Late Antiquity & Byzantium Products

  • Art and Identity in Thirteenth-Century Byzantium

    Hagia Sophia and the Empire of Trebizond, 1st Edition

    By Antony Eastmond

    The church of Hagia Sophia in Trebizond, built by the emperor Manuel I Grand Komnenos (1238-63) in the aftermath of the fall of Constantinople to the Fourth Crusade, is the finest surviving Byzantine imperial monument of its period. Art and Identity in Thirteenth-Century Byzantium is the first…

    Hardback – 2004-10-20
    Birmingham Byzantine and Ottoman Studies

  • John Climacus

    From the Egyptian Desert to the Sinaite Mountain, 1st Edition

    By John Chryssavgis

    John Chryssavgis explores the ascetic teaching and theology of St John Climacus, a classical and formative writer of the Christian medieval East, and the author of the seventh-century Ladder of Divine Ascent. This text proved to be the most widely used handbook of the spiritual life in the…

    Hardback – 2004-10-11

  • Travel, Communication and Geography in Late Antiquity

    Sacred and Profane, 1st Edition

    By Linda Ellis, Frank L. Kidner

    Travel, Communication and Geography in Late Antiquity brings together a set of papers that consider anew issues of travel, communication and landscape in Late Antiquity. This period witnessed an increase in long-distance travel and the construction of large new inter-provincial communications…

    Hardback – 2004-08-17

  • Landscapes of Change

    Rural Evolutions in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages, 1st Edition

    Edited by Neil Christie

    Only in recent years has archaeology begun to examine in a coherent manner the transformation of the landscape from classical through to medieval times. In Landscapes of Change, leading scholars in the archaeology of the late antique and early medieval periods address the key results and directions…

    Hardback – 2004-07-12

  • Famine and Pestilence in the Late Roman and Early Byzantine Empire

    A Systematic Survey of Subsistence Crises and Epidemics, 1st Edition

    By Dionysios Ch. Stathakopoulos

    Famine and Pestilence in the Late Roman and Early Byzantine Empire presents the first analytical account in English of the history of subsistence crises and epidemic diseases in Late Antiquity. Based on a catalogue of all such events in the East Roman/Byzantine empire between 284 and 750, it gives…

    Hardback – 2004-02-10
    Birmingham Byzantine and Ottoman Studies

  • Silver and Society in Late Antiquity

    Functions and Meanings of Silver Plate in the Fourth to Seventh Centuries, 1st Edition

    By Ruth E. Leader-Newby

    The spectacular hoards of late antique silver - Mildenhall, Thetford, Sevso - discovered since the middle of the last century have aroused much interest in this luxury art form. But what did these pieces mean to their owners, and why was silverware so important in late antiquity? Silver and…

    Hardback – 2004-01-07

  • Rhetoric in Byzantium

    Papers from the Thirty-fifth Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, Exeter College, University of Oxford, March 2001, 1st Edition

    Edited by Elizabeth Jeffreys

    'Rhetoric in Byzantium' explores the ways in which rhetoric functioned in Byzantine society - as a tool for the effective communication of ideas and ideologies, but at times also a barrier that inhibited the expression of real feelings and everyday realities, and imposed a burden of decoding on…

    Hardback – 2003-06-13
    Publications of the Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies

  • The Warrior Saints in Byzantine Art and Tradition

    1st Edition

    By Christopher Walter

    Christopher Walter's study of the cult and iconography of Byzantine warrior saints - George, Demetrius, the two Theodores, and dozens more - is at once encyclopaedic and interpretative, and the first comprehensive study of the subject. The author delineates their origins and development as a…

    Hardback – 2003-04-28

  • Travel in the Byzantine World

    Papers from the Thirty-Fourth Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, Birmingham, April 2000, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ruth Macrides

    The contributions to this volume have been selected from the papers delivered at the 34th Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies at Birmingham, in April 2000. Travellers to and in the Byzantine world have long been a subject of interest but travel and communications in the medieval period have…

    Hardback – 2002-09-05
    Publications of the Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies

  • Medieval Frontiers: Concepts and Practices

    1st Edition

    By David Abulafia, Nora Berend

    In recent years, the 'medieval frontier' has been the subject of extensive research. But the term has been understood in many different ways: political boundaries; fuzzy lines across which trade, religions and ideas cross; attitudes to other peoples and their customs. This book draws attention to…

    Hardback – 2002-06-18

  • Church Law and Church Order in Rome and Byzantium

    A Comparative Study, 1st Edition

    By Clarence Gallagher

    This book presents a comparative study of church order in the East and West of the Christian world. It deals with the development of canon law from the 6th century, the time of Dionysius Exiguus and John Scholastikos, up to the period of Balsamon and Gratian. While the focus is upon Rome and…

    Hardback – 2002-04-10
    Birmingham Byzantine and Ottoman Studies

  • Society and Culture in Late Antique Gaul

    Revisiting the Sources, 1st Edition

    By Ralph Mathisen, Danuta Shanzer

    Late Roman Gaul is often seen either from a classical Roman perspective as an imperial province in decay and under constant threat from barbarian invasion or settlement, or from the medieval one, as the cradle of modern France and Germany. Standard texts and "moments" have emerged and been…

    Hardback – 2001-12-17

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