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The UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies publishes a variety of periodicals and scholarly works, including the journals Viator: Medieval and Renaissance Studies and Comitatus: A Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies.

    Research supported by CMRS has resulted in the publication of these books:

  • Mapping Medieval Geographies: Geographical Encounters in the Latin West and Beyond, 300-1600 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014), edited by Keith D. Lilley.
  • Women in Hell: Francesca da Rimini and Friends Between Sin, Virtue, and Heroism (Rimini: Editrice Romagna Arte e Storia sas, 2013), edited by Ferruccio Farina and Massimo Ciavolella.
  • On the Heroic Frenzies. A Translation of ‘De gli eroici furori’ (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2013), edited and translated by Ingrid D. Rowland.
  • ‘Like doves summoned by desire:’ Dante’s New Life in Twentieth-Century Literature and Cinema. Essays in Memory of Amilcare Iannucci (New York: Agincourt Press, 2012), edited by Massimo Ciavolella and Gianluca Rizzo.
  • Medieval manuscripts, their makers and users : a special issue of Viator in honor of Richard and Mary Rouse (Turnhout: Brepols Publishers, 2011), edited by Christopher Baswell.
  • The Echo of Music: Essays in Honor of Marie Louise Göllner (Harmonie Park Press 2004), edited by Blair Sullivan, includes topics such as Saint Cecilia, Medieval Literature's Silent Music, Musical Exemplifications of Eternity and Measured Time, and Smart Women, Tough Choices. This collection originated from a CMRS conference held on April 22, 2000, to honor Professor Göllner upon her retirement after thirty years as a member of the UCLA Department of Musicology (1970-2000). She had been an active member of CMRS throughout her career at UCLA. The volume contains essays by Larry Ayres (CSB), Nicole Baker (CSU Fullerton), Murray C. Bradshaw (UCLA), Edward Condren (UCLA), Theodor Göllner (Bavarian Academy of Sciences), Richard Hudson (UCLA), H.A. Kelly (UCLA), Heike Lammers, William Mahrt (Stanford), Alejandro Planchart (UCSB), Blair Sullivan (UCLA), and Nancy van Deusen (Claremont Graduate University).
  • Two volumes devoted to the life and work of Dr. Francisco Hernández explore his works, life, and times in 16th century Mexico. They are the culmination of a decade-long research project sponsored by CMRS and supported by grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Ahmanson Foundation, Hoechst Marion Roussel, and private donors. The Mexican Treasury: Writings by Dr. Francisco Hernández (edited by Simon Varey, and translated by Rafael Chabrán, Cynthia L. Chamberlin, and Simon Varey) and Searching for the Secrets of Nature: The Life and Works of Dr. Francisco Hernández (edited by Simon Varey, Rafael Chabrán, and Dora B. Weiner) were published by Stanford University in 2000.
  • A limited edition facsimile of the 1501 Aldine Edition of Le Cose Volgari de Messer Francesco Petrarcha, revised and amended by Master Pietro Bembo, Venetian Noble in the Ahmanson-Murphy Collection at UCLA was published by Alecto Historical Editions (1997) in association with A.I.S.L.L.I. and the Ahmanson Foundation. It includes a foreword by Jeremy Parzen and a note on the Aldine italic type and octavo format by Luigi Balsamo. Two versions were produced: a true facsimile (paper, ink, and binding matching the original) and a printed copy. The publication was sponsored by UCLA's Department of Italian and copies are available for purchase through them. Call 310-825-1940 or email ciavolel@humnet.ucla.edu.

Netherlandish Book of Hours from the Rouse Manuscript Collection
A fifteenth-century Netherlands Book of Hours with pen decoration in the style of the nuns of St. Agnes of Delft, containing the Hours of the Virgin in the translation of Geert Grote. Two other prayer books with similar pen decoration can be found nearby for comparison and study, one at the YRL, Special Collections MS 170/630, and the other at the Huntington Library, MS 1127. The present manuscript was dismembered in 1987, and it was acquired in leaves from Cherokee Books in Santa Monica.
R. H. & M.A. Rouse MS 12

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