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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
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
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
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 Politics of Law in Late Medieval and Renaissance Italy
The Politics of Law in Late Medieval and Renaissance Italy
Edited by Lawrin Armstrong and Julius Kirshner
Foreword by Lauro Martines
Essays by leading historians examine the professional, social, and political functions of Italian jurists from the thirteenth to the late fifteenth centuries.
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
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