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1 BYZANTINO BULGARICA V
Sofia L'Academie Bulgare Des Sciences 1978 Hardcover Very Good 
Spine is sunned. Minor Bumping in a few places along bottom edge of boards. ; Articles in English, French, German, Bulgarian on Byzantine Empire and Medieval Bulgaria; Vol. 5; 390 pages 
Price: 45.00 USD
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2 Allen, Pauline and Elizabeth Jeffreys (Eds. ) THE SIXTH CENTURY: END OR BEGINNING?
Australian Association for Byzantine Studies 1996 186420074X / 9781864200744 Softcover Fine 
Contents: Philip Rousseau: Inheriting the Fifth Century: Who Bequeathed What? Roger Scott: Writing the Reign of Justinian: Malalas versus Theophanes; Katherine Adshead: Procopius and the Samaritans; Michael Jeffreys: Bury, Malalas and the Nika Riot; Elizabeth Jeffreys: The Chronicle of John Malalas, Book 1: A Commentary; Wolfgang Liebeschuetz: The Use of Pagan Mythology in the Christian Empire with Particular Reference to the Dionysiaca of Nonnus; Barry Baldwin: Notes of Christian Epigrams in Book One of the Greek Anthology; Ian Martlew: The Reading of Paul the Silentiary; Daniel Callam: Early Monasticism and Ps. Denys; Kathleen Hay: Impact of St Sabas: The Legacy of Palestinian Monasticism; John Chryssavgis: Aspects of Spiritual Direction: The Palestinian Tradition; Michael Maas: Junillus Africanus' Instituta Regularia Divinae Legis in its Justinianic Context; Corrie Molenberg: The Silence of the Sources: The Sixth Century and the 'Antiochene' Exegesis; Pauline Allen: Severus of Antioch and the Homily: The End of the Beginning? Mary Cunningham: The Sixth century: A Turning-Point for Byzantine Homiletics? Patrick Gray: Through the Tunnel with Leontius of Jerusalem: The Sixth-Century Transformation of Theology; Karl-Heinz Uthemann: Christ's Image versus Christology: Thoughts on the Justinianic Era as Threshold of an Epoch; Joan Barclay Lloyd: Sixth-Century Art and Architecture in 'Old Rome': End or Beginning? Ann Moffatt: Sixth-Century Ravenna from the Perspective of Abbott Agnellus; Michael Milojevic: Forming and Transforming Proto-Byzantine Urban Public Space; Paul Farquharson: Byzantium, Planet Earth and the Solar System; Johannes Koder: Climatic Change in the Fifth and Sixth Centuries? ; Australian Association for Byzantine Studies. Byzantina Australiensia 10.; 309 pages 
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3 Andrea, Alfred J. CONTEMPORARY SOURCES FOR THE FOURTH CRUSADE
E. J. Brill 2000 9004117407 / 9789004117402 Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
Unwrapped in Plastic. ; Medieval Mediterranean; 330 pages; This volume presents English translations, with introductions and notes, of Latin sources for the Fourth Crusade (1202-1204). The sources consist of 41 letters from the registers of Pope Innocent III; the three extant versions of the letter of 1203 that Count Hugh of Saint Pol dispatched to the West; "The Devastation of Constantinople (DC)"; the account of the Anonymous of Soissons; passages from the Deeds of the Bishops of Halberstadt; and the chronicle accounts of Ralph of Coggeshall and Alberic of the Trois Fontaines. Critical editions of the "DC" and the Anonymous of Soissons appear in appendices. By virtue of the different perspectives through which they viewed the crusade, these sources should deepen the reader's understanding of this complex and controversial moment in Western-Byzantine relations. 
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4 Aubrey, John MONUMENTA BRITANNICA Or a Miscellany of British Antiquities. (Edited and with an Introduction by John Knowles. Annotated by Rodney Legg)
Little Brown & Co 1982 0316059072 / 9780316059077 Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
Dustjacket is Edgeworn with tears. Light soiling. ; A Rich miscellany of facts, legends and anecdotes about the history of Britain's ancient monuments and their builders. Contains a wealth of facsimile pages, prints from contemporary books. Aubrey's own diagrams and drawings and letters from illustrious correspondents. Considered one of the most important annals of British archeology. Facsimile of original manuscript, which was extensively illustrated by Aubrey, showing stone circles, barrows, Roman camps, artifacts, with clarifications and annotations alongside the appropriate Manuscript Pages. Includes Templa Druidum, Stone Circles, The Bards, Camps, Castles, Pits, Horns, Maps. 
