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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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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...

The Aristotelian Tradition in Syriac

The Aristotelian Tradition in Syriac

1st Edition

By John W. Watt
September 30, 2020

This volume presents a panorama of Syriac engagement with Aristotelian philosophy primarily situated in the 6th to the 9th centuries, but also ranging to the 13th. It offers a wide range of articles, opening with surveys on the most important philosophical writers of the period before providing ...

A Taste for Empire and Glory Studies in British Overseas Expansion, 1600–1800

A Taste for Empire and Glory: Studies in British Overseas Expansion, 1600–1800

1st Edition

By Philip Lawson
March 20, 1997

In the decade and a half before his untimely death at 46, Philip Lawson had already achieved more than many historians. This posthumously published collection brings together his work on the British overseas expansion during the ’long’ 18th century and includes two previously unpublished essays. ...

Ibn Sina and his Influence on the Arabic and Latin World

Ibn Sina and his Influence on the Arabic and Latin World

1st Edition

By Jules Janssens
September 27, 2018

This volume focuses on Ibn Sina - the Avicenna of the Latin West - and the enormous impact of his philosophy in both the Islamic and Christian worlds. Jules Janssens opens with a new introductory article, surveying the position of work in the field. The next studies look at Ibn Sina's work and ...

An Orthodox Commonwealth Symbolic Legacies and Cultural Encounters in Southeastern Europe

An Orthodox Commonwealth: Symbolic Legacies and Cultural Encounters in Southeastern Europe

1st Edition

By Paschalis M. Kitromilides
November 28, 2007

This collection brings together fifteen studies on the survival and adaptation of the Orthodox religious and cultural tradition in the societies of Southeastern Europe after the fall of Constantinople, a world so often misunderstood and misinterpreted. This problem of cultural history is examined ...

Classical Islamic Theology: The Ash`arites Texts and Studies on the Development and History of Kalam, Vol. III

Classical Islamic Theology: The Ash`arites: Texts and Studies on the Development and History of Kalam, Vol. III

1st Edition

By Richard M. Frank, Dimitri Gutas
August 28, 2008

This is the third of three volumes reprinting the collected papers on Islamic subjects by Richard M. Frank, Professor Emeritus at the Catholic University of America, and completes the set. The present volume on the Ash`arites and the classical Ash`arite tradition brings together articles written in...

Early Islamic Theology: The Mu`tazilites and al-Ash`ari Texts and Studies on the Development and History of Kalam, Vol. II

Early Islamic Theology: The Mu`tazilites and al-Ash`ari: Texts and Studies on the Development and History of Kalam, Vol. II

1st Edition

By Richard M. Frank, Dimitri Gutas
February 28, 2007

This is the second of three volumes reprinting the collected papers on Islamic subjects by Richard M. Frank, Professor Emeritus at the Catholic University of America. It brings together Franks's articles on early kalam, the Mu`tazilites, and the development of the thought of al-Ash`ari. The studies...

Greek Philosophers in the Arabic Tradition

Greek Philosophers in the Arabic Tradition

1st Edition

By Dimitri Gutas
December 14, 2000

Professor Gutas deals here with the lives, sayings, thought, and doctrines of Greek philosophers drawn from sources preserved in medieval Arabic translations and for the most part not extant in the original. The Arabic texts, some of which are edited here for the first time, are translated ...

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