Book Series

Renaissance Mind. Studies on the history of Knowledge [RM] is a peer review Open Access series that publishes monographs and collective volumes on the history of ideas in the Renaissance period (1400-1700). The series explores the transformation processes of philosophical, political, and religious doctrines and ideas, depending on the various cultural environments in which they circulated. The aim is to stimulate a general rethinking of the notions of manipulation and contamination to depict the historical changes of currents of thought, perceiving such changes in a positive way. Seen as fruitful developments of theories and points of view, they can highly contribute to a better understanding of the multi-faceted Renaissance mind. The series will also encourage monographs with an emphasis on geographical areas less considered in Renaissance studies, on elites outside the academic world and lesser-known works and authors. Methodologically, a special focus is given to the intersection among Renaissance intellectual thought and material history (history of technology, manuscript studies and history of book, history of the market and legal practices), the history of learning and that of mentalities.

The publishing has been managed by De Gruyter since May 2022.

Series Editor:
Valentina Lepri (PI in ERC CoG n. 864542, KnowStudents)

Board members:
Alexandra Baneu (Romanian Academy of Science, Romania)
Monica Brinzei (CNRS, France)
Giancarlo Casale (European University Institute, Italy)
Danilo Facca (Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland)
Sara Miglietti (Warburg Institute, United Kingdom)
Justyna Kiliańczyk-Zięba (Jagiellonian University, Poland)
Fárkas Gabor Kiss (Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary)
Denis Robichaud (University of Notre Dame, Indiana, United States)
Michael Stolberg (University of Würzburg, Germany)

Editorial staff:
Olga M. Hajduk
Katarzyna Rusinek-Abarca


If the above description coincides with your research field and you would like to publish your results among our findings – we invite you to join us! Contact our Research Promoter, Katarzyna Rusinek-Abarca ( for further assistance.

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