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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
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
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
Writing Beloveds: Humanist Petrarchism and the Politics of Gender
Writing Beloveds: Humanist Petrarchism and the Politics of Gender
By Aileen A. Feng

Covering a period from the late-fourteenth to mid-sixteenth century, Aileen A. Feng’s engagingly written work identifies and analyzes a Latin humanist precursor to the poetic movement known as Renaissance Petrarchism.

Published Dec 2016
Poets,  Players, and Preachers: Remembering the Gunpowder Plot in Seventeenth-Century England
Poets, Players, and Preachers: Remembering the Gunpowder Plot in Seventeenth-Century England
By Anne James

In Poets, Players and Preachers, Anne James explores the literary responses to the discovery of the Gunpowder Plot in poetry, drama, and sermons. This book is the first full-length study of the literary repercussions of the conspiracy.

Published Jul 2016
Shakespeare's Big Men: Tragedy and the Problem of Resentment
Shakespeare's Big Men: Tragedy and the Problem of Resentment
By Richard van Oort

Shakespeare’s Big Men examines five Shakespearean tragedies – Julius Caesar, Hamlet, Othello, Macbeth, and Coriolanus – through the lens of generative anthropology and the insights of its founder, Eric Gans.

Published May 2016
Adages IV iii 1 to V ii 51
Adages IV iii 1 to V ii 51

By Desiderius Erasmus

Edited by John N. Grant

Translated and edited by John N. Grant and Betty I. Knott

This sixth volume devoted to the Adages completes the translation and annotation of the more than 4000 proverbs Erasmus gathered and commented on. It is a fully annotated, accurate, and readable English version of Erasmus' commentaries on these Greek and Latin proverbs.

Published May 2016
Poems
Poems

By Desiderius Erasmus

Edited by by Harry Vredeveld

Translated by Clarence H. Miller

The final two volumes in the CWE contain an edition and translation of Erasmus' poetry. For scholars this work affords the first opportunity to evaluate and analyse Erasmus' poems in English. An important feature is the appearance of the original Latin of each poem alongside the English translation.

Published May 2016