Early Modern History and Literature
An Early Modern Yiddish Defense of Judaism
An annotated translation of the Yudisher Theriak, along with a comprehensive introduction that places the original work in its historical context.
Catholic, Judaic, Feminist, and Secular Dimensions
Investigates the religious diversity in early modern English literature and culture in relation to a dominant English Protestant national identity.
Jewish Life and Conversion in Sixteenth-Century Germany
A biography of Anthonius Margaritha, convert to Christianity and reporter on Jewish life and religious practices.
Jacob ibn Habib’s Search for Faith in the Talmudic Corpus
Examines the origins of the En Yaaqov in the tumultuous medieval period and the motivations of its creator, exiled Spanish rabbi Jacob ibn Habib.
Jewish Authority, Dissent, and Heresy in Medieval and Early Modern Times
Examines dissent from rabbinic Judaism in the Middle Ages and Early Modern period to consider it as a category within the history and culture of the Jewish people.
This collection of thirteen essays by an international group of scholars focuses on the impact of the Protestant Reformation on Donne’s life, theology, poetry, and prose.
Childbirth and the Fairy Tale in Early Modern France
Pregnant Fictions explores the complex role of pregnancy in early-modern tale-telling and considers how stories of childbirth were used to rethink gendered "truths" at a key moment in the history of ideas.
Essays on the Writings of James VI and I
Sixteen leading scholars explore the richness of King James’s work from a variety of perspectives, and in so doing seek to establish monarchic writing as an important genre in its own right.
Jewish Thought and Scientific Discovery in Early Modern Europe is a major contribution in understanding the cultural processes involved in the emergence and development of the consumer phase of science.
Shakespeare, Macbeth, and the Cultural Moment
By demonstrating fundamental connections between audience reaction then and the use of computers today, Renaissance scholar Arthur Kinney explores the cultural moment of one of Shakespeare's most popular tragedies.
Called the "Quintessence of the Baroque" and "Bridge to the Enlightenment," Mexican writer and nun Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz has also been celebrated as the "First Feminist of the New World." Feminist Perspectives on Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz fills a gap
An English Prose Version
Ralph Nash, in his approach to Gerusalemme Liberata, concluded that a close, fluent translation in prose of Tasso's epic would offer the most successful rendering of this important chivalric romance.