Durham Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Translations

6 publications found

Edited by
Monica Azzolini and Isabella Lazzarini

Italian Renaissance Diplomacy: A Sourcebook

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 This sourcebook presents a selection of primary materials, both published and unpublished, which are mostly unavailable to English readers: a broad range of diplomatic sources, thematically organized, are introduced, translated, and annotated by an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.


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 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.


Edited by
Nick Havely

Geoffrey Chaucer: The House of Fame

Second edition. Durham Medieval and Renaissance Texts 3. 2013. xiv, 274 pp.
ISBN 978–0–88844–563–6 • Paper • $27.50

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.


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

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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Edited by
Tim William Machan


Second edition. DMRT 1. 2008. viii, 142 pp. ISBN 978–0–88844–561–2 • $22.95

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