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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.
Editor in Chief
Margaret King is a Professor of Renaissance History at Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center at CUNY. She studies and teaches 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, and the single-authored textbooks The Renaissance in Europe and Western Civilization: A Social and Cultural History. With Albert Rabil, Jr., she is the co-editor of the series The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe, of which fifty-nine titles have been issued; the project continues beginning in 2009 as The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe: Toronto Series (Centre for the Reformation and Research, University of Toronto), with simultaneous print- and e-publication, for another sixty titles approximately. 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 has been 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 has taught at Brooklyn College since 1972; in the history department since 1980; and at the Graduate Center since 1987. King’s current research is on mothers and sons in history.
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