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

    BRILL 2007; US$ 181.00

    Presents a variety of specifically Christian approaches to poetry and analyses modes of interpreting the Bible that are new in poetry compared with prose exegesis. This collection examines specimens of Christian poetry from "Juvencus" (the first biblical epicist shortly after 300) up to the thirteenth century. 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...

  • 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 accompanying notes... 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 his Latin texts,... more...

  • The Kaleidoscopic Scholarship of Hadrianus Junius (1511-1575)by Dirk van Miert

    BRILL 2011; US$ 136.00

    Hadrianus Junius was Holland?s most important scholar of the third quarter of the sixteenth century. This book analyses Junius? most important works, some of which have never been studied before. It contextualise them in light of the tradition of humanism. more...

  • Bede and the End of Timeby Peter Darby

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 134.95

    Bede (c. 673-735) was the leading intellectual figure of the Anglo-Saxon Church, and his writings had a profound influence on the development of English Christian thought. Taking account of his beliefs about the end of time, this book offers sophisticated insights into his life, his works and the role that eschatological thought played in Anglo-Saxon... more...

  • Matthias Bergius (1536?1592)by Diane Deufert

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2011; US$ 83.97

    Matthias Bergius (1536?1592), langjähriger Rektor der Katharinenschule in Braunschweig und später Universitätsprofessor in Altdorf, hinterließ als leidenschaftlicher Anhänger der Reformation ein umfangreiches Werk, das zum einen, in hohem Maße anlass- und zeitgebunden, den Glaubensstreit des konfessionellen Zeitalters widerspiegelt, zum anderen, gemäß... more...

  • The Harmonious Organ of Sedulius Scottusby Michael C. Sloan

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 119.00

    This book introduces and translates Sedulius Scottus? Prologue to his Collectaneum in Apostolum and his commentaries on Galatians and Ephesians. The introduction outlines the historical context of composition, identifies Sedulius? literary model - Servius, explains pertinent philological and stylistic issues of Sedulius? Latin, explores his use of... more...

  • Der Jedermann im 16. Jahrhundertby Raphael Dammer; Benedikt Jeßing

    De Gruyter 2007; US$ 196.00

    This work presents, for the first time together, two early modern everyman plays in which the radical changes of the Reformation era are reflected- a distinctive excerpt from a history of subject matter that reaches from the late antiquity to Hofmannsthal and further to Philip Roth. The introduction, translation and commentary make the works available... more...