The Biden School and the Engaged University of Delaware, 1961-2021

This book reviews the history of the Joseph R. Biden, Jr. School of Public Policy and Administration from 1961 to 2021. The focus is on the school’s accomplishments over its first sixty years, how they were achieved, and why they are significant. The analysis describes the challenges and opportunities that shaped the school’s development and […]

Author:
Daniel Rich
Hardback ISBN:
9781644532966
Hardback Release:
March 2023
Paperback ISBN:
9781644532959
Paperback Release:
March 2023

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The Celebrity Monarch: Empress Elisabeth and the Modern Female Portrait

Empress Elisabeth of Austria (1837-1898), wife of Habsburg Emperor Francis Joseph I, was celebrated as the most beautiful woman in Europe. Glamorous painted portraits by Franz Xaver Winterhalter and widely collected photographs spread news of her beauty, and the twentieth-century German-language film trilogy Sissi (1955-57) cemented this legacy. Despite the enduring fascination with the empress, art historians […]

Author:
Olivia Gruber Florek
Hardback ISBN:
9781644532867
Hardback Release:
February 2023
Paperback ISBN:
9781644532850
Paperback Release:
February 2023
Series:
Performing Celebrity

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Gendering the Renaissance: Text and Context in Early Modern Italy

The essays in this volume revisit the Italian Renaissance to rethink spaces thought to be defined and certain: from the social spaces of convent, court, or home, to the literary spaces of established genres such as religious plays or epic poetry. Repopulating these spaces with the women who occupied them but have often been elided […]

Editor(s):
Meredith K. Ray, Lynn Lara Westwater
Hardback ISBN:
9781644533055
Hardback Release:
April 2023
Paperback ISBN:
9781644533048
Paperback Release:
April 2023
Series:
The Early Modern Exchange

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Ordering Customs: Ethnographic Thought in Early Modern Venice

Ordering Customs explores how Renaissance Venetians sought to make sense of human difference in a period characterized by increasing global contact and a rapid acceleration of the circulation of information. Venice was at the center of both these developments. The book traces the emergence of a distinctive tradition of ethnographic writing that served as the basis […]

Author:
Kathryn Taylor
Hardback ISBN:
9781644533000
Hardback Release:
May 2023
Paperback ISBN:
9781644532997
Paperback Release:
May 2023
Series:
The Early Modern Exchange

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The Waxing of the Middle Ages: Revisiting Late Medieval France

Johan Huizinga’s much-loved and much-contested Autumn of the Middle Ages, first published in 1919, encouraged an image of the Late French. Middle Ages as a flamboyant but empty period of decline and nostalgia. Many studies, particularly literary studies, have challenged Huizinga’s perceptions of individual works or genres. Still, the vision of the Late French and Burgundian […]

Editor(s):
Charles-Louis Morand-Métivier, Tracy Adams
Hardback ISBN:
9781644532911
Hardback Release:
April 2023
Paperback ISBN:
9781644532904
Paperback Release:
April 2023
Series:
The Early Modern Exchange

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