Texts in Translation


Texts in Translation began in 1985 and provides inexpensive English translations (with introductions and notes) of Renaissance and Reformation treatises. For further information about each title, please click on the cover images below.

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Series EditorKonrad Eisenbichler (University of Toronto).


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Books in the series (by series number):

Bebel, Jokes and Funny Stories from the Sixteenth Century

(TT 16) Heinrich Bebel, Facetiae. Jokes and Funny Stories from the Sixteenth Century


Chronicle (1315-1416)

TT15: Bindino da Travale, Chronicle (1315-1416)


Five Plays for the Archangel Raphael

TT14: Giovan Maria Cecchi, Five Plays for the Archangel Raphael


Martyr Hermenegild

TT13: Sforza Pallavicino, Martyr Hermenegild


Sultan's Realm

TT12: In the Sultan’s Realm: Two Venetian Ambassadorial Reports on the Early Modern Ottoman Empire


Du Bellay

TT11: Du Bellay, Ronsard, Sebillet, Poetry & Language in 16th-Century France


Girolamo Savonarola

TT010: Girolamo Savonarola, A Guide to Righteous Living and Other Works


Godly Magistrates

TT09: Godly Magistrates and Church Order: Johannes Brenz and the Establishment of the Lutheran Territorial Church in Germany 1524-1559


Matteo Bandello

TT08: Matteo Bandello, Masuccio Salernitano, Luigi da Porto, and Pierre Boaistuau, Romeo and Juliet before Shakespeare: Four Early Stories of Star-Crossed Love


Jean Bodin

TT07: Jean Bodin, On the Demon-Mania of Witches


Whether Secular Government

TT06: Whether Secular Government Has the Right to Wield the Sword in Matters of Faith: A Controversy in Nürenberg



TT05: Karlstadt, Emser, and Eck on Sacred Images. A Reformation Debate: Three Treatises in Translation


Nicholas of Cusa

TT04: Nicholas of Cusa, The Layman on Wisdom and The Mind


Bernardino Ochino

TT03: Bernardino Ochino, Seven Dialogues


Giovanni Della Casa

TT02: Giovanni Della Casa, Galateo: A Renaissance Treatise on Manners


Lorenzo Valla

TT01: Lorenzo Valla, The Profession of the Religious and selections from The Falsely-Believed and Forged Donation of Constantine