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  • The Roman Empire Divided

    400-700 AD, 2nd Edition

    By John Moorhead

    In 400 the mighty Roman Empire was almost as large as it had ever been; within three centuries, advances by Germanic peoples in western Europe, Slavs in eastern Europe and Arabs around the eastern and southern shores of the Mediterranean had brought about the loss of most of its territory. Ranging…

    Paperback – 2012-09-24

  • Languages and Cultures of Eastern Christianity: Ethiopian

    1st Edition

    Edited by Alessandro Bausi

    This volume brings together a set of contributions, many appearing in English for the first time, together with a new introduction, covering the history of the Ethiopian Christian civilization in its formative period (300-1500 AD). Rooted in the late antique kingdom of Aksum (present day Northern…

    Hardback – 2012-06-20
    The Worlds of Eastern Christianity, 300-1500

  • Doctrine and Debate in the East Christian World, 300–1500

    1st Edition

    Edited by Averil Cameron, Robert Hoyland

    The reign of Constantine (306-37), the starting point for the series in which this volume appears, saw Christianity begin its journey from being just one of a number of competing cults to being the official religion of the Roman/Byzantine Empire. The involvement of emperors had the, perhaps…

    Hardback – 2011-12-28
    The Worlds of Eastern Christianity, 300-1500

  • The Ashgate Research Companion to Byzantine Hagiography

    Volume I: Periods and Places, 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 – 2011-12-02

  • The Mediterranean World in Late Antiquity

    AD 395-700, 2nd Edition

    By Averil Cameron

    This thoroughly revised and expanded edition of The Mediterranean World in Late Antiquity, now covering the period 395-700 AD, provides both a detailed introduction to late antiquity and a direct challenge to conventional views of the end of the Roman empire. Leading scholar Averil Cameron focuses…

    Paperback – 2011-09-13
    The Routledge History of the Ancient World

  • A Descriptive Catalogue of the Musical Manuscript Collection of the National Library of Greece

    Byzantine Chant and Other Music Repertory Recovered, 1st Edition

    By Diane H. Touliatos-Miles

    The National Library of Greece (Ethnike Bibliothike tes Ellados) is one of the richest depositories of Byzantine musical manuscripts and is surpassed by its holdings in Greece only by the multitude of manuscripts found in the monasteries of Mount Athos. In spite of being such a rich archive, the…

    Hardback – 2010-10-13

  • Rome

    Empire of the Eagles, 753 BC – AD 476, 1st Edition

    By Neil Faulkner

    The Roman Empire is widely admired as a model of civilisation. In this compelling new study Neil Faulkner argues that in fact, it was nothing more than a ruthless system of robbery and violence. War was used to enrich the state, the imperial ruling classes and favoured client groups. In the process…

    Paperback – 2009-11-05

  • The Expansion of Orthodox Europe

    Byzantium, the Balkans and Russia, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jonathan Shepard

    This volume aims to clarify the context for the expansion of Western Europe by focusing on what had been the greatest power in early medieval Europe, the Byzantine empire, and on the continuing strengths and expansion of the Orthodox world. Byzantine 'orthodoxy' offered a format for faith, hope and…

    Hardback – 2007-12-21
    The Expansion of Latin Europe, 1000-1500

  • Byzantine Warfare

    1st Edition

    Edited by John Haldon

    Warfare was an integral part of the operations of the medieval eastern Roman, or Byzantine, Empire, both in its organization, as well as in social thinking and political ideology. This volume presents a selection of articles dealing with key aspects of Byzantine attitudes to war and violence, with…

    Hardback – 2007-03-28
    The International Library of Essays on Military History

  • From Roman Provinces to Medieval Kingdoms

    1st Edition

    Edited by Thomas F.X. Noble

    This prestigious collection of essays by leading scholars provides a thorough reassessment of the medieval era which questions how, when and why the Middle Ages began, and how abruptly the shift from the Roman Empire to Barbarian Europe happened. Presenting the most current work including…

    Paperback – 2006-03-01
    Rewriting Histories

  • Arab-Byzantine Relations in Early Islamic Times

    1st Edition

    Edited by Michael Bonner

    The Byzantine Empire was the Islamic commonwealth’s first and most stubborn adversary. For many centuries it loomed large in Islamic diplomacy, military operations and commerce, as well as in Islamic representations of the world in general. Moreover, the ways in which early Muslims and Byzantines…

    Hardback – 2005-09-12
    The Formation of the Classical Islamic World

  • Byzantium in the Iconoclast Era (ca 680–850): The Sources

    An Annotated Survey, 1st Edition

    By Leslie Brubaker, John Haldon

    Iconoclasm, the debate about the legitimacy of religious art that began in Byzantium around 730 and continued for nearly 120 years, has long held a firm grip on the historical imagination. Byzantium in the Iconoclast Era is the first book in English to survey the original sources crucial for a…

    Hardback – 2001-09-10
    Birmingham Byzantine and Ottoman Studies

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