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The Late Byzantine Romance in Context Narrativity and Identities in the Mediterranean (13th – 16th Centuries)
Between Byzantine Men Desire, Homosociality, and Brotherhood in the Medieval Empire
Secular Byzantine Women Art, Archaeology, and Ethnography of Female Material Culture from Late Roman to Post-Byzantine Times
Byzantine Childhood Representations and Experiences of Children in Middle Byzantine Society
Byzantine Military Rhetoric in the Ninth Century A Translation of the Anonymi Byzantini Rhetorica Militaris
War in Eleventh-Century Byzantium
By Ioannis Smarnakis, Zissis D. Ainalis
April 23, 2024
This book investigates issues of identity and narrativity in late Byzantine romances in a Mediterranean context, covering the chronological span from the capture of Constantinople by the Crusaders in 1204 to the sixteenth century. It includes chapters not only on romances that were written and read...
By Leonela Fundić
January 29, 2024
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 ...
By Mark Masterson
January 29, 2024
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...
By Stefano Trovato
January 29, 2024
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. ...
By Stavroula Constantinou, Aspasia Skouroumouni-Stavrinou
September 29, 2023
This volume offers the first comparative, interdisciplinary, and intercultural examination of the lactating woman – biological mother and othermother – in antiquity and early Byzantium. Adopting methodologies and knowledge deriving from a variety of disciplines, the volume’s contributors ...
By Sophia Germanidou
September 25, 2023
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 ...
By Oana-Maria Cojocaru
May 31, 2023
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 ...
By Florin Leonte
March 10, 2023
Ethos, Logos, and Perspective represents the first comprehensive study of late Byzantine court rhetorical praise as a general phenomenon surfacing in many types of rhetorical epideictic compositions dating from the fourteenth and the fifteenth centuries: panegyrics, encomia, city descriptions, ...
By Georgios Theotokis, Dimitrios Sidiropoulos
January 09, 2023
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...
By Mihail Mitrea
December 30, 2022
Holiness on the Move: Mobility and Space in Byzantine Hagiography explores the literary, religious, and social functions of monastic mobility in Byzantine hagiography, touching on aspects of space, narrative, and identity. The ten chapters included in this volume highlight the multifaceted and rich...
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...
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, ...