• Music and its Virtues in Islamic and Judaic Writings book cover

    Music and its Virtues in Islamic and Judaic Writings

    1st Edition

    By Amnon Shiloah

    A fascinating aspect of the study of music in medieval Islamic and Judaic writings is the broad and interdisciplinary nature of the works and treatises in which it is covered. In addition, such works verbalize an art that was transmitted orally and took shape spontaneously, typically with…

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  • The Virgilian Tradition: Book History and the History of Reading in Early Modern Europe book cover

    The Virgilian Tradition

    Book History and the History of Reading in Early Modern Europe, 1st Edition

    By Craig Kallendorf

    The essays in this collection approach the reception of the Roman poet Virgil in early modern Europe from the perspective of two areas at the center of current scholarly work in the humanities: book history and the history of reading. The first group of essays uses Virgil's place in post-classical…

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  • Before and After Darwin: Origins, Species, Cosmogonies, and Ontologies book cover

    Before and After Darwin

    Origins, Species, Cosmogonies, and Ontologies, 1st Edition

    By M.J.S. Hodge

    This is the first 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 in this volume is on the diversity of theories…

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  • Letters, Literacy and Literature in Byzantium book cover

    Letters, Literacy and Literature in Byzantium

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    By Margaret Mullett

    These studies look at general problems of reading Byzantine literature, at literacy practices and the literary process, but also at individual texts. The past thirty years have seen a revolution in the way Byzantine literature has been viewed: no longer is it considered a decadent form of classical…

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  • Image and Imagination in Byzantine Art book cover

    Image and Imagination in Byzantine Art

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    By Henry Maguire

    The twelve studies contained in this second collection by Henry Maguire are linked together by a common theme, namely the relationship of Byzantine art to the imaginary. They show how art enabled the Byzantines not only to imagine the sacred events of the past, but also to visualize the invisible…

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  • Coinage and Coin Use in Medieval Italy book cover

    Coinage and Coin Use in Medieval Italy

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    By Alessia Rovelli

    The volume gathers together seventeen articles dedicated to the monetary history of medieval Italy, most of them newly translated into English. The articles in the first section of the volume trace the development of monetisation in Italy from the Lombard period until the rise of the communes,…

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  • The Sources of Beneventan Chant book cover

    The Sources of Beneventan Chant

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    By Thomas Forrest Kelly

    The area whose capital was the southern Lombard city of Benevento developed a culture identified with the characteristic form of writing known as the Beneventan script, which was used throughout the area and was brought to perfection at the abbey of Montecassino in the late eleventh century. This…

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  • The History of Rhetoric and the Rhetoric of History book cover

    The History of Rhetoric and the Rhetoric of History

    1st Edition

    By Nancy S. Struever

    In the articles collected here Nancy Struever explores the basic assumption that rhetoric is not simply a bag of persuasive tricks, but functions, necessarily, as a mode of inquiry investigating not simply the mechanics of production and reception of discourse, but the psychological factors of…

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  • Brittany in the Early Middle Ages: Texts and Societies book cover

    Brittany in the Early Middle Ages

    Texts and Societies, 1st Edition

    By Wendy Davies

    This volume focuses on Wendy Davies's work on early medieval Breton texts and their implications. Beginning with core analyses of the Redon and Landévennec cartularies, it continues with papers that tease out some of the key social implications of the 9th-century Redon material - on the nature of…

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  • Barbarians, Maps, and Historiography: Studies on the Early Medieval West book cover

    Barbarians, Maps, and Historiography

    Studies on the Early Medieval West, 1st Edition

    By Walter Goffart

    To complement his first collection of articles (Rome's Fall and After, 1989), Walter Goffart presents here a further set of essays, all but two published between 1988 and 2007. They mainly focus on two types of historiography: early medieval narratives, with special attention to Bede's Historia…

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  • Essays in Medieval Chinese Literature and Cultural History book cover

    Essays in Medieval Chinese Literature and Cultural History

    1st Edition

    By Paul W. Kroll

    This is one of a pair of volumes by Paul Kroll (the companion volume deals with medieval Taoism and the poetry of Li Po). Collecting eleven essays by this leading scholar of Chinese poetry, the volume presents a selection of studies devoted to the medieval period, centering especially on the T'ang…

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  • The Art of Words: Bede and Theodulf book cover

    The Art of Words: Bede and Theodulf

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    By Paul Meyvaert

    Medieval art is wordy; inscriptions and poems, commentaries and chronicles accompany and adorn it. The Art of Words presents a series of detective stories by a renowned explorer of medieval philological evidence who here examines the thought and objects of the Venerable Bede and Theodulf of Orleans…

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