Book Series

Announcing a new, interdisciplinary book series

Sanctity in Global Perspective

Series Editors:

Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski, University of Pittsburgh, USA (

Alison Frazier, University of Texas at Austin, USA (

Phyllis Granoff, Yale University, USA (

Richard McGregor, Vanderbilt University, USA (

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 and edited volumes 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 that offers 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; 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 (above) and the Taylor & Francis contact: Jack Boothroyd at .


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