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Renaissance Quarterly open access
The Renaissance Society of America, in partnership with the University of Chicago Press, provides open access to one book review in each issue of Renaissance Quarterly. The chosen review will be freely available at the time of publication of each new issue and until the next issue appears. In expanding access, the RSA hopes to further the reach of Renaissance studies scholarship, a mission of the society.
The open-access review for issue 69.1 (Spring 2016) is Paul Barolsky's review of In a New Light: Giovanni Bellini’s St. Francis in the Desert by Susannah Rutherglen and Charlotte Hale.
About Renaissance Quarterly
Renaissance Quarterly is the leading American journal of Renaissance studies, encouraging connections between different scholarly approaches to bring together material spanning the period from 1300 to 1650 in Western history.
The official journal of the Renaissance Society of America, Renaissance Quarterly presents around twenty articles and around 500 reviews per year, engaging the following disciplines: Americas, art and architecture, book history, classical tradition, comparative literature, digital humanities, emblems, English literature, French literature, Germanic literature, Hebraica, Hispanic literature, history, humanism, Islamic world, Italian literature, legal and political thought, medicine and science, music, Neo-Latin literature, performing arts and theater, philosophy, rhetoric, and women and gender.
Since 1954, Renaissance Quarterly has provided an important forum for articles of original and significant research and interpretation, as well as surveys of the field, forums, and colloquia that benefit the ongoing development of Renaissance scholarship.
The University of Chicago Press has published Renaissance Quarterly starting with volume 62 (2009). For institutional subscriptions, please contact the University of Chicago Press. To place an advertisement in RQ please contact the University of Chicago Press.
Submitting a book for review in Renaissance Quarterly
Publishers and individual authors are invited to submit books to be considered for review by the Renaissance Quarterly Reviews Editor. Books accepted for review are assigned a reviewer by the editor. Books not chosen for review are not returned. Proof copies and preprints are not considered for review: please only send the final, published version of the book. Mail books to:
Renaissance Quarterly Reviews Editor
Ordering single issues of Renaissance Quarterly
Members who opt for a print subscription to Renaissance Quarterly will receive it quarterly for the duration of active membership. To order individual back issues of the journal, please contact the University of Chicago Press, or email the press directly at subscriptions [at] press.uchicago.edu.
List of books received from publishers January–March 2016 to be considered for review in Renaissance Quarterly.
Older lists may be consulted on the Books Received page.
The William Nelson Prize
The William Nelson Prize is awarded annually to the best article published in Renaissance Quarterly. All peer-reviewed articles published in the journal are automatically considered for the prize; authors do not need to apply. Review essays and book reviews are not eligible.
We are pleased to announce that the following Renaissance Quarterly article has won an Honorable Mention in the 2013 I Tatti Prize for Best Essay by a Junior Scholar:
7/13/2016 » 7/15/2016
History of Libraries Summer School, Oxford
3/22/2017 » 3/25/2017
Reception, Reputation and Circulation in the Early Modern World, 1500–1800