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  • The Art of the Roman Empireby Jas Elsner

    OUP Oxford 2018; US$ 19.99

    A beautifully illustrated, new edition of the best single-volume guide to Roman and early Christian art. Provides an introduction to the great diversity of artistic styles during the period, and their context. more...

  • Pilgrimage in Graeco-Roman and Early Christian Antiquityby Jas' Elsner; Ian Rutherford

    OUP Oxford 2006; US$ 229.99

    The essays in this volume examine the range of pilgrimage practices in Graeco-Roman antiquity and the early Church. From healing to oracles, from collective civic delegations to individual pilgrims seeking salvation, from localized sacred topographies to empire-wide travel, this book shows the importance of pilgrimage in pagan antiquity and its ancestry... more...

  • Life, Death and Representationby Jas Elsner; Janet Huskinson

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 210.00

    Die Millennium-Studien wollen Grenzen überschreiten, Grenzen zwischen den Epochen und regionalen Räumen wie auch Grenzen zwischen den Disziplinen. Millennium ist international, transdisziplinär und epochenübergreifend ausgerichtet. Das Herausgebergremium und der Beirat repräsentieren ein breites Spektrum von Fächern: Kunst- und literaturwissenschaftliche... more...

  • Saintsby Françoise Meltzer; Jas Elsner

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 29.00

    While the modern world has largely dismissed the figure of the saint as a throwback, we remain fascinated by excess, marginality, transgression, and porous subjectivity—categories that define the saint. In this collection, Françoise Meltzer and Jas Elsner bring together top scholars from across the humanities to reconsider our denial of saintliness... more...

  • Art and Rhetoric in Roman Cultureby Jas Elsner; Michel Meyer

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 117.00

    Demonstrates the central significance of rhetoric in ancient responses to and receptions of Roman art. more...

  • Voyages and Visionsby Jas Elsner; Joan-Pau Rubiés

    Reaktion Books 1999; US$ 24.95

    A much-needed contribution to the expanding interest in the history of travel and travel writing, Voyages and Visions is the first attempt to sketch a cultural history of travel from the sixteenth century to the present day. The essays address the theme of travel as a historical, literary and imaginative process, focusing on significant episodes... more...

  • The Poetics of Late Latin Literatureby Jas Elsner; Jesús Hernández Lobato

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 84.99

    For a host of reasons, traditionalist scholarship has failed to give a full and positive account of the formal, aesthetic and religious transformations of ancient poetics in Late Antiquity. This collection of new essays attempts to capture the vibrancy of the living ancient tradition reinventing itself in a new context in the hands of a series of great... more...

  • Ark of Civilizationby Sally Crawford; Katharina Ulmschneider; Jas' Elsner

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 109.99

    Ark of Civilization: Refugee Scholars and Oxford University, 1930-1945 addresses Oxford's role as a shelter, a meeting point, and a centre of thought in the arts and humanities in the midst of WWII, interweaving personal and global histories to explore how refugee scholars had a profound and lasting impact on the development of British culture. more...

  • Pausaniasby Robert Pausanias; Susan E. Alcock; John F. Cherry; JaS Elsner

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 34.99

    A collection of specially commissioned essays addressing the most important travel book to survive from antiquity. Pausanias' "Guide to Greece" has for centuries been the key source for archaeologists and art historians researching the monuments and landscape of ancient Greece more...

  • Pausaniasby Pausanias; Susan E. Alcock; John F. Cherry; Jas Elsner

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 48.99

    Pausanias, the Greek historian and traveler, lived and wrote around the second century AD, during the period when Greece had fallen peacefully to the Roman Empire. While fragments from this period abound, Pausanias' Periegesis ("description") of Greece is the only fully preserved text of travel writing to have survived. This collection uses Pausanias... more...