Classical Studies: Late Antiquity & Byzantium

  • Imperial Spheres and the Adriatic: Byzantium, the Carolingians and the Treaty of Aachen (812) book cover

    Imperial Spheres and the Adriatic

    Byzantium, the Carolingians and the Treaty of Aachen (812)

    Edited by Mladen Ančić, Jonathan Shepard, Trpimir Vedriš

    Although often mentioned in textbooks about the Carolingian and Byzantine empires, the Treaty of Aachen has not received much close attention. This volume attempts not just to fill the gap, but to view the episode through both micro- and macro-lenses. Introductory chapters review the state of…

    Hardback – 2017-08-29 
    Routledge

  • Personhood in the Byzantine Christian Tradition: Early, Medieval, and Modern Perspectives book cover

    Personhood in the Byzantine Christian Tradition

    Early, Medieval, and Modern Perspectives

    By Alexis Torrance, Symeon Paschalidis

    Bringing together international scholars from across a range of linked disciplines (theology, history, Byzantine studies and philosophy) to examine the concept of the person in the Greek Christian East, Personhood in the Byzantine Christian Tradition stretches in its scope from the New Testament to…

    Hardback – 2017-08-15 
    Routledge

  • Celibate and Childless Men in Power: Ruling Eunuchs and Bishops in the Pre-Modern World book cover

    Celibate and Childless Men in Power

    Ruling Eunuchs and Bishops in the Pre-Modern World

    Edited by Almut Höfert, Matthew M. Mesley, Serena Tolino

    This book explores a striking common feature of pre-modern ruling systems on a global scale: the participation of childless and celibate men as integral parts of the elites. In bringing these two different groups of ruling men together, this collection shows that the integration of men who were…

    Hardback – 2017-08-10 
    Routledge

  • Procopius of Caesarea: Literary and Historical Interpretations book cover

    Procopius of Caesarea: Literary and Historical Interpretations

    Edited by Christopher Lillington-Martin

    Presenting new literary and historical interpretations of the sixth-century writer Procopius of Caesarea, the major historian of Justinian’s reign, this volume aims to encourage dialogue and collaboration between international scholars. Although scholarship on Procopius has flourished since 2004,…

    Hardback – 2017-08-08 
    Routledge

  • Borderline Virginities: Sacred and Secular Virgins in Late Antiquity book cover

    Borderline Virginities

    Sacred and Secular Virgins in Late Antiquity

    By Sissel Undheim

    How and why did virginity come to play such a crucial part in the Christian Church in the formative and defining period of Late Antiquity? Sissel Undheim analyzes the negotiations over what constituted virginity, and assesses its socio-religious value, in fourth-century Rome by looking at those at…

    Hardback – 2017-08-01 
    Routledge

  • Prudentius' Hymns for Hours and Seasons: Liber Cathemerinon book cover

    Prudentius' Hymns for Hours and Seasons

    Liber Cathemerinon

    By Nicholas Richardson

    Combining faithfulness to the Latin with sensitivity to Prudentius’ poetic qualities, Nicholas Richardson offers a precise yet creative verse translation of a major work by one of the most important Christian Latin poets of late antiquity. Prudentius’ Hymns for Hours and Seasons also provides…

    Paperback – 2017-08-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Later Latin Poetry

  • Childhood in History: Perceptions of Children in the Ancient and Medieval Worlds book cover

    Childhood in History

    Perceptions of Children in the Ancient and Medieval Worlds

    Edited by Reidar Aasgaard, Cornelia Horn

    Inquiring into childhood is one of the most appropriate ways to address the perennial and essential question of what it is that makes human beings – each of us – human. In Childhood in History: Perceptions of Children in the Ancient and Medieval Worlds, Aasgaard, Horn, and Cojocaru bring together…

    Hardback – 2017-07-28 
    Routledge

  • Israel, the Church, and Millenarianism: A Way Beyond Replacement Theology book cover

    Israel, the Church, and Millenarianism

    A Way Beyond Replacement Theology

    By Steven D. Aguzzi

    Since the calls of the Second Vatican Council, Roman Catholic theologians have sought to overcome an overarching problem facing Jewish-Christian relations, the concept of "supersessionism"; the idea that God has revoked the spiritual and historical promises made to the Jewish people in favour of…

    Hardback – 2017-07-18 
    Routledge
    Routledge New Critical Thinking in Religion, Theology and Biblical Studies

  • The Old French Chronicle of Morea: An Account of Frankish Greece after the Fourth Crusade book cover

    The Old French Chronicle of Morea

    An Account of Frankish Greece after the Fourth Crusade

    Edited by Anne Van Arsdall, Helen Moody

    Numerous Byzantine and Western sources describing the events of the Fourth Crusade have now been translated into English. However, the same is not true for material on Frankish Greece, despite this region’s importance to late medieval crusading. The Chronicle of Morea is the key source for the…

    Paperback – 2017-07-09 
    Routledge
    Crusade Texts in Translation

  • Aural Architecture in Byzantium: Music, Acoustics, and Ritual book cover

    Aural Architecture in Byzantium: Music, Acoustics, and Ritual

    Edited by Bissera Pentcheva

    Emerging from the challenge to reconstruct sonic and spatial experiences of the deep past, this multidisciplinary collection of ten essays explores the intersection of liturgy, acoustics, and art in the churches of Constantinople, Jerusalem, Rome and Armenia, and reflects on the role digital…

    Hardback – 2017-07-06 
    Routledge

  • Byzantium and the Other: Relations and Exchanges book cover

    Byzantium and the Other: Relations and Exchanges

    By Angeliki E. Laiou, edited by Cécile Morrisson

    Angeliki Laiou (1941-2008), one of the leading Byzantinists of her generation, broke new ground in the study of the social and economic history of the Byzantine Empire. Byzantium and the Other: Relations and Exchanges, the second of three volumes to be published posthumously in the Variorum…

    Paperback – 2017-06-30 
    Routledge
    Variorum Collected Studies

  • Christians, Gnostics and Philosophers in Late Antiquity book cover

    Christians, Gnostics and Philosophers in Late Antiquity

    By Mark Edwards

    Gnosticism, Christianity and late antique philosophy are often studied separately; when studied together they are too often conflated. These articles set out to show that we misunderstand all three phenomena if we take either approach. We cannot interpret, or even identify, Christian Gnosticism…

    Paperback – 2017-06-30 
    Routledge
    Variorum Collected Studies

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