Book Series

Sanctity in Global Perspective

Series Editors:

Alison Frazier, University of Texas at Austin, USA (

George Ferzoco, University of Calgary, CA (

Barbara Zimbalist, University of Texas at El Paso (

Published under the aegis of The Hagiography Society, this series is dedicated to exploring the concept of sanctity in ideational, literary, artistic, and sociohistorical dimensions. ‘Sanctity in Global Perspective’ publishes monographs, edited volumes, editions, and translations that illuminate the lives of saintly figures, the communities dedicated to those figures, and the material evidence of their cults. Our aim is to foster critical scholarship and access to primary sources that offer novel conceptualizations and the possibility of crosspollination of ideas across traditions, geographical regions, and academic disciplines. The series is open to all areas of scholarship, without restriction as to religious traditions or time periods.

Proposals should take the form of either
1) a preliminary letter of inquiry, briefly describing the project; or
2) a formal prospectus including:  abstract; brief statement of critical methodology, table of contents; sample chapter or excerpt; estimate of length; estimate of the number and type of illustrations to be included; a c.v.

Please email your letter or proposal to the series editors (listed above).

Books in the Sanctity in Global Perspectives Series

Carmen Florea, The Late Medieval Cult of the Saints: Universal Developments within Local Contexts, 2022.

Alexandre Coello de la Rosa and Linda G. Jones, Saints and Sanctity in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam: Striving for Remembrance, 2020.

Karen E. McCluskey, New Saints in Late-Mediaeval Venice, 1200-1500: A Typological Study, 2019.

Emily Kelley and Cynthia Turner Camp, eds., Saints as Intercessors between the Wealthy and the Divine: Art and Hagiography among the Medieval Merchant Classes, 2019.

Kay Brainerd Slocum, The Cult of Thomas Becket History and Historiography through Eight Centuries, 2018.

Ruth S. Noyes, Peter Paul Rubens and the Counter-Reformation Crisis of the Beati moderni, 2017.

Massimo A. Rondolino, Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Hagiographical Strategies: A Comparative Study of the Standard Lives of St. Francis and Milarepa, 2017.   *Winner of the 2018 Frederick Streng Book Award for excellence in Buddhist-Christian Studies*

Jennifer Welsh, The Cult of St. Anne in Medieval and Early Modern Europe, 2016.


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