Friday, February 28, 2014

New series from Ashgate

Cultures of Play, 1300-1700 

Series Editor:  Bret Rothstein, Indiana University

Dedicated to the ludic Renaissance in Europe, this series serves two
purposes. First, it recounts the history of early modern wit, humor, and
games, from backgammon and tops to Papal bulls and theological tractates.
Second, in addressing its topic broadly, Cultures of Play, 1300-1700 also
provides a forum for reconceptualizing the play elements of early modern
economic, political, religious, and social life. We welcome proposals from a
range of disciplines, including history, religious studies, the history and
philosophy of science, literature, theater history, philosophy, and the
history of art and visual culture.  The series publishes original research
written in English, including both single author volumes and collections of
original essays.

Proposals should take the form of either 
1) a preliminary letter of inquiry, briefly describing the project; or 
2) a formal prospectus including:  abstract; brief statement of critical
methodology, table of contents; sample chapter; estimate of length; estimate
of the number and type of illustrations to be included; a c.v.

Please email your letter or proposal to the Ashgate contact for this series:
Erika Gaffney, Publishing Manager,


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