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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
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
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
Middleton and Rowley: Forms of Collaboration in the Jacobean Playhouse
Middleton and Rowley: Forms of Collaboration in the Jacobean Playhouse
by David Nicol
This first full-length study of Middleton and Rowley uses their plays to propose a new model for the study of collaborative authorship in early modern English drama.
Available Feb 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
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
Heroic Forms: Cervantes and the Literature of War
Heroic Forms: Cervantes and the Literature of War
By Stephen Rupp

In Cervantes and the Literature of War, Stephen Rupp connects Cervantes’s complex and inventive approach to literary genre and his many representations of early modern warfare. 

Available Nov 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