Late Antiquity & Byzantium Products

  • Dressing Judeans and Christians in Antiquity

    1st Edition

    Edited by Kristi Upson-Saia, Carly Daniel-Hughes, Alicia J. Batten

    The past two decades have witnessed a proliferation of scholarship on dress in the ancient world. These recent studies have established the extent to which Greece and Rome were vestimentary cultures, and they have demonstrated the critical role dress played in communicating individuals’ identities,…

    Hardback – 2014-08-20

  • Porphyry in Fragments

    Reception of an Anti-Christian Text in Late Antiquity, 1st Edition

    By Ariane Magny

    The Greek philosopher Porphyry of Tyre had a reputation as the fiercest critic of Christianity. It was well-deserved: he composed (at the end the 3rd century A.D.) fifteen discourses against the Christians, so offensive that Christian emperors ordered them to be burnt. We thus rely on the…

    Hardback – 2014-07-28
    Studies in Philosophy and Theology in Late Antiquity

  • Richard Baxter's Reformed Liturgy

    A Puritan Alternative to the Book of Common Prayer, 1st Edition

    By Glen J. Segger

    The English Civil War and its aftermath was a time of human devastation, political uncertainty and religious instability. Amid the turmoil of those times, however, the Church of England also saw intense liturgical inventiveness. The Directory for Public Worship, Jeremy Taylor's Communion Office,…

    Hardback – 2014-06-28
    Liturgy, Worship and Society Series

  • Dreaming in Byzantium and Beyond

    1st Edition

    By George T. Calofonos

    Edited by Christine Angelidi

    Although the actual dreaming experience of the Byzantines lies beyond our reach, the remarkable number of dream narratives in the surviving sources of the period attests to the cardinal function of dreams as vehicles of meaning, and thus affords modern scholars access to the wider cultural fabric…

    Hardback – 2014-06-28

  • Byzantine Images and their Afterlives

    Essays in Honor of Annemarie Weyl Carr, 1st Edition

    Edited by Lynn Jones

    The twelve papers written for this volume reflect the wide scope of Annemarie Weyl Carr's interests and the equally wide impact of her work. The concepts linking the essays include the examination of form and meaning, the relationship between original and copy, and reception and cultural identity…

    Hardback – 2014-06-18

  • Sylvester Syropoulos on Politics and Culture in the Fifteenth-Century Mediterranean

    Themes and Problems in the Memoirs, Section IV, 1st Edition

    Edited by Fotini Kondyli, Vera Andriopoulou, Eirini Panou, Mary B. Cunningham

    The Memoirs of Sylvester Syropoulos is a text written by a Î’yzantine ecclesiastical official in the 15th century. Syropoulos participated in the Council for the union of the Greek and Latin Churches held in Ferrara and Florence, Italy, in 1438-1439. As a high-ranking official and an eye-witness of…

    Hardback – 2014-05-30
    Birmingham Byzantine and Ottoman Studies

  • Liturgy and Society in Early Medieval Rome

    1st Edition

    By John F. Romano

    The liturgy, the public worship of the Catholic Church, was a crucial factor in forging the society of early medieval Rome. As the Roman Empire dissolved, a new world emerged as Christian bishops stepped into the power vacuum left by the dismantling of the Empire. Among these potentates, none was…

    Hardback – 2014-03-28
    Church, Faith and Culture in the Medieval West

  • Individuality in Late Antiquity

    1st Edition

    Edited by Alexis Torrance, Johannes Zachhuber

    Late antiquity is increasingly recognised as a period of important cultural transformation. One of its crucial aspects is the emergence of a new awareness of human individuality. In this book an interdisciplinary and international group of scholars documents and analyses this development. Authors…

    Hardback – 2014-02-28
    Studies in Philosophy and Theology in Late Antiquity

  • Between Constantinople and Rome

    An Illuminated Byzantine Gospel Book (Paris gr. 54) and the Union of Churches, 1st Edition

    By Kathleen Maxwell

    This is a study of the artistic and political context that led to the production of a truly exceptional Byzantine illustrated manuscript. Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, codex grec 54 is one of the most ambitious and complex manuscripts produced during the Byzantine era. This…

    Hardback – 2014-02-28

  • Contact and Conflict in Frankish Greece and the Aegean, 1204-1453

    Crusade, Religion and Trade between Latins, Greeks and Turks, 1st Edition

    Edited by Nikolaos G. Chrissis, Mike Carr

    The conquest of Constantinople by the Fourth Crusade shattered irreversibly the political and cultural unity of the Byzantine world in the Greek peninsula, the Aegean and western Asia Minor. Between the disintegration of the Byzantine Empire after 1204 and the consolidation of Ottoman power in the…

    Hardback – 2014-02-21
    Crusades - Subsidia

  • John Moschos' Spiritual Meadow

    Authority and Autonomy at the End of the Antique World, 1st Edition

    By Brenda Llewellyn Ihssen

    John Moschos' Spiritual Meadow is one of the most important sources for late sixth-early seventh century Palestinian, Syrian and Egyptian monasticism. This undisputedly invaluable collection of beneficial tales provides contemporary society with a fuller picture of an imperfect social history of…

    Hardback – 2014-02-14

  • The Philosophy of Gemistos Plethon

    Platonism in Late Byzantium, between Hellenism and Orthodoxy, 1st Edition

    By Vojt?ch Hladký

    George Gemistos Plethon (c. 1360-1454) was a remarkable and influential thinker, active at the time of transition between the Byzantine Middle Ages and the Italian Renaissance. His works cover literary, historical, scientific, but most notably philosophical issues. Plethon is arguably the most…

    Hardback – 2014-01-09

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