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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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Words and Music in Medieval Europe

Words and Music in Medieval Europe

1st Edition

By Nigel Wilkins
June 10, 2019

This selection of nineteen essays by Nigel Wilkins, in English and in French, is characterised by an inter-disciplinary approach crossing the borders between music, language, literature, history, palaeography and iconography. The principal topic is lyric poetry in the fourteenth and fifteenth ...

Workers, Women, and Social Change in Poland, 1870–1939

Workers, Women, and Social Change in Poland, 1870–1939

1st Edition

By Anna Zarnowska
June 10, 2019

The studies collected here deal with social and cultural changes in Polish lands during the early phases of industrialisation, i.e. the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Attention is first given to the stabilisation of urban agglomerations and workers' communities, and the accompanying ...

Buccaneers, Explorers and Settlers British Enterprise and Encounters in the Pacific, 1670-1800

Buccaneers, Explorers and Settlers: British Enterprise and Encounters in the Pacific, 1670-1800

1st Edition

By Glyndwr Williams
June 07, 2019

Buccaneers, Explorers and Settlers studies how during 'the long 18th century' British incursions into the Pacific transformed Europe's knowledge of that great ocean. Buccaneers devastated Spanish settlements and shipping in the South Sea, and the accounts by Dampier and his companions of their ...

Chant grégorien et musique médiévale

Chant grégorien et musique médiévale

1st Edition

By Michel Huglo
June 07, 2019

This is the third in a set of four collections of articles by Michel Huglo to be published in the Variorum series. It brings together the studies of Gregorian chant and of later monophonic and polyphonic additions to the earlier repertory that occupied Huglo in the second phase of his research. ...

Composers and their Songs, 1400–1521

Composers and their Songs, 1400–1521

1st Edition

By David Fallows
June 07, 2019

This second selection of essays by David Fallows draws the focus towards individual composers of the 'long' fifteenth century and what we can learn about their songs. In twenty-one essays on the secular works of composers from Ciconia and Oswald von Wolkenstein via Binchois, Ockeghem, Busnoys and ...

Crusaders and Settlers in the Latin East

Crusaders and Settlers in the Latin East

1st Edition

By Jonathan Riley-Smith
June 07, 2019

The studies here reflect Jonathan Riley-Smith's work as a historian, which began with research on the history of the military orders, the specific focus of the third section here. Out of this grew the concerns covered in the previous sections: an interest in the political and constitutional history...

Darwin Studies A Theorist and his Theories in their Contexts

Darwin Studies: A Theorist and his Theories in their Contexts

1st Edition

By M.J.S. Hodge
June 07, 2019

This is the second of a pair of volumes by Jonathan Hodge, collecting all his most innovative, revisionist and influential papers on Charles Darwin and on the longer run of theories about origins and species from ancient times to the present. The focus here is on Darwin himself and the development ...

Essays on Early Medieval Mathematics The Latin Tradition

Essays on Early Medieval Mathematics: The Latin Tradition

1st Edition

By Menso Folkerts
June 07, 2019

This book deals with the mathematics of the medieval West between ca. 500 and 1100, the period before the translations from Arabic and Greek had their impact. Four of the studies appear for the first time in English. Among the topics treated are: the Roman surveyors (agrimensores); recreational ...

Humanism, Venice, and Women Essays on the Italian Renaissance

Humanism, Venice, and Women: Essays on the Italian Renaissance

1st Edition

By Margaret L. King
June 07, 2019

Originally published between 1975 and 2003, the essays included in Humanism, Venice, and Women reflect Margaret L. King's distinct but interlocking scholarly interests: humanism and Venice; women and humanism; and women of the Italian Renaissance. The first part focuses on defining the key ...

Interpretation and Jurisprudence in Medieval Islam

Interpretation and Jurisprudence in Medieval Islam

1st Edition

By Norman Calder, Jawid Mojaddedi
June 07, 2019

At the time of his death in 1998, at the age of 47, Norman Calder had become the most widely-discussed scholar in his field. This was largely focused on his monograph, Studies in Early Muslim Jurisprudence (Oxford, 1993), which boldly challenged existing theories about the origins of Islamic Law....

Islam in Africa and the Middle East Studies on Conversion and Renewal

Islam in Africa and the Middle East: Studies on Conversion and Renewal

1st Edition

By Nehemia Levtzion, Michel Abitbol, Amos Nadan
June 07, 2019

This second volume of studies by the late Nehemia Levtzion pursues the themes covered in his previous collection, Islam in West Africa; it also maintains a particular interest in the history of Africa while including broader chronological and geographic perspectives. It includes four new papers, ...

Manors and Maps in Rural England, from the Tenth Century to the Seventeenth

Manors and Maps in Rural England, from the Tenth Century to the Seventeenth

1st Edition

By P.D.A. Harvey
June 07, 2019

P.D.A. Harvey is a historian of medieval rural England with a wide interest in the history of cartography; this collection of his essays brings together both these strands. It first looks at the English countryside from the 10th century to the 15th, investigating problems in particular documents, ...

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