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The Other Voice

in Early Modern Europe


In early modern Europe (about 1400 to about 1700), women began to write and sometimes publish in their native languages, and their writing established the presence of female voices for the first time in world history. They wrote in many genres (dialogues, essays, letters, plays, poems, treatises) and in their native languages—Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Latin, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Scandinavian, and Spanish. At the same time, they pressed for a wider recognition of women’s intellectual and moral capacities, a campaign in which they were joined by a few male advocates and defenders.

The Chicago Series

The series “The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe,” Margaret L. King and Albert Rabil, Jr., founding co-editors, established itself at the University of Chicago Press where, between 1996 and 2010, 60 titles were published.

This site lists all of the titles published in the Chicago Series. Clicking on a book cover image will direct readers to the University of Chicago Press website, where the title can be ordered online.

Connect to the Chicago Series list here.

The Toronto Series

When the Chicago Series title list reached its end, the founding co-editors entered into a co-publishing arrangement to publish a Toronto Series of The Other Voice; volume numbering began anew. The first thirty-five volumes of the Toronto Series were published 2009-2014 by Iter Press, and the Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, Victoria University in the University of Toronto.

Volumes 36-75 were published 2015-2020 by Iter Press and ACMRS Press, nine with support from the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation.

Commencing with volume 76 (2021), the series is published by Iter Press.

This site lists all of the titles in the Toronto Series, both published and planned. When a book is published an image of its cover and a link to purchase the printed book are added to the list. For information about purchasing ebooks (institutions only) please contact Iter Press:

Connect to the Toronto Series list here.

In Memoriam
Albert Rabil, Jr., 1934-2021

Series Resources

The bibliography on early modern women that previously appeared here has now been superseded by two online resources specializing in Renaissance topics; simple searches will connect users with ample material on women in culture and society:

Resources for Series Volume Editors

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