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  • 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
    Routledge

  • 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
    Routledge

  • 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
    Routledge
    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
    Routledge

  • 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
    Routledge

  • Late Byzantine and Early Ottoman Studies

    1st Edition

    By Stephen W. Reinert

    This volume brings together ten studies on the political, religious and socioeconomic interaction between the rising Ottoman empire and declining Byzantine state in the last decades of the fourteenth century. They focus on key but under-explored episodes of that encounter, particularly in…

    Hardback – 2014-08-13
    Routledge
    Variorum Collected Studies

  • Dreaming in Byzantium and Beyond

    1st Edition

    By George T. Calofonos

    Edited by Christine Angelidi

    Although the actual dreaming experience of the Byzantines lies beyond our reach, the remarkable number of dream narratives in the surviving sources of the period attests to the cardinal function of dreams as vehicles of meaning, and thus affords modern scholars access to the wider cultural fabric…

    Hardback – 2014-06-28
    Routledge

  • Byzantine Images and their Afterlives

    Essays in Honor of Annemarie Weyl Carr, 1st Edition

    Edited by Lynn Jones

    The twelve papers written for this volume reflect the wide scope of Annemarie Weyl Carr's interests and the equally wide impact of her work. The concepts linking the essays include the examination of form and meaning, the relationship between original and copy, and reception and cultural identity…

    Hardback – 2014-06-18
    Routledge

  • 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
    Routledge
    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
    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
    Routledge
    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
    Routledge

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