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Renaissance

  • Caligula's Barges and the Renaissance Origins of Nautical Archaeology Under Waterby John M. McManamon

    Texas A&M University Press 2016; Not Available

    Sometime around 1446 A.D., Cardinal Prospero Colonna commissioned engineer Battista Alberti to raise two immense Roman vessels from the bottom of the lago di Nemi, just south of Rome. By that time, local fishermen had been fouling their nets and occasionally recovering stray objects from the sunken ships for 800 years. Having no idea of the size of... more...

  • Milton?s Italyby Catherine Martin

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This book joins a growing trend toward transnational literary studies and revives a venerable tradition of Anglo-Italian scholarship centering on John Milton. Correcting misperceptions that have diminished the international dimensions of his life and work, it broadly surveys Milton?s Italianate studies, travels, poetics, politics, and religious convictions.... more...

  • Connecting Worlds and Peopleby Dagmar Freist; Susanne Lachenicht

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    In recent decades historians have emphasized just how dynamic and varied early modern Europe was. Previously held notions of monolithic and static societies have now been replaced with a model in which new ideas, different cultures and communities jostle for attention and influence. Building upon the concept of interaction, the essays in this volume... more...

  • The Image of Restoration Scienceby Michael Hunter

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This book is about a single image - the frontispiece to Thomas Sprat?s History of the Royal-Society of London (1667). Designed by John Evelyn, and etched by Wenceslaus Hollar, it is arguably the best-known representation of seventeenth-century English science. The use of such plates to celebrate and legitimise the ?new? science of the period falls... more...

  • The Business of the Roman Inquisition in the Early Modern Eraby Germano Maifreda

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Established in 1542, the Roman Inquisition operated through a network of almost fifty tribunals to combat heretical and heterodox threats within the papal territories. Whilst its theological, institutional and political aspects have been well-studied, until now no sustained work has been undertaken to understand the financial basis upon which it operated.... more...

  • Queens Consort, Cultural Transfer and European Politics, c.1500-1800by Helen Watanabe-O'Kelly; Adam Morton

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Queens Consort, Cultural Transfer and European Politics examines the roles that queens consort played in dynastic politics and cultural transfer between their natal and marital courts during the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries. This collection of essays analyses the part that these queens played in European politics, showing how... more...

  • Reformation Thoughtby Margaret L. King

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2016; US$ 16.50

    "A highly approachable collection of selections both canonical (but not less important for that; one can?t teach the Reformation without key texts from Erasmus, Luther, Calvin, et al.) and less well known. The latter texts?from Mantova, Melancthon, Beza, Riedeman, Campion, Hoby, Pole, and others?are illuminating and useful in every case. The decision... more...

  • Poets, Players, and Preachersby Anne James

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2016; Not Available

    In Poets, Players and Preachers, Anne James explores the literary responses to the discovery of the Gunpowder Plot in poetry, drama, and sermons. This book is the first full-length study of the literary repercussions of the conspiracy. more...

  • Marriage in Europe, 1400-1800by Silvana Seidel Menchi

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2016; Not Available

    Marriage in Europe, 1400–1800 examines the institution not just as it was theorized by jurists and theologians, but as it was lived in reality. more...

  • North/Southby Ricardo J. Quinones

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2016; Not Available

    North/South focuses on the dramatic changes in the intellectual and political typography of a Europe divided between the countries of the North and of those of the South. more...