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  • Humanism and Styleby Clarence H. Miller

    Lehigh University Press 2011; US$ 67.99

    Clarence Miller's Humanism and Style: Essays on Erasmus and Thomas More provides an illuminating and circumstantial engagement with the word of two great humanists. Miller's essays cover a complex terrain that includes the rhetorical functions of stylistic shifts, the deployment of proverbial wisdom, engagement with ancient texts in an early modern... more...

  • In the footsteps of the ancientsby R.G. Witt

    BRILL 2000; US$ 138.00

    This study shows the stages of intellectual development through which humanism emerged as a European phenomenon. An investigation of humanist culture in Italy between 1260 and 1340 shows how classical Roman rhetorical forms took root in Italy two generations before Petrarch. more...

  • Alcuinby D.A. Bullough

    BRILL 2004; US$ 223.00

    An intellectual biography of Alcuin, the most prominent Anglo-Saxon scholar at the court of Charlemagne. It examines his early years in Northumbria and his time at the Carolingian court, reassessing the chronology of Alcuin's career and writings, and the significance of his large output. more...

  • Andreas Capellanus on Love?by Kathleen Andersen-Wyman

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 110.00

    A new look at Andreas Capellanus's De amore. more...

  • Die Dramen Jacob Lochers und die frühe Humanistenbühne im süddeutschen Raumby Cora Dietl

    De Gruyter 2005; US$ 213.36

    The dramatic works of Jacob Locher (1471-1528) have largely fallen into oblivion. Introduced here in chronological order, they are set within their cultural contexts. In 1495, Jacob Locher was the first German author to stage a tragedy on the classical model. His stage presentations of contemporary events placed the theatre as a means of influencing... more...

  • Das lateinische Drama der Frühen Neuzeitby Reinhold F. Glei; Robert Seidel

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 157.19

    The Early Modern Age (15th?18th cents) saw the appearance of a vast number of Latin plays. The papers collected in this volume analyse exemplars of individual dramas or complexes of dramas to provide insights into the fundamental structures of the genre, but also into differences determined by history, denomination and function. Attention... more...

  • 1614?1624by Martin Opitz; Veronika Marschall; Wilhelm Kühlmann

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 302.15

    Martin Opitz (1597?1639), poet, literary reformer, diplomat and cultural politician, is known as the "Father of German Poetry". As an important representative of Late European Humanism he did in fact write a large proportion of his works in Latin, a fact of which hitherto little account has been taken. The present edition publishes all his... more...

  • Poetry and Exegesis in Premodern Latin Christianityby Willemien Otten; Karla Pollmann

    BRILL 2007; US$ 181.00

    This volume presents a broad variety of specifically Christian approaches to poetry and analyses modes of interpreting the Bible that are new in poetry compared with prose exegesis. Both theoretical statements on poetry by Christians and concrete poetic works from roughly 300 to 1250 AD are taken into account. more...

  • Poems to Friendsby Venantius Fortunatus; Joseph Pucci

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2010; US$ 13.95

    Owing to the rich storehouse of information it contains, the poetry of Venantius Fortunatus (c. 535?600) has long been mined as a historical source for Merovingian society, a focus that overshadows an appreciation of the poems? literary value. This volume, offering free-verse translations of Fortunatus? personal poetry, remains faithful to the historical... more...

  • Essentials of New Testament Greekby Ray Summers; Thomas Sawyer

    B&H Publishing Group 1995; US$ 29.99

    A fresh revision of a classic text, suited for classrooms or private study. Thousands of pastors have enhanced their understanding of the New Testament with this user-friendly book. more...