2016

The Native Conquistador

Alva Ixtlilxochitl’s Account of the Conquest of New Spain

Edited and translated by Amber Brian, Bradley Benton, and Pablo García Loaeza

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152 pages
5.5" × 8.5"
4 b&w illustrations/3 maps
2015

Latin American Originals

The Improbable Conquest

Sixteenth-Century Letters from the Río de la Plata

Edited by Pablo García Loaeza and Victoria L. Garrett

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144 pages
5.5" × 8.5"
3 b&w illustrations/1 map
2015

Latin American Originals

The Vienna School of Art History

Empire and the Politics of Scholarship, 1847–1918

Matthew Rampley

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296 pages
7" × 10"
18 b&w illustrations
2013

Gorgeous Beasts

Animal Bodies in Historical Perspective

Edited by Joan B. Landes, Paula Young Lee, and Paul Youngquist

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258 pages
7" × 9"
12 color/38 b&w illustrations
2012

Animalibus: Of Animals and Cultures

A Brief History of the Artist from God to Picasso

Paul Barolsky

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168 pages
6" × 9"
2010

Forbidden Rites

A Necromancer’s Manual of the Fifteenth Century

Richard Kieckhefer

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392 pages
6.125" × 9.25"
1998

Magic in History

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Truth in Many Tongues

Religious Conversion and the Languages of the Early Spanish Empire

Daniel I. Wasserman-Soler

$84.95 | Hardcover Edition
ISBN: 978-0-271-08599-9

240 pages
6" × 9"
7 b&w illustrations
2020

Forming Sleep

Representing Consciousness in the English Renaissance

Edited by Nancy L. Simpson-Younger and Margaret Simon

$99.95 | Hardcover Edition
ISBN: 978-0-271-08611-8

246 pages
6" × 9"
1 b&w illustration
2020

Cultural Inquiries in English Literature, 1400–1700

Right Romance

Heroic Subjectivity and Elect Community in Seventeenth-Century England

Emily Griffiths Jones

$99.95 | Hardcover Edition
ISBN: 978-0-271-08492-3

288 pages
6" × 9"
2020

Cultural Inquiries in English Literature, 1400–1700

Polemical Encounters

Christians, Jews, and Muslims in Iberia and Beyond

Edited by Mercedes García-Arenal and Gerard Wiegers

$44.95 | Paperback Edition
ISBN: 978-0-271-08122-9

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440 pages
6" × 9"
6 b&w illustrations
2019

Iberian Encounter and Exchange, 475–1755

Medicine, Religion, and Magic in Early Stuart England

Richard Napier's Medical Practice

Ofer Hadass

$34.95 | Paperback Edition
ISBN: 978-0-271-08019-2

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232 pages
6.125" × 9.25"
10 b&w illustrations
2018

Magic in History

Passing to América

Antonio (Née María) Yta’s Transgressive, Transatlantic Life in the Twilight of the Spanish Empire

Thomas A. Abercrombie

$29.95 | Paperback Edition
ISBN: 978-0-271-08119-9

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296 pages
6" × 9"
21 b&w illustrations/2 maps
2018

Becoming Centaur

Eighteenth-Century Masculinity and English Horsemanship

Monica Mattfeld

$34.95 | Paperback Edition
ISBN: 978-0-271-07578-5

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288 pages
6" × 9"
35 b&w illustrations
2016

Animalibus: Of Animals and Cultures

The Chankas and the Priest

A Tale of Murder and Exile in Highland Peru

Sabine Hyland

$24.95 | Paperback Edition
ISBN: 978-0-271-07123-7

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224 pages
6" × 9"
27 b&w illustrations/2 maps
2016

The Transformations of Magic

Illicit Learned Magic in the Later Middle Ages and Renaissance

Frank Klaassen

$34.95 | Paperback Edition
ISBN: 978-0-271-05627-2

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280 pages
6" × 9"
2013

Magic in History

Alchemical Belief

Occultism in the Religious Culture of Early Modern England

Bruce Janacek

$39.95 | Paperback Edition
ISBN: 978-0-271-05014-0

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240 pages
6" × 9"
6 b&w illustrations
2011

Magic in History

New & Forthcoming books

Sorry, not yet available as e-books.

 

Notre Dame Cathedral

Nine Centuries of History

Dany Sandron and Andrew Tallon, Translated by Andrew Tallon and Lindsay Cook

192 pages
7.5" × 7.5"
170 color illustrations
2020

Baptism Through Incision

The Postmortem Cesarean Operation in the Spanish Empire

Martha Few, Zeb Tortorici, and Adam Warren

152 pages
5.5" × 8.5"
3 b&w illustrations/1 map
2020

Latin American Originals

Contraband Guides

Race, Transatlantic Culture, and the Arts in the Civil War Era

Paul H. D. Kaplan

312 pages
9" × 10"
48 color/76 b&w illustrations
2020

Michelangelo’s Inner Anatomies

Christian K. Kleinbub

260 pages
8.5" × 10.5"
40 color/77 b&w illustrations
2020

Titian’s Icons

Tradition, Charisma, and Devotion in Renaissance Italy

Christopher J. Nygren

272 pages
9" × 10"
36 color/57 b&w illustrations
2020

Picatrix

A Medieval Treatise on Astral Magic

Translated with an introduction by Dan Attrell and David Porreca

384 pages
6.125" × 9.25"
31 b&w illustrations
2019

Magic in History

Robert Burton’s Rhetoric

An Anatomy of Early Modern Knowledge

Susan Wells

224 pages
6" × 9"
5 b&w illustrations
2019

RSA Series in Transdisciplinary Rhetoric

Disharmony of the Spheres

The Europe of Holbein’s Ambassadors

Jennifer Nelson

216 pages
7" × 10"
19 color/24 b&w illustrations
2019

Green Worlds of Renaissance Venice

Jodi Cranston

228 pages
8" × 10"
24 color/56 b&w illustrations
2019

The Shape of Difficulty

A Fan Letter to Unruly Objects

Bret L. Rothstein

228 pages
7" × 9"
38 color illustrations
2019

Idolizing Mary

Maya-Catholic Icons in Yucatán, Mexico

Amara Solari

200 pages
7" × 10"
22 color/23 b&w illustrations/3 maps
2019

To Heaven or to Hell

Bartolomé de Las Casas’s Confesionario

David Thomas Orique, O.P.

152 pages
5.5" × 8.5"
4 b&w illustrations/1 map
2018

Latin American Originals

Editorial Staff to contact

Assistant Director, Editor-in-Chief acquires in the areas of animal studies, graphic studies, interdisciplinary literary studies, and sensory studies. Her book series include Animalibus: Of Animals and Culture, AnthropoScene: The SLSA Book Series, Graphic Medicine, and Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Sensory History

Executive Editor acquires in the areas of art and architectural history, visual culture, history of photography, medieval and early modern studies, occultism and esoterism, Iberian and Latin American history and culture. Her book series include Buildings, Landscapes, and Societies, Iberian Encounter and Exchange, 475–1755, Latin American Originals, Magic in History, Magic in History Sourcebooks, and Refiguring Modernism

Acquisitions Editor acquires in the areas of Pennsylvania and mid-Atlantic history, regional studies and regional trade, and religious studies. Her series include Inventing Christianity, Signifying (on) Scriptures, Religion Around, The Max Kade Research Institute Series: Germans beyond Europe, Keystone Books, Pietist, Moravian, and Anabaptist Studies, Critical Inquiries in English Literature, 1400–1700, and World Christianity

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