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  • Image Making in Byzantium, Sasanian Persia and the Early Muslim World

    Images and Cultures, 1st Edition

    By Anthony Cutler

    Relations between Byzantium and its neighbours are the focus of this volume. The papers address questions of cultural exchange, with special attention to art historical relations as shown by technical, iconographic and diplomatic exchanges. While addressed to specialists, both their approach and…

    Paperback – 2019-01-11
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  • The Painter Angelos and Icon-Painting in Venetian Crete

    1st Edition

    By Maria Vassilaki

    The sixteen studies in this book include six specially translated from Greek and another two published here for the first time. They deal with the art of painting in Crete at a time when the island was under Venetian rule. The main emphasis is on the 15th century and especially on the painter…

    Paperback – 2019-01-11
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  • Letters, Literacy and Literature in Byzantium

    1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2019-01-11
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  • Image and Imagination in Byzantine Art

    1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2019-01-11
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  • Coinage and Coin Use in Medieval Italy

    1st Edition

    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,…

    Paperback – 2019-01-03
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  • The Byzantine Aristocracy and its Military Function

    1st Edition

    By Jean-Claude Cheynet

    The first four studies in this volume by Jean-Claude Cheynet, specially translated from French for publication here, present a broad-ranging analysis of the Byzantine aristocracy of the 8th-12th centuries. Along with the other articles in the first part, they examine the evolution of aristocratic…

    Paperback – 2018-12-19
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  • Social and Economic Life in Byzantium

    1st Edition

    By Nicolas Oikonomides, Elizabeth Zachariadou

    Social and Economic Life in Byzantium is the third selection of papers by the late Nicolas Oikonomides to be published in the Variorum Collected Studies Series; a fourth, Society, Culture and Politics in Byzantium, will follow in 2005. The present volume is centred upon the period from the 9th to…

    Paperback – 2018-09-27
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  • History and Literature of Byzantium in the 9th–10th Centuries

    1st Edition

    By Athanasios Markopoulos

    The studies reprinted here deal with the Byzantine empire between the 9th and 11th centuries, with a focus on the period of the Macedonian dynasty, and include four translated into English for this volume. They reflect both historical and prosopographical concerns, but Professor Markopoulos's…

    Paperback – 2018-09-27
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  • Early Islamic Art, 650–1100

    Constructing the Study of Islamic Art, Volume I, 1st Edition

    By Oleg Grabar

    Early Islamic Art, 650-1100 is the first in a set of four volumes of studies by Oleg Grabar. Between them they bring together more than eighty articles, studies and essays, work spanning half a century. Each volume takes a particular section of the topic, the three subsequent volumes being entitled…

    Paperback – 2018-09-27
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  • Exegesis and Theology in Early Christianity

    1st Edition

    By Frances Young

    This collection of articles first brings together a number of working papers which were significant in the development of Frances Young's understanding of patristic exegesis, studies not included in her ground-breaking book, Biblical Exegesis and the Formation of Christian Culture (1997), though…

    Hardback – 2017-07-27
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  • Greek Scholars between East and West in the Fifteenth Century

    1st Edition

    By John Monfasani

    Although the immense importance for the Renaissance of Greek émigrés to fifteenth-century Italy has long been recognized, much basic research on the phenomenon remains to be done. This new volume by John Monfasani gathers together fourteen studies filling in some of the gaps in our knowledge. The…

    Hardback – 2015-12-04
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  • John of Damascus

    New Studies on his Life and Works, 1st Edition

    By Vassa Kontouma

    For more than five hundred years the life and work of John of Damascus (c. 655-c.745) have been the subject of a very extensive literature, scholarly and popular, in which it is often difficult to get one’s bearings. Through the studies included here (of which 6 appear in a translation into English…

    Hardback – 2015-04-28
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    Variorum Collected Studies

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