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Durham Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Translations

The Institute has over 200 titles in print, as well as the journal Mediaeval Studies; it also publishes volumes on behalf of the Centre for Medieval Studies and The Dictionary of Old English in the University of Toronto, and distributes publications of l’Institut d’Études Médiévales, Montreal. PIMS titles are usually part of a numbered series, and some are assigned a secondary series as well. This electronic catalogue lists all currently available Institute publications; a PDF version of the current catalogue is also available.


Italian Renaissance Diplomacy: A Sourcebook

Edited by
Monica Azzolini and Isabella Lazzarini

Italian Renaissance Diplomacy: A Sourcebook Durham Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Translations

Durham Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Translations 6. 2017. xii, 300 pp. plus 6 plates. ISBN 978-0-88844-566-7 • Paper • $30.00

During the period ca. 1350–ca. 1520 covered by the present volume, diplomatic sources became extremely rich and abundant. This sourcebook presents a selection of primary materials, both published and unpublished, which are mostly unavailable to English readers: a broad range of diplomatic sources, thematically organized, are introduced, translated, and annotated by an international team of leading scholars of the Italian Renaissance.

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Patron Saints of Early Medieval Italy AD c.350–800: History and Hagiography in Ten Biographies

Translated by
Nicholas Everett

Patron Saints of Early Medieval Italy AD c.350–800: History and Hagiography in Ten Biographies Durham Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Translations

Durham Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Translations 5. 2016. xii, 276 pp. plus 2 plates. ISBN 978-0-88844-565-0 • Paper • $30.00

This book provides the first translation into English of the Latin biographies of nine holy men and one archangel who became the patron saints of the areas where they evangelized, documenting the conversion of pagan Roman Italy to Christianity at the dawn of the Middle Ages.

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Geoffrey Chaucer: The House of Fame

Edited by
Nick Havely

Geoffrey Chaucer: The House of Fame Durham Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Translations

Second edition. Durham Medieval and Renaissance Texts 3. 2013. xiv, 274 pp.
ISBN 978–0–88844–563–6 • Paper • $25.00

The House of Fame is an omnivorous poem. Like its own “House of Rumour,” it draws in a multiplicity of material: literary and technological; old and new; learned and lewde. The present edition is based on a collation of five witnesses and provides a substantial list of variants.

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The Dimensions of Colour: Robert Grosseteste's De colore

Cecilia Panti, Giles E.M. Gasper, Greti Dinkova-Bruun, Hannah Smithson, Michael Huxtable and Tom C.B. McLeish

The Dimensions of Colour: Robert Grosseteste's De colore Durham Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Translations

Edition, Translation and Interdisciplinary Analysis
Durham Medieval and Renaissance Texts 4. 2013. x, 94 pp.
ISBN 978–0–88844–564–3 • Paper • $19.95

Robert Grosseteste's De colore (On Colour), in which Grosseteste constructs a combinatorial account of colour, plays an important role within the canon of his scientific works. In this edition, translation and commentary, the conceptual and analytical tools of contemporary science, itself a descendent of Grosseteste and his contemporaries, bring his physical and mathematical reasoning into sharper relief.

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