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  • Ekphrasis, Imagination and Persuasion in Ancient Rhetorical Theory and Practice

    1st Edition

    By Ruth Webb

    This is a study of ekphrasis, the art of making listeners and readers 'see' in their imagination through words alone, as taught in ancient rhetorical schools and as used by Greek writers of the Imperial period (2nd-6th centuries CE). The author places the practice of ekphrasis within its cultural…

    Paperback – 2016-10-03

  • Disability in Antiquity

    1st Edition

    Edited by Christian Laes

    This volume is a major contribution to the field of disability history in the ancient world. Contributions from leading international scholars examine deformity and disability from a variety of historical, sociological and theoretical perspectives, as represented in various media. The volume is not…

    Hardback – 2016-09-30
    Rewriting Antiquity

  • Hellenisms

    Culture, Identity, and Ethnicity from Antiquity to Modernity, 1st Edition

    Edited by Katerina Zacharia

    This volume casts a fresh look at the multifaceted expressions of diachronic Hellenisms. A distinguished group of historians, classicists, anthropologists, ethnographers, cultural studies, and comparative literature scholars contribute essays exploring the variegated mantles of Greek ethnicity, and…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09

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

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

    By Danuta Shanzer

    Edited by Ralph W. Mathisen

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09

  • Byzantine Art and Renaissance Europe

    1st Edition

    Edited by Angeliki Lymberopoulou, Rembrandt Duits

    Byzantine Art and Renaissance Europe discusses the cultural and artistic interaction between the Byzantine east and western Europe, from the sack of Constantinople by the Fourth Crusade in 1204 to the flourishing of post-Byzantine artistic workshops on Venetian Crete during the fifteenth and…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09

  • Vandals, Romans and Berbers

    New Perspectives on Late Antique North Africa, 1st Edition

    Edited by Andrew Merrills

    The birth, growth and decline of the Vandal and Berber Kingdoms in North Africa have often been forgotten in studies of the late Roman and post-Roman West. Although recent archaeological activity has alleviated this situation, the vast and disparate body of written evidence from the region remains…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09
    Publications of the Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09

  • The Life of the Patriarch Tarasios by Ignatios Deacon (BHG1698)

    Introduction, Edition, Translation and Commentary, 1st Edition

    By Stephanos Efthymiadis

    The patriarch Tarasios holds a key position in the ending of the first period of Iconoclasm in Byzantium, with the seventh Oecumenical Council at Nicaea in 787. His Life forms an equally key source for the history and culture of the Byzantine world in the eighth and ninth centuries. This book…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09
    Birmingham Byzantine and Ottoman Studies

  • Money, Power and Politics in Early Islamic Syria

    A Review of Current Debates, 1st Edition

    Edited by John Haldon

    The transformation of the eastern provinces of the Roman empire from the middle of the seventh century CE under the impact of Islam has attracted a good deal of scholarly attention in recent years, and as more archaeological material becomes available, has been subject to revision and rethinking in…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09

  • Cassian's Conferences

    Scriptural Interpretation and the Monastic Ideal, 1st Edition

    By Christopher J. Kelly

    This book explores Cassian's use of scripture in the Conferences, especially its biblical models to convey his understanding of the desert ideal to the monastic communities of Gaul. Cassian intended the scriptures and, implicitly, the Conferences to be the voices of authority and orthodoxy in the…

    Paperback – 2016-09-06

  • Medicine and Pharmacy in Byzantine Hospitals

    A study of the extant formularies, 1st Edition

    By David Bennett

    Scholars have made conflicting claims for Byzantine hospitals as medical institutions and as the forebears of the modern hospital. In this study is the first systematic examination of the evidence of the xenôn texts, or Xenonika, on which all such claims must in part rest. These texts, compiled…

    Hardback – 2016-08-23
    Medicine in the Medieval Mediterranean

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