Cultural production on Tuscany is rich and consolidated, making the region a stimulating area of investigation regarding cultural, political, and social dynamics that underlie the construction of this renowned space. In the collective imagination, Tuscany often symbolizes harmony between humans and their natural environment, as the embodiment of a millennial synthesis between nature and culture, or represents the quintessential fulcrum of the so-called spirit of the Renaissance. This idealized vision, however, does not account for its cultural, social, and material complexity. The purpose of the Critical Tuscan Studies series is to highlight such complexity through research that advances the theoretical debate on Tuscan space, history, society and culture in original and thought-provoking ways. This interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed series welcomes contributions on the region of Tuscany concerning different chronological periods and across a range of disciplines, including Architecture, Landscape Studies, Urban Planning, Literature, Cinema, Linguistics, Geography, History, Sociology, Tourism Studies, Art History, Philosophy and Politics, among others.