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  • Children and Everyday Life in the Roman and Late Antique World

    Edited by Christian Laes, Ville Vuolanto

    Children and Everyday Life in the Roman and Late Antique World explores what it meant to be a child in the Roman world - what were children’s concerns, interests and beliefs - and whether we can find traces of children’s own cultures. By combining different theoretical approaches and source…

    Hardback – 2016-10-25 

  • Prayer and Worship in Eastern Christianities, 5th to 11th Centuries

    Edited by Brouria Bitton-Ashkelony, Derek Krueger

    By looking at liturgy, performance, prayer, poetry, and the material culture of worship, this book forges a new conversation about the diversity of Christianities in the medieval eastern Mediterranean, centered on the history of practice. It studies prayer and worship in the variety of Christian…

    Hardback – 2016-10-24 

  • Disability in Antiquity

    Edited by Christian Laes

    This is a major contribution to the field of disability history in the ancient world. Contributions from leading, international scholars examine deformity and disability from a variety of historical, sociological and theoretical perspectives, as represented in various media. The volume is not…

    Hardback – 2016-10-14 
    Rewriting Antiquity

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2016-09-06 
    Cities of the Ancient World

  • Women in Antiquity

    Real Women across the Ancient World

    Edited by Stephanie Lynn Budin, Jean Macintosh Turfa

    This volume gathers brand new essays from some of the most respected scholars of ancient history, archaeology, and physical anthropology to create an engaging overview of the lives of women in antiquity. The book is divided into ten sections, nine focusing on a particular area, and also includes…

    Hardback – 2016-08-29 
    Rewriting Antiquity

  • 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 xenôn texts, or Xenonika, on which all such claims must in part rest. These texts, compiled…

    Hardback – 2016-08-23 
    Medicine in the Medieval Mediterranean

  • 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 – 2016-08-18 
    Medicine in the Medieval Mediterranean

  • 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 – 2016-08-05 

  • Ambiguous Masculinity and Power

    Ruling bishops and eunuchs in the pre-modern world

    By Almut Hofert, 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 Life and Legacy of Constantine

    Traditions through the Ages

    By M. Shane Bjornlie

    The transformation from the classical period to the medieval has long been associated with the rise of Christianity. This association has deeply influenced the way that modern audiences imagine the separation of the classical world from its medieval and early modern successors. The role played in…

    Hardback – 2016-07-21

  • Imperial Lineages and Legacies in the Eastern Mediterranean

    Recording the imprint of Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman rule

    Edited 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 – 2016-07-20
    Birmingham Byzantine and Ottoman Studies

  • John II Komnenos, Emperor of Byzantium

    In the Shadow of Father and Son

    Edited by Alessandra Bucossi, Alex Rodriguez Suarez

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

    Hardback – 2016-06-20
    Publications of the Centre for Hellenic Studies, King's College London

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