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  • The Lost History of Peter the Patrician

    An Account of Rome’s Imperial Past from the Age of Justinian, 1st Edition

    By Thomas M. Banchich

    The Lost History of Peter the Patrician is an annotated translation from the Greek of the fragments of Peter’s History, including additional fragments which are now more often considered the work of the Roman historian Cassius Dio's so-called Anonymous Continuer. Banchich’s annotation helps clarify…

    Hardback – 2015-05-27
    Routledge Classical Translations

  • The Bishop of Rome in Late Antiquity

    1st Edition

    Edited by Geoffrey D. Dunn

    At various times over the past millennium bishops of Rome have claimed a universal primacy of jurisdiction over all Christians and a superiority over civil authority. Reactions to these claims have shaped the modern world profoundly. Did the Roman bishop make such claims in the millennium prior to…

    Hardback – 2015-04-28

  • Islam and Christianity in Medieval Anatolia

    1st Edition

    By A.C.S. Peacock, Bruno De Nicola

    Islam and Christianity in Medieval Anatolia offers a comparative approach to understanding the spread of Islam and Muslim culture in medieval Anatolia. It aims to reassess work in the field since the 1971 classic by Speros Vryonis, The Decline of Hellenism in Asia Minor and the Process of…

    Hardback – 2015-03-28

  • Byzantine Readings of Ancient Historians

    Texts in Translation, with Introductions and Notes, 1st Edition

    By Anthony Kaldellis

    The survival of ancient Greek historiography is largely due to its preservation by Byzantine copyists and scholars. This process entailed selection, adaptation, and commentary, which shaped the corpus of Greek historiography in its transmission. By investigating those choices, Kaldellis enables a…

    Hardback – 2015-03-16
    Routledge Classical Translations

  • Children and Asceticism in Late Antiquity

    Continuity, Family Dynamics and the Rise of Christianity, 1st Edition

    By Ville Vuolanto

    In Late Antiquity the emergence of Christian asceticism challenged the traditional Greco-Roman views and practices of family life. The resulting discussions on the right way to live a good Christian life provide us with a variety of information on both ideological statements and living experiences…

    Hardback – 2015-02-28

  • Imagining Ancient Cities in Film

    From Babylon to Cinecittà, 1st Edition

    Edited by Marta Garcia Morcillo, Pauline Hanesworth, Óscar Lapeña Marchena

    In film imagery, urban spaces show up not only as spatial settings of a story, but also as projected ideas and forms that aim to recreate and capture the spirit of cultures, societies and epochs. Some cinematic cities have even managed to transcend fiction to become part of modern collective memory…

    Hardback – 2015-01-28
    Routledge Studies in Ancient History

  • Shifting Genres in Late Antiquity

    1st Edition

    By Geoffrey Greatrex, Hugh Elton, the assistance of Lucas McMahon

    Shifting Genres in Late Antiquity examines the transformations that took place in a wide range of genres, both literary and non-literary, in this dynamic period. The Christianisation of the Roman empire and the successor kingdoms had a profound impact on the evolution of Greek and Roman literature,…

    Hardback – 2015-01-13

  • The Sasanian World through Georgian Eyes

    Caucasia and the Iranian Commonwealth in Late Antique Georgian Literature, 1st Edition

    By Stephen H. Rapp Jr

    Georgian literary sources for Late Antiquity are commonly held to be later productions devoid of historical value. As a result, scholarship outside the Republic of Georgia has privileged Graeco-Roman and even Armenian narratives. However, when investigated within the dual contexts of a regional…

    Hardback – 2014-10-22

  • Arianism: Roman Heresy and Barbarian Creed

    1st Edition

    By Guido M. Berndt

    Edited by Roland Steinacher

    This is the first volume to attempt a comprehensive overview of the evolution of the 'Arian' churches in the Roman world of Late Antiquity and their political importance in the late Roman kingdoms of the 5th-6th centuries, ruled by barbarian warrior elites. Bringing together researchers from the…

    Hardback – 2014-10-01

  • The Emperor Theophilos and the East, 829–842

    Court and Frontier in Byzantium during the Last Phase of Iconoclasm, 1st Edition

    By Juan Signes Codoñer

    Modern historiography has become accustomed to portraying the emperor Theophilos of Byzantium (829-842) in a favourable light, taking at face value the legendary account that makes of him a righteous and learned ruler, and excusing as ill fortune his apparent military failures against the Muslims.…

    Hardback – 2014-10-01
    Birmingham Byzantine and Ottoman Studies

  • Hagia Sophia and the Byzantine Aesthetic Experience

    1st Edition

    By Nadine Schibille

    Paramount in the shaping of early Byzantine identity was the construction of the church of Hagia Sophia in Constantinople (532-537 CE). This book examines the edifice from the perspective of aesthetics to define the concept of beauty and the meaning of art in early Byzantium. Byzantine aesthetic…

    Hardback – 2014-09-28

  • Divination and Theurgy in Neoplatonism

    Oracles of the Gods, 1st Edition

    By Crystal Addey

    Why did ancient philosophers consult oracles, write about them, and consider them to be an important part of philosophical thought and practice? This book explores the extensive links between oracles and philosophy in Late Antiquity, particularly focusing on the roles of oracles and other forms of…

    Hardback – 2014-09-17
    Studies in Philosophy and Theology in Late Antiquity

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