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  • The World Beyond Europe in the Romance Epics of Boiardo and Ariostoby Jo Ann Cavallo

    University of Toronto Press 2013; US$ 87.00

    “This articulate, engaging, and well-documented study represents an important work of scholarship in its cross-cultural considerations of Italian Renaissance epic poetry.” Prize Committtee Citation, MLA Scaglione Priize for a Manuscript in Italian Literary Studies more...

  • Looking Into Providencesby Raymond Waddington

    University of Toronto Press 2012; US$ 83.00

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

  • The Unfolding of Wordsby Judith Rice Henderson

    University of Toronto Press 2013; US$ 80.00

    The Unfolding of Words brings together international scholarship to explore crucial changes in writers' interactions with religious and classical texts. more...

  • The Gallery of Memoryby Lina Bolzoni; Jeremy Parzen

    University of Toronto Press 2001; US$ 115.00

    This book takes as its starting point a striking paradox: that the antique tradition of the art of memory — created by an oral culture — reached its moment of greatest diffusion during an age that saw the birth of the printed book. more...

  • The Emblematics of the Selfby Elizabeth B. Bearden

    University of Toronto Press 2012; US$ 80.00

    The Emblematics of the Self breaks new ground in understanding hegemonic and cosmopolitan European conceptions of the ‘other,’ as well as new possibilities for early modern identities, in an increasingly global Renaissance. more...

  • The Social World of the Florentine Humanists, 1390-1460by Lauro Martines

    University of Toronto Press 2011; US$ 35.00

    First published in 1963, this groundbreaking study provides a detailed picture of the social structure of Florence in the Quattrocento. Martines's work influenced a generation of scholars and illuminated a complex and multifaceted world. more...

  • Colonial Virtueby Kasey Evans

    University of Toronto Press 2013; US$ 74.00

    Beautifully written and deeply engaging, Colonial Virtue also models an expansive methodology for literary studies through its close readings and rhetorical analyses. more...

  • 1434by Gavin Menzies

    HarperCollins 2008; US$ 12.99

    The New York Times bestselling author of 1421 offers another stunning reappraisal of history, presenting compelling new evidence that traces the roots of the European Renaissance to Chinese exploration in the fifteenth century. The brilliance of the Renaissance laid the foundation of the modern world. Textbooks tell us that it came about as a result... more...

  • Philosophies of Technologyby Claus Zittel

    BRILL 2008; US$ 208.00

    The essays in the present volume attempt to historically reconstruct the various dependencies of philosophical and scientific knowledge of the material and technical culture of the Early Modern era and to draw systematic conclusions for the writing of Early Modern history of science.The divisive transformation of humanist scholarly culture, the Scholastic... more...

  • Traitors of the Towerby Alison Weir

    Random House 2010; US$ 2.80

    A short, sharp shot of royal revenge. More than four hundred years ago, seven people - five of them women - were beheaded in the Tower of London. Three had been queens of England. The others were found guilty of treason. Why were such important people put to death? Alison Weir's gripping book tells their stories: from the former friend betrayed... more...