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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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Medieval Narbonne A City at the Heart of the Troubadour World

Medieval Narbonne: A City at the Heart of the Troubadour World

1st Edition

By Jacqueline Caille, Kathryn L. Reyerson
June 10, 2019

This volume presents a series of studies by Jacqueline Caille, acknowledged as the leading expert on medieval Narbonne, which chart the development and history of the city from its Roman origins to its decline in the late Middle Ages. They focus on the period of Narbonne's heyday, from the mid-11th...

On the Economic Encounter Between Asia and Europe, 1500-1800

On the Economic Encounter Between Asia and Europe, 1500-1800

1st Edition

By Om Prakash
June 10, 2019

The history of the economic contacts between Asia and Europe dates back to at least the early years of the Common Era. But it was only after the overcoming of the transport technology barrier to the growth of trade between the two continents following the discovery by the Portuguese at the end of ...

Piety and Politics in Britain, 14th–15th Centuries The Essays of John A.F. Thomson

Piety and Politics in Britain, 14th–15th Centuries: The Essays of John A.F. Thomson

1st Edition

By John A.F. Thomson, edited by Graeme Small
June 10, 2019

This volume explores a range of topics during a turbulent period in British history, with particular emphasis on political change and popular piety. On the eve of the Reformation, religious beliefs were shaped by a church which was falling under the growing control of the state, and by responses ...

Reform, Ecclesiology, and the Christian Life in the Late Middle Ages

Reform, Ecclesiology, and the Christian Life in the Late Middle Ages

1st Edition

By Thomas M. Izbicki
June 10, 2019

Philosophy was not an idle venture in the Renaissance. There were no clear-cut boundaries between theory and the practice. Theologians, jurists and humanists gave opinions on practical matters from within some larger intellectual context, and many held high office. Among the writers represented ...

Reform, Representation and Theology in Nicholas of Cusa and His Age

Reform, Representation and Theology in Nicholas of Cusa and His Age

1st Edition

By H. Lawrence Bond, Gerald Christianson
June 10, 2019

While most works on Nicholas of Cusa concentrate either on his early career as author of the monumental 'Catholic Concordance' or on his later career as writer of remarkable philosophical/theological works such as 'On Learned Ignorance' and 'The Vision of God', the essays included here attempt to ...

Related Worlds - Studies in Jewish and Arab Ancient and Early Medieval History

Related Worlds - Studies in Jewish and Arab Ancient and Early Medieval History

1st Edition

By Moshe Gil
June 10, 2019

An element common to all the articles collected here is the attempt to make parallel use of sources from different cultures - Biblical and Talmudic Hebrew, Greek and Latin, Arabic and Judaeo-Arabic - comparing these different but complementary sources in the investigation of topics in Jewish and ...

Religion in the History of the Medieval West

Religion in the History of the Medieval West

1st Edition

By John Van Engen
June 10, 2019

These ten essays by John Van Engen situate religion in the history of medieval Western Europe: as an unavoidable presence in everyday life, as a conceptual framework for social and political life, as a force integral to its historical dynamics. Four of the essays are bibliographical and ...

Revisiting the Music of Medieval France From Gallican Chant to Dufay

Revisiting the Music of Medieval France: From Gallican Chant to Dufay

1st Edition

By Manuel Pedro Ferreira
June 10, 2019

This book presents together a number of path-breaking essays on different aspects of medieval music in France written by Manuel Pedro Ferreira, who is well known for his work on the medieval cantigas and Iberian liturgical sources. The first essay is a tour-de-force of detective work: an odd E-flat...

Sin: Essays on the Moral Tradition in the Western Middle Ages

Sin: Essays on the Moral Tradition in the Western Middle Ages

1st Edition

By Richard Newhauser
June 10, 2019

Richard Newhauser examines here aspects of the moral tradition of medieval thought, specifically the construction of the seven deadly sins, their offspring, and related schematizations of immorality in the Latin West. The emphasis in these studies is on the malleability of moral categories, their ...

Society and Culture in Early Modern England

Society and Culture in Early Modern England

1st Edition

By David Cressy
June 10, 2019

The common theme of this selection of articles by David Cressy, published over the last twenty-five years, is the linkage of elite and popular culture and the participation of ordinary people in the central events of their age. The collection also traces a development in historical style and method...

Society, Culture and Politics in Byzantium

Society, Culture and Politics in Byzantium

1st Edition

By Nicolas Oikonomides, Elizabeth Zachariadou
June 10, 2019

Society, Culture and Politics in Byzantium is the fourth selection of papers by the late Nicolas Oikonomides to be published in the Variorum Collected Studies Series. Its focus is upon the Byzantine world after the Fourth Crusade and during the Palaeologan period, though several studies deal with a...

Studies in Medieval Astronomy and Optics

Studies in Medieval Astronomy and Optics

1st Edition

By J.L. Mancha
June 10, 2019

In this selection of studies, J.L. Mancha explores aspects of the development of medieval optics and astronomy, including some medieval antecedents of the work of early modern astronomers. The articles deal with Latin, Hebrew and Arabic texts, and the process of translation and transmission of ...

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