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Variorum Collected Studies


About the Series

The first title in the Variorum Collected Studies series was published in 1970. Since then close to 2000 titles have appeared in the series, and it has established a well-earned international reputation for the publication of key research across a whole range of subjects within the fields of history. The history of the medieval world remains central to the series, with Byzantine studies a particular speciality. Other major strands include Islamic studies and the histories of philosophy, science and medicine.  

Each title in the Variorum Collected Studies series brings together for the first time a selection of articles by a leading authority on a particular subject. These studies are reprinted from a vast range of learned journals, Festschrifts and conference proceedings. They are an essential resource making available research that is scattered or inaccessible in all but the most specialized libraries.

For further information about contributing to the series please contact Michael Greenwood at [email protected]

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Science, Enlightenment and Revolution Selected Papers, 1976-2019

Science, Enlightenment and Revolution: Selected Papers, 1976-2019

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Dorinda Outram
September 30, 2021

Science, Enlightenment and Revolution brings together thirteen papers by renowned historian Dorinda Outram. Published between 1976 and 2019, and scattered in a variety of journals and collected volumes, these articles are published together here for the first time. During her distinguished career,...

Roman Emperors in Context Theodosius to Justinian

Roman Emperors in Context: Theodosius to Justinian

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Brian Croke
May 27, 2021

Roman Emperors in Context: Theodosius to Justinian brings together ten articles by renowned historian Brian Croke. Written separately and over a period of fifteen years, the revised and updated chapters in this volume provide a coherent and substantial story of the change and development in ...

Medieval Literature and Social Politics Studies of Cultures and Their Contexts

Medieval Literature and Social Politics: Studies of Cultures and Their Contexts

1st Edition

By Stephen Knight
March 02, 2021

Medieval Literature and Social Politics brings together seventeen articles by literary historian Stephen Knight. The book primarily focuses on the social and political meaning of medieval literature, in the past and the present. It provides an account of how early heroic texts relate to the issues...

Studies on Ottoman Science and Culture

Studies on Ottoman Science and Culture

1st Edition

By Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu
December 30, 2020

Studies on Ottoman Science and Culture brings together eleven articles by distinguished historian Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu. The book addresses multiple issues related to the histories of science and culture during the Ottoman era. Most of the articles contained in this volume were the first ...

Writing the Military History of Pre-Crusade Europe Studies in Sources and Source Criticism

Writing the Military History of Pre-Crusade Europe: Studies in Sources and Source Criticism

1st Edition

By David S. Bachrach, Bernard S. Bachrach
December 30, 2020

Writing the Military History of Pre-Crusade Europe brings together fourteen articles by eminent historians David S. Bachrach and Bernard S. Bachrach. Crucial to the writing of medieval military history is a thorough understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of the available source ...

From Kavad to al-Ghazali Religion, Law and Political Thought in the Near East, c.600–c.1100

From Kavad to al-Ghazali: Religion, Law and Political Thought in the Near East, c.600–c.1100

1st Edition

By Patricia Crone
September 27, 2018

This volume brings together twelve articles by Patricia Crone dealing with pre-Islamic and Islamic religion, law and political thought. The first section focuses on the centuries before Islam, with studies on Mazdakism in Iran and on Islam as the key factor behind the outbreak of Iconoclasm in ...

Medieval Greece Encounters Between Latins, Greeks and Others in the Dodecanese and the Mani

Medieval Greece: Encounters Between Latins, Greeks and Others in the Dodecanese and the Mani

1st Edition

By Michael Heslop
November 30, 2020

Medieval Greece brings together twelve articles by historian Michael Heslop, showcasing his long-standing interest in the medieval castles of Greece. Ten of the articles in this volume focus on the Dodecanese islands, mainly Rhodes, at the time of their rule by the Hospitallers during the period ...

Religious and Ethnic Movements in Medieval Islam

Religious and Ethnic Movements in Medieval Islam

1st Edition

By Wilferd Madelung
April 16, 1992

This volume complements the selection of Wilferd Madelung’s articles previously published by Variorum (Religious Schools and Sects in Medieval Islam), the earlier volume dealing principally with dogmatic issues, the present one concentrating on the political and social aspects. The first articles ...

Reading Texts for Performance and Performances as Texts Shifting Paradigms in Early English Drama Studies

Reading Texts for Performance and Performances as Texts: Shifting Paradigms in Early English Drama Studies

1st Edition

By Pamela M. King, Alexandra F. Johnston
November 23, 2020

This volume brings together nineteen important articles by Pamela M. King, one of the foremost British scholars working on Early English Drama. Unique to this collection are five articles on the ‘living’ traditions of performances in Spain, discussing their origins and the modes of production ...

Writing Normandy Stories of Saints and Rulers

Writing Normandy: Stories of Saints and Rulers

1st Edition

By Felice Lifshitz
November 20, 2020

Writing Normandy brings together eighteen articles by historian Felice Lifshitz, some of which are published here for the first time. The articles examine the various ways in which local and regional narratives about the past were created and revised in Normandy during the central Middle Ages. ...

Metaphysics and Hermeneutics in the Medieval Platonic Tradition

Metaphysics and Hermeneutics in the Medieval Platonic Tradition

1st Edition

By Stephen Gersh
November 10, 2020

Metaphysics and Hermeneutics in the Medieval Platonic Tradition consists of twelve essays originally published between 2006 and 2015, dealing with main trends and specific figures within the medieval Platonic tradition. Three essays provide general surveys of the transmission of late ancient ...

Studies in Medieval Islamic Technology From Philo to al-Jazari – from Alexandria to Diyar Bakr

Studies in Medieval Islamic Technology: From Philo to al-Jazari – from Alexandria to Diyar Bakr

1st Edition

By Donald R. Hill, David King
December 21, 1998

These studies represent the major contributions to the history of Islamic technology during the second half of the 20th century beside Donald Hill’s separate publications on the mechanical devices of Pseudo-Apollonios, the Banu Musa and al-Jazari. A gifted linguist who was trained as a historian of...

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