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The Dark Thread
The Dark Thread

From Tragical Histories to Gothic Tales

Lyons, John D.

In The Dark Thread, scholars examine a set of important and perennial narrative motifs centered on violence within the family as they have appeared in French, English,...


Advertising the Self in Renaissance France
Advertising the Self in Renaissance France

Lemaire, Marot, and Rabelais

Francis, Scott

Advertising the Self in Renaissance France explores how authors and readers are represented in printed editions of three major literary figures: Jean Lemaire de Belges...


Women Warriors in Early Modern Spain
Women Warriors in Early Modern Spain

A Tribute to Bárbara Mujica

Fischer, Susan L., de Armas, Frederick A.

Although scholars often depict early modern Spanish women as victims, history and fiction of the period are filled with examples of women who defended their God-given right to...


Innovation in the Italian Counter-Reformation
Innovation in the Italian Counter-Reformation
McHugh, Shannon, Wainwright, Anna

The enduring "black legend" of the Italian Counter-Reformation, which has held sway in both scholarly and popular culture, maintains that the Council of Trent ushered in a...


The Enemy in Italian Renaissance Epic
The Enemy in Italian Renaissance Epic

Images of Hostility from Dante to Tasso

Moudarres, Andrea

In The Enemy in Italian Renaissance Epic, Andrea Moudarres examines influential works from the literary canon of the Italian Renaissance, arguing that hostility...


Retelling the Siege of Jerusalem in Early Modern England
Retelling the Siege of Jerusalem in Early Modern England
Neelakanta, Vanita

This compelling book explores sixteenth- and seventeenth-century English retellings of the Roman siege of Jerusalem and the way they informed and were informed by religious and...


Milton among Spaniards
Milton among Spaniards
Duran, Angelica

Firmly grounded in literary studies but drawing on religious studies, translation studies, drama, and visual art, Milton among Spaniards is the first book-length exploration of...