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Natasha Constantinidou

(+357) 22892098
Department of History and Archaeology
Eliades Building, 1ος όροφος
9 Klimentos str.
Studied in Athens, Greece (Degree in History and Archaeology). Postgraduate studies at the University of Edinburgh (MSc by Research, History; PhD in Early Modern European History). Taught at the Universities of Edinburgh, Glasgow and Newcastle. Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the Universal Short Title Catalogue research project (University of St Andrews, Book History Group, Later also Teaching Fellow at the same university, before coming to the Department of History and Archeology of the University of Cyprus (September 2011).
Intellectual and cultural European history (15th to the 17th century); history of the book.
Renaissance and Reformation; Wars of Religion; political and moral implications of religious divisions; circulation of ideas and intellectual networks.
History of political thought; church-state relations, religious and political thought; interest in the classics in the 16th and the 17th centuries.
Research Project (consultant): The Universal Short Title Catalogue:


* with Han Lamers (eds) Receptions of Hellenism in Early Modern Europe, 15th-17th centuries (Leiden: Brill, 2020)

* Responses to religious division c. 1580-1620. Public and Private, Divine and Temporal. (Leiden: Brill, 2017)

* with Malcolm Walsby (eds) Documenting the Early Modern Book World: Inventories and Catalogues in Manuscript and Print (Leiden: Brill, 2013)

Articles in Journals & Chapters in collected Editions

* ‘Towards a Typology of Greek Books Printed in Paris in the Sixteenth Century: Placing Teaching into the Printing Landscape’, in F. Ciccolella (ed.), When Greece Flew across the Alps. The Study of Greek in Early Modern Europe (Leiden: Brill, 2022), pp. 49-71.

* 'Aspects of the Printing History and Reception of John Chrysostom and other Greek Church Fathers, ca. 1450–1600’, International Journal for the Classical Tradition 27 (2020), pp. 277-99; DOI:

'Popularising the classics: the soul and its ascension in Pierre Charron’s De la Sagesse (1601/04)', in E. Chayes (ed.), Renaissance et ascensions de l’âme De la lanterne à la lune, de la lune au soleil (Paris: Classiques Garnier, 2019) , pp. 101-27.

'Constructions of Hellenism through editorial and teaching choices: the case of Adrien de Turnèbe, Royal printer and Porfessor of Greek, 1512-65', International Journal for the Classical Tradition 25 (2018), pp. 262-284;

Printers of the Greek Classics and market distribution in the 16th century: the case of France and the Low Countries' in R. Kirwan and S. Mullins (eds) Specialist Markets in the Early Modern Book World (Boston & Leiden: Brill, 2015), pp. 275-93.

'Public and Private, Ethics and Politics in the Constantia and the Politica of Justus Lipsius'; Renaissance Studies; vol. 26, no. 3 (2011), pp. 345-364; DOI: 10.1111/j.1477-4658.2011.00725.x 

In Print:

* ‘Influences, Assimilation, Adaptations: Observations on Greek Grammars printed in France in the sixteenth century’, in M. Walsby and A. Der Wedouven (eds), Festschrift for Andrew Pettegree (Leiden: Brill, 2022).

* ‘Chrestien Wechel (c. 1495–1554) and Greek Printing in Paris: Education, Networks and Questions of Orthodoxy’ in Proceedings
of the Conference The Impact of Learning Greek, Hebrew and ‘Oriental’ Languages, Leuven 13–15 December 2017. (Turnhout: Brepols: forthcoming)

Under Review:

'Books for Greeks and books for non-Greeks in sixteenth-century Venice: cultural and intellectual transference and exchange’, in P. Roilos (ed.), Volume on Early Modern Greek Literature and Culture.

In progress:

'French Grammars of Greek in the Sixteenth Century'

'Greek Printing in Geneva in the Sixteenth Century: towards an assessment with special reference to Franciscus Portus and his contribution'

‘Reconsidering the Popularity of the Greek Classics in the Sixteenth-Century: General Trends and French Preferences’

Book Reviews

*St. Folgelmark, The Kallierges Pindar. A Study in Renaissance Greek Scholarship and Printing 2 vols. (Dinter, 2016); Quaerendo 48 (2018), pp. 77-79

* Alessandra Petrina, Machiavelli in the British Isles. Two Early Modern Translations of the Prince. (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2009), Journal of Early Modern History Volume 15, Number 6 (2011), pp. 564-566

* S. Carroll, Blood and Violence in Early Modern France (Oxford, 2006) and M. Wintroub, A Savage Mirror; Power, Identity and Knowledge in Early Modern France (Stanford, 2006); Renaissance Studies 22, no. 2 (2008), pp. 280-282.

* H.E. Braun, Juan de Mariana and Early Modern Spanish Political Thought (Ashgate, 2007); Journal of Early Modern History 12, no. 1 (2008), pp. 97-98.