UCLA Clark Memorial Library Series

This series represents landmark scholarship arising from public symposia co-sponsored by the UCLA Center for Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Studies and the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library—one of the world’s most comprehensive rare book and manuscript libraries, with particular strengths in fine printing, book cultures, Oscar Wilde and English literature and history (1641-1800).


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Cultures of Communication: Theologies of Media in Early Modern Europe and Beyond
Cultures of Communication: Theologies of Media in Early Modern Europe and Beyond
Edited by Helmut Puff, Ulrike Strasser, and Christopher Wild

Looking beyond the emergence of print, this collection of ground-breaking essays highlights the pivotal role of theology in the formation of the early modern cultures of communication.

Published Apr 2017
Life Forms in the Thinking of the Long Eighteenth Century
Life Forms in the Thinking of the Long Eighteenth Century
Edited by Keith Michael Baker and Jenna M. Gibbs

Life Forms in the Thinking of the Long Eighteenth Century is a unique reappraisal of Enlightenment thought on nature, biology, and the organic world.

Published May 2016
Imagining the British Atlantic after the American Revolution
Imagining the British Atlantic after the American Revolution
Edited by Michael Meranze and Saree Makdisi

Drawing on examples from different local and regional contexts,Imagining the British Atlantic after the American Revolution demonstrates the many remarkably local ways that revolution and empire were experienced in London, Pennsylvania, Pitcairn Island, and points in between.

Published Nov 2015
Braudel Revisited: The Mediterranean World 1600-1800
Braudel Revisited: The Mediterranean World 1600-1800
Edited by Gabriel Piterberg, Teofilo F. Ruiz, and Geoffrey Symcox

The contributors to Braudel Revisited assess the impact of Braudel's work on today's academic world, in light of subsequent methodological shifts.

Published Sep 2015
Representing Imperial Rivalry in the Early Modern Mediterranean
Representing Imperial Rivalry in the Early Modern Mediterranean
Edited by Barbara Fuchs and Emily Weissbourd

Representing Imperial Rivalry in the Early Modern Mediterranean explores representations of national, racial, and religious identities within a region dominated by the clash of empires.

Published Apr 2015
Skepticism and Political Thought in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
Skepticism and Political Thought in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
Edited by John Christian Laursen and Gianni Paganini

Surveying the use of skepticism in works by Hobbes, Descartes, Hume, Smith, and Kant, among others, these essays demonstrate the pervasive impact of skepticism on the intellectual landscape of early modern Europe.

Published Feb 2015
Momigliano and Antiquarianism: Foundations of the Modern Cultural Sciences
Momigliano and Antiquarianism: Foundations of the Modern Cultural Sciences
By Peter N. Miller

In Momigliano and Antiquarianism, Peter N. Miller brings together an international and interdisciplinary group of scholars to provide the first serious study of Momigliano's history of historical scholarship.

Published Dec 2014
Jesuit Accounts of the Colonial Americas: Intercultural Transfers Intellectual Disputes, and Textualities
Jesuit Accounts of the Colonial Americas: Intercultural Transfers Intellectual Disputes, and Textualities
Edited by Marc André Bernier, Clorinda Donato, and Hans-Jürgen Lüsebrink

Linking Jesuit texts, the rhetorical tradition, and the newly emerging anthropology of the Enlightenment, this collection traverses the vast expanses of Old and New World France and Spain in fascinating new ways.

Published Aug 2014
Wilde Discoveries: Traditions, Histories, Archives
Wilde Discoveries: Traditions, Histories, Archives
Edited by Joseph Bristow

This volume offers fresh approaches to well-known works such as The Picture of Dorian Gray while paying serious attention to his lesser known writings and activities, including his earliest attempts at emulating the English Romantics, his editing of Woman’s World, and his fascination with anarchism.

Published Jul 2013
Structures of Feeling in Seventeenth-Century Cultural Expression
Structures of Feeling in Seventeenth-Century Cultural Expression
Edited by Susan McClary

Structures of Feeling in Seventeenth-Century Cultural Expression explores how artists made use of various cultural forms - notably the visual arts, poetry, theatre, music, and dance - to grapple with human values in the increasingly heterodox world of the 1600s.

Published Mar 2013