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  • The World of Renaissance Italy: A Daily Life Encyclopedia [2 volumes]by Joseph Byrne

    ABC-CLIO 2017; US$ 198.00

    The World of Renaissance Italy: A Daily Life Encyclopedia engages all of the Italian peninsula from the Black Death (1347–1352) to 1600. Unlike other encyclopedic works about the Renaissance era, this book deals exclusively with Italy, revealing the ways common Italian people lived and experienced the events and technological developments that marked... more...

  • Ingratiation from the Renaissance to the Presentby Jeff Diamond

    Lexington Books 2017; US$ 95.00

    This study examines the ways in which intellectuals of the Renaissance period sought to win the patronage of the powerful while maintaining independence. It analyzes the ethical dilemmas involved and how these were reflected in the lives and writings of Niccolò Machiavelli, Desiderius Erasmus, Thomas More, and Michel de Montaigne. more...

  • The Definitive Shakespeare Companion: Overviews, Documents, and Analysis [4 volumes]by Joseph Rosenblum

    ABC-CLIO 2017; US$ 415.00

    Shakespeare's works often served to convey simple truths, but they are also complex, multilayered masterpieces. Shakespeare drew on varied sources to create his plays, and while the plays are sometimes set in worlds before the Elizabethan age, they nonetheless parallel and comment on situations in his own era. Written with the needs of students in... more...

  • Poetic Relationsby Constance M. Furey

    University of Chicago Press 2017; US$ 45.00

    What is the relationship between our isolated and our social selves, between aloneness and interconnection? Constance M. Furey probes this question through a suggestive literary tradition: early Protestant poems in which a single speaker describes a solitary search for God. As Furey demonstrates, John Donne, George Herbert, Anne Bradstreet, and others... more...

  • Layered Landscapesby Eric Nelson; Jonathan Wright

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 49.95

    This volume explores the conceptualization and construction of sacred space in a wide variety of faith traditions: Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and the religions of Japan. It deploys the notion of "layered landscapes" in order to trace the accretions of praxis and belief, the tensions between old and new devotional patterns, and the imposition... more...

  • Mona Lisaby Martin Kemp; Giuseppe Pallanti

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 23.99

    The true story of the Mona Lisa - the people behind it, how Leonardo painted it and what it meant to him, and its fortunes in the centuries since. Read this book and the world's most famous image will never look the same again. more...

  • Annotations on Galatians and Ephesiansby Desiderius Erasmus; Riemer Faber

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2017; Not Available

    Volume 58 in the Collected Works of Erasmus series contains, for the first time, the English translation of Erasmus’ Annotations on Paul’s Epistles to the Galatians and Ephesians. more...

  • Moors Dressed as Moorsby Javier Irigoyen-Garcia

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2017; Not Available

    In Moors Dressed as Moors , Javier Irigoyen-Garcia draws on a wide range of sources to reveal the currency of Moorish clothing in early modern Iberian society. more...

  • Erasmus and Calvin on the Foolishness of Godby Kirk Essary

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2017; Not Available

    Kirk Essary examines assumptions about the very nature of theology in the sixteenth century, how it was understood by leading humanist reformers, and how ideas about philosophy and rhetoric were received, appropriated, and shared in a complex intellectual and religious context. more...

  • Ireland, France, and the Atlantic in a Time of Warby Thomas M. Truxes

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    In March 1757 – early in the Seven Years’ War – a British privateer intercepted an Irish ship, the Two Sisters of Dublin, as it returned home from Bordeaux with a cargo of wine and French luxury goods. Amongst the cargo seized were 125 letters from members of the Irish expatriate community, which were to lay undisturbed in the British archives for... more...