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  • The History of Science

    1st Edition

    Edited by Massimo Mazzotti

    Science is one of the main features of the contemporary world, and shapes our lives to an extent that has no precedents in history. Yet science as we know it today is the outcome of contingent social processes, and its global success is far from self-explanatory. How did it happen? How did science…

    Hardback – 2020-02-24 
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in Historical Studies

  • Image Making in Byzantium, Sasanian Persia and the Early Muslim World

    Images and Cultures, 1st Edition

    By Anthony Cutler

    Relations between Byzantium and its neighbours are the focus of this volume. The papers address questions of cultural exchange, with special attention to art historical relations as shown by technical, iconographic and diplomatic exchanges. While addressed to specialists, both their approach and…

    Paperback – 2019-01-11
    Routledge
    Variorum Collected Studies

  • The Painter Angelos and Icon-Painting in Venetian Crete

    1st Edition

    By Maria Vassilaki

    The sixteen studies in this book include six specially translated from Greek and another two published here for the first time. They deal with the art of painting in Crete at a time when the island was under Venetian rule. The main emphasis is on the 15th century and especially on the painter…

    Paperback – 2019-01-11
    Routledge
    Variorum Collected Studies

  • The Virgilian Tradition

    Book History and the History of Reading in Early Modern Europe, 1st Edition

    By Craig Kallendorf

    The essays in this collection approach the reception of the Roman poet Virgil in early modern Europe from the perspective of two areas at the center of current scholarly work in the humanities: book history and the history of reading. The first group of essays uses Virgil's place in post-classical…

    Paperback – 2019-01-11
    Routledge
    Variorum Collected Studies

  • Letters, Literacy and Literature in Byzantium

    1st Edition

    By Margaret Mullett

    These studies look at general problems of reading Byzantine literature, at literacy practices and the literary process, but also at individual texts. The past thirty years have seen a revolution in the way Byzantine literature has been viewed: no longer is it considered a decadent form of classical…

    Paperback – 2019-01-11
    Routledge
    Variorum Collected Studies

  • Image and Imagination in Byzantine Art

    1st Edition

    By Henry Maguire

    The twelve studies contained in this second collection by Henry Maguire are linked together by a common theme, namely the relationship of Byzantine art to the imaginary. They show how art enabled the Byzantines not only to imagine the sacred events of the past, but also to visualize the invisible…

    Paperback – 2019-01-11
    Routledge
    Variorum Collected Studies

  • 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

  • Barbarians, Maps, and Historiography

    Studies on the Early Medieval West, 1st Edition

    By Walter Goffart

    To complement his first collection of articles (Rome's Fall and After, 1989), Walter Goffart presents here a further set of essays, all but two published between 1988 and 2007. They mainly focus on two types of historiography: early medieval narratives, with special attention to Bede's Historia…

    Paperback – 2019-01-03
    Routledge
    Variorum Collected 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

  • Law and Religion between Petra and Edessa

    Studies in Aramaic Epigraphy on the Roman Frontier, 1st Edition

    By John Healey

    The thousands of surviving inscriptions in Middle Aramaic (e.g., in the Nabataean, Syriac and Palmyrene dialects) are an underused resource in the study of the Near East in the Roman period, especially in the study of religion and law. Particularly important was the emergence during this period of…

    Paperback – 2018-10-18
    Routledge
    Variorum Collected Studies

  • 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

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