This play by a young Toulouse lawyer-poet, was published posthumously in 1611 and has since been largely neglected. It is reprinted here for the first time, accompanied by an introductory study, explanatory notes and a glossary.
This book reprints a wide variety of articles and speeches for the first time since they appeared in Spanish and foreign journals and in clandestine broadsheets from France. Some censored material has been restored.
La Soeur (1645) is one of the liveliest and most successful comedies by Jean Rotrou. The introduction to this new edition assesses the originality of Rotrou’s adaptation. The notes are devoted above all to linguistic questions and to the many exotic allusions found in the text.
The Treaty of Bayonne of 1388 between Juan I, King of Castile, and John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster and Pretender to the Castilian throne, was one of the most important treaties of the Hundred Years War. In the transcription of the documents, the original spellings of words, however inconsistent, have been respected.
This is the first edition since 1641 of a play whose importance lies partly in its links with Racine’s Andromaque but more particularly in its dramaturgical, psychological and thematic originality in adapting its traditional classical material for the seventeenth-century stage.
This is the first critical edition of a neglected version of the Life of Saint Alexis found in a late twelfth century manuscript written in England containing several other saints’ lives, and now, after many adventures, in the Bibliothèque nationale.