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  • Constantine of Rhodes, On Constantinople and the Church of the Holy Apostles

    With a new edition of the Greek text by Ioannis Vassis, 1st Edition

    Edited by Liz James

    Constantine of Rhodes's tenth-century poem is an account of public monuments in Constantinople and of the Church of the Holy Apostles. In the opening section of the work, Constantine describes columns and sculptures within the city, seven of which he calls 'wonders'. In the second part of the poem,…

    Hardback – 2012-12-12
    Routledge

  • Banishment in the Later Roman Empire, 284-476 CE

    1st Edition

    By Daniel Washburn

    This book offers a reconstruction and interpretation of banishment in the final era of a unified Roman Empire, 284-476 CE. Author Daniel Washburn argues that exile was both a penalty and a symbol. It applied to those who committed a misstep or crossed the wrong person; it also stood as a marker of…

    Hardback – 2012-11-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Ancient History

  • The Blessing of Waters and Epiphany

    The Eastern Liturgical Tradition, 1st Edition

    By Nicholas E. Denysenko

    This book examines the historical development of the blessing of waters and its theology in the East, with an emphasis on the Byzantine tradition. Exploring how Eastern Christians have sought these waters as a source of healing, purification, and communion with God, Denysenko unpacks their…

    Hardback – 2012-07-28
    Routledge
    Liturgy, Worship and Society Series

  • Clothed in the Body

    Asceticism, the Body and the Spiritual in the Late Antique Era, 1st Edition

    By Hannah Hunt

    Hunt examines the apparent paradox that Jesus' earthly existence and post resurrection appearances are experienced through consummately physical actions and attributes yet some ascetics within the Christian tradition appear to seek to deny the value of the human body, to find it deadening of…

    Hardback – 2012-07-28
    Routledge
    Studies in Philosophy and Theology in Late Antiquity

  • Shifting Cultural Frontiers in Late Antiquity

    1st Edition

    By David Brakke, Deborah Deliyannis

    Shifting Cultural Frontiers in Late Antiquity explores the transformation of classical culture in late antiquity by studying cultures at the borders - the borders of empires, of social classes, of public and private spaces, of literary genres, of linguistic communities, and of the modern…

    Hardback – 2012-06-28
    Routledge

  • Visions of Community in the Post-Roman World

    The West, Byzantium and the Islamic World, 300–1100, 1st Edition

    Edited by Walter Pohl, Clemens Gantner, Richard Payne

    This volume looks at 'visions of community' in a comparative perspective, from Late Antiquity to the dawning of the age of crusades. It addresses the question of why and how distinctive new political cultures developed after the disintegration of the Roman World, and to what degree their…

    Hardback – 2012-06-21
    Routledge

  • Truthfulness, Realism, Historicity

    A Study in Late Antique Spiritual Literature, 1st Edition

    By Peter Turner

    Were holy men historical figures or figments of the theological imagination? Did the biographies devoted to them reflect facts or only the ideological commitments of their authors? For decades, scholars of late antiquity have wrestled with these questions when analysing such issues as the…

    Hardback – 2012-06-19
    Routledge

  • Shipping, Trade and Crusade in the Medieval Mediterranean

    Studies in Honour of John Pryor, 1st Edition

    By Ruthy Gertwagen

    Edited by Elizabeth Jeffreys

    The cutting-edge papers in this collection reflect the wide areas to which John Pryor has made significant contributions in the course of his scholarly career. They are written by some of the world's most distinguished practitioners in the fields of Crusading history and the maritime history of the…

    Hardback – 2012-04-28
    Routledge

  • The Hypotyposis of the Monastery of the Theotokos Evergetis, Constantinople (11th-12th Centuries)

    Introduction, Translation and Commentary, 1st Edition

    By R. H. Jordan, Rosemary Morris

    This book forms part of the Evergetis Project which aims to investigate all surviving texts associated with the Monastery of the Theotokos Evergetis founded in 1049 near Constantinople. A book-length introduction sets out the historical significance of the house for the development of Byzantine…

    Hardback – 2012-03-28
    Routledge

  • Poetry and its Contexts in Eleventh-century Byzantium

    1st Edition

    Edited by Floris Bernard, Kristoffel Demoen

    Byzantine poetry of the eleventh century is fascinating, yet underexplored terrain. It presents a lively view on contemporary society, is often permeated with wit and elegance, and is concerned with a wide variety of subjects. Only now are we beginning to perceive the possibilities that this poetry…

    Hardback – 2012-03-28
    Routledge

  • The Spirit of Augustine's Early Theology

    Contextualizing Augustine's Pneumatology, 1st Edition

    By Chad Tyler Gerber

    St Augustine's pneumatology remains one of his most distinctive, decisive, and ultimately divisive contributions to the story of Christian thought. How did his understanding of the Spirit develop? Why does he identity the Spirit with divine love and cosmic order? And from what personal and…

    Hardback – 2012-02-22
    Routledge
    Studies in Philosophy and Theology in Late Antiquity

  • Cassian's Conferences

    Scriptural Interpretation and the Monastic Ideal, 1st Edition

    By Christopher J. Kelly

    This book explores Cassian's use of scripture in the Conferences, especially its biblical models to convey his understanding of the desert ideal to the monastic communities of Gaul. Cassian intended the scriptures and, implicitly, the Conferences to be the voices of authority and orthodoxy in the…

    Hardback – 2012-01-28
    Routledge
    Routledge New Critical Thinking in Religion, Theology and Biblical Studies

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