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Five Plays for the Archangel Raphael New

Giovan Maria Cecchi (1518–87) was the most prolific and versatile dramatist in all of sixteenth-century Italy. The five plays in this collection are representative of the variety of religious theatre he composed for performance by youths in confraternities.

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Martyr Hermenegild

Sforza Pallavicino’s play Martyr Hermenegild (1644) is a masterpiece of seventeenth-century Jesuit hagiographical drama.

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In the Sultan’s Realm: Two Venetian Ambassadorial Reports on the Early Modern Ottoman Empire

The two documents translated in this volume provide a detailed snapshot into the Ottoman Empire and its relations with Venice at a time of transition for both of these Mediterranean powers.

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A Reformation Debate: Three Treatises in Translation: Karlstadt, Emser, and Eck on Sacred Images (Second revised edition)

These three treatises (which are translated here for the first time into English) established the terms of reference for one of the most important debates of the Reformation.

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