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Moral Combat: Women, Gender, and War in Italian Renaissance Literature
Moral Combat: Women, Gender, and War in Italian Renaissance Literature
By Gerry Milligan

Moral Combat explores dozens of primary texts to ask why women’s militarism became one of the central discourses of sixteenth-century Italy.

Available Apr 2018
The Correspondence of Erasmus: Letters 2472 to 2634, April 1531 March 1532
The Correspondence of Erasmus: Letters 2472 to 2634, April 1531– March 1532
By Desiderius Erasmuis
Translated by Charles Fantazzi
Annotated by James M. Estes

Volume 18 in the Collected Works of Erasmus series covers the period from 1 April 1531 to 30 March 1532. The most persistent theme in the letters is the fear, to which Erasmus had long been prey, that the religious strife in Germany and Switzerland would eventually lead to armed conflict.

Available Dec 2017
Prolegomena to the Adages: Adagiorum Collectanea, Indexes to Erasmus Adages
Prolegomena to the Adages: Adagiorum Collectanea, Indexes to Erasmus’ Adages
By Desiderius Erasmus
Translated by John N. Grant
Indexes by William Barker

The essay that begins this introductory volume to the Adages explores the development of the Collectanea and its transformation into the Adagiorum chiliades.

Published Aug 2017
Erasmus and Calvin on the foolishness of God: Reason and Emotion in the Christian Philosophy
Erasmus and Calvin on the foolishness of God: Reason and Emotion in the Christian Philosophy
By Kirk Essary

Kirk Essary examines assumptions about the very nature of theology in the sixteenth century, how it was understood by leading humanist reformers, and how ideas about philosophy and rhetoric were received, appropriated, and shared in a complex intellectual and religious context.

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
The Stoic Origins of Erasmus' Philosophy of Christ
The Stoic Origins of Erasmus' Philosophy of Christ
By Ross Dealy

This original and provocative engagement with Erasmus’ work argues that the Dutch humanist discovered in classical Stoicism several principles which he developed into a paradigm-shifting application of Stoicism to Christianity.

Published Jan 2017
The Twelfth-Century Renaissance: A Reader
The Twelfth-Century Renaissance: A Reader
Edited by Alex J. Novikoff
In his thoughtful introduction, Novikoff explores the term "twelfth-century renaissance" and whether or not it should be applied to a range of thinkers with differing outlooks and attitudes.
Published Dec 2016
The Correspondence of Erasmus: Letters 2357 to 2471
The Correspondence of Erasmus: Letters 2357 to 2471
By Desiderius Erasmus
Translated by Charles Fantazzi
Annotated by James M. Estes

Many of the letters in this volume, which covers the period August 1530 to March 1531, reflect Erasmus' anxieties over events at the Diet of Augsburg (June-November 1530).

Published Oct 2016
North/South: The Great European Divide
North/South: The Great European Divide
By Ricardo J. Quinones

North/South focuses on the dramatic changes in the intellectual and political typography of a Europe divided between the countries of the North and of those of the South.

Published Jun 2016
From Body to Community: Venereal Disease and Society in Baroque Spain
From Body to Community: Venereal Disease and Society in Baroque Spain
By Cristian Berco

Using the sole surviving admissions book for Toledo, Spain’s Hospital de Santiago, Cristian Berco reconstructs the lives of men and women afflicted with the pox by tracing their experiences before, during, and after their hospitalization.

Published Mar 2016