Conceived as a companion to the journal Viator: Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Cursor Mundi is a publication series of inter- and multi-disciplinary studies of the medieval and early modern world, viewed broadly as the period between late antiquity and the Enlightenment. Like Viator, Cursor Mundi brings together outstanding work by medieval and early modern scholars from a wide range of disciplines, emphasizing studies which focus on processes such as cultural exchange or the course of an idea through the centuries, and including investigations beyond the traditional boundaries of Europe and the Mediterranean. Individual entries are generally single-authored books of at least 90,000 words in length, or multi-authored collections such as Festschriften or groups of articles on a common subject. The series also includes shorter studies, of about 40,000 words in length, by distinguished scholars on topics of broad interest.

General Director: Chris Chism (English, UCLA)
Editorial Board: Matthew Fisher (English, UCLA); Jessica Goldberg (History, UCLA); Javier Patiño Loira (Spanish & Portuguese, UCLA); Peter Stacey (History, UCLA); Erica Weaver (English, UCLA); Bronwen Wilson (Art History, UCLA); Luke Yarbrough (Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, UCLA).
Managing Editor: Allison McCann (CMRS, UCLA)

Geoffrey Symcox, Jerusalem in the Alps: The Sacro Monte of Varallo and the Sanctuaries of North-Western Italy (2019). ISBN: 978-2-503-58057-9

Pregnancy and Childbirth in the Premodern World: European and Middle Eastern Cultures, from Late Antiquity to the Renaissance, eds. C. Gislon Dopfel, A. Foscati, C. Burnett (2019). ISBN: 978-2-503-58055-5

Mythical Ancestry in World Cultures, 1400-1800, ed. S. Trevisan (2018). ISBN: 978-2-503-58009-8

Text, Transmission, and Transformation in the European Middle Ages, 1000–1500 (2018), eds. C. Griffin, E. Purcell. ISBN 978-2-503-56740-2

Andrea Vesalius and the Fabrica in the Age of Printing, eds. Rinaldo Fernando Canalis and Massimo Ciavolella (2018). ISBN: 978-2-503-57623-7

Temporality and Mediality in Late Medieval and Early Modern Culture, eds. Christian Kiening and Martina Stercken (2018). ISBN 978-2-503-55130-2

Visions of North in Premodern Europe, eds. Dolly Jørgensen and Virginia Langum (2018). ISBN 978-2-503-57475-2

James L. Smith, Water in Medieval Intellectual Culture. Case Studies from Twelfth-Century Monasticism (2017). ISBN 978-2-503-57233-8

Luigi Pulci in Renaissance Florence and Beyond. New Perspectives on his Poetry and Influence, eds. James Coleman and Andrea Moudarres (2017). ISBN 978-2-503-57439-4

Writing History in Medieval Poland: Bishop Vincentius of Cracow and the ‘Chronica Polonorum’  ed. D. von Güttner-Sporzyński (2017). ISBN: 978-2-503-56951-2

Graphic Signs of Identity, Faith, and Power in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages, ed. Ildar Garipzanov, Caroline Goodson, and Henry Maguire (2017). ISBN: 978-2-503-56724-2

Ksenia Bonch Reeves, Visions of Unity after the Visigoths: Early Iberian Latin Chronicles and the Mediterranean World (2016). ISBN 978-2-503-56509-5

The Mirror in Medieval and Early Modern Culture, ed. N. M. Frelick (2016). ISBN 978-2-503-56454-8

Ersie Cornilia Burke, The Greeks of Venice, 1498–1600: Immigration, Settlement, and Integration (2016). ISBN 978-2-503-55926-1

Elan Shoval, King John’s Delegation to the Almohad Court (1212): Medieval Interreligious Interactions and Modern Historiography (2016). ISBN: 978-2-503-55577-5

Fabrizio Ricciardelli, The Myth of Republicanism in Renaissance Italy (2015). ISBN 978-2-503-55417-4

Natalia I. Petrovskaia, Medieval Welsh Perceptions of the Orient (2015). ISBN 978-2-503-55155-5

CM 20
Viking Archaeology in Iceland: Mosfell Archaeological Project, ed. Davide Zori and Jesse Byock (2014). ISBN 978-2-503-54400-7

CM 19
Charles Russell Stone, From Tyrant to Philosopher-King: A Literary History of Alexander the Great in Medieval and Early Modern England (2013). ISBN 978-2-503-54539-4

CM 18
Tanya S. Lenz, Dreams, Medicine, and Literary Practice: Exploring the Western Literary Tradition Through Chaucer (2014). ISBN 978-2-503-53481-7

