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  • 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…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • A Census of Greek Medical Manuscripts

    From Byzantium to the Renaissance, 1st Edition

    By Alain Touwaide

    Manuscripts containing Greek medical texts were inventoried by author and work at the beginning of the 20th century by a group of philologists under the direction of Hermann Diels. Useful as it was - and will continue to be – Diels’ catalogue omitted authors and works, misidentified manuscripts,…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Medicine and Pharmacy in Byzantine Hospitals

    A study of the extant formularies, 1st Edition

    By David Bennett

    Scholars have made conflicting claims for Byzantine hospitals as medical institutions and as the forebears of the modern hospital. In this study is the first systematic examination of the evidence of the xenôn texts, or Xenonika, on which all such claims must in part rest. These texts, compiled…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Dialogues and Debates from Late Antiquity to Late Byzantium

    1st Edition

    Edited by Averil Cameron, Niels Gaul

    Dialogues and Debates from Late Antiquity to Late Byzantium offers the first overall discussion of the literary and philosophical dialogue tradition in Greek from imperial Rome to the end of the Byzantine empire and beyond. Sixteen case studies combine theoretical approaches with in-depth analysis…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Byzantium and the Emergence of Muslim-Turkish Anatolia, ca. 1040-1130

    1st Edition

    By Alexander Daniel Beihammer

    The arrival of the Seljuk Turks in Anatolia forms an indispensable part of modern Turkish discourse on national identity, but Western scholars, by contrast, have rarely included the Anatolian Turks in their discussions about the formation of European nations or the transformation of the Near East.…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • The Lost History of Peter the Patrician

    An Account of Rome�s Imperial Past from the Age of Justinian, 1st Edition

    By Thomas Banchich

    The Lost History of Peter the Patrician is an annotated translation from the Greek of the fragments of Peter’s History, including additional fragments which are now more often considered the work of the Roman historian Cassius Dio's so-called Anonymous Continuer. Banchich’s annotation helps clarify…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Producing Christian Culture

    Medieval Exegesis and Its Interpretative Genres, 1st Edition

    Edited by Giles E. M. Gasper, Francis Watson, Matthew R. Crawford

    Producing Christian Culture takes as its thread the 'interpretative genres' within which medieval people engaged with the Bible. Contributors to the volume present specific material as a case study illustrative of a specific genre, whether devotional, homiletical, scholarly, or controversial. The…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Prayer and Worship in Eastern Christianities, 5th to 11th Centuries

    1st Edition

    Edited by Brouria Bitton-Ashkelony, Derek Krueger

    Prayer and Worship in Eastern Christianities, 5th to 11th Centuries forges a new conversation about the diversity of Christianities in the medieval eastern Mediterranean, centered on the history of practice, looking at liturgy, performance, prayer, poetry, and the material culture of worship. It…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Procopius of Caesarea: Literary and Historical Interpretations

    1st Edition

    Edited by Christopher Lillington-Martin

    This volume aims to encourage dialogue and collaboration between international scholars by presenting new literary and historical interpretations of the sixth-century writer Procopius of Caesarea, the major historian of Justinian’s reign. Although scholarship on Procopius has flourished since 2004,…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • The Life and Legacy of Constantine

    Traditions through the Ages, 1st Edition

    Edited by M. Shane Bjornlie

    The transformation from the classical period to the medieval has long been associated with the rise of Christianity. This association has deeply influenced the way that modern audiences imagine the separation of the classical world from its medieval and early modern successors. The role played in…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Mutations of Hellenism in Late Antiquity

    1st Edition

    By Polymnia Athanassiadi

    The 21 studies in this volume, which deal with issues of social and intellectual history, religion and historical methodology, explore the ways whereby over the course of a few hundred years -roughly between the second and the fifth centuries A.D.- an anthropocentric culture mutated into a…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • 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,…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

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