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Poetry and Language in Sixteenth-Century France: Du Bellay - Ronsard - Sébillet. Trans. Laura Willett. (2004)
Four texts that liberated French poetry and poetic theory from their subservience to rhyme, rhetoric, and genre and from a slavish obedience to history.
Girolamo Savonarola. “A Guide to Righteous Living” and Other Works. Trans. & ed. Konrad Eisenbichler. (2003)
Includes samples from his letters to his poems, from his sermons to his pastoral works, more than doubling the number of Savonarola's works available in English.
A series of documents dealing with the thought of one of Luther's closest allies and its implementation in the city of Schwäbisch Hall (1522-48) and the Duchy of Württemberg (1550-70).
Four novellas that were the literary precursors to Shakespeare's play.
Jean Bodin. On the Demon-Mania of Witches. Abridged, trans. & ed. R.A. Scott and J.L. Pearl. (1995)
The most frequently published Renaissance work on the subject of demons and witches.
Whether Secular Government Has the Right to Wield the Sword in Matters of Faith. A Controversy in Nürnberg in 1530. Trans. & ed. J. Estes. (1994)
Five documents concerning freedom of worship and the authority of secular government in spiritual matters. Includes learned works from three eminent theologians (Osiander, Link, and Brenz) written in response to an anonymous memorandum.
Andreas Karlstadt, Hieronymous Emser, Johannes Eck. A Reformation Debate: Karlstadt, Emser, and Eck on Sacred Images. 2nd ed. rev. Ed. Bryan Mangrum and Giuseppe Scavizzi. (1991)
Three central texts in the debates on iconoclasm in the early German Reformation.
Nicholas Cusa. The Layman on Wisdom and The Mind. Trans. & ed. M.L. Führer. (1989)
Philosophical writings explore the limits of the mind in its pursuit of absolute truth.
Bernardino Ochino. Seven Dialogues. Trans. & ed. R. Belladonna. (1988)
Ochino's Dialogi sette, completed in 1542, show how this master of the spoken word preached "Christ in a mask" for many years.
Giovanni Della Casa. Galateo: A Renaissance Treatise on Manners. 3rd ed. rev. Trans. & ed. K. Eisenbichler and K.R. Bartlett. (2001)
The major courtesy book of Renaissance Italy and an authoritative text on manners throughout Europe.
Lorenzo Valla. “The Profession of the Religious” and “The Falsely-Believed and Forged Donation of Constantine”. 2nd ed. rev. Trans. & ed. Olga Z. Pugliese. (1994)
Two important texts in the history of philology and religious thought from one of the major humanists of the 15th century.