This series addresses the understanding of the Early Modern Period (broadly defined) vis-à-vis educational thought. The writings of prominent intellectuals regarding issues of educational theory, addressed to princes, kings, popes and emperors throughout this period, were highly influential. They exerted significant influence on educational institutions and practices over the centuries, and they are highly revealing of shifts in values, anthropology, methodology, the natural sciences, and culture. Such shifts have shaped our “modern” vision of the world. Few of these writings have received appropriate attention, and, more importantly, adequate consideration given the period's complexity.
Therefore, the series will include studies on historical accounts of how educational institutions should function in theory, rather than those which focus primarily on how educational institutions functioned in practice. The result will amount a novel library of commented editions and English translations of the milestones of early modern educational theory as well as broad surveys tracing the development of educational thought in Europe and wherever these ideas were influential.
Editor-in-chief: Cristiano Casalini (Boston College – University of Parma)
Associate Editors Anne Régent-Susini (Université Sorbonne-Nouvelle)
Christoph Sander (Technische Universität Berlin)
Advisory Board Constance Blackwell (University of London)
Paul Richard Blum (Loyola University Maryland)
Philippe Desan (University of Chicago)
Mordechai Feingold (California Institute of Technology)
Paul Grendler (University of Toronto, emeritus)
Maarten J.F.M. Hoenen (University of Basel, University of Freiburg/Brsg.)
Maryanne Horowitz (Occidental College)
Howard Hotson (Oxford University)
Richard Kagan (Johns Hopkins University, emeritus)
Sachiko Kusukawa (Cambridge University)
Francesco Mattei (University of Rome III)
John W. O’Malley (Georgetown University, emeritus)
Vladimir Urbánek (Czech Academy of Sciences)
Assistant Editors Michael Smith (Boston College)
Daniel J. Cattolica (Boston College)
Sean McLaughlin (Boston College)
Kasper Volk (Boston College)
Scholars and students in the fields of early modern history, history of education, cultural history, intellectual history, philosophy, literature studies, and psychology.