Friday, May 9, 2014

Italica Press Catalog 50

We’re very proud to announce the publication our Fiftieth Italica Press Catalog. Since our founding in 1985, we’ve been publishing our catalog in various forms: first as a two-fold pamphlet, then as a small — and then large — booklet sent via direct mail and in recent years as a downloadable PDF document, in full color with complete details of titles, formats and prices.

In this catalog we announce one new title, the English-language edition of Sandra C. Malicote and A. Richard Hartman’s Aiol: A Chanson de Geste. This edition is derived from the editors’ dual-language edition from the Old French and is ideal for the general reader and the undergraduate student. It contains eleven illustrations from the original manuscript, an introduction, notes, a selection of the Old French text and a bibliography.

Readers will also be interested in a forthcoming title, Coriolano Cippico’s The Deeds of Commander Pietro Mocenigo, written in 1474/75 and newly translated and edited by Kiril Petkov. The Deeds is an excellent example of Renaissance historiography put into the service of the Venetian Republic. It describes the conflict between Venice and the Ottoman Turks in graphic terms, revealing the political, military and diplomatic realities behind the crusading rhetoric and classicizing style of this long-overlooked humanist text.