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New Communities of Interpretation

Contexts of Religious Transformation in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe

Editors: Sabrina Corbellini John Thompson
Publishing Manager: Guy Carney
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ISSN 2983-9661

Method of peer review
single-blind undertaken by an external specialist (i.c. appointed by the Board)

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Accepts Contributions in Open Access


This series concerns religious culture in late medieval and early modern Europe, a period traditionally depicted as one of great cultural discontinuity and binary oppositions between learned (Latin) and unlearned (vernacular) and ecclesiastical hierarchy and the lay believers. Challenging stereotypical descriptions of exclusion of lay and non-Latinate people from religious and cultural life, the series concentrates on the reconstruction of the process of emancipation of the laity and the creation of new ‘communities of interpretation’. Patterns of social inclusion and exclusion and shifts in the relations amongst groups, individuals and their languages will be examined, casting new light on themes of seminal relevance to present-day societies.


    General Editors
    Sabrina Corbellini, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
    John Thompson, Queen’s University Belfast

    Editorial Board
    Pavlína Rychterová, Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften
    Ian Johnson, University of St Andrews
    Géraldine Veysseyre, Institut de recherche et d’histoire des textes(CNRS), Université Paris IV-Sorbonne
    Chiara Lastraioli, Centre d’Études Supérieures de la Renaissance (CNRS), Université François Rabelais, Tours
    Pawel Kras, John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin / Katolicki Uniwersytet Lubelski Jana Pawła II
    Marina Gazzini, Università degli Studi di Milano Statale
    Marco Mostert, Universiteit Utrecht
    Rafael M. Pérez García, Universidad de Sevilla


    Main language: English

    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.

    English short references can be found at:

    Submissions should be sent to the general editors: Sabrina Corbellini ( and John Thompson (