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  • Gifts of Clothing in Late Antique Literature

    1st Edition

    By Nikki Rollason

    Both clothing and gifts in the ancient world have separately been the subject of much scholarly discussion because they were an integral part of Greek and Roman society and identity, creating and reinforcing the relationships which kept a community together, as well as delineating status and even…

    Hardback – 2016-08-01

  • The Life and Legacy of Constantine

    Traditions through the Ages, 1st Edition

    Edited by M. Shane Bjornlie

    The transformation from the classical period to the medieval has long been associated with the rise of Christianity. This association has deeply influenced the way that modern audiences imagine the separation of the classical world from its medieval and early modern successors. The role played in…

    Hardback – 2016-07-21

  • Imperial Lineages and Legacies in the Eastern Mediterranean

    Recording the Imprint of Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman Rule, 1st Edition

    Edited by Rhoads Murphey

    The comparative study of empires has traditionally been addressed in the widest possible global historical perspective with comparison of New World empires such as the Aztecs and Incas side by side with the history of imperial Rome and the empires of China and Russia in the medieval and modern…

    Hardback – 2016-07-20
    Birmingham Byzantine and Ottoman Studies

  • John II Komnenos, Emperor of Byzantium

    In the Shadow of Father and Son, 1st Edition

    Edited by Alessandra Bucossi, Alex Rodriguez Suarez

    The Emperor John II Komnenos (1118–1143) has been overshadowed by both his father Alexios I and his son Manuel I. Written sources have not left us much evidence regarding his reign, although authors agree that he was an excellent emperor. However, the period witnessed territorial expansion in Asia…

    Hardback – 2016-06-20
    Publications of the Centre for Hellenic Studies, King's College London

  • The Crusade in the Fifteenth Century

    Converging and competing cultures, 1st Edition

    Edited by Norman Housley

    Increasingly, historians acknowledge the significance of crusading activity in the fifteenth century, and they have started to explore the different ways in which it shaped contemporary European society. Just as important, however, was the range of interactions which took place between the three…

    Hardback – 2016-06-13
    Crusades - Subsidia

  • Spaces in Late Antiquity

    Cultural, Theological and Archaeological Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Juliette Day, Raimo Hakola, Maijastina Kahlos, Ulla Tervahauta

    Places and spaces are key factors in how individuals and groups construct their identities. Identity theories have emphasised that the construction of an identity does not follow abstract and universal processes but is also deeply rooted in specific historical, cultural, social and material…

    Hardback – 2016-06-10

  • Education and Religion in Late Antique Christianity

    Reflections, social contexts and genres, 1st Edition

    Edited by Peter Gemeinhardt, Lieve Van Hoof, Peter Van Nuffelen

    This book studies the complex attitude of late ancient Christians towards classical education. In recent years, the different theoretical positions that can be found among the Church Fathers have received particular attention: their statements ranged from enthusiastic assimilation to outright…

    Hardback – 2016-04-07

  • The Old French Chronicle of Morea

    An Account of Frankish Greece after the Fourth Crusade, 1st Edition

    Edited by Anne Van Arsdall, Helen Moody

    Numerous Byzantine and Western sources describing the events of the Fourth Crusade have now been translated into English. However, the same is not true for material on Frankish Greece, despite this region’s importance to late medieval crusading. The Chronicle of Morea is the key source for the…

    Hardback – 2015-12-28
    Crusade Texts in Translation

  • The Reception of Byzantium in European Culture since 1500

    1st Edition

    Edited by Przemyslaw Marciniak, Dion C. Smythe

    Studies on the reception of the classical tradition are an indispensable part of classical studies. Understanding the importance of ancient civilization means also studying how it was used subsequently. This kind of approach is still relatively rare in the field of Byzantine Studies. This volume,…

    Hardback – 2015-12-07

  • Conversion in Late Antiquity: Christianity, Islam, and Beyond

    Papers from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar, University of Oxford, 2009-2010, 1st Edition

    By Arietta Papaconstantinou, Daniel L. Schwartz

    The papers in this volume were presented at a Mellon-Sawyer Seminar held at the University of Oxford in 2009-2010, which sought to investigate side by side the two important movements of conversion that frame late antiquity: to Christianity at its start, and to Islam at the other end. Challenging…

    Hardback – 2015-09-11

  • Mutations of Hellenism in Late Antiquity

    1st Edition

    By Polymnia Athanassiadi

    The 21 studies in this volume, which deal with issues of social and intellectual history, religion and historical methodology, explore the ways whereby over the course of a few hundred years -roughly between the second and the fifth centuries A.D.- an anthropocentric culture mutated into a…

    Hardback – 2015-08-28
    Variorum Collected Studies

  • Resurrecting Parts

    Early Christians on Desire, Reproduction, and Sexual Difference, 1st Edition

    By Taylor Petrey

    During the late second and early third centuries C.E. the resurrection became a central question for intellectual commentary, with increasingly tense divisions between those who interpreted the resurrection as a bodily experience and those who did not. The relationship between the resurrected…

    Hardback – 2015-07-27
    Routledge Studies in the Early Christian World

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