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  • Theodosius and the Limits of Empire

    1st Edition

    By Mark Hebblewhite

    The emperor Theodosius I (AD 379-395) was one of the most remarkable figures of the Fourth Century AD. In the face of religious schism, political turmoil, and barbarian threats he managed to maintain imperial power and forge a political dynasty that would dominate both East and West for over half a…

    Hardback – 2020-04-10 
    Routledge

  • Bride of Hades to Bride of Christ

    The Virgin and the Otherwordly Bridegroom in Ancient Greece and Early Christian Rome, 1st Edition

    By Abbe Lind Walker

    This volume argues that ancient Greek girls and early Christian virgins and their families made use of rhetorically similar traditions of marriage to an otherworldly bridegroom in order to handle the problem of a girl’s denied or disrupted transition into adulthood. In both ancient Greece and…

    Hardback – 2020-03-12 
    Routledge
    Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies

  • Inscribing Texts in Byzantium

    Continuities and Transformations, 1st Edition

    Edited by Marc Lauxtermann, Ida Toth

    In spite of the striking abundance of extant primary material, Byzantine epigraphy remains uncharted territory. The volume of the Proceedings of the 49th SPBS Spring Symposium aims to promote the field of Byzantine epigraphy as a whole, and topics and subjects covered include: Byzantine attitudes…

    Hardback – 2020-03-10 
    Routledge
    Publications of the Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies

  • The Religious Figural Imagery of Byzantine Lead Seals I

    Studies on the Image of Christ, the Virgin and Narrative Scenes, 1st Edition

    By John A. Cotsonis

    The articles republished in this volume are ground-breaking studies that employ a large body of religious figural imagery of Byzantine lead seals ranging from the 6th to the 15th century. A number of the studies present tables, charts and graphs in their analysis of iconographic trends and changing…

    Hardback – 2020-03-04 
    Routledge
    Variorum Collected Studies

  • Warfare and the Making of Early Medieval Italy (568–652)

    1st Edition

    By Eduardo Fabbro

    Devastated by two decades of war and ravaged by the spread of the plague, large parts of Italy fell quickly into the hands of a group known to history as the Lombards. By the early 570s the Lombards were firmly established in Italy, which they ruled without ever fully unifying it. The events of the…

    Hardback – 2020-03-04 
    Routledge
    Studies in Medieval History and Culture

  • The Religious Figural Imagery of Byzantine Lead Seals II

    Studies on Images of the Saints and on Personal Piety, 1st Edition

    By John A. Cotsonis

    The articles republished in this volume are ground-breaking studies that employ a large body of religious figural imagery of Byzantine lead seals ranging from the 6th to the 15th century. A number of the studies present tables, charts and graphs in their analysis of iconographic trends and changing…

    Hardback – 2020-03-03 
    Routledge
    Variorum Collected Studies

  • Musaeus' Hero and Leander

    Translation, Introduction, and Commentary, 1st Edition

    By Silvia Montiglio

    This book offers a new English translation of Musaeus' poem Hero and Leander, with the original Greek on the facing page, a substantial introduction and a detailed commentary. The tragic romance of Hero and Leander has had and still has a great appeal, inspiring countless writers, painters,…

    Hardback – 2020-02-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge Classical Translations

  • Rome, Parthia, and the Politics of Peace

    The Origins of War in the Ancient Middle East, 1st Edition

    By Jason M. Schlude

    This volume offers an informed survey of the problematic relationship between the ancient empires of Rome and Parthia from c.96/95 BCE to 224 CE. Schlude explores the rhythms of this relationship and invites its readers to reconsider the past and our relationship with it. Some have looked to this…

    Hardback – 2020-02-03 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Ancient History

  • Crusaders, Cathars and the Holy Places

    1st Edition

    By Bernard Hamilton

    First published in 1999, this volume emerged as part of the Collected Studies series and features studies authored by Bernard Hamilton over a period of twenty years, all of which deal with relations between Western Europe and the neighbouring civilizations in the Eastern Mediterranean during the…

    Paperback – 2020-02-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Pilgrims’ Castle (‘Atlit), David’s Tower (Jerusalem) and Qal‘at ar-Rabad (‘Ajlun)

    Three Middle Eastern Castles from the Time of the Crusades, 1st Edition

    By C.N. Johns, Denys Pringle

    First published in 1997, this collection includes papers on Crusader-era architecture in Palestine with a focus on ‘Atlit, the castle of ‘Ajlun and on the Citadel of Jerusalem, both the papers and sites of which have previously been difficult to access. The volume is presented partly to repair the…

    Paperback – 2020-02-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2020-01-15 
    Routledge

  • The Age of Constantine the Great (1949)

    1st Edition

    By Jacob Burckhardt

    Republished in 1949, Jacob Burckhardt’s brilliant study, first published in Germany in 1852, has survived all its critics and presents today perhaps a more intelligible and a more valid picture of events, their nexus, and their relevance than any later study. This English version is apt to the…

    Paperback – 2020-01-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

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