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Essence and Energies: Being and Naming God in St Gregory Palamas

Essence and Energies: Being and Naming God in St Gregory Palamas

1st Edition

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By Tikhon Pino
October 03, 2022

St. Gregory Palamas (ca. 1296-1357) is among the most well-known and celebrated theologians of late Byzantium. This book provides a comprehensive account of the essence-energies distinction across his twenty-five treatises and letters written over a twenty-year period. An Athonite monk, abbot, and...

Julian the Apostate in Byzantine Culture

Julian the Apostate in Byzantine Culture

1st Edition

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By Stefano Trovato
July 15, 2022

Julian, the last pagan emperor of the Roman empire, died in war in 363. In the Byzantine (that is, the Eastern Roman) empire, the figure of Julian aroused conflicting reactions: antipathy towards his apostasy but also admiration for his accomplishments, particularly as an author writing in Greek. ...

Between Byzantine Men Desire, Homosociality, and Brotherhood in the Medieval Empire

Between Byzantine Men: Desire, Homosociality, and Brotherhood in the Medieval Empire

1st Edition

By Mark Masterson
June 17, 2022

The presence and importance of same-sex desire between men in the Byzantine Empire has been understudied. While John Boswell and others tried to open a conversation about desire between Byzantine men decades ago, the field reverted to emphasis on prohibition and an inability to read the evidence of...

Art, Power, and Patronage in the Principality of Epirus, 1204–1318

Art, Power, and Patronage in the Principality of Epirus, 1204–1318

1st Edition

By Leonela Fundić
June 01, 2022

The Principality of Epirus was a medieval Greek state established in the western part of the Balkans after the fall of Constantinople to the forces of the Fourth Crusade in 1204. The Epirote rulers from the Komnenos Doukas family claimed to be legitimate successors to the Byzantine imperial throne ...

War in Eleventh-Century Byzantium

War in Eleventh-Century Byzantium

1st Edition

Edited By Georgios Theotokis, Marek Meško
April 29, 2022

War in Eleventh-Century Byzantium presents new insights and critical approaches to warfare between the Byzantine Empire and its neighbours during the eleventh century. Modern historians have identified the eleventh century as a landmark era in Byzantine history. This was a period of invasions, ...

Secular Byzantine Women Art, Archaeology, and Ethnography of Female Material Culture from Late Roman to Post-Byzantine Times

Secular Byzantine Women: Art, Archaeology, and Ethnography of Female Material Culture from Late Roman to Post-Byzantine Times

1st Edition

Edited By Sophia Germanidou
March 15, 2022

Secular Byzantine Women examines female material culture during the Late Roman, Byzantine, and Post-Byzantine eras, to better understand the lives of ordinary and humble women during this period. Although recent scholarship has contributed greatly to our knowledge of Byzantine and medieval ...

(Re)writing History in Byzantium A Critical Study of Collections of Historical Excerpts

(Re)writing History in Byzantium: A Critical Study of Collections of Historical Excerpts

1st Edition

By Panagiotis Manafis
December 13, 2021

Scholars have recently begun to study collections of Byzantine historical excerpts as autonomous pieces of literature. This book focuses on a series of minor collections that have received little or no scholarly attention, including the Epitome of the Seventh Century, the Excerpta Anonymi (tenth ...

Byzantine Childhood Representations and Experiences of Children in Middle Byzantine Society

Byzantine Childhood: Representations and Experiences of Children in Middle Byzantine Society

1st Edition

By Oana-Maria Cojocaru
August 27, 2021

Byzantine Childhood examines the intricacies of growing up in medieval Byzantium, children’s everyday experiences, and their agency. By piecing together a wide range of sources and utilising several methodological approaches inspired by intersectionality, history from below and microhistory, it ...

Byzantine Military Rhetoric in the Ninth Century A Translation of the Anonymi Byzantini Rhetorica Militaris

Byzantine Military Rhetoric in the Ninth Century: A Translation of the Anonymi Byzantini Rhetorica Militaris

1st Edition

By Georgios Theotokis, Dimitrios Sidiropoulos
April 27, 2021

Byzantine Military Rhetoric in the Ninth Century is the first English translation of the ninth-century Anonymi Byzantini Rhetorica Militaris. This influential text offers a valuable insight into the warrior ethic of the period, the role of religion in the justification of war, and the view of other...

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