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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
Beyond Sight: Engaging the Senses in Iberian Literatures and Cultures, 12001750
Beyond Sight: Engaging the Senses in Iberian Literatures and Cultures, 1200–1750
Edited by Ryan D. Giles and Steven Wagschal

Beyond Sight, edited by Ryan D. Giles and Steven Wagschal, explores the ways in which Iberian writers crafted images of both Old and New Worlds using the non-visual senses (hearing, smell, taste, and touch).

Available Dec 2017
Measured Words: Computation and Writing in Renaissance Italy
Measured Words: Computation and Writing in Renaissance Italy
By Arielle Saiber

Measured Words investigates the rich commerce between computation and writing that proliferated in fifteenth- and sixteenth-century Italy.

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
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
The Correspondence of Erasmus: Letters 2082 to 2203
The Correspondence of Erasmus: Letters 2082 to 2203
Edited by James M. Estes
Translated by Alexander Dalzell

This volume contains the surviving correspondence of Erasmus for the first seven months of 1529. For nearly eight years he had lived happily and productively in Basel.

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
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