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  • Christians, Gnostics and Philosophers in Late Antiquity book cover

    Christians, Gnostics and Philosophers in Late Antiquity

    1st Edition

    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…

    eBook – 2018-02-06
    Routledge
    Variorum Collected Studies

  • The Middle Ages without Feudalism: Essays in Criticism and Comparison on the Medieval West book cover

    The Middle Ages without Feudalism

    Essays in Criticism and Comparison on the Medieval West, 1st Edition

    By Susan Reynolds

    This volume brings together articles (including two hitherto unpublished pieces) that Susan Reynolds has written since the publication of her Fiefs and Vassals (1994). There she argued that the concepts of the fief and of vassalage, as generally understood by historians of medieval Europe, were…

    eBook – 2018-02-06
    Routledge
    Variorum Collected Studies

  • Power and Its Problems in Carolingian Europe book cover

    Power and Its Problems in Carolingian Europe

    1st Edition

    By Stuart Airlie

    A key theme in this collection of thirteen essays is the creative tension between the Carolingian dynasty and its aristocratic followers across 250 years. The first section explores the rising dynasty's attempts to consolidate its power through war and rewards. The second section focuses on the…

    eBook – 2018-02-06
    Routledge
    Variorum Collected Studies

  • The Almohad Revolution: Politics and Religion in the Islamic West during the Twelfth-Thirteenth Centuries book cover

    The Almohad Revolution

    Politics and Religion in the Islamic West during the Twelfth-Thirteenth Centuries, 1st Edition

    By Maribel Fierro

    The studies in this collection comprise a series of explorations into the revolutionary character of the Almohad movement in medieval North Africa and Spain and how it was expressed, including through compelling visual and auditory means. Almohad silver coins were minted square instead of round,…

    eBook – 2018-02-06
    Routledge
    Variorum Collected Studies

  • Byzantine Chronicles and the Sixth Century book cover

    Byzantine Chronicles and the Sixth Century

    1st Edition

    By Roger Scott

    Byzantine chronicles have traditionally been regarded as a somewhat inferior form of Byzantine history writing, especially in comparison with 'classicizing' historians. The aim of many of these papers is both to rescue the reputation of the Byzantine chroniclers, especially Malalas and Theophanes,…

    eBook – 2018-02-06
    Routledge
    Variorum Collected Studies

  • Studies on Alberti and Petrarch book cover

    Studies on Alberti and Petrarch

    1st Edition

    By David Marsh

    Leon Battista Alberti (1404-1472) was the most versatile humanist of the fifteenth century: author of numerous compositions in both Latin and Italian, and a groundbreaking theorist of painting, sculpture, and architecture. His Latin writings owe much to the model of Petrarch (1304-1374), the famed…

    eBook – 2018-02-06
    Routledge
    Variorum Collected Studies

  • English Poets in the Late Middle Ages: Chaucer, Langland and Others book cover

    English Poets in the Late Middle Ages

    Chaucer, Langland and Others, 1st Edition

    By John A. Burrow

    This volume brings together a selection of lectures and essays in which J.A. Burrow discusses the work of English poets of the late fourteenth and early fifteenth centuries: Chaucer, Gower, Langland, and Hoccleve, as well as the anonymous authors of Pearl, Saint Erkenwald, and a pair of metrical…

    eBook – 2018-02-06
    Routledge
    Variorum Collected Studies

  • Essays on Medieval Rhetoric book cover

    Essays on Medieval Rhetoric

    1st Edition

    By Martin Camargo

    Originally published between 1981 and 2003, the thirteen essays collected here cover topics in medieval rhetoric from its origins in late antiquity through the end of the Middle Ages. Most of the essays are concerned with the teaching of prose composition, especially the art of letter writing known…

    eBook – 2018-02-06
    Routledge
    Variorum Collected Studies

  • Religion, Magic, and the Origins of Science in Early Modern England book cover

    Religion, Magic, and the Origins of Science in Early Modern England

    1st Edition

    By John Henry

    In these articles John Henry argues on the one hand for the intimate relationship between religion and early modern attempts to develop new understandings of nature, and on the other hand for the role of occult concepts in early modern natural philosophy. Focussing on the scene in England, the…

    eBook – 2018-02-06
    Routledge
    Variorum Collected Studies

  • Americans on Fiction, 1776-1900 Volume 1 book cover

    Americans on Fiction, 1776-1900 Volume 1

    1st Edition

    By Peter Rawlings

    A collection of prefaces, reviews and articles by Americans on American and European fiction. Charted in these three volumes, which span 1776 to 1900, is the movement from anxious defences of the novel as a necessary vehicle of truth and morality to fully-fledged theoretical exfoliations.…

    eBook – 2018-01-17
    Routledge

  • The Chinese Journals of L.K. Little, 1943–54: An Eyewitness Account of War and Revolution, Volume I book cover

    The Chinese Journals of L.K. Little, 1943–54

    An Eyewitness Account of War and Revolution, Volume I, 1st Edition

    Edited by Chihyun Chang

    Lester Knox Little kept a detailed journal of his time in China and Taiwan. Covering the years 1943 to 1954 it provides important new insights about some of the most dramatic episodes in China’s mid-twentieth century history: Sino-Japanese military and economic competition, China’s domestic…

    eBook – 2017-12-06
    Routledge
    The Making of Modern China

  • The Chinese Journals of L.K. Little, 1943–54: An Eyewitness Account of War and Revolution, Volume II book cover

    The Chinese Journals of L.K. Little, 1943–54

    An Eyewitness Account of War and Revolution, Volume II, 1st Edition

    By Chihyun Chang

    Lester Knox Little kept a detailed journal of his time in China and Taiwan. Covering the years 1943 to 1954 it provides important new insights about some of the most dramatic episodes in China’s mid-twentieth century history: Sino-Japanese military and economic competition, China’s domestic…

    eBook – 2017-12-06
    Routledge
    The Making of Modern China

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