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  • Pseudo-Kodinos and the Constantinopolitan Courtby Ruth Macrides; J.A. Munitiz; Dimiter Angelov

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    The work known as Pseudo-Kodinos, the fourteenth-century text which is one of two surviving ceremonial books from the Byzantine empire, is presented here for the first time in English translation. With facing page Greek text and the first in-depth analysis in the form of commentary and individual studies on the hierarchy, the ceremonies, court attire,... more...

  • Death in Byzantium - Box Setby M.E. Mayer

    Head of Zeus 2013; US$ 10.19

    DEATH IN BYZANTIUM: At the heart of what is left of the Roman Empire, lies a city simmering with intrigue & treachery. Amid this maelstrom stands John, ex-slave, now the right hand of Emperor Justinian. It is John's skills as an investigator that Justinian prizes the most. But the emperor is not a sentimental man. Nor is he a patient one. John knows... more...

  • The Wars of Justinianby Prokopios; H. B. Dewing; Anthony Kaldellis

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2014; US$ 25.50

    A fully-outfitted edition of Prokopios' late Antique masterpiece of military history and ethnography--for the 21st-century reader. "At last . . . the translation that we have needed for so long: a fresh, lively, readable, and faithful rendering of Prokopios' Wars , which in a single volume will make this fundamental work of late ancient history-writing... more...

  • La ?descrizione dei tempi? all?alba dell?espansione islamicaby Maria Conterno

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 154.00

    The 7-8th centuries are commonly believed tohave beena stagnant phase of Byzantine historiography. This book investigates the writing of history in Greek and Syriacduring this period through the study of four later chronicles which used lost 7-8th-century sources. The materials shared by these texts shed light on the sources themselves and on the practice... more...

  • Doctrine and Doxographyby Dirk Obbink; David Sider

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 154.00

    This volume contains the proceedings of a conference on the Presocratic philosophers Pythagoras and Heraclitus. Investigated by a team of international scholars are key problems in doxography, Pythagorean Communities, logos, harmony, psychology, flux, number theory, ethics, and theology. Designed for all students of ancient philosophy, this volume... more...

  • Das Byzantinische Reichby Michael Grünbart; Uwe Puschner; Kai Brodersen; Martin Kintzinger

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2014; US$ 16.19

    Rund 1000 Jahre beherrschte das Byzantinische Reich das östliche Mittelmeer. Es sah sich als legitime Fortsetzung des römischen Kaisertums, lange bevor im Westen wieder ein Kaisertum entstand. Seine reiche Kultur strahlte weit ins Abendland aus und prägte auch das westliche Mittelalter. Michael Grünbart legt einen fundierten Überblick vor, dessen Hauptteil... more...

  • Byzanz 565-1453by Peter Schreiner

    De Gruyter Oldenbourg 2008; US$ 347.00

    Die 3. Auflage von Peter Schreiners Standardwerk ist nicht nur vollkommen überarbeitet und auf den aktuellen Stand der Forschung gebracht, sie ist gleichsam ein neues Buch. U.a. bestimmt der Autor die Anfänge des byzantinischen Staates neu: Nicht die Zeit Konstantins des Großen bedeutete die entscheidende Zäsur, sondern der Tod Justinians (565). Mehr... more...

  • Justinianby Mischa Meier

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2012; US$ 34.20

    Justinian gilt im Allgemeinen als letzter römischer Kaiser, unter dem das Imperium noch einmal kurzfristig zu expansiver Kraft und vergangenem Glanz zurückgefunden hat. Dafür stehen seine Eroberungskriege im ehemals römischen Westen, seine großangelegte Kodifizierung des römischen Rechts (?Codex Iuris Civilis?) sowie seine administrativen Reformen... more...

  • Realia Byzantinaby Sofia Kotzabassi; Giannis Mavromatis

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 224.00

    This volume combines twenty-six contributions on Byzantine literature in which well-known Byzantine scholars approach subjects from epistolography, historiography, hagiography, philology and prosopography. New editions of many of the texts and documents analysed are included. more...

  • Byzantiumby John F Haldon

    The History Press 2005; US$ 18.94

    John Haldon's beautifully illustrated book tracks the checkered history of an oriental enigma, a 'lost empire' which stood for 1,000 years against the might of Islam. He retells the story of the cycle of conquest and re-conquest of its lands by Goths, Arabs, Slavs, and Crusaders, and finally its complete destruction by the Ottoman Turks in 1453. more...