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  • Be Like the Foxby Erica Benner

    Penguin Books Ltd 2017; US$ 28.19

    One needs to be a fox to recognize snares, and a lion to frighten the wolves Niccolò Machiavelli lived in a fiercely competitive world, one where brute wealth, brazen liars and ruthless self-promoters seemed to carry off all the prizes; where the wealthy elite grew richer at the expense of their fellow citizens. In times like these, many looked... more...

  • Ludvig Holberg (1684-1754)by Knud Haakonssen; Sebastian Olden-Jørgensen

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Ludvig Holberg (1684?1754) was the foremost representative of the Danish-Norwegian Enlightenment and also a European figure of note. He published significant works in natural law and history, but also a very important body of moral essays and epistles. He authored several engaging autobiographies and European travelogues, a major utopian novel that... more...

  • Beyond the Grand Tourby Rosemary Sweet; Gerrit Verhoeven; Sarah Goldsmith

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Travel in early modern Europe is frequently represented as synonymous with the institution of the Grand Tour, a journey undertaken by elite young males from northern Europe to the centres of the arts and antiquity in Italy. Taking a somewhat different perspective, this volume builds upon recent research that pushes beyond this narrow orthodoxy and... more...

  • Isabella of Castileby Giles Tremlett

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 21.99

    In 1474, a twenty-three year old woman ascended the throne of Castile, the largest and strongest kingdom in Spain. Ahead of her lay the considerable challenge not only of being a young, female ruler in an overwhelmingly male-dominated world, but also of reforming a major European kingdom that was riddled with crime, corruption, and violent political... more...

  • Conversion and Islam in the Early Modern Mediterraneanby Claire Norton

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    The topic of religious conversion into and out of Islam as a historical phenomenon is mired in a sea of debate and misunderstanding. It has often been viewed as the permanent crossing of not just a religious divide, but in the context of the early modern Mediterranean also political, cultural and geographic boundaries. Reading between the lines of... more...

  • Plural Pastsby Claire Norton

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Through a study of a variety of Ottoman and modern Turkish accounts of the Ottoman-Habsburg sieges of Nagykanizsa Castle (1600-01) including official documents, correspondence, histories, and more literary genres such as gazavatnames [campaign narratives], Plural Pasts explores Ottoman literacy practices. By considering the diverse roles that... more...

  • Separation Scenesby Ann C. Christensen

    UNP - Nebraska 2017; US$ 60.00

    This analysis of five exemplary domestic plays?the anonymous Arden of Faversham and A Warning for Fair Women (1590s), Thomas Heywood?s A Woman Killed with Kindness (1607), Thomas Middleton?s Women Beware Women (ca. 1613), and Walter Mountfort?s T h e Launching of the Mary, or The Seaman?s Honest Wife (1632)?offers a new approach to the... more...

  • The Matter of Mindby Christopher Braider

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


  • The Politics of Law in Late Medieval and Renaissance Italyby Lauro Martines; Lawrin Armstrong; Julius Kirshner

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

    Essays by leading historians examine the professional, social, and political functions of Italian jurists from the thirteenth to the late fifteenth centuries. more...

  • The Stoic Origins of Erasmus' Philosophy of Christby Ross Dealy

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

    This original and provocative engagement with Erasmus? work argues that the Dutch humanist discovered in classical Stoicism several principles which he developed into a paradigm-shifting application of Stoicism to Christianity. more...