Friday, July 11, 2008

New from Notre Dame Press

Our friends at the University of Notre Dame Press have just published their Fall 2008 catalog. As usual, they have some strong medieval offerings, along with a quite varied list of other items (short fiction to patristics; poetry to business ethics). The UND Press publishes the Medieval Institute's yearly Conway Lectures, see for the titles by Ulrich Horst, Rosamond McKitterick, and Paul Strohm.

UND Press will have an English translation of >Jacques Le Goff's Saint Louis coming out in January 2009, as well as a paperback edition of Pope Innocent III by John C. Moore.

Something unusual that caught my eye was The Extraterrestrial Life Debate, Antiquity to 1915: A Source Book, edited by Michael J. Crowe of the Notre Dame faculty. And the Press is starting a new series in January 2009 called "ReFormations: Medieval and Early Modern" under the general editorship of David Aers, Sarah Beckwith, and James Simpson. The initial outing is Against All England: Regional Identity and Cheshire Writing, 1195-1656 by Robert W. Barrett, Jr. Also of interest to medievalists: Arabic Literary Salons in the Islamic Middle Ages by Samer M. Ali.

If you're not familiar with the Press's book list, I encourage you to take a look. And of course, they do have plenty of titles dealing with Catholic education, the history of Notre Dame, and that varsity sport whose fall at-home schedule determines the likelihood of weekend events being held on campus.

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