CM 17
Writing Down the Myths, ed. Joseph Falaky Nagy (2013). ISBN 978-2-503-54218-8

CM 16
Wendy J. Turner, Care and Custody of the Mentally Ill, Incompetent, and Disabled in Medieval England (2013). ISBN 978-2-503-54039-9

CM 15
Barbara Furlotti, A Renaissance Baron and His Possessions: Paolo Giordano I Orsini, Duke of Bracciano (1541–1585) (2012). ISBN 978-2-503-53474-9

CM 14
Alan John Fletcher, The Presence of Medieval English Literature: Studies at the Interface of History, Author, and Text in a Selection of Middle English Literary Landmarks (2012). ISBN 978-2-503-53680-4

CM 13
‘This Earthly Stage’: World and Stage in Late Medieval and Early Modern England, ed. Brett D. Hirsch and Christopher Wortham (2010). ISBN 978-2-503-53226-4

CM 12
Luigi Andrea Berto, The Political and Social Vocabulary of John the Deacon’s ‘Istoria Veneticorum’ (2013). ISBN 978-2-503-53159-5

CM 11
Approaching the Holy Mountain: Art and Liturgy at St. Catherine’s Monastery in the Sinai, ed. Sharon E. J. Gerstel and Robert S. Nelson (2010). ISBN 978-2-503-53127-4

The Faces of the Other: Religious Rivalry and Ethnic Encounters in the Later Roman World, ed. Maijastina Kahlos (2011). ISBN 978-2-503-53999-7

Saints and Their Lives on the Periphery: Veneration of Saints in Scandinavia and Eastern Europe (c. 1000–1200), ed. Haki Th. Antonsson and Ildar H. Garipzanov (2010). ISBN 978-2-503-53033-8

CM 8
Claudio Moreschini, Hermes Christianus: The Intermingling of Hermetic Piety and Christian Thought. (2011). ISBN 978-2-503-52960-8

Carmela Vircillo Franklin, Material Restoration: A Fragment from Eleventh-Century Echternach in a Nineteenth-Century Parisian Codex (2009). ISBN 978-2-503-52909-7

William Walker, ‘Paradise Lost’ and Republican Tradition from Aristotle to Machiavelli (2009). ISBN 978-2-503-52877-9

CM 5
Franks, Northmen, and Slavs: Identities and State Formation in Early Medieval Europe, ed. by Ildar H. Garipzanov, Patrick Geary, Przemyslaw Urbanczyk (2008). ISBN 978-2-503-52615-7

CM 4
Vehicles of Transmission, Translation, and Transformation in Medieval Textual Culture, ed. Robert Wisnovsky, Faith Wallis, Jamie C. Fumo, and Carlos Fraenkel (2011). ISBN 978-2-503-53452-7

Rethinking Virtue, Reforming Society: New Directions in Renaissance Ethics, c. 1350 – c. 1650, ed. David A. Lines and Sabrina Ebbersmeyer (2013). ISBN 978-2-503-52524-2

CM 2
Simha Goldin, The Ways of Jewish Martyrdom (2008). ISBN 978-2-503-52523-5

CM 1
Chris Jones, Eclipse of Empire? Perceptions of the Western Empire and Its Rulers in Late-Medieval France (2007). ISBN 978-2-503-52478-8

Executive Editor: Blair Sullivan (CMRS, UCLA)
Editorial Board: Michael D. Bailey (Iowa State University), Christopher Baswell (Columbia University and Barnard College), Florin Curta (University of Florida), Elizabeth Freeman (University of Tasmania), Yitzhak Hen (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev), Lauren Kassell (Pembroke College, Cambridge), David Lines (University of Warwick), Cary Nederman (Texas A&M), Teofilo Ruiz (UCLA).

Cursor Mundi is published by Brepols Publishers under the auspices of the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, University of California, Los Angeles.

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The Repertorium Columbianum collects contemporary sources relating to Columbus’ four voyages and documents the interpenetration of the hitherto separate worlds. This multi-volume series provides easy access to the basic documents which are indispensable tools for all scholarly inquiry into this world-historical moment. The series provides accurate editions of the essential texts in their original languages while also providing parallel translations into modern English. Each text is preceded by an historical and philological introduction and appears with textual variants at the foot of the page, supplemented by a detailed commentary and a glossary of problematic terms. The scope of the Repertorium Columbianum is limited to sources from the period between Columbus’ first voyage and the Spanish conquest of Mexico in 1519–1521, although certain volumes, by their nature, extend the chronological range of the series beyond these dates.

