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  • Homer and the Politics of Authority in Renaissance Franceby Marc Bizer

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 94.99 US$ 81.69

    In Renaissance France, when the French monarchy traced its origins back to ancient Troy, Homeric epic played an important political role. Through their Homeric interpretations, French humanists not only counseled the king, but also participated actively in national debates about sovereignty, contributing to the development of a French national consciousness. more...

  • The Protestant Whoreby Alison Conway

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2010; US$ 69.00

    The Protestant Whore reveals the recurring connection between sexual impropriety and religious heterodoxy in Restoration thought, and Nell Gwyn, writ large as the nation's Protestant Whore, is shown to be a significant figure of sexual, political, and religious controversy. more...

  • Strangers in Bloodby Jean E. Feerick

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2010; US$ 64.00

    Strangers in Blood explores, in a range of early modern literature, the association between migration to foreign lands and the moral and physical degeneration of individuals. more...

  • Jews and Magic in Medici Florenceby Edward L. Goldberg

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2011; US$ 34.95

    Edward Goldberg reveals the dramas of daily life behind the scenes in the Pitti Palace and in the narrow byways of the Florentine Ghetto, using thousands of new documents from the Medici Granducal Archive. more...

  • The Poetry of Placeby Louisa MacKenzie

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2011; US$ 67.00

    In The Poetry of Place , Louisa Mackenzie reveals and analyzes the cultural history of French paysage through her study of lyric poetry and its connections with landscape painting, cartography, and land use history. more...

  • Middleton and Rowleyby David Nicol

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2012; US$ 54.00

    This first full-length study of Middleton and Rowley uses their plays to propose a new model for the study of collaborative authorship in early modern English drama. more...

  • Cervantes, Literature and the Discourse of Politicsby Anthony J. Cascardi

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2011; US$ 34.95

    Cervantes, Literature, and the Discourse of Politics convincingly re-engages the ancient roots of political theory in modern literature by situating Cervantes within a long line of political thinkers. more...

  • Unruly Womenby Margaret E. Boyle

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2014; US$ 26.95

    In the first in-depth study of the interconnected relationships among public theatre, custodial institutions, and women in early modern Spain, Margaret E. Boyle explores the contradictory practices of rehabilitation enacted by women both on and off stage. more...

  • Parlour Games and the Public Life of Women in Renaissance Italyby George W. McClure

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2013; US$ 77.00

    By tapping into the records and cultural artifacts of these games, George McClure recovers a realm of female fame that has largely escaped the notice of modern historians, and in so doing, reveals a cohort of spirited, intellectual women outside of the courts. more...

  • Courtesy Lostby Kristina Marie Olson

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2014; US$ 29.95

    In Courtesy Lost , Kristina M. Olson analyses the literary impact of the social, political, and economic transformations of the fourteenth century through an exploration of Dante’s literary and political influence on Boccaccio.  more...