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  • Imperial Lineages and Legacies in the Eastern Mediterranean

    Recording the imprint of Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman rule

    By Rhoads Murphey

    The comparative study of empires has traditionally been addressed in the widest possible global historical perspective with comparison of New World empires such as the Aztecs and Incas side by side with the history of imperial Rome and the empires of China and Russia in the medieval and modern…

    Hardback – 2016-08-05 
    Birmingham Byzantine and Ottoman Studies

  • Medicine and Pharmacy in Byzantine Hospitals

    A Study of the Extant Formularies

    By David Bennett

    Scholars have made conflicting claims for Byzantine hospitals as medical institutions and as the forebears of the modern hospital. In this study is the first systematic examination of the evidence of the xenon texts, or Xenonika, on which all such claims must in part rest. These texts, compiled…

    Hardback – 2016-08-04 
    Medicine in the Medieval Mediterranean

  • Ambiguous Masculinity and Power

    Ruling bishops and eunuchs in the pre-modern world

    By Almut Höfert, Matthew M. Mesley

    Throughout history, ruling systems across the pre-modern world shared a common feature: men who were either physically unable or forbidden to father children wielded significant social, political and cultural power in their respective positions. From European bishops to Chinese eunuchs, these men…

    Hardback – 2016-07-28 

  • The Crusade in the Fifteenth Century

    Converging and competing cultures

    Edited by Norman Housley

    Increasingly, historians acknowledge the significance of crusading activity in the fifteenth century, and they have started to explore the different ways in which it shaped contemporary European society. Just as important, however, was the range of interactions which took place between the three…

    Hardback – 2016-07-04 
    Crusades - Subsidia

  • Gifts of Clothing in Late Antique Literature

    By N.K. Rollason

    Both clothing and gifts in the ancient world have separately been the subject of much scholarly discussion because they were an integral part of Greek and Roman society and identity, creating and reinforcing the relationships which kept a community together, as well as delineating status and even…

    Hardback – 2016-06-24 

  • Spaces in Late Antiquity

    Cultural, Theological and Archaeological Perspectives

    Edited by Juliette Day, Raimo Hakola, Maijastina Kahlos, Ulla Tervahauta

    Places and spaces are key factors in how individuals and groups construct their identities. Identity theories have emphasised that the construction of an identity does not follow abstract and universal processes but is also deeply rooted in specific historical, cultural, social and material…

    Hardback – 2016-06-07 

  • John II Komnenos, Emperor of Byzantium

    In the Shadow of Father and Son

    Edited by Alessandra Bucossi, Alex Rodriguez Suarez

    The figure of Emperor John II Komnenos (1118-1143) has been overshadowed by both his father Alexios and son Manuel. Written sources have not left us much evidence regarding his period, although authors agree that he was an excellent emperor. However, the period witnessed territorial expansion in…

    Hardback – 2016-05-30 
    Publications of the Centre for Hellenic Studies, King's College London

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2016-05-19 
    Routledge Later Latin Poetry

  • A Census of Greek Medical Manuscripts

    From Byzantium to the Renaissance

    By Alain Touwaide

    Manuscripts containing Greek medical texts were inventoried by author and work at the beginning of the 20th century by a group of philologists under the direction of Hermann Diels. Useful as it was - and will continue to be – Diels’ catalogue omitted authors and works, misidentified manuscripts,…

    Hardback – 2016-05-19 
    Medicine in the Medieval Mediterranean

  • Rutilius Namatianus' Going Home

    De Reditu Suo

    By Martha Malamud

    Martha Malamud provides the only scholarly English translation of De Reditu Suo with significant notes and commentary that explore historical, literary, cultural, and mythical references, as well as commenting on literary allusions, the structure, diction, and style of the poem, and textual issues.…

    Hardback – 2016-04-25
    Routledge Later Latin Poetry

  • Education and Religion in Late Antique Christianity

    Reflections, social contexts and genres

    Edited by Peter Gemeinhardt, Lieve Van Hoof, Peter Van Nuffelen

    This book studies the complex attitude of late ancient Christians towards classical education. In recent years, the different theoretical positions that can be found among the Church Fathers have received particular attention: their statements ranged from enthusiastic assimilation to outright…

    Hardback – 2016-04-07

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2015-12-28
    Crusade Texts in Translation

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