The Early Modern Exchange


Series General Editors:
Gary Ferguson, University of Virginia, author of Same-Sex Marriage in Renaissance Rome: Sexuality, Identity, and Community in Early Modern Europe
Meredith K. Ray, University of Delaware, author of Daughters of Alchemy: Women and Scientific Culture in Early Modern Italy

The Early Modern Exchange publishes studies of European literature and culture (c. 1450-1700) exploring connections across intellectual, geographical, social, and cultural boundaries: trans-national, trans-regional engagements (e.g., Europe and the Americas or the Ottoman Turks, France and Spain, Italy, and Dalmatia); networks and processes for the development and dissemination of knowledges and practices; gendered and sexual roles and hierarchies and the effects of their transgression; relations between different ethnic or religious groups; travel and migration; textual circulation/s. The series welcomes critical approaches to multiple disciplines (literature and law, philosophy, science, medicine, music…) and objects (e.g., print and material culture, the visual arts, architecture), the re-examination of historiographical categories (medieval, early modern, modern), and the investigation of resonances across broad temporal spans.

Series Editorial Board:
Frederick A. de Armas, Professor in the Humanities, Spanish Literature, and Comparative Literature, University of Chicago
Valeria Finucci, Professor of Italian and Theater Studies, Department of Romance Studies, Duke University
Barbara Fuchs, Professor, Department of Spanish and Portuguese and Department of English, Director William A. Clark Memorial Library, UCLA
Nicholas Hammond, Professor, Department of French, University of Cambridge
Kathleen P. Long, Professor of French, Department of Romance Studies, Cornell University
Elissa B. Weaver, Professor of Italian Emerita, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, University of Chicago

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Nora Martin Peterson
Involuntary Confessions of the Flesh in Early Modern France
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