Seventeenth-Century News

Articles from Vol. 73, No. 3-4, Fall-Winter

Acta Conventus Neo-Latini Monasteriensis: Proceedings of the Fifteenth International Congress of Neo-Latin Studies (Munster 2012)
* Acta Conventus Neo-Latini Monasteriensis: Proceedings of the Fifteenth International Congress of Neo-Latin Studies (Munster 2012). General editors, Astrid Steiner-Weber and Karl A. E. Enenkel. Acta Conventus Neo-Latini, 15. Leiden and Boston: Brill,...
After Civic Humanism: Learning and Politics in Renaissance Italy
* After Civic Humanism: Learning and Politics in Renaissance Italy. Edited by Nicholas Scott Baker and Brian Jeffrey Maxson. Publications of the Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, Essays and Studies, 35. Toronto: Centre for Reformation...
Allison K. Deutermann and Andras Kisery, Eds.: Formal Matters: Reading the Materials of English Renaissance Literature
Allison K. Deutermann and Andras Kisery, eds. Formal Matters: Reading the Materials of English Renaissance Literature. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2013. xii + 258 pp. + 16 illus. $105.00. Review by P.G. STANWOOD, UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH...
Aneta Georgievska-Shine and Larry Silver. Rubens, Velazquez, and the King of Spain
Aneta Georgievska-Shine and Larry Silver. Rubens, Velazquez, and the King of Spain. Farnham, Surrey and Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2014 + 297 pp. + 154 illus. $ 119.95. Review by LIVIA STOENESCU, TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY. A seminal contribution to...
Anna K. Nardo. Oculto a Los Ojos Mortales: Introduction a "El Paraiso Perdido" De John Milton
Anna K. Nardo. Oculto a los Ojos Mortales: Introduction a "El Paraiso Perdido" de John Milton. JPM Ediciones, Newgate Series, 2014. 105 pp. 12,00[euro]. Review by REUBEN SANCHEZ, SAM HOUSTON STATE UNIVERSITY. In eighteenth-century Spain, there were...
Brill's Encyclopaedia of the Neo-Latin World
* Brill's Encyclopaedia of the Neo-Latin World. Edited by Philip Ford, Jan Bloemendal, and Charles Fantazzi. The Renaissance Society of America Texts and Studies Series, 3. 2 vols. Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2014. xliv + xviii + 1,246 pp. The publication...
Catalogus Translationum et Commentariorum. Medieval and Renaissance Latin Translations and Commentaries
* Catalogus Translationum et Commentariorum. Medieval and Renaissance Latin Translations and Commentaries. Greti Dinkova-Bruun, Editor in Chief; James Hankins and Robert A. Kaster, Associate Editors. Vol. 10. Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval...
Contra Vitam Monasticam Epistula: Andrea Alciato's Letter against Monastic Life
* Contra vitam monasticam epistula: Andrea Alciato's Letter Against Monastic Life. By Andrea Alciati. Ed. and trans. by Denis Drysdall. Supplementa Humanistica Lovaniensia, 36. Leuven: Leuven University Press, 2014. 144 pp. $74. Andrea Alciato (1492-1550)...
David Coleman, Ed.: Region, Religion and English Renaissance Literature
David Coleman, ed. Region, Religion and English Renaissance Literature. Farnham, Surrey and Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2013. 1-200 pp. $109.95. Review by GREG BENTLEY, MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY. When Bosola and Ferdinand speculate about who the...
Dirk Weimann and Gaby Mahiberg, Eds.: Perspectives on English Revolutionary Radicalism
Dirk Weimann and Gaby Mahiberg, eds. Perspectives on English Revolutionary Radicalism. Farnham, Surrey and Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2014. x+ 228 pp. $124.95. Review by MARC SCHWARZ, UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE. This volume is the second in a series...
Entre la Renaissance et Les Lumieres, le 'Theophrastus Redivivus' (1659)
* Entre la Renaissance et les Lumieres, le 'Theophrastus redivivus' (1659). Ed. by Nicole Gengoux. Paris: Champion, 2014. The world of Theophrastus studies is rather a small one, a fact which this collection of essays both acknowledges and takes full...
