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Dante's Lyric Poetry: Poems of Youth and of the 'Vita Nuova'
Dante's Lyric Poetry: Poems of Youth and of the 'Vita Nuova'

Edited with a General Introduction and Introductory Essays to the Lyrics by Teodolinda Barolini
Verse translations by Richard Lansing
Commentary translated from Italian by Andrew Frisardi

A wide-ranging and intelligent examination of one of the most important poets in the Western tradition, this book will be of interest to scholars and poetry-lovers alike.

Available Dec 2014
Doctors of Empire: Medical and Cultural Encounters between Imperial Germany and Meiji Japan
Doctors of Empire: Medical and Cultural Encounters between Imperial Germany and Meiji Japan
By Hoi-eun Kim

In Doctors of Empire, Hoi-eun Kim recounts the story of the almost 1,200 Japanese medical students who rushed to German universities to learn cutting-edge knowledge from the world leaders in medicine, and of the dozen German physicians who were invited to Japan to transform the country’s medical institutions and education.

Available Jun 2014
The Feel of the City: Experiences of Urban Transformation
The Feel of the City: Experiences of Urban Transformation
By Nicolas Kenny

The Feel of the City exposes the sensory experiences of city-dwellers in Montreal and Brussels at the turn of the century and the ways in which these shaped the social and cultural significance of urban space.

Available May 2014
The Culture of the Seven Years' War: Empire, Identity, and the Arts in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World
The Culture of the Seven Years' War: Empire, Identity, and the Arts in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World

Edited by Frans De Bruyn and Shaun Regan

With essays by notable scholars that address the war’s impact in Europe and the Atlantic world, this volume is sure to become essential reading for those interested in the relationship between war, culture, and the arts.

Published Apr 2014
Modern Italian Poets: Translators of the Impossible
Modern Italian Poets: Translators of the Impossible

By Jacob S.D. Blakesley

Modern Italian Poets shows how the new genre shaped the poetic practice of the poet-translators who worked within it.

Published Feb 2014
Fascism, Architecture, and the Claiming of Modern Milan, 1922-1943
Fascism, Architecture, and the Claiming of Modern Milan, 1922-1943
By Lucy M. Maulsby

Fascism, Architecture, and the Claiming of Modern Milan chronicles the dramatic architectural and urban transformation of Milan during the nearly twenty years of fascist rule.

Published Feb 2014
The Drama of the Assimilated Jew: Giorgio Bassani's Romanzo di Ferrara
The Drama of the Assimilated Jew: Giorgio Bassani's Romanzo di Ferrara

By Lucienne Kroha

In The Drama of the Assimilated Jew, Lucienne Kroha makes Bassani’s personal and literary journey accessible to English-language readers.

Published Feb 2014
Disraeli: The Romance of Politics
Disraeli: The Romance of Politics
By Robert O’Kell

Disraeli: The Romance of Politics examines the relation between Disraeli’s novels and his political career and illuminates both in a way not previously attempted.

Published Jan 2014
Path of Thorns: Soviet Mennonite Life under Communist and Nazi Rule
Path of Thorns: Soviet Mennonite Life under Communist and Nazi Rule
By Jacob A. Neufeld
Edited, with an Introduction and Analysis, by Harvey L. Dyck
Translated from the German by Harvey L. Dyck and Sarah Dyck

Paths of Thorns is the story of Jacob Abramovich Neufeld (1895–1960), a prominent Soviet Mennonite leader and writer, as well as one of these Mennonites sent to the Gulag.

Published Jan 2014
Eugenio Montale, The Fascist Storm and the Jewish Sunflower
Eugenio Montale, The Fascist Storm and the Jewish Sunflower
By David M. Hertz

Eugenio Montale, the Fascist Storm, and the Jewish Sunflower uncovers one of the great hidden sagas of modern literature.

Published Dec 2013