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  • Aleppo

    A History, 1st Edition

    By Ross Burns

    Shortlisted for the 2018 British-Kuwait Friendship Society Book Prize  Aleppo is one of the longest-surviving cities of the ancient and Islamic Middle East. Until recently it enjoyed a thriving urban life—in particular an active traditional suq, with a continuous tradition going back…

    Paperback – 2017-12-19
    Routledge
    Cities of the Ancient World

  • Greek Monasticism in Southern Italy

    The Life of Neilos in Context, 1st Edition

    Edited by Barbara Crostini, Ines Angeli Murzaku

    This volume was conceived with the double aim of providing a background and a further context for the new Dumbarton Oaks English translation of the Life of St Neilos from Rossano, founder of the monastery of Grottaferrata near Rome in 1004. Reflecting this double aim, the volume is divided into two…

    Hardback – 2017-12-18
    Routledge

  • Religion and Peace

    Historical Aspects, 1st Edition

    Edited by Yvonne Friedman

    This volume represents a departure from the prevailing emphasis on religion and war in the medieval and early modern periods. Instead, the book explores the relationship between religion and peace in the context of Christianity, Islam, and Judaism, both as an ideal and on the practical level. The…

    Hardback – 2017-12-05
    Routledge

  • Prophets, Prophecy, and Oracles in the Roman Empire

    Jewish, Christian, and Greco-Roman Cultures, 1st Edition

    By Leslie Kelly

    This book surveys the uses and function of prophecy, prophets, and oracles among Jews, Christians, and pagans in the first three centuries of the Roman Empire and explores how prophecy and prophetic texts functioned as a common language that enabled religious discourse to develop between these…

    Hardback – 2017-11-30
    Routledge
    Routledge Focus on Classical Studies

  • Jewish Glass and Christian Stone

    A Materialist Mapping of the "Parting of the Ways", 1st Edition

    By Eric C. Smith

    In recent years scholars have re-evaluated the "parting of the ways" between Judaism and Christianity, reaching new understandings of the ways shared origins gave way to two distinct and sometimes inimical religious traditions. But this has been a profoundly textual task, relying on the writings of…

    Hardback – 2017-11-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Early Christian World

  • A History of the Muslim World to 1750

    The Making of a Civilization, 2nd Edition

    By Vernon O. Egger

    A History of the Muslim World to 1750 traces the development of Islamic civilization from the career of the Prophet Muhammad to the mid-eighteenth century. Encompassing a wide range of significant events within the period, its coverage includes the creation of the Dar al-Islam (the territory ruled…

    Paperback – 2017-11-13
    Routledge

  • The Hymnographic Book of Tropologion

    Sources, Liturgy and Chant Repertory, 1st Edition

    By Svetlana Kujumdzieva

    The Tropologion is considered the earliest known extant chant book from the early Christian world which was in use until the twelfth century. The study of this book is still in its infancy. It has generally been believed that the book has survived in Georgian translation under the name ‘ladgari’…

    Hardback – 2017-11-06
    Routledge

  • Understanding Byzantium

    Studies in Byzantine Historical Sources, 1st Edition

    By Sarolta Takacs, Paul Speck

    This book was first published in 2003.Paul Speck's work is acknowledged to be of profound importance for the study of the history and culture of the Byzantine world. If at times controversial, it has proved highly influential in terms of the approaches to be taken to historical and literary sources…

    Hardback – 2017-11-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Irenaeus's Demonstration of the Apostolic Preaching

    A Theological Commentary and Translation, 1st Edition

    By Iain M. MacKenzie

    This title was first published in 2002. The theology of Irenaeus, and the Demonstration of the Apostolic Preaching in particular, is pivotal in showing the way in which the fathers of the church interpreted scripture and distilled doctrine. The Demonstration is an important hinge showing how the…

    Hardback – 2017-11-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Crusades

    Volume 16, 1st Edition

    Edited by Benjamin Z. Kedar, Jonathan Phillips, Nikolaos G. Chrissis

    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 – 2017-11-01
    Routledge
    Crusades

  • Writing About Byzantium

    The History of Niketas Choniates, 1st Edition

    By Theresa Urbainczyk

    Niketas Choniates was in Constantinople when it was burnt and looted by the soldiers of the Fourth Crusade and he wrote a history which has always been the mainstay for anyone wishing to learn about the Comnene dynasty and the Byzantine Empire of the twelfth century. Yet it is a very difficult and…

    Hardback – 2017-10-31
    Routledge
    Birmingham Byzantine and Ottoman Studies

  • The Hieroglyphics of Horapollo Nilous

    Hieroglyphic Semantics in Late Antiquity, 1st Edition

    By Mark Wildish

    The main aim of this book is to reconstruct a philosophical context for the Hieroglyphica of Horapollo, a late 5th century Greek study of hieroglyphic writing. In addition to reviewing and drawing on earlier approaches it explores the range of signs and meanings for which Horapollo is interested in…

    Hardback – 2017-10-30
    Routledge
    Issues in Ancient Philosophy

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