The Delaware Naturalist Handbook

The Delaware Naturalist Handbook is the primary public face of a major university-led public educational outreach and community engagement initiative. This statewide master naturalist certification program is designed to train hundreds of citizen scientists, K–12 environmental educators, ecological restoration volunteers, and habitat managers each year. The initiative is conducted in collaboration with multiple disciplines at […]

Editor(s):
McKay Jenkins and Susan Barton
Paperback ISBN:
9781644531990
Paperback Release:
November 2020
Series:
Cultural Studies of Delaware and the Eastern Shore

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Innovation in the Italian Counter-Reformation

The enduring “black legend” of the Italian Counter-Reformation, which has held sway in both scholarly and popular culture, maintains that the Council of Trent ushered in a cultural dark age in Italy, snuffing out the spectacular creative production of the Renaissance. As a result, the decades following Trent have been mostly overlooked in Italian literary […]

Editor(s):
Shannon McHugh and Anna Wainwright
Hardback ISBN:
9781644531877
Hardback Release:
September 2020
Paperback ISBN:
9781644531884
Paperback Release:
September 2020
Series:
The Early Modern Exchange

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Inventing the Critic in Renaissance England

The turn of the seventeenth century was an important moment in the history of English criticism. In a series of pioneering works of rhetoric and poetics, writers such as Philip Sidney, George Puttenham, and Ben Jonson laid the foundations of critical discourse in English, and the English word “critic” began, for the first time, to […]

Author:
William M. Russell
Hardback ISBN:
9781644531907
Hardback Release:
September 2020
Paperback ISBN:
9781644531914
Paperback Release:
September 2020

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Performative Polemic: Anti-Absolutist Pamphlets and their Readers in Late Seventeenth-Century France

Performative Polemic is the first literary historical study to analyze the “war of words” unleashed in the pamphlets denouncing Louis XIV’s absolute monarchy between 1667 and 1715. As conflict erupted between the French ruler and his political enemies, pamphlet writers across Europe penned scathing assaults on the Sun King’s bellicose impulses and expansionist policies. This […]

Author:
Kathrina Ann LaPorta
Hardback ISBN:
978-1-64453-209-6
Hardback Release:
June 2021
Paperback ISBN:
978-1-64453-210-2
Paperback Release:
June 2021
Series:
The Early Modern Exchange

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Portraiture and Friendship in Enlightenment France

Portraiture and Friendship in Enlightenment France examines how new and often contradictory ideas about friendship were enacted in the lives of artists in the eighteenth century. It demonstrates that portraits resulted from and generated new ideas about friendship by analyzing the creation, exchange, and display of portraits alongside discussions of friendship in philosophical and academic […]

Author:
Jessica L. Fripp
Hardback ISBN:
978-1-64453-201-0
Hardback Release:
November 2020
Series:
Studies in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Art and Culture

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Realism and Role-Play: The Human Figure in French Art from Callot to the Brothers Le Nain

After the heroic nudes of the Renaissance and depictions of the tortured bodies of Christian saints, early seventeenth-century French artists turned their attention to their fellow humans, to nobles and beggars seen on the streets of Paris, to courtesans standing at their windows, to vendors advertising their wares, to peasants standing before their landlords. Fascinated […]

Author:
Marika Knowles
Hardback ISBN:
978-1-64453-180-8
Hardback Release:
December 2020
Paperback ISBN:
978-1-64453-205-8
Paperback Release:
December 2020
Series:
Studies in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Art and Culture

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Rivers in Russian Literature

Rivers in Russian Literature focuses on the Russian literary and folkloric treatment of five rivers—the Dnieper, Volga, Neva, Don, and Angara. Each chapter traces, within a geographical and historical context, the evolution of the literary representation of one river. Imagination may endow a river with aesthetic or spiritual qualities; ethnic, national, or racial associations; or […]

Author:
Margaret Ziolkowski
Hardback ISBN:
9781644531938
Hardback Release:
November 2020
Paperback ISBN:
9781644531945
Paperback Release:
November 2020

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Votes for Delaware Women

Votes for Delaware Women is the first book-length study of the woman suffrage struggle in Delaware, placing it within the rich historical scholarship on the national story. It looks especially at why, despite decades of suffrage organizing and an epic struggle in Dover, in the spring of 1920, the legislature refused to make Delaware the […]

Author:
Anne M. Boylan
Hardback ISBN:
978-1-64453-206-5
Hardback Release:
June 2021
Paperback ISBN:
978-1-64453-207-2
Paperback Release:
June 2021
Series:
Cultural Studies of Delaware and the Eastern Shore

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Writings of Warner Mifflin: Forgotten Quaker Abolitionist of the Revolutionary Era

In The Writings of Warner Mifflin, Gary Nash and Michael McDowell present the correspondence, petitions, and memorials to state and federal legislative bodies, semi-autobiographical essays, and other materials of the key figure in the U.S. abolitionist movement between the end of the American Revolution and the Jefferson presidency. Mifflin was a conscience-bound pacifist Quaker who […]

Editor(s):
Gary B. Nash
Editor(s):
Michael R. McDowell
Hardback ISBN:
978-1-64453-185-3
Hardback Release:
June 2021

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