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  • Coinage and Coin Use in Medieval Italy

    1st Edition

    By Alessia Rovelli

    The volume gathers together seventeen articles dedicated to the monetary history of medieval Italy, most of them newly translated into English. The articles in the first section of the volume trace the development of monetisation in Italy from the Lombard period until the rise of the communes,…

    Paperback – 2019-01-03
    Routledge
    Variorum Collected Studies

  • Debate and Dialogue

    Christian and Pagan Cultures c. 360-430, 1st Edition

    By Maijastina Kahlos

    This book explores the construction of Christian identity in fourth and fifth centuries through inventing, fabricating and sharpening binary oppositions. Such oppositions, for example Christians - pagans; truth - falsehood; the one true god - the multitude of demons; the right religion -…

    Paperback – 2018-12-19
    Routledge
    Routledge New Critical Thinking in Religion, Theology and Biblical Studies

  • The Byzantine Aristocracy and its Military Function

    1st Edition

    By Jean-Claude Cheynet

    The first four studies in this volume by Jean-Claude Cheynet, specially translated from French for publication here, present a broad-ranging analysis of the Byzantine aristocracy of the 8th-12th centuries. Along with the other articles in the first part, they examine the evolution of aristocratic…

    Paperback – 2018-12-19
    Routledge
    Variorum Collected Studies

  • The Syriac World

    1st Edition

    Edited by Daniel King

    This volume surveys the 'Syriac world', the culture that grew up among the Syriac-speaking communities from the second century CE and which continues to exist and flourish today, both in its original homeland of Syria and Mesopotamia, and in the worldwide diaspora of Syriac-speaking…

    Hardback – 2018-12-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Worlds

  • Learning Cities in Late Antiquity

    The Local Dimension of Education, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jan R. Stenger

    Education in the Graeco-Roman world was a hallmark of the polis. Yet the complex ways in which pedagogical theory and practice intersected with their local environments has not been much explored in recent scholarship. Learning Cities in Late Antiquity suggests a new explanatory model that helps to…

    Hardback – 2018-12-17
    Routledge

  • The Dynamics of Rhetorical Performances in Late Antiquity

    1st Edition

    By Alberto J. Quiroga Puertas

    This book argues that narrations of rhetorical performances in late antique literature can be interpreted as a reflection of the ongoing debates of the time. Competition among cultural elites, strategies of self-presentation and the making of religious orthodoxy often took the shape of narrations…

    Hardback – 2018-10-30
    Routledge

  • Geopolitics in Late Antiquity

    The Fate of Superpowers from China to Rome, 1st Edition

    By Hyun Jin Kim

    Geopolitics in Late Antiquity explores the geopolitical revolution which shook the foundations of the ancient world, the dawning of the millennium of Inner Asian dominance and virtual monopoly of world power (with interludes) that began with the rise of the Huns and then continued under the…

    Hardback – 2018-10-09
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Ancient History

  • Social and Economic Life in Byzantium

    1st Edition

    By Nicolas Oikonomides, Elizabeth Zachariadou

    Social and Economic Life in Byzantium is the third selection of papers by the late Nicolas Oikonomides to be published in the Variorum Collected Studies Series; a fourth, Society, Culture and Politics in Byzantium, will follow in 2005. The present volume is centred upon the period from the 9th to…

    Paperback – 2018-09-27
    Routledge
    Variorum Collected Studies

  • History and Literature of Byzantium in the 9th–10th Centuries

    1st Edition

    By Athanasios Markopoulos

    The studies reprinted here deal with the Byzantine empire between the 9th and 11th centuries, with a focus on the period of the Macedonian dynasty, and include four translated into English for this volume. They reflect both historical and prosopographical concerns, but Professor Markopoulos's…

    Paperback – 2018-09-27
    Routledge
    Variorum Collected Studies

  • Early Islamic Art, 650–1100

    Constructing the Study of Islamic Art, Volume I, 1st Edition

    By Oleg Grabar

    Early Islamic Art, 650-1100 is the first in a set of four volumes of studies by Oleg Grabar. Between them they bring together more than eighty articles, studies and essays, work spanning half a century. Each volume takes a particular section of the topic, the three subsequent volumes being entitled…

    Paperback – 2018-09-27
    Routledge
    Variorum Collected Studies

  • Imagining the Afterlife in the Ancient World

    1st Edition

    Edited by Juliette Harrisson

    Human beings have speculated about whether or not there is life after death, and if so, what form that life might take, for centuries. What did people in the ancient world think the next life would hold, and did they imagine there was a chance for a relationship between the living and the dead? How…

    Hardback – 2018-09-04
    Routledge

  • Constantine XI Dragaš Palaeologus (1404–1453)

    The Last Emperor of Byzantium, 1st Edition

    By Marios Philippides

    Constantine XI’s last moments in life, as he stood before the walls of Constantinople in 1453, have bestowed a heroic status on him. This book produces a more balanced portrait of an intriguing individual: the last emperor of Constantinople. To be sure, the last of the Greek Caesars was a…

    Hardback – 2018-09-03
    Routledge

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