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  • Travellers, Merchants and Settlers in the Eastern Mediterranean, 11th-14th Centuries

    1st Edition

    By David Jacoby

    This collection of studies (the eighth by David Jacoby) covers a period witnessing intensive geographic mobility across the Mediterranean, illustrated by a growing number of Westerners engaging in pilgrimage, crusade, trading and shipping, or else driven by sheer curiosity. This movement also…

    Hardback – 2014-06-12
    Variorum Collected Studies

  • Early Christian Dress

    Gender, Virtue, and Authority, 1st Edition

    By Kristi Upson-Saia

    Early Christian Dress is the first full-length monograph on the subject of dress in early Christianity. It pays attention to the ways in which dress expressed and shaped Christian identity, the role dress played in Christians’ rivalries with pagan neighbours, and especially to the ways in which…

    Paperback – 2014-05-30
    Routledge Studies in Ancient History

  • Sylvester Syropoulos on Politics and Culture in the Fifteenth-Century Mediterranean

    Themes and Problems in the Memoirs, Section IV, 1st Edition

    Edited by Fotini Kondyli, Vera Andriopoulou, Eirini Panou, Mary B. Cunningham

    The Memoirs of Sylvester Syropoulos is a text written by a Î’yzantine ecclesiastical official in the 15th century. Syropoulos participated in the Council for the union of the Greek and Latin Churches held in Ferrara and Florence, Italy, in 1438-1439. As a high-ranking official and an eye-witness of…

    Hardback – 2014-05-30
    Birmingham Byzantine and Ottoman Studies

  • The Ashgate Research Companion to Byzantine Hagiography

    Volume II: Genres and Contexts, 1st Edition

    Edited by Stephanos Efthymiadis

    For an entire millennium, Byzantine hagiography, inspired by the veneration of many saints, exhibited literary dynamism and a capacity to vary its basic forms. The subgenres into which it branched out after its remarkable start in the fourth century underwent alternating phases of development and…

    Hardback – 2014-03-28

  • Liturgy and Society in Early Medieval Rome

    1st Edition

    By John F. Romano

    The liturgy, the public worship of the Catholic Church, was a crucial factor in forging the society of early medieval Rome. As the Roman Empire dissolved, a new world emerged as Christian bishops stepped into the power vacuum left by the dismantling of the Empire. Among these potentates, none was…

    Hardback – 2014-03-28
    Church, Faith and Culture in the Medieval West

  • Between Constantinople and Rome

    An Illuminated Byzantine Gospel Book (Paris gr. 54) and the Union of Churches, 1st Edition

    By Kathleen Maxwell

    This is a study of the artistic and political context that led to the production of a truly exceptional Byzantine illustrated manuscript. Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, codex grec 54 is one of the most ambitious and complex manuscripts produced during the Byzantine era. This…

    Hardback – 2014-02-28

  • John Moschos' Spiritual Meadow

    Authority and Autonomy at the End of the Antique World, 1st Edition

    By Brenda Llewellyn Ihssen

    John Moschos' Spiritual Meadow is one of the most important sources for late sixth-early seventh century Palestinian, Syrian and Egyptian monasticism. This undisputedly invaluable collection of beneficial tales provides contemporary society with a fuller picture of an imperfect social history of…

    Hardback – 2014-02-14

  • The Philosophy of Gemistos Plethon

    Platonism in Late Byzantium, between Hellenism and Orthodoxy, 1st Edition

    By Vojt?ch Hladký

    George Gemistos Plethon (c. 1360-1454) was a remarkable and influential thinker, active at the time of transition between the Byzantine Middle Ages and the Italian Renaissance. His works cover literary, historical, scientific, but most notably philosophical issues. Plethon is arguably the most…

    Hardback – 2014-01-09

  • Crusades

    Volume 12, 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 – 2013-12-13

  • Monemvasia

    A Byzantine City State, 1st Edition

    By Haris A. Kalligas

    This lavishly illustrated book stands out in its field as the only book currently available on the best-preserved Byzantine city in the Peloponnese – Monemvasia. Haris A. Kalligas, a world authority on Monemvasia’s history and architecture, here explores the city’s foundation, its status as a…

    Paperback – 2013-12-12

  • Pseudo-Kodinos and the Constantinopolitan Court: Offices and Ceremonies

    1st Edition

    By Ruth Macrides, J.A. Munitiz, Dimiter Angelov

    The work known as Pseudo-Kodinos, the fourteenth-century text which is one of two surviving ceremonial books from the Byzantine empire, is presented here for the first time in English translation. With facing page Greek text and the first in-depth analysis in the form of commentary and individual…

    Hardback – 2013-11-28
    Birmingham Byzantine and Ottoman Studies

  • Experiencing Byzantium

    Papers from the 44th Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, Newcastle and Durham, April 2011, 1st Edition

    Edited by Claire Nesbitt, Mark Jackson

    From the reception of imperial ekphraseis in Hagia Sophia to the sounds and smells of the back streets of Constantinople, the sensory perception of Byzantium is an area that lends itself perfectly to an investigation into the experience of the Byzantine world. The theme of experience embraces all…

    Hardback – 2013-10-23
    Publications of the Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies

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