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  • 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$ 252.00

    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$ 182.00

    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$ 349.00

    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...

  • Erasmi Opera Omniaby A.G. Weiler; M. Cytowska

    Elsevier Science 2008; US$ 335.00

    A volume of the Opera Omnia of Erasmus series, this title is comprised of two separate treatise translated into one volume. First, The Institution of Christian Matrimony (Basel, 1526) which was dedicated to Catherine of Aragon. In this work, Erasmus deals with the religious, moral and physical aspects of marriage, also discussing Canon law. Conservative... 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...

  • Mythologie und Alchemie in der Lehrepik des frühen 17. Jahrhundertsby Thomas Reiser

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 210.00

    Chryseidos Libri III , the Latin didactic poem on alchemy by the Strasbourg physician, alchemist and pharmacist Johannes Nicolaus Furichius (1602?1633) is published in an annotated edition and translation. In a fantastic travelogue which contains retold myths from antiquity, this book describes the transformation of metals. The poet?s... more...

  • 1624-1631by Martin Opitz; Veronika Marschall; Robert Seidel; Wilhelm Kühlmann; Hans-Gert Roloff

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 363.00

    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... more...