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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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The Virgilian Tradition II Books and Their Readers in the Renaissance

The Virgilian Tradition II: Books and Their Readers in the Renaissance

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Craig Kallendorf
October 26, 2021

The Virgilian Tradition II brings together thirteen essays by historian Craig Kallendorf. The essays present a distinctive approach to the reception of the canonical classical author Virgil, that is focused around the early printed books through which that author was read and interpreted within ...

Humanism and Religion in Early Modern Spain John of the Cross, Francisco de Aldana, Luis de León

Humanism and Religion in Early Modern Spain: John of the Cross, Francisco de Aldana, Luis de León

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Terence O’Reilly, Stephen Boyd
September 30, 2021

Humanism and Religion in Early Modern Spain brings together twenty-five essays by renowned historian Terence O’Reilly. The essays examine the interplay of religion and humanism in a series of writings composed in sixteenth-century Spain. It begins by presenting essential background: the coming ...

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, ...

Tobacco in Atlantic Trade The Chesapeake, London and Glasgow, 1675–1775

Tobacco in Atlantic Trade: The Chesapeake, London and Glasgow, 1675–1775

1st Edition

By Jacob M. Price
July 08, 2021

This is the first of three volumes selected from the papers of Jacob M. Price. Focusing on the Atlantic tobacco trade in the 18th century, these studies illustrate the complex business history of this commercial enterprise and demonstrate its key importance in shaping economic relationships between...

Sacred Images and Sacred Power in Byzantium

Sacred Images and Sacred Power in Byzantium

1st Edition

By Gary Vikan
July 05, 2021

In these studies Gary Vikan has opened new perspectives on the daily life and material culture of Late Antiquity - more specifically, on icons and relics, and on objects revealing of the world of pilgrimage, the early cult of saints, and marriage. He contextualizes these familiar categories of ...

Early Medieval Text and Image Volume 1 The Insular Gospel Books

Early Medieval Text and Image Volume 1: The Insular Gospel Books

1st Edition

By Jennifer O'Reilly, Carol A Farr, Elizabeth Mullins
June 30, 2021

When she died in 2016, Dr Jennifer O’Reilly left behind a body of published and unpublished work in three areas of medieval studies: the iconography of the Gospel Books produced in early medieval Ireland and Anglo-Saxon England; the writings of Bede and his older Irish contemporary, Adomnán of Iona...

Early Medieval Text and Image Volume 2 The Codex Amiatinus, the Book of Kells and Anglo-Saxon Art

Early Medieval Text and Image Volume 2: The Codex Amiatinus, the Book of Kells and Anglo-Saxon Art

1st Edition

By Jennifer O'Reilly, Carol A Farr, Elizabeth Mullins
June 30, 2021

When she died in 2016, Dr Jennifer O’Reilly left behind a body of published and unpublished work in three areas of medieval studies: the iconography of the Gospel Books produced in early medieval Ireland and Anglo-Saxon England; the writings of Bede and his older Irish contemporary, Adomnán of Iona...

History, Hagiography and Biblical Exegesis Essays on Bede, Adomnán and Thomas Becket

History, Hagiography and Biblical Exegesis: Essays on Bede, Adomnán and Thomas Becket

1st Edition

By Jennifer O'Reilly, Máirín MacCarron, Diarmuid Scully
June 30, 2021

When she died in 2016, Dr Jennifer O’Reilly left behind a body of published and unpublished work in three areas of medieval studies: the iconography of the Gospel Books produced in early medieval Ireland and Anglo-Saxon England; the writings of Bede and his older Irish contemporary, Adomnán of Iona...

Roman Emperors in Context Theodosius to Justinian

Roman Emperors in Context: Theodosius to Justinian

1st Edition

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 ...

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