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  • Islam and Christianity in Medieval Anatolia

    1st Edition

    By A.C.S. Peacock, Bruno De Nicola

    Islam and Christianity in Medieval Anatolia offers a comparative approach to understanding the spread of Islam and Muslim culture in medieval Anatolia. It aims to reassess work in the field since the 1971 classic by Speros Vryonis, The Decline of Hellenism in Asia Minor and the Process of…

    Hardback – 2015-03-28

  • Byzantine Readings of Ancient Historians

    Texts in Translation, with Introductions and Notes, 1st Edition

    By Anthony Kaldellis

    The survival of ancient Greek historiography is largely due to its preservation by Byzantine copyists and scholars. This process entailed selection, adaptation, and commentary, which shaped the corpus of Greek historiography in its transmission. By investigating those choices, Kaldellis enables a…

    Hardback – 2015-03-16
    Routledge Classical Translations

  • Children and Asceticism in Late Antiquity

    Continuity, Family Dynamics and the Rise of Christianity, 1st Edition

    By Ville Vuolanto

    In Late Antiquity the emergence of Christian asceticism challenged the traditional Greco-Roman views and practices of family life. The resulting discussions on the right way to live a good Christian life provide us with a variety of information on both ideological statements and living experiences…

    Hardback – 2015-02-28

  • Languages and Cultures of Eastern Christianity: Greek

    1st Edition

    Edited by Scott Fitzgerald Johnson

    This volume brings together a set of fundamental contributions, many translated into English for this publication, along with an important introduction. Together these explore the role of Greek among Christian communities in the late antique and Byzantine East (late Roman Oriens), specifically in…

    Hardback – 2015-02-04
    The Worlds of Eastern Christianity, 300-1500

  • Shifting Genres in Late Antiquity

    1st Edition

    By Geoffrey Greatrex, Hugh Elton, the assistance of Lucas McMahon

    Shifting Genres in Late Antiquity examines the transformations that took place in a wide range of genres, both literary and non-literary, in this dynamic period. The Christianisation of the Roman empire and the successor kingdoms had a profound impact on the evolution of Greek and Roman literature,…

    Hardback – 2015-01-13

  • Crusades

    Volume 13, 1st Edition

    By Benjamin Z. Kedar, Jonathan Phillips, Jonathan Riley-Smith

    Crusades covers seven hundred years from the First Crusade (1095-1102) to the fall of Malta (1798) and draws together scholars working on theatres of war, their home fronts and settlements from the Baltic to Africa and from Spain to the Near East and on theology, law, literature, art, numismatics…

    Hardback – 2014-12-11

  • The Sasanian World through Georgian Eyes

    Caucasia and the Iranian Commonwealth in Late Antique Georgian Literature, 1st Edition

    By Stephen H. Rapp Jr

    Georgian literary sources for Late Antiquity are commonly held to be later productions devoid of historical value. As a result, scholarship outside the Republic of Georgia has privileged Graeco-Roman and even Armenian narratives. However, when investigated within the dual contexts of a regional…

    Hardback – 2014-10-22

  • Arianism: Roman Heresy and Barbarian Creed

    1st Edition

    By Guido M. Berndt

    Edited by Roland Steinacher

    This is the first volume to attempt a comprehensive overview of the evolution of the 'Arian' churches in the Roman world of Late Antiquity and their political importance in the late Roman kingdoms of the 5th-6th centuries, ruled by barbarian warrior elites. Bringing together researchers from the…

    Hardback – 2014-10-01

  • The Emperor Theophilos and the East, 829–842

    Court and Frontier in Byzantium during the Last Phase of Iconoclasm, 1st Edition

    By Juan Signes Codoñer

    Modern historiography has become accustomed to portraying the emperor Theophilos of Byzantium (829-842) in a favourable light, taking at face value the legendary account that makes of him a righteous and learned ruler, and excusing as ill fortune his apparent military failures against the Muslims.…

    Hardback – 2014-10-01
    Birmingham Byzantine and Ottoman Studies

  • Hagia Sophia and the Byzantine Aesthetic Experience

    1st Edition

    By Nadine Schibille

    Paramount in the shaping of early Byzantine identity was the construction of the church of Hagia Sophia in Constantinople (532-537 CE). This book examines the edifice from the perspective of aesthetics to define the concept of beauty and the meaning of art in early Byzantium. Byzantine aesthetic…

    Hardback – 2014-09-28

  • Divination and Theurgy in Neoplatonism

    Oracles of the Gods, 1st Edition

    By Crystal Addey

    Why did ancient philosophers consult oracles, write about them, and consider them to be an important part of philosophical thought and practice? This book explores the extensive links between oracles and philosophy in Late Antiquity, particularly focusing on the roles of oracles and other forms of…

    Hardback – 2014-09-17
    Studies in Philosophy and Theology in Late Antiquity

  • Dressing Judeans and Christians in Antiquity

    1st Edition

    Edited by Kristi Upson-Saia, Carly Daniel-Hughes, Alicia J. Batten

    The past two decades have witnessed a proliferation of scholarship on dress in the ancient world. These recent studies have established the extent to which Greece and Rome were vestimentary cultures, and they have demonstrated the critical role dress played in communicating individuals’ identities,…

    Hardback – 2014-08-20

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