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From She-Wolf to Martyr
The Reign and Disputed Reputation of Johanna I of Naples
Elizabeth Casteen
In From She-Wolf to Martyr, Elizabeth Casteen examines Johanna I of Naples's evolving, problematic reputation and uses it as a lens through which to analyze often-contradictory late-medieval conceptions of rulership, authority, and femininity.



Jozef IJsewijn
Humanism in the Low Countries
Jozef Ijsewijn



Chariots of Ladies
Francesc Eiximenis and the Court Culture of Medieval and Early Modern Iberia
Nuria Silleras-Fernandez
In Chariots of Ladies, Nuria Silleras-Fernandez traces the development of devotion and female piety among the Iberian aristocracy from the late Middle Ages into the Golden Age, and from Catalonia to the rest of Iberia and Europe via the rise of the Franciscan Observant movement.



The Enigma of Egill
The Saga, the Viking Poet, and Snorri Sturluson
Torfi H. Tulinius
A careful analysis of Snorri Sturluson's life and times allows Torfi Tulinius to propose a context for a fuller perception of Egils saga as a great work of art.



The Political Writings
"Political Regime" and "Summary of Plato's Laws"
Alfarabi
In this second volume of new translations of Alfarabi's political writings, Charles E. Butterworth presents translations of the Arabic philosopher’s political and legal thinking.



Imagining Religious Leadership in the Middle Ages
Richard of Saint-Vanne and the Politics of Reform
Steven Vanderputten
Around the turn of the first millennium AD, there emerged in the former Carolingian Empire a generation of influential abbots. In this book Steven Vanderputten reevaluates the historical significance of this generation of monastic leaders through an in-depth study of one of its most prominent figures, Richard of Saint-Vanne.



Petri Thomae
Quaestiones de esse intelligibili
Petrus Thomae
This work of Scotist metaphysics is an investigation into the ultimate constitution of things. In the course of this treatise, Petrus Thomae examines whether the essences of things ultimately depend on being thought of by God for their very intelligibility or whether they have it of themselves.



Ptolemy's "Tetrabiblos" in the Translation of William of Moerbeke
Claudii Ptolemaei Liber Iudicialium
This is the first edition of Moerbeke's Latin translation of Ptolemy’s celebrated astrological handbook, known under the title Tetrabiblos or Quadripartitum (opus). Ptolemy’s treatise (composed after 141 AD) offers a systematic overview of astrological science and had, together with his Almagest, an enormous influence up until the 17th century



Improvising Early Music
Rob C. Wegman, Johannes Menke, Peter Schubert
In this book, three experts give their view on aspects of musical improvisation in the late medieval, renaissance, and early baroque periods.






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