Classical Studies: Late Antiquity & Byzantium

  • Orosius's History Against the Pagans and the Unimproved Past book cover

    Orosius's History Against the Pagans and the Unimproved Past

    By Victoria Leonard

    This volume offers a counterbalance to the dismissal that Orosius’s Histories Against the Pagans has suffered in most recent criticism. Orosius is traditionally considered to be a mediocre scholar and an essentially worthless historian but this book takes his literary endeavour seriously,…

    Hardback – 2019-03-01 
    Routledge

  • Geopolitics in Late Antiquity: The Fate of Superpowers from China to Rome book cover

    Geopolitics in Late Antiquity

    The Fate of Superpowers from China to Rome

    By Hyun Jin Kim

    Geopolitics in Late Antiquity explores the geopolitical revolution which shook the foundations of the ancient world, the dawning of the millennium of Inner Asian dominance and virtual monopoly of world power (with interludes) that began with the rise of the Huns and then continued under the…

    Hardback – 2019-02-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Ancient History

  • Damascus: A History book cover

    Damascus

    A History, 2nd Edition

    By Ross Burns

    Damascus, first published in 2005, was the first account in English of the history of the city, bringing out the crucial role it has played at many points in the region's past. It traces the story of this colourful, significant and complex city through its physical development, from the its…

    Paperback – 2019-01-31 
    Routledge
    Cities of the Ancient World

  • The Umayyad World book cover

    The Umayyad World

    Edited by Andrew Marsham

    The Umayyad World captures the new wave of scholarship on the formative era of Islam and helps shape fresh avenues of inquiry. The volume integrates early Islamic history into wider global history, through the growing recognition that the first century or so of Islam (c. 610–c. 750 CE) belongs in…

    Hardback – 2019-01-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Worlds

  • Byzantium and the West: Perception and Reality (11th-15th c.) book cover

    Byzantium and the West

    Perception and Reality (11th-15th c.)

    Edited by Nikolaos Chrissis, Athina Kolia-Dermitzaki, Angeliki Papageorgiou

    The interaction between Byzantium and the Latin West was intimately connected to practically all the major events and developments which shaped the medieval world in the High and Late Middle Ages – for example, the rise of the ‘papal monarchy’, the launch of the crusades, the expansion of…

    Hardback – 2018-12-31 
    Routledge

  • The Afterlife in Early Christian Carthage: Near-Death Experiences, Ancestor Cult, and the Archaeology of Paradise book cover

    The Afterlife in Early Christian Carthage

    Near-Death Experiences, Ancestor Cult, and the Archaeology of Paradise

    By Stephen E. Potthoff

    The Afterlife in Early Christian Carthage explores how the visionary experiences of early Christian martyrs shaped and informed early Christian ancestor cult and the construction of the cemetery as paradise. Taking the early Christian cemeteries in Carthage as a case study, the volume broadens our…

    Paperback – 2018-12-15 
    Routledge

  • Learning Cities in Late Antiquity: The Local Dimension of Education book cover

    Learning Cities in Late Antiquity

    The Local Dimension of Education

    Edited by Jan R. Stenger

    Education in the Greco-Roman world was a hallmark of the polis. Yet, the complex ways in which pedagogical theory and practice intersected with their local environments has not been much explored in recent scholarship. Learning Cities in Late Antiquity suggests a new explanatory model that helps to…

    Hardback – 2018-12-14 
    Routledge

  • Becoming a Woman and Mother in Greco-Roman Egypt: Women’s Bodies, Society and Domestic Space book cover

    Becoming a Woman and Mother in Greco-Roman Egypt

    Women’s Bodies, Society and Domestic Space

    By Ada Nifosi

    How did Greco-Roman Egyptian society perceive women’s bodies and how did it acknowledge women’s reproductive functions? Detailing women’s lives in Greco-Roman Egypt this monograph examines understudied aspects of women's lives such as their coming of age, social and religious taboos of menstruation…

    Hardback – 2018-12-01 
    Routledge
    Medicine and the Body in Antiquity

  • The Syriac World book cover

    The Syriac World

    Edited by Daniel King

    This volume surveys the "Syriac world", the culture that grew up among the Syriac-speaking communities from the 2nd century CE and which continues to exist and flourish today, both in its original homeland of Syria and Mesopotamia, and in the worldwide diaspora of Syriac-speaking communities. The…

    Hardback – 2018-11-26 
    Routledge
    Routledge Worlds

  • The Dynamics of Rhetorical Performances in Late Antiquity book cover

    The Dynamics of Rhetorical Performances in Late Antiquity

    By Alberto J. Quiroga Puertas

    This book argues that narrations of rhetorical performances in late antique literature can be interpreted as a reflection of the ongoing debates of the time. Competition among cultural elites, strategies of self-presentation and the making of religious orthodoxy often took the shape of narrations…

    Hardback – 2018-10-24 
    Routledge

  • Porphyrogenita: Essays on the History and Literature of Byzantium and the Latin East in Honour of Julian Chrysostomides book cover

    Porphyrogenita

    Essays on the History and Literature of Byzantium and the Latin East in Honour of Julian Chrysostomides

    By Charalambos Dendrinos, Jonathan Harris, Judith Herrin

    Edited by Eirene Harvalia-Crook

    This book was first published in 2003.The collection of thirty-four essays in Porphyrogenita reflects the life-long teaching and research interests of Julian Chrysostomides, Director of the Hellenic Institute, Royal Holloway, University of London. They cover Byzantine history, historiography,…

    Hardback – 2018-09-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

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