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Studies in the Transmission of Texts & Ideas

Editors: Pieter d'Hoine Anthony Dupont Michèle Goyens Marleen Reynders Stefan Schorn
Publishing Manager: Tim Denecker
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ISSN 2565-8506

Method of peer review
double-blind undertaken by a specialist member of the Board or an external specialist

text transmission, middle ages, renaissance, neo-latin, modern time, philology, linguistics, literature, byzantine studies, religious studies, classics, Europe, 0-1650

Accepted Language(s):
German, English, French, Italian, Spanish

Accepts Contributions in Open Access


Like living beings, texts and ideas evolve and change, some die out, others stay alive, but take a different shape. The purpose of this series is to explore the mechanisms of evolution and survival of texts and ideas from Antiquity to the Renaissance, that is, in a period in which texts were more fragile and ideas paradoxically freer (despite all kinds of censorship and social control) than in a time of increasing mass production. The unique character of this series consists in keeping together two aspects of scholarship which are too often, and wrongly so, kept separated: history of texts, textual criticism and scholarly editing on the one hand, and intellectual, cultural and artistic history on the other. As such, this series will certainly open up new perspectives for research in the long term.


    Pieter d'Hoine

    Anthony Dupont
    Michèle Goyens
    Marleen Reynders
    Stefan Schorn


    Main language: English; additional languages: French, German, Italian, Spanish

    Peer review: All volumes in this series are evaluated by an Editorial Board, strictly on academic grounds, based on reports prepared by referees who have been commissioned by virtue of their specialism in the appropriate field. The Board ensures that the screening is done independently and without conflicts of interest. The definitive texts supplied by authors are also subject to review by the Board before being approved for publication.

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True Warriors? Negotiating Dissent in the Intellectual Debate (c. 1100-1700)

Guy Claessens, Fabio Della Schiava, Wouter Druwé, Wim François (eds)
ISBN 978-2-503-60763-4 LECTIO 15 | 2023 € 115,00 EXCL.VAT  (Hardback) ISBN 978-2-503-60764-1 € 115,00 EXCL. VAT   (E-book)

Le père du siècle: The Early Modern Reception of Jean Gerson (1363-1429)

Theological Authority between Middle Ages and Early Modern Era Yelena Mazour-Matusevich
ISBN 978-2-503-60225-7 LECTIO 14 | 2023 € 110,00 EXCL.VAT  (Hardback) ISBN 978-2-503-60235-6 € 110,00 EXCL. VAT   (E-book)

Trilingual Learning

The Study of Greek and Hebrew in a Latin World (1000-1700) Raf Van Rooy, Pierre Van Hecke, Toon Van Hal (eds)
ISBN 978-2-503-60106-9 LECTIO 13 | 2023 € 100,00 EXCL.VAT  (Hardback) ISBN 978-2-503-60107-6 € 100,00 EXCL. VAT   (E-book)

Polemics and Networking in Graeco-Roman Antiquity

Pieter d'Hoine, Geert Roskam, Stefan Schorn, Joseph Verheyden (eds)
ISBN 978-2-503-59688-4 LECTIO 12 | 2022 € 110,00 EXCL.VAT  (Hardback) ISBN 978-2-503-59689-1 € 110,00 EXCL. VAT   (E-book)

Questioning the World

Greek Patristic and Byzantine Question-and-Answer Literature Bram Demulder, Peter Van Deun (eds)
ISBN 978-2-503-59075-2 LECTIO 11 | 2021 € 110,00 EXCL.VAT  (Hardback) ISBN 978-2-503-59076-9 € 110,00 EXCL. VAT   (E-book)

Authority Revisited

Towards Thomas More and Erasmus in 1516 Wim François, Violet Soen, Anthony Dupont, Andrea Aldo Robiglio (eds)
ISBN 978-2-503-59061-5 LECTIO 10 | 2021 € 120,00 EXCL.VAT  (Hardback) ISBN 978-2-503-59062-2 € 120,00 EXCL. VAT   (E-book)

Falsifications and Authority in Antiquity, the Middle Ages and the Renaissance

Erika Gielen, Jan Papy (eds)
ISBN 978-2-503-58843-8 LECTIO 9 | 2020 € 100,00 EXCL.VAT  (Hardback) ISBN 978-2-503-58844-5 € 100,00 EXCL. VAT   (E-book)

Sicut dicit

Editing Ancient and Medieval Commentaries on Authoritative Texts Shari Boodts, Pieter De Leemans †, Stefan Schorn (eds)
ISBN 978-2-503-58649-6 LECTIO 8 | 2020 € 100,00 EXCL.VAT  (Hardback) ISBN 978-2-503-58650-2 € 100,00 EXCL. VAT   (E-book)

Concepts of Ideal Rulership from Antiquity to the Renaissance

Geert Roskam, Stefan Schorn (eds)
ISBN 978-2-503-58077-7 LECTIO 7 | 2019 € 120,00 EXCL.VAT  (Hardback) ISBN 978-2-503-58078-4 € 120,00 EXCL. VAT   (E-book)

Outsiders and Forerunners

Modern Reason and Historiographical Births of Medieval Philosophy Catherine König-Pralong, Mario Meliadò, Zornitsa Radeva (eds)
ISBN 978-2-503-57912-2 LECTIO 5 | 2018 € 115,00 EXCL.VAT  (Hardback) ISBN 978-2-503-57913-9 € 115,00 EXCL. VAT   (E-book)

Towards the Authority of Vesalius

Studies on Medicine and the Human Body from Antiquity to the Renaissance and beyond Erika Gielen, Michèle Goyens (eds)
ISBN 978-2-503-57914-6 LECTIO 6 | 2018 € 120,00 EXCL.VAT  (Hardback) ISBN 978-2-503-57915-3 € 120,00 EXCL. VAT   (E-book)

Shaping Authority

How Did a Person Become an Authority in Antiquity, the Middle Ages and the Renaissance? Shari Boodts, Johan Leemans, Brigitte Meijns (eds)
ISBN 978-2-503-56823-2 LECTIO 4 | 2016 € 130,00 EXCL.VAT  (Hardback) ISBN 978-2-503-56905-5 € 130,00 EXCL. VAT   (E-book)

On Good Authority

Tradition, Compilation and the Construction of Authority in Literature from Antiquity to the Renaissance Reinhart Ceulemans, Pieter De Leemans (eds)
ISBN 978-2-503-55479-2 LECTIO 3 | 2015 € 125,00 EXCL.VAT  (Hardback) ISBN 978-2-503-57163-8 € 125,00 EXCL. VAT   (E-book)

Analysis of Ancient and Medieval Texts and Manuscripts: Digital Approaches

Tara L. Andrews, Caroline Macé (eds)
ISBN 978-2-503-55268-2 LECTIO 1 | 2015 € 115,00 EXCL.VAT  (Hardback) ISBN 978-2-503-57156-0 € 115,00 EXCL. VAT   (E-book)

Textual Transmission in Byzantium

Between Textual Criticism and Quellenforschung Juan Signes Codoñer, Inmaculada Pérez Martín (eds)
ISBN 978-2-503-55269-9 LECTIO 2 | 2014 € 135,00 EXCL.VAT  (Hardback) ISBN 978-2-503-57159-1 € 135,00 EXCL. VAT   (E-book)