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  • The Islamic World, Russia and the Vikings, 750–900: The Numismatic Evidence book cover

    The Islamic World, Russia and the Vikings, 750–900

    The Numismatic Evidence, 1st Edition

    By Thomas S. Noonan

    Professor Noonan here sets out to examine what Islamic silver coins (dirhams) reveal about the great trade between the Islamic world, European Russia, and the Baltic during the early Viking Age. Particular attention is devoted to the origins of this international commerce and the role of such…

    Hardback – 1998-04-23
    Routledge
    Variorum Collected Studies

  • Astronomy and Astrology in the Medieval Islamic World book cover

    Astronomy and Astrology in the Medieval Islamic World

    1st Edition

    By Edward S. Kennedy

    This collection of studies by Edward Kennedy looks first at questions of spherical astronomy, celestial mapping and planetary models, and then deals with astrological calculations. Throughout the author emphasises the importance of advances in mathematics for understanding the development of…

    Hardback – 1998-03-05
    Routledge
    Variorum Collected Studies

  • Studies in Early Christian Liturgy and its Context: Byzantium, Syria, Armenia book cover

    Studies in Early Christian Liturgy and its Context

    Byzantium, Syria, Armenia, 1st Edition

    By Gabriele Winkler

    The history of the Eastern liturgical rituals reveals the variety and splendour of the world of the Christian Orient, and the profundity of its theological thought. The ritual bears witness to the deep impact these liturgies made on the Mediterranean cultures and societies of Late Antiquity.…

    Hardback – 1997-12-11
    Routledge
    Variorum Collected Studies

  • Métaphysique d’Ibn Gabirol et de la tradition platonicienne book cover

    Métaphysique d’Ibn Gabirol et de la tradition platonicienne

    1st Edition

    By Fernand Brunner

    Early in his career, Fernand Brunner became one of the few specialists on Ibn Gabirol, a Jewish philosopher and poet in 11th-century Spain, whose treatise, the Fons vitae, is known only in Latin translation. Brunner showed the coherence of this rarely studied version of Platonism and traced its…

    Hardback – 1997-11-20
    Routledge
    Variorum Collected Studies

  • Concepts and Ideas at the Dawn of Islam book cover

    Concepts and Ideas at the Dawn of Islam

    1st Edition

    By M.J. Kister

    This book deals with the history of pre-Islamic Arab society and the emergence of Islam, as reflected in hadith, adab, historical, genealogical and exegetical literature. Among the themes discussed are the ethnic composition of the population of Mecca, the evolving relationship between the nascent…

    Hardback – 1997-10-30
    Routledge
    Variorum Collected Studies

  • Church, Empire and World: The Quest for Universal Order, 1520–1640 book cover

    Church, Empire and World

    The Quest for Universal Order, 1520–1640, 1st Edition

    By John M. Headley

    This volume, deriving from a broadly conceived interest in polity, seeks to emphasize the aspirations of church or an imperial system, to a more comprehensive, universal order. The period 1520-1640 affords notable examples in the context of renascence and reform, as the emerging territorial states…

    Hardback – 1997-10-30
    Routledge
    Variorum Collected Studies

  • Renaissance Cardinals and their Worldly Problems book cover

    Renaissance Cardinals and their Worldly Problems

    1st Edition

    By D.S. Chambers

    The worldly affairs of holders of high ecclesiastical office in the Renaissance period have a fascination not merely due to scandals and notoriety, but because they are so charged with ambiguity and because, from the 13th to the 17th centuries, porporati had so much more power and influence in the…

    Hardback – 1997-03-06
    Routledge
    Variorum Collected Studies

  • Luther and German Humanism book cover

    Luther and German Humanism

    1st Edition

    By Lewis W. Spitz

    The particular interest of Professor Spitz has been the close relationship and synergy between humanism and religious reform in the transformation of European culture in the 16th century. Within the general cultural and intellectual context of the Renaissance and Reformation movements, the present…

    Hardback – 1996-11-21
    Routledge
    Variorum Collected Studies

  • Studies on the Origins and Uses of Islamic Hadith book cover

    Studies on the Origins and Uses of Islamic Hadith

    1st Edition

    By G.H.A. Juynboll

    Since the beginnings of this century western scholars have become familiar with Ignaz Goldziher's hypothesis concerning canonical hadith literature - that religious literary genre of Islam, second in holiness to the Qur’an, which allegedly comprises faithful accounts of what the Prophet of Islam…

    Hardback – 1996-09-05
    Routledge
    Variorum Collected Studies

  • Culture and Spirituality in Medieval Europe book cover

    Culture and Spirituality in Medieval Europe

    1st Edition

    By Giles Constable

    The studies in the present selection of Giles Constable's work concentrate on culture and spirituality in the 11th and 12th centuries, though they also touch on the early and late Middle Ages. The cultural articles are concerned respectively with perceptions of time and the past, forgery (seen as a…

    Hardback – 1996-08-22
    Routledge
    Variorum Collected Studies

  • Tradition and Authority in the Reformation book cover

    Tradition and Authority in the Reformation

    1st Edition

    By Scott H. Hendrix

    This volume explores how elements of the medieval tradition were transformed into new claims of authority by the Reformation. In theological terms the volume examines how ecclesiastical, biblical and patristic authority were reinterpreted and applied by the reformers. Several essays treat the…

    Hardback – 1996-07-11
    Routledge
    Variorum Collected Studies

  • The Arabs, Byzantium and Iran: Studies in Early Islamic History and Culture book cover

    The Arabs, Byzantium and Iran

    Studies in Early Islamic History and Culture, 1st Edition

    By C.E. Bosworth

    This collection of articles by Professor Bosworth contains a series of studies on the Arab-Persian heartland of the medieval Islamic world, from the Levant to Afghanistan and the borderlands with India. The emphasis is on historical, religious, cultural and literary aspects of the region's history,…

    Hardback – 1996-06-20
    Routledge
    Variorum Collected Studies

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