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  • Byzantine Military Manuals as Literary Works and Practical Handbooks

    The Case of the Tenth-Century Sylloge Tacticorum, 1st Edition

    By Georgios Chatzelis

    This book studies the Sylloge Tacticorum, an important tenth-century Byzantine military manual. The text is used as a case study to connect military manuals with the challenges that Byzantium faced in its wars with the Arabs, but also with other aspects of Byzantine society such as education,…

    Hardback – 2019-01-29
    Routledge

  • Debate and Dialogue

    Christian and Pagan Cultures c. 360-430, 1st Edition

    By Maijastina Kahlos

    This book explores the construction of Christian identity in fourth and fifth centuries through inventing, fabricating and sharpening binary oppositions. Such oppositions, for example Christians - pagans; truth - falsehood; the one true god - the multitude of demons; the right religion -…

    Paperback – 2018-12-19
    Routledge
    Routledge New Critical Thinking in Religion, Theology and Biblical Studies

  • Learning Cities in Late Antiquity

    The Local Dimension of Education, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jan R. Stenger

    Education in the Graeco-Roman world was a hallmark of the polis. Yet the complex ways in which pedagogical theory and practice intersected with their local environments has not been much explored in recent scholarship. Learning Cities in Late Antiquity suggests a new explanatory model that helps to…

    Hardback – 2018-12-17
    Routledge

  • The Dynamics of Rhetorical Performances in Late Antiquity

    1st Edition

    By Alberto J. Quiroga Puertas

    This book argues that narrations of rhetorical performances in late antique literature can be interpreted as a reflection of the ongoing debates of the time. Competition among cultural elites, strategies of self-presentation and the making of religious orthodoxy often took the shape of narrations…

    Hardback – 2018-10-30
    Routledge

  • Geopolitics in Late Antiquity

    The Fate of Superpowers from China to Rome, 1st Edition

    By Hyun Jin Kim

    Geopolitics in Late Antiquity explores the geopolitical revolution which shook the foundations of the ancient world, the dawning of the millennium of Inner Asian dominance and virtual monopoly of world power (with interludes) that began with the rise of the Huns and then continued under the…

    Hardback – 2018-10-09
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Ancient History

  • Imagining the Afterlife in the Ancient World

    1st Edition

    Edited by Juliette Harrisson

    Human beings have speculated about whether or not there is life after death, and if so, what form that life might take, for centuries. What did people in the ancient world think the next life would hold, and did they imagine there was a chance for a relationship between the living and the dead? How…

    Hardback – 2018-09-04
    Routledge

  • Constantine XI Dragaš Palaeologus (1404–1453)

    The Last Emperor of Byzantium, 1st Edition

    By Marios Philippides

    Constantine XI’s last moments in life, as he stood before the walls of Constantinople in 1453, have bestowed a heroic status on him. This book produces a more balanced portrait of an intriguing individual: the last emperor of Constantinople. To be sure, the last of the Greek Caesars was a…

    Hardback – 2018-09-03
    Routledge

  • Image and Reality of Roman Imperial Power in the Third Century AD

    The Impact of War, 1st Edition

    By Lukas de Blois

    Image and Reality of Roman Imperial Power in the Third Century AD focuses on the wide range of available sources of Roman imperial power in the period AD 193-284, ranging from literary and economic texts, to coins and other artefacts. This volume examines the impact of war on the foundations of the…

    Hardback – 2018-08-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Ancient History

  • Honorius

    The Fight for the Roman West AD 395-423, 1st Edition

    By Chris Doyle

    Honorius explores the personal life and tumultuous times of one of the last emperors of the Roman West. From his accession to the throne aged ten to his death at thirty-eight, Honorius’ reign was blighted by a myriad of crises: military rebellions, political conspiracies, barbarian invasions, and…

    Hardback – 2018-08-08
    Routledge
    Roman Imperial Biographies

  • Clerical Continence in Twelfth-Century England and Byzantium

    Property, Family, and Purity, 1st Edition

    By Maroula Perisanidi

    Why did the medieval West condemn clerical marriage as an abomination while the Byzantine Church affirmed its sanctifying nature? This book brings together ecclesiastical, legal, social, and cultural history in order to examine how Byzantine and Western medieval ecclesiastics made sense of their…

    Hardback – 2018-07-26
    Routledge

  • The Sorrows of Mattidia

    A New Translation and Commentary, 1st Edition

    By Curtis Hutt

    This volume offers a new translation of the Pseudo-Clementine family narrative here known as The Sorrows of Mattidia. It contains a full introduction which explores the obscured origins of the text, the plot, and main characters, and engages in a comparison of the portrayal of pagan, Jewish, and…

    Hardback – 2018-07-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Classical Translations

  • Rethinking ‘Authority’ in Late Antiquity

    Authorship, Law, and Transmission in Jewish and Christian Tradition, 1st Edition

    Edited by A.J. Berkovitz, Mark Letteney

    The historian’s task involves unmasking the systems of power that underlie our sources. A historian must not only analyze the content and context of ancient sources, but also the structures of power, authority, and political contingency that account for their transmission, preservation, and…

    Hardback – 2018-06-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies

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