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  • The Captive Monk

    Slavery and Asceticism in Early Syrian Christianity

    By Chris L. de Wet

    Hardback – 2018-12-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Early Christian World

  • Becoming a Woman and Mother in Greco-Roman Egypt

    Women’s Bodies, Society and Domestic Space

    By Ada Nifosi

    How did Greco-Roman Egyptian society perceive women’s bodies and how did it acknowledge women’s reproductive functions? Detailing women’s lives in Greco-Roman Egypt this monograph examines understudied aspects of women's lives such as their coming of age, social and religious taboos of menstruation…

    Hardback – 2018-12-01 
    Routledge
    Medicine and the Body in Antiquity

  • The Syriac World

    Edited by Daniel King

    This volume surveys the "Syriac world", the culture that grew up among the Syriac-speaking communities from the 2nd century CE and which continues to exist and flourish today, both in its original homeland of Syria and Mesopotamia, and in the worldwide diaspora of Syriac-speaking communities. The…

    Hardback – 2018-11-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Worlds

  • The Dynamics of Rhetorical Performances in Late Antiquity

    By Alberto J. Quiroga Puertas

    This book argues that narrations of rhetorical performances in late antique literature can be interpreted as a reflection of the ongoing debates of the time. Competition among cultural elites, strategies of self-presentation and the making of religious orthodoxy often took the shape of narrations…

    Hardback – 2018-10-25 
    Routledge

  • Geopolitics in Late Antiquity

    The Fate of Superpowers from China to Rome

    By Hyun Jin Kim

    Geopolitics in Late Antiquity explores the geopolitical revolution which shook the foundations of the ancient world, the dawning of the millennium of Inner Asian dominance and virtual monopoly of world power (with interludes) that began with the rise of the Huns and then continued under the…

    Hardback – 2018-10-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Ancient History

  • Porphyrogenita

    Essays on the History and Literature of Byzantium and the Latin East in Honour of Julian Chrysostomides

    By Charalambos Dendrinos, Jonathan Harris, Judith Herrin

    Edited by Eirene Harvalia-Crook

    This book was first published in 2003.The collection of thirty-four essays in Porphyrogenita reflects the life-long teaching and research interests of Julian Chrysostomides, Director of the Hellenic Institute, Royal Holloway, University of London. They cover Byzantine history, historiography,…

    Hardback – 2018-09-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • The Poetry of Thought in Late Antiquity

    Essays in Imagination and Religion

    By Patricia Cox Miller

    This title was first published in 2001. These collected essays by Patricia Cox Miller identify new possibilities of meaning in the study of religion in late antiquity. The book addresses the topic of the imaginative mindset of late ancient authors from a variety of Greco-Roman religious traditions.…

    Hardback – 2018-09-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • In Search of First-Century Christianity

    By Joe E. Barnhart, Linda T. Kraeger

    In Search of First Century Christianity contends that Christianity in the first century had no founder but rather evolved as a convergence of many forces: political disillusionment, cultural mutations, religious and theological motifs, psychosocial losses and new expectations. Moving on from an…

    Hardback – 2018-09-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Cyprus, The Franks and Venice, 13th–16th Centuries

    By Benjamin Arbel

    This title was first published in 2000: The role of Cyprus as a meeting-point of different civilisations and as a focus of international contention are key themes in this volume. The history and society of the island kingdom under Frankish, then Venetian rule are examined in a wider…

    Hardback – 2018-09-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Platonism Pagan and Christian

    Studies in Plotinus and Augustine

    By Gerard O'Daly

    This title was first published in 2001. A collection of fifteen studies which explore topics in the psychology and philosophy of mind of Plotinus, Augustine, and Boethius, as well as the development of Augustine's views on history and Roman religion.…

    Hardback – 2018-09-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Imagining the Afterlife in the Ancient World

    Edited by Juliette Harrisson

    Human beings have speculated about whether or not there is life after death, and if so, what form that life might take, for centuries. What did people in the ancient world think the next life would hold, and did they imagine there was a chance for a relationship between the living and the dead? How…

    Hardback – 2018-09-10 
    Routledge

  • Constantine XI Dragaš Palaeologus (1404–1453)

    The Last Emperor of Byzantium

    By Marios Philippides

    Constantine XI’s last moments in life, as he stood before the walls of Constantinople in 1453, have bestowed a heroic status on him. This book produces a more balanced portrait of an intriguing individual: the last emperor of Constantinople. To be sure, the last of the Greek Caesars was a…

    Hardback – 2018-09-07 
    Routledge

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