Connected Histories in the Early Modern World

This series contributes to our growing understanding of the connectedness of the world during a period in history when an unprecedented number of people—Europeans, Africans, Asians—made transoceanic or other long distance journeys. It explores topics that highlight the cultural impact of the movement of people, animals, and objects at a global scale. The series editors welcome proposals for monographs and collections of essays in English from literary critics, art historians, and cultural historians that address the changes and cross-fertilizations of cultural practices of specific societies. General topics may concern, among other possibilities: cultural confluences, objects in motion, appropriations of material cultures, cross-cultural exoticization, transcultural identities, religious practices, translations and mistranslations, cultural impacts of trade, discourses of dislocation, globalism in literary/visual arts, and cultural histories of lesser studied regions (such as the Philippines, Macau, African societies).


Geographical Scope

Chronological Scope

Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Americas, and Asia



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KeywordsGlobal renaissance, early modern studies, world history, cross-cultural engagements, cultural translations, connected histories




CHRISTINA LEE Princeton University

 JULIA SCHLECK University of Nebraska, Lincoln



SERGE GRUZINSKI National Scientific Research Center, Paris

MICHAEL LAFFAN Princeton University

RICARDO PADRÓN University of Virginia

ELIZABETH RODINI Johns Hopkins University

KAYA ŞAHIN Indiana University, Bloomington

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