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Religion Italian Style: Continuities and Changes in a Catholic Country

by Franco Garelli

This book argues that the relationship between religion and society in Italy has unique characteristics when compared with what is happening in other European Catholic Countries. Exploring key topics and religious...


Senza Vestimenta: The Literary Tradition of Trecento Song

by Lauren McGuire Jennings

Senza Vestimenta reintegrates poetic and musical traditions in late medieval Italy through a fresh evaluation of more than 50 literary sources transmitting Trecento song texts. These manuscripts have been long...


Sudden Death: Medicine and Religion in Eighteenth-Century Rome

by Maria Pia Donato

In 1705-1706, an 'epidemic' of mysterious deaths terrorized Rome. Pope Clement XI's physician, Giovanni Maria Lancisi, was ordered to perform a series of dissections to discover the cause of the epidemic, which...


Colomba (Illustrated)

by Prosper Mérimée

Colomba is a short story by Prosper Mérimée which first appeared on 1 July 1840 in the Revue des Deux Mondes, and was first published as a single volume in 1841 by Magen et Comon. Through the lens of historical...


Friendship in Medieval Iberia: Historical, Legal and Literary Perspectives

by Antonella Liuzzo Scorpo

This book contributes to the study of the history of emotions and cultural histories of the Middle Ages, while also adding another crucial piece to the broader historiographical debate currently challenging...


A Book of Burlesque

by Willam Davenport Adams

In the pages that follow, I make no attempt to supply a consecutive and comprehensive history of English stage travestie. This would have been impossible within the limits assigned to me. My object has been...


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...


Suzanne Noël: Cosmetic Surgery, Feminism and Beauty in Early Twentieth-Century France

by Paula J. Martin

Working at the forefront of cosmetic surgery at the turn of the twentieth century, Dr Suzanne Noël was both a pioneer in her medical field and a firm believer in the advancement of women. Today her views on...


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...


The Histories of a Medieval German City, Worms c. 1000-c. 1300: Translation and Commentary

by David S. Bachrach

The history of medieval Germany, particularly that of the lower social orders, has thus far remained largely unknown outside of the German-speaking regions of modern Europe. The translation of the four texts...


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 models and refines the study of these complicated volumes. Using...


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...