Fasti Austriae 1736: Ein Naulateinisches Gedicht in Funfzehn Europaischen Sprachen
* Fasti Austriae 1736: Ein naulateinisches Gedicht in funfzehn europaischen Sprachen. Ed. by Franz Romer, Herbert Bannert, Elisabeth Klecker, and Christian Gastgeber. Singularia Vindobonensia, 5. Vienna: Praesens Verlag, 2015. 200 pp. It is customary...
Feike Dietz, Adam Morton, Lien Roggen, Els Stronks, and Marc Van Vaeck, Eds.: Illustrated Religious Texts in the North of Europe
Feike Dietz, Adam Morton, Lien Roggen, Els Stronks, and Marc Van Vaeck, eds. Illustrated Religious Texts in the North of Europe, 1500-1800. Farnham, Surrey and Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2014. xviii + 282 pp. + 71 illus. $119.95. Review by JENNIFER LEE,...
Ficino in Spain
* Ficino in Spain. By Susan Byrne. Toronto, Buffalo, and London: University of Toronto Press, 2015. xiv + 364 pp. $70. At first glance, the title alone of this book may appear provocative: what kind of influence could Marsilio Ficino have had in Spain?...
Fiona Williamson. Social Relations and Urban Space: Norwich, 1600-1700
Fiona Williamson. Social Relations and Urban Space: Norwich, 1600-1700. Woodbridge, Suffolk: The Boydell Press, 2014. x + 234 pp. + 5 illus. $99.00. Review by JOSEPH P. WARD, UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI. In this methodologically sophisticated study,...
Helen Lynch. Milton and the Politics of Public Speech
Helen Lynch. Milton and the Politics of Public Speech. Farnham, Surrey and Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2015. xvii + 283 pp. $119.95. Review by DANIEL ELLIS, ST. BONAVENTURE UNIVERSITY. In Milton and the Politics of Public Speech, Helen Lynch brings...
James Anderson Winn. Queen Anne: Patroness of Arts
James Anderson Winn. Queen Anne: Patroness of Arts. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014. xxi + 792 pp. + 35 illus. + 18 col. pl. + 28 mus. ex. $39.95. Review by MOLLY MCCLAIN, UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO. Known for gambling heavily and dining too...
Leah Knight. Reading Green in Early Modern England
Leah Knight. Reading Green in Early Modern England. Farnham, Surrey and Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2014. ix + 165 pp. $104.95. Review by MARIA SALENIUS, UNIVERSITY OF HELSINKI. The study of an era from the point of view of a concept, or even a word,...
Leif Dixon. Practical Predestinarians in England
Leif Dixon. Practical Predestinarians in England, c. 1590-1640. Farnham, Surrey and Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2014. viii + 380. pp. $149.95. Review by ANDREW J. MARTIN, VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY. Careful readers will benefit tremendously from Leif Dixon's...
Leslie C. Dunn and Katherine R. Larson, Eds.: Gender and Song in Early Modern England
Leslie C. Dunn and Katherine R. Larson, eds. Gender and Song in Early Modern England. Farnham, Surrey and Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2014. xv + 219 pp. + 7 illus. $104.95. Review by VICTORIA E. BURKE, UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA. This essay collection is...
Livio Pestilli. Paolo De Matteis: Neapolitan Painting and Cultural History in Baroque Europe
Livio Pestilli. Paolo de Matteis: Neapolitan Painting and Cultural History in Baroque Europe. Farnham, Surrey and Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2013. 502pp. + 108 color and 112 b & w illus. $119.95. Review by EVE STRAUSSMAN-PFLANZER, DAVIS MUSEUM, WELLESLEY...
Margaret E. Boyle. Unruly Women: Performance, Penitence, and Punishment in Early Modern Spain
Margaret E. Boyle. Unruly Women: Performance, Penitence, and Punishment in Early Modern Spain. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014. 171 pp. $55. Review by ELIZABETH R. WRIGHT, UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA. Margaret Boyle's two-tiered study explores...
Michael Edwards. Time and the Science of the Soul in Early Modern Philosophy
Michael Edwards. Time and The Science of The Soul In Early Modern Philosophy. Brill's Studies in Intellectual History 224. Leiden: Brill, 2013. x + 224 pp. $128.00. Review by KARIN SUSAN FESTER, INDEPENDENT SCHOLAR. This is a book for philosophers...
