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The Bedevilment of Elizabeth Lorentz
The Bedevilment of Elizabeth Lorentz
Edited by Peter A. Morton

 The Bedevilment of Elizabeth Lorentz provides excellent insight into the complexities of Protestant attitudes and the circumstances of young women in early modern Europe.

Available Jun 2018
Versailles Meets the Taj Mahal: François Bernier, Marguerite de la Sablière and Enlightening Conversations in Seventeenth-Century France
Versailles Meets the Taj Mahal: François Bernier, Marguerite de la Sablière and Enlightening Conversations in Seventeenth-Century France
By Faith E. Beasley

Challenging the prevailing images of India derived from nineteenth-century "orientalism," Versailles Meets the Taj Mahal identifies and explores the traces that exposure to India left on the cultural artifacts and mindset of France’s "Great Century."

Available May 2018
Elizabethan Book Publishing and the Makings of Literary Culture
Elizabethan Book Publishing and the Makings of Literary Culture
By Kirk Melnikoff

Outlining the full range of practises that publishers performed, including the acquisition of copy and titles, compiling, alteration to texts, and reissuing, Elizabethan Publishing and the Makings of Literary Culture considers links between the book trade and the literary culture of Elizabethan England.

Available Mar 2018
 Pirates, Traitors, and Apostates: Renegade Identities in Early Modern English Writing
Pirates, Traitors, and Apostates: Renegade Identities in Early Modern English Writing
By Laurie Ellinghausen

Examining tales of notorious figures in Renaissance England, Laurie Ellinghausen sheds new light on the construction of the early modern renegade and its depiction in English prose, poetry, and drama during a period of capitalist expansion.

Available Feb 2018
If I Lose Mine Honor, I Lose Myself: Honour among the Early Modern English Elite
If I Lose Mine Honor, I Lose Myself: Honour among the Early Modern English Elite
By Courtney Erin Thomas

Courtney Thomas offers an intriguing investigation of honour’s social meanings amongst early modern elites in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century England.

Published Jul 2017
Writing Conscience and the Nation in Revolutionary England
Writing Conscience and the Nation in Revolutionary England
By Giuseppina Iacono Lobo

Examining works by well-known figures of the English Revolution, including John Milton, Oliver Cromwell, Margaret Fell Fox, Lucy Hutchinson, Thomas Hobbes, and King Charles I, Giuseppina Iacono Lobo presents the first comprehensive study of conscience during this crucial and turbulent period.

Published Jul 2017
Annotations on Galatians and Ephesians
Annotations on Galatians and Ephesians
By Desiderius Erasmus
Edited by Riemer A. Faber

Volume 58 in the Collected Works of Erasmus series contains, for the first time, the English translation of Erasmus’ Annotations on Paul’s Epistles to the Galatians and Ephesians.

Published Apr 2017
A Reformation Sourcebook: Documents from an Age of Debate
A Reformation Sourcebook: Documents from an Age of Debate
Edited by Michael W. Bruening
This book presents the debates of the Reformation era through over eighty primary sources.
Published Apr 2017
Moors Dressed as Moors: Clothing, Social Distinction and Ethnicity in Early Modern Iberia
Moors Dressed as Moors: Clothing, Social Distinction and Ethnicity in Early Modern Iberia
By Javier Irigoyen-García

In Moors Dressed as Moors, Javier Irigoyen-Garcia draws on a wide range of sources to reveal the currency of Moorish clothing in early modern Iberian society.

Published Apr 2017
The Lives of Girls and Women from the Islamic World in Early Modern British Literature and Culture
The Lives of Girls and Women from the Islamic World in Early Modern British Literature and Culture
By Bernadette Andrea

Bernadette Andrea’s groundbreaking study recovers and reinterprets the lives of women from the Islamic world who travelled, with varying degrees of volition, as slaves, captives, or trailing wives to Scotland and England during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries

Published Apr 2017