July 15, 2017
RSA - The Phyllis Goodhart Gordan Book Prize
Organization: Renaissance Society of America
The Renaissance Society of America awards an annual book prize of $1,000 in memory of the late Phyllis Goodhart Gordan. The purpose of the prize is to recognize significant accomplishments in Renaissance Studies by members of the RSA and to encourage Renaissance scholarship. The Gordan Prize for the year 2007 will be awarded to the author of the best book in Renaissance Studies published between July 1 of the previous year and June 30 of the current year. To be eligible the book must be written in English by a current member of the RSA. The prize will be awarded for a book with a topic within the chronological period 1300-1700. Books dealing with Renaissance history, any of the vernacular literatures or Latin, art, music, philosophy, and other disciplines recognized by RSA are eligible. Bibliographical works and scholarly aids are eligible for the Gordan Prize, but editions of texts or translations into English will not be considered. Books will be judged on the following criteria: 1) contribution to Renaissance Studies; 2) originality in insight and research; 3) clarity and eloquence; 4) thoroughness and accuracy in documentation.