Neo-Latin and the Humanities. Essays in Honour of Charles E. Fantazzi
* Neo-Latin and the Humanities. Essays in Honour of Charles E. Fantazzi. Edited by Luc Deitz, Timothy Kircher, and Jonathan Reid. Essays and Studies, 32. Toronto: Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, 2014. 289 pp. $34.95. In February, 2011...
Pierre-Esprit Radisson. the Collected Writings Volume 2: The Port Nelson Relations
Pierre-Esprit Radisson. The Collected Writings Volume 2: The Port Nelson Relations. Ed. Germaine Warkentin. Montreal-Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2014. xxx + 283 pp. + 7 illus. $65.00. Review by M. G. AUNE, CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA....
Platonis Gorgias Leonardo Aretino Interprete
* Platonis Gorgias Leonardo Aretino interprete. Ed. by Matteo Venier. Edizione nazionale delle traduzioni dei testi greci in eta umanistica e rinascimentale, 7. Florence: SISMEL, Edizioni del galluzzo, 2011. VIII + 422 pp. On November 1, 1409, Leonardo...
Reading Lucretius in the Renaissance
* Reading Lucretius in the Renaissance. By Ada Palmer. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2014. 416 pp. $39.95. Reading Lucretius in the Renaissance is the latest in a recent outpouring of scholarly contributions to the reception of Lucretius...
Rebecca Herissone and Alan Howard, Eds.: Concepts of Creativity in Seventeenth-Century England
Rebecca Herissone and Alan Howard, eds. Concepts of Creativity in Seventeenth-Century England. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 2013. xviii + 354 pp. + 63 illus. $99.00. Review by ANNA LEWTON-BRAIN, MCGILL UNIVERSITY. While human creativity is arguably...
Reuben Sanchez. Typology and Iconography in Donne, Herbert, and Milton: Fashioning the Self after Jeremiah
Reuben Sanchez. Typology and Iconography in Donne, Herbert, and Milton: Fashioning the Self after Jeremiah. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. xiv + 275 pp. $90.00. Review by MITCHELL M. HARRIS, AUGUSTANA COLLEGE (SIOUX FALLS). Reuben Sanchez's...
Rhys Morgan. the Welsh and the Shaping of Early Modern Ireland
Rhys Morgan. The Welsh and the Shaping of Early Modern Ireland. Woodbridge and Rochester: The Boydell Press, 2014. 242 pp. 75.00 [pounds sterling]. Review by CHRIS R. LANGLEY, NEWMAN UNIVERSITY, BIRMINGHAM, UK. Rhys Morgan's work seeks to throw...
Ross W. Duffin. the Music Treatises of Thomas Ravenscroft: 'Treatise of Practicall Musick' and A Briefe Discourse
Ross W. Duffin. The Music Treatises of Thomas Ravenscroft: 'Treatise of Practicall Musick' and A Briefe Discourse. Farnham, Surrey and Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2014. xii + 244 pp. + 9 illus. $109.95. Review by JEFFREY MEYER, CONCORDIA COLLEGE-MOORHEAD....
Thomas Traherne. the Works of Thomas Traherne
Thomas Traherne. The Works of Thomas Traherne. Jan Ross, ed. Vol. 6. Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 2014. 335pp. 75 [pounds sterling]. Review by CASSANDRA GORMAN, UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE. In 1903, the antiquarian Bertram Dobell published a collection...
Vie De Saint Jerome
* Vie de saint Jerome. By Desiderius Erasmus. Trans. and ed. by Andre Godin, Latin text ed. by Alexandre Vanautgaerden. Notulae Erasmianae, 9. Turnhout: Brepols, and Geneva: Bibliotheque de Geneve, 2013. 298 pp. Opera omnia Desiderii Erasmi Roterodami....
Worlds of Learning: The Library and World Chronicle of the Nuremberg Physician Hartmann Schedel (1440-1514)
* Worlds of Learning: The Library and World Chronicle of the Nuremberg Physician Hartmann Schedel (1440-1514). Edited by Bettina Wagner. Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Ausstellungskataloge, 89. Munich: Allitera Verlag and the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek,...
W. Scott Howard, Ed.: An Collins and the Historical Imagination
W Scott Howard, ed. An Collins and the Historical Imagination. Farnham, Surrey and Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2014. xiv + 255pp. + 4 illus. $149.95. Review by KAVITA MUDAN FINN, INDEPENDENT SCHOLAR. With only one extant copy of her Divine Songs and...
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