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Medieval and Renaissance Studies

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Catalog Titles


    Social and Cultural History

      Dragon
      The Middle Ages and the Movies
      The Margins of Late Medieval London, 1430–1540
      Thinking in the Past Tense
      Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexuality
      Clothes Make the Man
      Trading Territories
      The Medieval Origins of the Legal Profession
      The Anatomy of Riches
      Worldly Consumers
      The Fullness of Time
      Mapping the Medieval City
      Love and Death in Renaissance Italy
      Shakespeare and the Law
      The First Prince of Wales?
      The Book of the Body Politic
      Galateo
      Selected Letters, 1514-1543
      The Chastity Plot
      The Mercenary Mediterranean
      Basilisks and Beowulf
      The Merits of Women
      Old Thiess, a Livonian Werewolf
      Glikl
      Marvelous Possessions
      Shakespeare’s Freedom
      Isaac Newton and Natural Philosophy
      The Unwanted Child
      The Fires of Lust
      Rhetoric in Tooth and Claw
      Introducing the Medieval Dragon
      Autumntide of the Middle Ages
      Introducing the Medieval Swan
      The World of the Newport Medieval Ship
      The History of Wales
      The Medieval Castles of Wales
      Parables of Coercion
      The Medieval Kitchen
      Heroes and Marvels of the Middle Ages
      Between History and Myth
      Knots, or the Violence of Desire in Renaissance Florence
      Venice
      Seeing Sodomy in the Middle Ages
      Divas in the Convent
      Habitual Offenders
      Nuns Behaving Badly
      Trade and Romance
      The Selden Map of China
      The Phoenix
      A Feast for the Eyes
      Arbitrary Rule
      The Mysteries of the Marco Polo Maps
      The Indies of the Setting Sun
      Cartographic Humanism
      Medieval Islamic Maps
      The Worldmakers
      Lost Maps of the Caliphs
      Incomparable Realms
      Giordano Bruno
      A Mother’s Manual for the Women of Ferrara
      Laughing Shall I Die
      Introducing the Medieval Ass
      Renaissance Fun
      Medieval Wales c.1050–1332
      The Economy of Medieval Wales, 1067-1536
      Egyptian Oedipus
      Capitalism and Cartography in the Dutch Golden Age
      Siena
      Revolt in the Netherlands
      Magna Carta
      Giordano Bruno and the Hermetic Tradition
      The Parisian Summit, 1377-78

      History of the Book

        Typographic Firsts
        Pocket Magna Carta
        Trioedd Ynys Prydein
        Beyond Words
        Making Medieval Manuscripts
        The Hours of Marie de Medici
        Passionate Copying in Late Medieval Bohemia
        Manuscripts of the Latin Classics 800-1200
        Writing in Context
        Cronica Walliae
        Medieval Manuscripts from Würzburg in the Bodleian Library
        ASMv28 Bede Manuscripts
        Early Colour Printing
        Qur’ans
        Latin Liturgical Psalters in the Bodleian Library
        The Copenhagen Bohun Manuscripts
        Designing English
        The Intellectual Properties of Learning

        Literary Studies and Literature

          The Arthur of the Italians
          Reynard the Fox
          Fragments and Assemblages
          Dreams of Waking
          The Arthur of the English
          Shakespeare’s Settings and a Sense of Place
          The Inner Sea
          Chaucer’s Fame in Britannia 1641–1700
          Machines of the Mind
          Shakespeare’s Roman Trilogy
          Shakespeare’s Rome
          Petrarch
          Boccaccio’s "Decameron"
          Strange Footing
          Courts, Jurisdictions, and Law in John Milton and His Contemporaries
          The Legal Epic
          Christine de Pizan
          Storyworlds of Robin Hood
          Four Shakespearean Period Pieces
          Music at Midnight
          Shakespeare and the Senses
          The Arthur of Medieval Latin Literature
          The Renaissance Rediscovery of Intimacy
          Rhetorical Renaissance
          Poetry in a World of Things
          Chaucer’s Gifts
          Lines of Thought
          Arthur
          Cartesian Poetics
          The Subject of Crusade
          Five Words
          John Donne
          Coming To
          John Evelyn
          Practicing Literary Theory in the Middle Ages
          Staging Contemplation
          Domestic Georgic
          The Future of Illusion
          The Arthur of the North
          Imagination, Meditation, and Cognition in the Middle Ages
          Medieval Marvels and Fictions in the Latin West and Islamic World
          Animal Skins and the Reading Self in Medieval Latin and French Bestiaries
          Boccaccio
          Petrarch
          The Sexuality of History
          The Medieval Invention of Travel
          The Great William
          Shakespeare’s Lyric Stage
          Citizen-Saints
          Shakespeare Dwelling
          Preserving the Spell
          Medieval Manuscripts from the Mainz Charterhouse in the Bodleian Library, Oxford
          Lives of the Great Languages
          In the Skin of a Beast
          Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth
          Tolkien: Treasures
          Race and Affect in Early Modern English Literature
          The Reformation of Emotions in the Age of Shakespeare
          Dating the Sagas
          Arthur in Medieval Welsh Literature
          Poor Tom
          Shakespeare’s Dead
          Katherine Parr
          Catastrophizing
          Humoring the Body
          The Complete Danteworlds
          Setting Plato Straight
          Posterity
          The Refracted Muse
          Practical Cues and Social Spectacle in the Chester Plays
          The Welsh and the Medieval World
          Arts of Dying
          The Making of Shakespeare’s First Folio
          Dante and the Limits of the Law
          The Danger of Romance
          Posthumous Love
          The Corporate Commonwealth
          A Shakespearean Botanical

