Classical Studies: Late Antiquity & Byzantium

  • Aleppo: A History book cover

    Aleppo

    A History

    By Ross Burns

    Aleppo is one of the longest-surviving cities of the ancient and Islamic Middle East. Until recently it enjoyed a thriving urban life—in particular an active traditional suq, whose origins can be traced across many centuries. Its tangle of streets still follow the Hellenistic grid and above it…

    Paperback – 2018-01-12 
    Routledge
    Cities of the Ancient World

  • A Social-Political History of Monotheism: From Judah to the Byzantines book cover

    A Social-Political History of Monotheism

    From Judah to the Byzantines

    By Jeremiah Cataldo

    In A Social-Political History of Monotheism, Cataldo shows how political concerns were fundamental to the development of Judeo-Christian monotheism. Beginning with the disruptive and devastating historical events that shook early Israelite culture and ending with the seemingly victorious emergence…

    Hardback – 2018-01-11 
    Routledge

  • Juvencus' Four Books of the Gospels: Evangeliorum Libri Quattuor book cover

    Juvencus' Four Books of the Gospels

    Evangeliorum Libri Quattuor

    By Scott McGill

    Juvencus’ Evangeliorum libri IV, or "The Four Books of the Gospels," is a verse rendering of the gospel narrative written ca. 330 CE. Consisting of around 3200 hexameter lines, it is the first of the Latin "Biblical epics" to appear in antiquity, and the first classicizing, hexameter poem on a…

    Paperback – 2017-12-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Later Latin Poetry

  • Greek Monasticism in Southern Italy: The Life of Neilos in Context book cover

    Greek Monasticism in Southern Italy

    The Life of Neilos in Context

    Edited by Barbara Crostini, Ines Angeli Murzaku

    This volume was conceived with the double aim of providing a background and a further context for the new English translation of the Life of St Neilos of Rossano, founder of the monastery of Grottaferrata near Rome in 1004. Reflecting this double aim, the volume is divided into two parts. Part I,…

    Hardback – 2017-12-29 
    Routledge

  • Prophets, Prophecy, and Oracles in the Roman Empire: Jewish, Christian, and Greco-Roman Cultures book cover

    Prophets, Prophecy, and Oracles in the Roman Empire

    Jewish, Christian, and Greco-Roman Cultures

    By Leslie Kelly

    This book surveys the uses and function of prophecy, prophets, and oracles among Jews, Christians, and pagans in the first three centuries of the Roman Empire and explores how prophecy and prophetic texts functioned as a common language that enabled religious discourse to develop between these…

    Hardback – 2017-12-08 
    Routledge
    Routledge Focus on Classical Studies

  • Religion and Peace: Historical Aspects book cover

    Religion and Peace

    Historical Aspects

    Edited by Yvonne Friedman

    This volume represents a departure from the prevailing emphasis on religion and war in the medieval and early modern periods. Instead, the book explores the relationship between religion and peace in the context of Christianity, Islam, and Judaism, both as an ideal and on the practical level. The…

    Hardback – 2017-12-06 
    Routledge

  • Jewish Glass and Christian Stone: A Materialist Mapping of the

    Jewish Glass and Christian Stone

    A Materialist Mapping of the "Parting of the Ways"

    By Eric C. Smith

    In recent years, scholars have reevaluated the "parting of the ways" between Judaism and Christianity, reaching new understandings of the ways shared origins gave way to two distinct and sometimes inimical religious traditions. But this has been a profoundly textual task, relying on the writings of…

    Hardback – 2017-12-04 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Early Christian World

  • Writing About Byzantium: The History of Niketas Choniates book cover

    Writing About Byzantium

    The History of Niketas Choniates

    By Theresa Urbainczyk

    Niketas Choniates was in Constantinople when it was burnt and looted by the soldiers of the Fourth Crusade and he wrote a history which has always been the mainstay for anyone wishing to learn about the Comnene dynasty and the Byzantine Empire of the twelfth century. Yet it is a very difficult and…

    Hardback – 2017-11-21 
    Routledge
    Birmingham Byzantine and Ottoman Studies

  • The Hymnographic Book of Tropologion: Sources, Liturgy and Chant Repertory book cover

    The Hymnographic Book of Tropologion

    Sources, Liturgy and Chant Repertory

    By Svetlana Kujumdzieva

    The Tropologion is considered the earliest known extant chant book from the early Christian world which was in use until the twelfth century. The study of this book is still in its infancy. It has generally been believed that the book has survived in Georgian translation under the name ‘ladgari’…

    Hardback – 2017-11-14 
    Routledge

  • A History of the Muslim World to 1750: The Making of a Civilization book cover

    A History of the Muslim World to 1750

    The Making of a Civilization, 2nd Edition

    By Vernon O. Egger

    A History of the Muslim World to 1750 traces the development of Islamic civilization from the career of the Prophet Muhammad to the mid-eighteenth century. Encompassing a wide range of significant events within the period, its coverage includes the creation of the Dar al-Islam (the territory ruled…

    Paperback – 2017-11-13 
    Routledge

  • The Hieroglyphics of Horapollo Nilous: Hieroglyphic Semantics in Late Antiquity book cover

    The Hieroglyphics of Horapollo Nilous

    Hieroglyphic Semantics in Late Antiquity

    By Mark Wildish

    The main aim of this book is to reconstruct a philosophical context for the Hieroglyphica of Horapollo, a late 5th century Greek study of hieroglyphic writing. In addition to reviewing and drawing on earlier approaches it explores the range of signs and meanings for which Horapollo is interested in…

    Hardback – 2017-11-02 
    Routledge
    Issues in Ancient Philosophy

  • The Book of Zechariah and its Influence book cover

    The Book of Zechariah and its Influence

    By Christopher Tuckett

    Edited by Christopher Tuckett

    This title was first published in 2003. The book bearing the title of 'Zechariah' is, in its present form, an amalgam of oracles and prophecies stemming from Zechariah himself as well as others. It became part of Jewish scripture, was revered and valued, and was a partiuclar favourite of a number…

    Hardback – 2017-10-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

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