Occasional Publications is
the oldest of the CRRS series. It began in 1979 and includes reference materials,
primarily of a bibliographical nature as well as a collection of back titles
from Dovehouse publications that are of interest to Renaissance and Reformation
By Edward Herbert; Ed. John Butler
An encyclopedic treatise on the ancient Near-Eastern and Mediterranean deities, including
those of the Greeks and Romans, in the best early 17th-century tradition. .
Essential for students of English prose, philosophy, history, classics and early
religions. (379 pp) (1989)
Ed. K. Eisenbichler & A. Ianucci.
Twenty-eight articles dealing with this seminal work in its European context
as pageantry, a fusion of the sacred and profane, as rhetoric, as a paradigm
for imitation and translation, and in its relationship to drama, entries
and the figurative arts.
& Anteros .
Ed. Don Beecher & M. Ciavolella
Fourteen articles by leading scholars on such topics as love philters and
magic, lovesickness and the demonologists, love as a disease of the imagination,
Valla on the senses and pleasure, love and sex in The City of the
Sun, and much more
from Antiquity to the Renaissance .
Ed. M. Ciavolella & A. Ianucci
Ten essays covering the topic from the golden age to the Saturnalia, through
Dante and the Libro de buen amor, to Saturn in Lefevre and Caxton,
the paintings of Bronzino and the plays of Lope de Vega.
By Matteo Maria Boiardo; Ed. Andrea di Tomasso
This handsome clothbound book contains facing-page, Italian-English versions of the 150 sonnets, and the 30 canzoni and madrigals of Boiardo, with a full introduction and bibliography- a definitive edition.
Science of Buffoonery .
Ed. Domenico Pietropaolo
This is a collection of 20 essays (16 English, 1 French, 3 Italian), exploring textual
segmentation, doubling, improvisation, the relation of the Commedia dell'Arte to
adjacent genres, its role in the development of national theatrical traditions, and
its revival in recent times.
Lectura Marini .Ed.
Twenty articles in Italian by established Marino scholars take up the
Adone canto by canto. Through a rich diversity of critical approache4s,
the complex and multiple dimensions of this Baroque masterpiece are brought
to light. The book is an experimental approach to criticism through the
interplay of ideas around a single text. Essential reading for Marino scholars.
Studies in the age of Vico .
By Domenico Pietropaolo
A close study of Dante criticism and reception in the 18th century, a period usually
considered to be indifferent to his thought and hostile to his fame. Pietropaolo
seeks to invalidate this view by using a much broader corpus of materials, much of
it drawn from rare editions and manuscripts of the period.