New book series, Cultures of Play, 1300-1700

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Erika Gaffney, Ashgate Publishing Co.
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Announcing a new series from Ashgate Publishing Company—

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,