          Theatre and music

            Both from the Ears and Mind
            Remembering the Crusades in Medieval Texts and Songs
            The Search for Medieval Music in Africa and Germany, 1891-1961
            Curious and Modern Inventions
            Portraits of Shakespeare
            Songbook
            The Eloquent Shakespeare
            Saint Cecilia in the Renaissance
            The Comedy of Errors
            Edward III
            Henry IV Part 1
            Henry IV Part 2
            Henry VIII
            Much Ado About Nothing
            Pericles
            Richard II
            Romeo and Juliet
            Taming of the Shrew
            Titus Andronicus
            Troilus and Cressida
            The Winter’s Tale
            Common Understandings, Poetic Confusion
            Seventeenth-Century Opera and the Sound of the Commedia dell’Arte

            Art and architecture

              Scenes and Traces of the English Civil War
              Erasmus of Rotterdam
              Michelangelo and the Viewer in His Time
              Albrecht Dürer and the Epistolary Mode of Address
              Hieronymus Bosch
              The Gargoyles of Notre-Dame
              Image on the Edge
              The Endless Periphery
              The Cult of St Ursula and the 11,000 Virgins
              Donatello and the Dawn of Renaissance Art
              Botticelli
              The Luther Effect
              Utrecht, Caravaggio, and Europe
              Eye for Detail
              Bourdichon’s "Boston Hours"
              Titian, the Della Rovere Dynasty & His Portrait of Guidobaldo II and his Son
              Vasari, Michelangelo and the Allegory of Patience
              Patronage and Devotion
              Iconoclasm
              Painting with Demons
              Prague in the Reign of Rudolph II
              Renaissance Prague
              Gothic Spirit
              The Roman Crucible
              Artemisia Gentileschi and Feminism in Early Modern Europe
              Diagramming Devotion
              Pieter Bruegel and the Idea of Human Nature
              The Reredos of All Souls College Oxford
              Piero della Francesca and the Invention of the Artist
              Leonardo’s Paradox
              Medieval Bologna
              Raphael and the Madonna
              Shadows of Time
              Vernacular Manuscript Culture 1000-1500
              Titian’s Touch
              The Making of Measure and the Promise of Sameness
              Rome Measured and Imagined
              Raphael and the Antique
              Rubens’s Spirit
              The World of the Fatimids
              Plotting Gothic
              The Portraitist
              Magnificence of Marble
              Frans Hals
              Giorgione’s Ambiguity
              Tintoretto
              Titian
              Hans Holbein
              Leonardo da Vinci
              Believing and Seeing
              The Miracle in the Snow
              Titian
              The Master of the Trebon Altarpiece
              Italian Maiolica and Other Early Modern Ceramics in the Courtauld Gallery
              Florence and its Painters
              The Chasuble of Thomas Becket
              Rembrandt’s Holland
              Titian’s "Rape of Europa"
              Michelangelo’s Painting
              Michelangelo’s Sculpture
              Renaissance and Baroque Art
              Darker Shades
              Caravaggio and the Creation of Modernity
              Maiolica in Renaissance Venice
              The Magi

              Religion

                Al-Ghazali’s "Moderation in Belief"
                Twenty Chapters
                Margery Kempe
                Of Chronicles and Kings
                The Cult of the Saints
                Don Isaac Abravanel
                The Mystic Fable, Volume Two
                Two Lives of Saint Colette
                Sixty-Six Manuscripts From the Arnamagnæan Collection
                Poetic Relations
                The Alexandrian Epitomes of Galen
                Reading Medieval Anchoritism
                Anchoritism in the Middle Ages
                The Phoenix Mosque and the Persians of Medieval Hangzhou
                Jews, Christians, and the Abode of Islam
                Cultivating the Heart
                A Memorandum for the President of the Royal Audiencia and Chancery Court of the City and Kingdom of Granada
                Acts Against God
                Neighboring Faiths
                St George
                Metaphysical Penetrations
                Maps of Paradise
                Where Shall Wisdom Be Found?
                Laughter at the Foot of the Cross
                The First Christian Hymnal
                Becoming a New Self
                The Inner Lives of Medieval Inquisitors
                Reclaiming Catherine of Siena
                Daemons Are Forever
                The Monk and the Book
                Temptation Transformed

                Philosophy

                  The Birth of Theory
                  The Young Descartes
                  Spinoza and the Cunning of Imagination
                  Leo Strauss and the Rediscovery of Maimonides
                  Medical Aphorisms
                  On Rules Regarding the Practical Part of the Medical Art
                  Maimonides and Spinoza
                  The Other Renaissance
                  Neo-Aristotelianism and the Medieval Renaissance
                  Spinoza and the Politics of Renaturalization
                  Maimonides’ "Guide of the Perplexed" in Translation
                  Leo Strauss on Maimonides

                  History of Science

                    Thomas Bartholin. The Anatomy House in Copenhagen
                    Blaise Pascal
                    Tycho Brahe and the Measure of the Heavens
                    The Perfection of Nature
                    Sidereus Nuncius, or The Sidereal Messenger
                    The Ormesby Psalter
                    Recipes and Everyday Knowledge
                    Engineering the Eternal City
                    Medical Aphorisms
                    Forbidden Knowledge
                    Commercial Visions
                    Paracelsus
                    Alchemy and Authority in the Holy Roman Empire
                    The Spanish Disquiet
                    The Secrets of Alchemy
                    The Transmutations of Chymistry
                    Influences
                    The Experimental Fire
                    The Poison Trials
                    Robert Recorde
                    Before Voltaire
                    The Scientific Revolution
                    From Sight to Light
                    Robert Recorde
                    From Lived Experience to the Written Word
                    Phenomena
                    Defining Nature’s Limits
                    Revolting Remedies from the Middle Ages

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