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  • 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 

  • The Reception of Byzantium in European Culture since 1500

    1st Edition

    Edited by Przemyslaw Marciniak, Dion C. Smythe

    Studies on the reception of the classical tradition are an indispensable part of classical studies. Understanding the importance of ancient civilization means also studying how it was used subsequently. This kind of approach is still relatively rare in the field of Byzantine Studies. This volume,…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 

  • Violence in Late Antiquity

    Perceptions and Practices, 1st Edition

    Edited by H.A. Drake

    'Violence' is virtually synonymous in the popular imagination with the period of the Later Roman Empire-a time when waves of barbarian invaders combined with urban mobs and religious zealots to bring an end to centuries of peace and serenity. All of these images come together in the Visigothic sack…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 

  • Silver and Society in Late Antiquity

    Functions and Meanings of Silver Plate in the Fourth to Seventh Centuries, 1st Edition

    By Ruth E. Leader-Newby

    The spectacular hoards of late antique silver - Mildenhall, Thetford, Sevso - discovered since the middle of the last century have aroused much interest in this luxury art form. But what did these pieces mean to their owners, and why was silverware so important in late antiquity? Silver and…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 

  • Rome, Persia, and Arabia

    Shaping the Middle East from Pompey to Muhammad, 1st Edition

    By Greg Fisher

    Rome, Persia, and Arabia traces the enormous impact that the Great Powers of antiquity exerted on Arabia and the Arabs, between the arrival of Roman forces in the Middle East in 63 BC and the death of the Prophet Muhammad in AD 632. Richly illustrated and covering a vast area from the…

    Paperback – 2019-12-13 

  • Eastern Trade and the Mediterranean in the Middle Ages

    Pegolotti’s Ayas-Tabriz Itinerary and its Commercial Context, 1st Edition

    By Thomas Sinclair

    At the end of the High Middle Ages in Europe, with buying power and economic sophistication at a high, an itinerary detailing the toll stations along a commercial artery carrying eastern goods (from China, India and Iran) towards Europe was compiled, and later incorporated in the well-known trading…

    Hardback – 2019-12-04
    Birmingham Byzantine and Ottoman Studies

  • Memories of Utopia

    The Revision of Histories and Landscapes in Late Antiquity, 1st Edition

    Edited by Bronwen Neil, Kosta Simic

    These essays examine how various communities remembered and commemorated their shared past through the lens of utopia and its corollary, dystopia, providing a framework for the reinterpretation of rapidly changing religious, cultural, and political realities of the turbulent period from 300 to 750…

    Hardback – 2019-11-21
    Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies

  • The Authorship of the Pseudo-Dionysian Corpus

    A Deliberate Forgery or Clever Literary Ploy?, 1st Edition

    By Vladimir Kharlamov

    This monograph revisits one of the most debated aspects of Dionysian scholarship: the enigma of its authorship. To establish the identity of the author remains impossible. However, the legitimacy of the attribution of the corpus to Dionysius the Areopagite should not be seen as an intended forgery…

    Hardback – 2019-11-12

  • Platonism Pagan and Christian

    Studies in Plotinus and Augustine, 1st Edition

    By Gerard O'Daly

    This title was first published in 2001. A collection of fifteen studies which explore topics in the psychology and philosophy of mind of Plotinus, Augustine, and Boethius, as well as the development of Augustine's views on history and Roman religion.…

    Hardback – 2019-10-31
    Routledge Revivals

  • Travel, Pilgrimage and Social Interaction from Antiquity to the Middle Ages

    1st Edition

    Edited by Jenni Kuuliala, Jussi Rantala

    Mobility and travel have always been key characteristics of human societies, having various cultural, social and religious aims and purposes. Travels shaped religions and societies and were a way for people to understand themselves, this world and the transcendent. This book analyses travelling in…

    Hardback – 2019-10-28
    Studies in Medieval History and Culture

  • Heirs of Roman Persecution

    Studies on a Christian and Para-Christian Discourse in Late Antiquity, 1st Edition

    Edited by Éric Fournier, Wendy Mayer

    The subject of this book is the discourse of persecution used by Christians in Late Antiquity (c. 300–700 CE). Through a series of detailed case studies covering the full chronological and geographical span of the period, this book investigates how the conversion of the Roman Empire to Christianity…

    Hardback – 2019-10-15

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