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  • The Hymnographic Book of Tropologion

    Sources, Liturgy and Chant Repertory, 1st Edition

    By Svetlana Kujumdzieva

    The Tropologion is considered the earliest known extant chant book from the early Christian world which was in use until the twelfth century. The study of this book is still in its infancy. It has generally been believed that the book has survived in Georgian translation under the name ‘ladgari’…

    Hardback – 2017-11-06
    Routledge

  • Writing About Byzantium

    The History of Niketas Choniates, 1st Edition

    By Theresa Urbainczyk

    Niketas Choniates was in Constantinople when it was burnt and looted by the soldiers of the Fourth Crusade and he wrote a history which has always been the mainstay for anyone wishing to learn about the Comnene dynasty and the Byzantine Empire of the twelfth century. Yet it is a very difficult and…

    Hardback – 2017-10-31
    Routledge
    Birmingham Byzantine and Ottoman Studies

  • The Hieroglyphics of Horapollo Nilous

    Hieroglyphic Semantics in Late Antiquity, 1st Edition

    By Mark Wildish

    The main aim of this book is to reconstruct a philosophical context for the Hieroglyphica of Horapollo, a late 5th century Greek study of hieroglyphic writing. In addition to reviewing and drawing on earlier approaches it explores the range of signs and meanings for which Horapollo is interested in…

    Hardback – 2017-10-30
    Routledge
    Issues in Ancient Philosophy

  • Imperial Spheres and the Adriatic

    Byzantium, the Carolingians and the Treaty of Aachen (812), 1st Edition

    Edited by Mladen Ančić, Jonathan Shepard, Trpimir Vedriš

    Although often mentioned in textbooks about the Carolingian and Byzantine empires, the Treaty of Aachen has not received much close attention. This volume attempts not just to fill the gap, but to view the episode through both micro- and macro-lenses. Introductory chapters review the state of…

    Hardback – 2017-09-25
    Routledge

  • Prophets and Profits

    Ancient Divination and Its Reception, 1st Edition

    Edited by Richard Evans

    This volume examines the ways in which divination, often through oracular utterances and other mechanisms, linked mortals with the gods, and places the practice within the ancient sociopolitical and religious environment. Whether humans sought knowledge by applying to an oracle through which the…

    Hardback – 2017-09-05
    Routledge

  • Celibate and Childless Men in Power

    Ruling Eunuchs and Bishops in the Pre-Modern World, 1st Edition

    Edited by Almut Höfert, Matthew Mesley, Serena Tolino

    This book explores a striking common feature of pre-modern ruling systems on a global scale: the participation of childless and celibate men as integral parts of the elites. In bringing court eunuchs and bishops together, this collection shows that the integration of men who were normatively or…

    Hardback – 2017-08-15
    Routledge

  • Childhood in History

    Perceptions of Children in the Ancient and Medieval Worlds, 1st Edition

    Edited by Reidar Aasgaard, Cornelia Horn

    Inquiring into childhood is one of the most appropriate ways to address the perennial and essential question of what it is that makes human beings – each of us – human. In Childhood in History: Perceptions of Children in the Ancient and Medieval Worlds, Aasgaard, Horn, and Cojocaru bring together…

    Hardback – 2017-07-27
    Routledge

  • Israel, the Church, and Millenarianism

    A Way beyond Replacement Theology, 1st Edition

    By Steven D. Aguzzi

    Since the calls of the Second Vatican Council, Roman Catholic theologians have sought to overcome an overarching problem facing Jewish–Christian relations, the concept of "supersessionism"; the idea that God has revoked the spiritual and historical promises made to the Jewish people in favour of…

    Hardback – 2017-07-27
    Routledge
    Routledge New Critical Thinking in Religion, Theology and Biblical Studies

  • Borderline Virginities

    Sacred and Secular Virgins in Late Antiquity, 1st Edition

    By Sissel Undheim

    How and why did virginity come to play such a crucial part in the Christian Church in the formative and defining period of Late Antiquity? Sissel Undheim analyzes the negotiations over what constituted virginity and assesses its socio-religious value in fourth-century Rome by looking at those at…

    Hardback – 2017-07-27
    Routledge

  • The Plight of Rome in the Fifth Century AD

    1st Edition

    By Mark Merrony

    The Plight of Rome in the Fifth Century AD argues that the fall of the western Roman Empire was rooted in a significant drop in war booty, agricultural productivity, and mineral resources. Merrony proposes that a dependency on the three economic components was established with the Principate, when…

    Hardback – 2017-07-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Ancient History

  • Medieval Trade in the Eastern Mediterranean and Beyond

    1st Edition

    By David Jacoby

    Collected Studies CS1066 The articles in this collection cover the region extending from Italy to the Black Sea and to Egypt, over a period of seven centuries, with an emphasis on the considerable economic and social interaction between the West and the regions of the Eastern Mediterranean. They…

    Hardback – 2017-07-05
    Routledge
    Variorum Collected Studies

  • Procopius of Caesarea: Literary and Historical Interpretations

    1st Edition

    Edited by Christopher Lillington-Martin

    This volume aims to encourage dialogue and collaboration between international scholars by presenting new literary and historical interpretations of the sixth-century writer Procopius of Caesarea, the major historian of Justinian’s reign. Although scholarship on Procopius has flourished since 2004,…

    Hardback – 2017-06-29
    Routledge

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