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  • The Princeby Niccolò Machiavelli

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 0.99

    Classic, Renaissance-era guide to acquiring and maintaining political power. Today, nearly 500 years after it was written, this calculating prescription for autocratic rule continues to be much read and studied. more...

  • The Book of the Courtierby Baldassare Castiglione

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 9.95

    An insider's view of court life during the Renaissance, here is the handiwork of a 16th-century diplomat who was called upon to resolve the differences in a war of etiquette among the Italian nobility. more...

  • The Clock and the Mirrorby Nancy G. Siraisi

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 60.50 US$ 48.40

    Girolamo Cardano (1501-1576), renowned as a mathematician, encyclopedist, astrologer, and autobiographer, was by profession a medical practitioner. His copious writings on medicine reflect both the complexity and diversity of the Renaissance medical world and the breadth of his own interests. In this book, Nancy Siraisi draws on selected themes in... more...

  • Fair Copiesby Matthew Zarnowiecki

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2014; US$ 65.00

    In Fair Copies , Matthew Zarnowiecki argues that poetic production was re-envisioned during this period, which was rife with models of copying and imitation, to include reproduction as one of its inherent attributes. more...

  • Looking Into Providencesby Raymond Waddington

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2012; US$ 69.00

    The work explores the ways in which providentialism infiltrates various kinds of discourse, ranging from military to medical, and from political to philosophical. more...

  • Privacy in the Age of Shakespeareby Ronald Huebert

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2016; US$ 65.00

    In Privacy in the Age of Shakespeare , Ronald Huebert challenges these assumptions by marshalling evidence that it was in Shakespeare’s time that the idea of privacy went from a marginal notion to a desirable quality. more...

  • The Decameron Third Day in Perspectiveby Francesco Ciabattoni; Pier Massimo Forni

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2014; US$ 70.00

    The second of the University of Toronto Press’s interpretive guides to Boccaccio’s Decameron , this collection forms part of an ambitious project to examine the entire Decameron , Day by Day. more...

  • Anxieties of Interiority and Dissection in Early Modern Spainby Enrique Fernandez

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2015; US$ 70.00

    Anxieties of Interiority and Dissection in Early Modern Spain brings the study of Europe’s “culture of dissection” to the Iberian peninsula, presenting a neglected episode in the development of the modern concept of the self. more...

  • Celestina and the Ends of Desireby E. Michael Gerli

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2011; US$ 59.00

    In 'Celestina' and the Ends of Desire , E. Michael Gerli illustrates how Fernando de Rojas' 1499 novel straddles the medieval and the modern in its exploration of changing categories of human desire - from the European courtly love tradition to the interpretation of want as an insatiable, destructive force. more...

  • Heroic Formsby Stephen Rupp

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2014; US$ 60.00

    In Cervantes and the Literature of War , Stephen Rupp connects Cervantes’s complex and inventive approach to literary genre and his many representations of early modern warfare.  more...