The original Columbian ventures were international in conception and execution, and in this same spirit the Repertorium Columbianum is an international undertaking. The contributing scholars were drawn from both sides of the Atlantic, and the costs were borne with the help of generous funding from the Ahmanson Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Italian Comitato Nazionale per le Celebrazioni del V Centenario della Scoperta dell’America, and the Spanish Sociedad Estatal para la Ejecución de Programas del Quinto Centenario. The administrative and editorial work was performed by the UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies. Volumes 1-3 of the series were originally published by the University of California Press. Volumes 4-13 were published by Brepols Publishers.

Editors: Geoffrey Symcox, General Editor (UCLA); Luciano Formisano, Philological Editor (University of Bologna); Blair Sullivan, Associate Editor (UCLA). Editorial Board: Michael J. B. Allen (UCLA); Teofilo F. Ruiz (UCLA); Norman J. W. Thrower (UCLA); Edward Tuttle (UCLA).

VOLUME 1: We People Here: Nahuatl Accounts of the Conquest of Mexico (University of California Press 1993; repr. Wipf and Stock Publishers 2004, ISBN 1-59244-681-7)
Editor and translator: James Lockhart, UCLA.

VOLUME 2: The Book of Privileges Issued to Christopher Columbus by King Fernando and Queen Isabel (University of California Press 1996; repr. Wipf and Stock Publishers 2004, ISBN 1-59244-675-2; $36.00)
Editor and translator: Helen Nader, University of Arizona
Philologist: Luciano Formisano, University of Bologna

VOLUME 3: The Book of Prophecies Edited by Christopher Columbus (University of California Press 1997; repr. Wipf and Stock Publishers 2004, ISBN 1-59244-648-5; $32.80)
Editor: Roberto Rusconi, University of L’Aquila
Translator: Blair Sullivan, UCLA

VOLUME 4: Christopher Columbus and His Family: The Genoese and Ligurian Documents (Brepols 1998, ISBN 2-503-50740-9, €68; click here to order.)
Editor: Aldo Agosto, Archivo di Stato, Genoa
Editor and translator: John Dotson, Southern Illinois University

VOLUME 5: Selections from Peter Martyr (Brepols 1998, ISBN 2-503-50790-5, €68; click here to order.)
Editor and translator: Geoffrey Eatough, University of Wales, Lampeter

VOLUME 6: A Synoptic Edition of the Log of Columbus’s First Voyage (Brepols 1999; ISBN 2-503-50873-1, €88; click here to order.)
Editor: Francesca Lardicci, Unversity of Pisa
Translators: Cynthia L. Chamberlin, UCLA, and Blair Sullivan

VOLUME 7: Las Casas on Columbus: The Second and Fourth Voyages (Brepols 1999, ISBN 2-503-50883-9, €74; click here to order.)
Editor: Anthony Pagden, Johns Hopkins University
Translator and philologist: Nigel Griffin, Oxford University

VOLUME 8: Testimonies from the Columbian Lawsuits (Brepols 2000, ISBN 2-503-51028-0, €80; click here to order.)
Editor: William Phillips, University of Minnesota
Philologist: Mark Johnston, Newberry Library
Translators: William Phillips and Anne-Marie Wolf, University of Minnesota

VOLUME 9: Oviedo on Columbus (Brepols 2000, ISBN 2-503-51029-9, €50; click here to order.)
Editor: Jesús Carrillo, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Translator: Diane de Avalle-Arce, University of California, Santa Barbara

VOLUME 10: Italian Reports on America, 1493–1522: Letters, Dispatches, and Papal Bulls (Brepols 2001, ISBN 2-503-51180-5, €50; click here to order).
Editor: Geoffrey Symcox
Translator: Peter Diehl, Western Washington University
Philologist: Giovanna Rabitti, University of Florence

VOLUME 11: Las Casas on Columbus: The Third Voyage (Brepols 2001, ISBN 2-503-51181-3, €70; click here to order.)
Editor: Geoffrey Symcox
Philologist: Jesús Carrillo
Translator: Michael Hammer, UCLA, and Blair Sullivan, UCLA

VOLUME 12: Italian Reports on America, 1493–1522: Accounts by Contemporary Observers (Brepols 2002, ISBN 2-503-51403-0, €70; click here to order.)
Editors: Luciano Formisano and Geoffrey Symcox
Translators: Theodore J. Cachey, Jr., University of Notre Dame, and John C. McLucas, Towson University

VOLUME 13: The History of the Life and Deeds of the Admiral Don Christopher Columbus Attributed to His Son Fernando Colón (Brepols 2004, ISBN 2-503-52192-4, €80; click here to order.)
Editor: Ilaria Caraci Luzzana, University of Rome
Translators: Geoffrey Symcox and Blair Sullivan