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  • Approaches to Byzantine Architecture and its Decoration

    Studies in Honor of Slobodan Curcic, 1st Edition

    By Mark J. Johnson, Amy Papalexandrou

    Edited by Robert Ousterhout

    The fourteen essays in this collection demonstrate a wide variety of approaches to the study of Byzantine architecture and its decoration, a reflection of both newer trends and traditional scholarship in the field. The variety is also a reflection of Professor Curcic’s wide interests, which he…

    Hardback – 2012-01-28

  • Interpreting the Bible and Aristotle in Late Antiquity

    The Alexandrian Commentary Tradition between Rome and Baghdad, 1st Edition

    By Josef Lössl

    Edited by John W. Watt

    This book brings together sixteen studies by internationally renowned scholars on the origins and early development of the Latin and Syriac biblical and philosophical commentary traditions. It casts light on the work of the founder of philosophical biblical commentary, Origen of Alexandria, and…

    Hardback – 2011-12-28

  • A Cretan Healer's Handbook in the Byzantine Tradition

    Text, Translation and Commentary, 1st Edition

    By Patricia Ann Clark

    In 1930 the Cretan healer Nikolaos Konstantinos Theodorakis of Meronas re-copied a notebook containing medical lore passed down through his family over generations. The present volume offers an edition of this notebook together with an English translation, the first of its kind. It belongs to the…

    Hardback – 2011-11-28
    Medicine in the Medieval Mediterranean

  • Reuse Value

    Spolia and Appropriation in Art and Architecture from Constantine to Sherrie Levine, 1st Edition

    Edited by Richard Brilliant, Dale Kinney

    This book offers a range of views on spolia and appropriation in art and architecture from fourth-century Rome to the late twentieth century. Using case studies from different historical moments and cultures, contributors test the limits of spolia as a critical category and seek to define its…

    Hardback – 2011-10-28

  • Christ's Resurrection in Early Christianity

    and the Making of the New Testament, 1st Edition

    By Markus Vinzent

    Why is the Resurrection of Christ so remote, almost non-existent in many early Christian writings of the first 140 years of Christianity? This is the first Patristic book to focus on the development of the belief in the Resurrection of Christ through the first centuries A.D. By Paul, Christ's…

    Paperback – 2011-08-16

  • The Cult of the Mother of God in Byzantium

    Texts and Images, 1st Edition

    Edited by Leslie Brubaker, Mary B. Cunningham

    This volume, on the cult of the Theotokos (Virgin Mary) in Byzantium, focuses on textual and historical aspects of the subject, thus complementing previous work which has centred more on the cult of images of the Mother of God. The papers presented here, by an international team of scholars,…

    Hardback – 2011-08-11
    Birmingham Byzantine and Ottoman Studies

  • Early Christian Dress

    Gender, Virtue, and Authority, 1st Edition

    By Kristi Upson-Saia

    Early Christian Dress is the first full-length monograph on the subject of dress in early Christianity. It pays attention to the ways in which dress expressed and shaped Christian identity, the role dress played in Christians’ rivalries with pagan neighbours, and especially to the ways in which…

    Hardback – 2011-06-14
    Routledge Studies in Ancient History

  • Romans, Barbarians, and the Transformation of the Roman World

    Cultural Interaction and the Creation of Identity in Late Antiquity, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ralph W. Mathisen, Danuta Shanzer

    One of the most significant transformations of the Roman world in Late Antiquity was the integration of barbarian peoples into the social, cultural, religious, and political milieu of the Mediterranean world. The nature of these transformations was considered at the sixth biennial Shifting…

    Hardback – 2011-03-28

  • The Siege and the Fall of Constantinople in 1453

    Historiography, Topography, and Military Studies, 1st Edition

    By Marios Philippides, Walter K. Hanak

    This major study is a comprehensive scholarly work on a key moment in the history of Europe, the fall of Constantinople to the Ottoman Turks in 1453. The result of years of research, it presents all available sources along with critical evaluations of these narratives. The authors have consulted…

    Hardback – 2011-03-28

  • Images of the Byzantine World

    Visions, Messages and Meanings: Studies presented to Leslie Brubaker, 1st Edition

    Edited by Angeliki Lymberopoulou

    The main themes of this volume are the identification of 'visions', 'messages', and 'meanings' in various facets of Byzantine culture and the possible differences in the perception of these visions, messages and meanings as seen by their original audience and by modern scholars. The volume…

    Hardback – 2011-02-18

  • History as Literature in Byzantium

    Papers from the Fortieth Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, University of Birmingham, April 2007, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ruth Macrides

    Although perceived since the sixteenth century as the most impressive literary achievement of Byzantine culture, historical writing nevertheless remains little studied as literature. Historical texts are still read first and foremost for nuggets of information, as main sources for the…

    Hardback – 2010-12-28
    Publications of the Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies

  • Health and Disease in Byzantine Crete (7th–12th centuries AD)

    1st Edition

    By Chryssi Bourbou

    Daily life and living conditions in the Byzantine world are relatively underexplored subjects, often neglected in comparison with more visible aspects of Byzantine culture, such as works of art. The book is among the few publications on Greek Byzantine populations and helps pioneer a new approach…

    Hardback – 2010-12-23
    Medicine in the Medieval Mediterranean

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