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Medieval and modern Latin literature

  • Erasmus, Man of Lettersby Lisa Jardine; Lisa Jardine

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 18.95 US$ 15.16

    The name Erasmus of Rotterdam conjures up a golden age of scholarly integrity and the disinterested pursuit of knowledge, when learning could command public admiration without the need for authorial self-promotion. Lisa Jardine, however, shows that Erasmus self-consciously created his own reputation as the central figure of the European intellectual... more...

  • The Praise of Follyby Desiderius Erasmus; Anthony Grafton

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 16.95 US$ 13.56

    Desiderius Erasmus (1466?1536) was a Dutch humanist, scholar, and social critic, and one of the most important figures of the Renaissance. The Praise of Folly is perhaps his best-known work. Originally written to amuse his friend Sir Thomas More, this satiric celebration of pleasure, youth, and intoxication irreverently pokes fun at the pieties... more...

  • The Repentant Abelardby Juanita Feros Ruys

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00

    The Repentant Abelard is both an innovative study and English translation of the late poetic works of controversial medieval philosopher and logician Peter Abelard, written for his beloved wife Heloise and son Astralabe. This study brings to life long overlooked works of this great thinker with analyses and comprehensive notes. more...

  • Deutsche Altertumswissenschaftler im amerikanischen Exilby Hans Peter Obermayer

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 210.00

    This study reconstructs the histories of ten German classicists who lost their jobs in Nazi Germany and who later built new lives for themselves despite great adversity: M. Bieber, K. Lehmann-Hartleben, E.Jastrow, O. Brendel, K. von Fritz, E. Kapp, P. O. Kristeller, E. Abrahamsohn, E. M. Manasse, and P. Friedländer. In preparing the book,... more...

  • Christian Gottlob Heyneby Balbina Bäbler; Heinz-Günther Nesselrath

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 154.00

    This volume examines Heyne?s wide range of activities between 1765 and 1812 at the University of Göttingen and the Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities, including his many academic papers in classical philology, ancient history, and classical archeology; his efforts to promote the teaching of ancient languages in schools; and his... more...

  • The Latin Poetry of English Poets (Routledge Revivals)by J. W. Binns

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Thomas Campion, Milton, Crashaw, Herbert, Bourne, Walter Savage Landor ? all these poets, between them spanning the period from the Elizabethan to the Victorian age, wrote a substantial body of Latin verse in addition to their better-known English poetry, representing part of the vast and almost unexplored body of Neo-Latin literature which appealed... more...

  • Petrus Mussonius, "Pompeius Magnus" - eine neulateinische Tragödieby Bernhard Paul

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 182.00

    This volume presents a new edition and annotated translation of Pompeius Magnus , a Neo-Latin tragedy on the death of the Roman general, which was published in 1621 by the French Jesuit Petrus Mussonius. The content and language of the play were strongly influenced by Classical literature. more...

  • Two Ælfric Texts: "The Twelve Abuses" and "The Vices and Virtues"by Mary Clayton

    Boydell & Brewer 2013; US$ 99.00

    Text with facing translation of two important Old English texts. more...

  • Caspar Brülow (1585-1627) und das Straßburger Akademietheaterby Michael Hanstein

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 280.00

    Caspar Brülow (1585?1627) ranks among the most important dramatists working at the influential school stage of the Strasbourg Academy. This first-ever monograph about Brülow examines his life and work, paying particular attention to its historical motivation and content, intertextual connections, and Brülow?s discursive engagement with... more...

  • Bede and the End of Timeby Dr Peter Darby; Dr Joanna Story; Dr Roy Flechner

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    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. Among the many issues he wrote about, eschatology ? the study of the day of judgment and the end of time ? was a recurring theme. Whilst recent research has furthered our knowledge... more...