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Religion Italian Style: Continuities and Changes in a Catholic Country

by Franco Garelli

Italy’s traditional subcultures - Communist, Socialist, Liberal, Republican, Right-wing - have largely dissolved and yet Catholics have retained their vitality and solidity. How can the vast majority of Italians...


Senza Vestimenta: The Literary Tradition of Trecento Song

by Lauren McGuire Jennings

The metaphor of marriage often describes the relationship between poetry and music in both medieval and modern writing. While the troubadours stand out for their tendency to blur the distinction between speaking...


Sudden Death: Medicine and Religion in Eighteenth-Century Rome

by Maria Pia Donato

In 1705-1706, during the War of the Spanish Succession and two years after a devastating earthquake, an ‘epidemic’ of mysterious sudden deaths terrorized Rome. In early modern society, a sudden death was...


Representing Judith in Early Modern French Literature

by Kathleen M. Llewellyn

Although attention to the Book of Judith and its heroine has grown in recent years, this is the first full-length study to focus on adaptations of the Bible’s Old Testament Book of Judith across a range of...


Friendship in Medieval Iberia: Historical, Legal and Literary Perspectives

by Antonella Liuzzo Scorpo

Private and public relationships between individuals or groups - frequently labelled as friendships - have played a central role in human societies. Yet, over the centuries ideas and meanings of friendship transformed,...


The Dynamics of Gender in Early Modern France: Women Writ, Women Writing

by Domna C. Stanton

The Dynamics of Gender in Early Modern France adds a new dimension to the field of early modern French literary and cultural studies by incorporating dynamic, shifting notions of gender and engaging with contemporary...


Medical Cultures of the Early Modern Spanish Empire

by John Slater & Maríaluz López-Terrada

As the Spanish empire grew, cultural ideas and practices related to sickness and health, sex, monstrosity and death came into contact and conflict. Old ideas took root in new soil, others were stamped out, and...


Denmark and Europe in the Middle Ages, c.1000-1525: Essays in Honour of Professor Michael H. Gelting

by Kerstin Hundahl, Lars Kjær & Niels Lund

Medieval Denmark and Scandinavia have often been seen as cultural backwaters that passively and belatedly received cultural and political impulses from Western Europe. However, Professor Michael H. Gelting and...


Models of Democracy in Nordic and Baltic Europe: Political Institutions and Discourse

by Nicholas Aylott

This book explores the ways in which representative democracy works in two neighbouring collections of European states: the Nordic (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden) and the Baltic (Estonia, Latvia...


Negotiating Transcultural Relations in the Early Modern Mediterranean: Ottoman-Venetian Encounters

by Stephen Ortega

Negotiating Transcultural Relations in the Early Modern Mediterranean is a study of transcultural relations between Ottoman Muslims, Christian subjects of the Venetian Republic, and other social groups in the...


Germaine de Staël in Germany: Gender and Literary Authority (1800-1850)

by Judith E. Martin

This study of the impact of Staël and her novels in Germany from 1800-1850 focuses on debates over gender and authorship, first examining commentary and reviews by prominent literary men and women, and then...


German Literature Through Nazi Eyes (Responding to Fascism Vol 10)

by G H Atkins

In German Literature Through Nazi Eyes, H.G. Atkins gives an account of how the Nazis undertook a re-evaluation of German literature, making it sub-ordinate to their own interests. All reference to Jewish writers...


Post-War French Popular Music: Cultural Identity and the Brel-Brassens-Ferré Myth

by Adeline Cordier

Jacques Brel, Georges Brassens and Léo Ferré are three emblematic figures of post-war French popular music who have been constantly associated with each other by the public and the media. They have been described...


Amorous Games: A Critical Edition of Les Adevineaux Amoureux

by James Woodrow Hassell

Among the more interesting incunabula preserved in the Salle de la Réserve of the Bibliothèque National in Paris are the apparently unique copies of two editions, very similar in content, of a work entitled...


Manuscript Miscellanies in Early Modern England

by Joshua Eckhardt & Daniel Starza Smith

Perhaps more than any other kind of book, manuscript miscellanies require a complex and ‘material’ reading strategy. This collection of essays engages the renewed and expanding interest in early modern English...


On Poets and Others

by Octavio Paz & Michael Schmidt

The Nobel Prize–winning poet and man of letters Octavio Paz was also a brilliant reader of other writers, and this book selects his best critical essays from over three decades. In the sixteen pieces collected...


The Fatal Eggs and Other Soviet Satire

by Mirra Ginsburg

This famous collection of Soviet satire from 1918 to 1963 devastatingly lampoons the social, economic, and cultural changes wrought by the Russian Revolution. Among the seventeen bold and inventive comic writers...


Amadas and Ydoine (Routledge Revivals)

by NoContributor

This translation, first published in 1993, presents a little-known medieval romance to readers who do not know Old French, or who are generally unfamiliar with the literature of the Middle Ages.

Probably composed...


Thus Spoke Zarathustra (Selections)/Also sprach Zarathustra (Auswahl): A Dual-Language Book

by Friedrich Nietzsche

This dual-language edition features one third of Nietzsche's work, keeping the most famous concepts intact and encompassing a variety of moods and modes as well as the author's full linguistic scope.


Reading and Writing History from Bruni to Windschuttle: Essays in Honour of Gary Ianziti

by Christian Thorsten Callisen

Featuring work by researchers in the fields of early modern studies, Italian studies, ecclesiastical history and historiography, this volume of essays adds to a rich corpus of literature on Renaissance and early...