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5 Bachrach, Bernard S. A HISTORY OF THE ALANS IN THE WEST From Their First Appearance in the Sources of Classical Antiquity through the Early Middle Ages
University of Minnesota Press 1973 0816606781 / 9780816606788 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Very Good- dust jacket 
Dustjacket has edgewear with chipping and a couple of small tears. ; Minnesota Monographs in the Humanities; 1 x 1 x 1 Inches; 161 pages; The Alans, a nomadic people from the steppe lands of south Russia, were among the many invaders of the Roman empire who helped to bring about its fall. They were not Germans -- they were Indo-Iranians. Bachrach discusses the social and religious institutions of the Alans and especially their military customs. 
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6 Bachrach, Bernard S. THE ANATOMY OF A LITTLE WAR A Diplomatic and Military History of the Gundovald Affair (568-586)
Westview Press 1994 0813314925 / 9780813314921 Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
Dustjacket is protected in mylar. ; History and Warfare; 192 pages; The study covers the efforts of the Byzantine Empire to establish a Merovingian price on the path toward the throne of Gaul after setting him up in southern France, against the wishes of King Chlotar I and his other son Guntram. 
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7 Bachrach, Bernard S. & Clifford J. Rogers & Kelly Devries (Eds. ) JOURNAL OF MEDIEVAL MILITARY HISTORY Volumes I
Boydell Press 2002 0851159095 / 9780851159096 Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Minor shelfwear. ; Journal of Medieval Military History; Vol. 1; 0.81 x 9.74 x 6.26 Inches; 169 pages; Warfare is one of the central themes of medieval history. Until now, however, there has been no journal dedicated specifically to this area. The Journal of Medieval Military History, the new annual journal of De Re Militari: The Society for Medieval Military History will remedy this situation by publishing top-quality scholarly articles on topics across the full thematic and chronological ranges of the study of war in the middle ages. Medieval society was dominated by men who considered themselves more as soldiers than landlords, judges or administrators. More of society's resources went into fortifications than cathedrals; deeds of arms were a topic rivalled in literature only by love; and in many times and places the common people dreaded war far more than famine or plague. War was the greatest force in determining the evolution of medieval governments. Although the study of war, its conduct and its impact, has never been absent from medieval historiography, the past few decades have seen this field rise to new prominence. Contributors to this first issue: EMILIE AMT, BERNARD BACHRACH, DOUGLAS BIGGS, CHARLES BOWLUS, JOHN FRANCE, STEPHEN MORILLO, CLIFFORD ROGERS, and J. F. VERBRUGGEN. 
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8 Bachrach, Bernard S. & Clifford J. Rogers & Kelly Devries (Eds. ) JOURNAL OF MEDIEVAL MILITARY HISTORY Volumes I, II, III
Boydell Press 2002-5 Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
3 Volumes -- minor shelfwear. ; Three Volumes--Journal of Medieval Military History; Vol. 123; 0.81 x 9.74 x 6.26 Inches; Warfare is one of the central themes of medieval history. Until now, however, there has been no journal dedicated specifically to this area. The Journal of Medieval Military History, the new annual journal of De Re Militari: The Society for Medieval Military History will remedy this situation by publishing top-quality scholarly articles on topics across the full thematic and chronological ranges of the study of war in the middle ages. Medieval society was dominated by men who considered themselves more as soldiers than landlords, judges or administrators. More of society's resources went into fortifications than cathedrals; deeds of arms were a topic rivalled in literature only by love; and in many times and places the common people dreaded war far more than famine or plague. War was the greatest force in determining the evolution of medieval governments. Although the study of war, its conduct and its impact, has never been absent from medieval historiography, the past few decades have seen this field rise to new prominence. Contributors to this first issue: EMILIE AMT, BERNARD BACHRACH, DOUGLAS BIGGS, CHARLES BOWLUS, JOHN FRANCE, STEPHEN MORILLO, CLIFFORD ROGERS, and J. F. VERBRUGGEN. The second issue of this new undertaking broadens its geographical and practical range, widening its focus to draw in the amateur specialist in addition to military historians: the study of the origins of the crossbow industry in England is a case in point. Other papers include studies of campaigns (Henry II in Wales and Henry of Lancaster in France) , articles on weaponry and Spanish fortifications in the Mediterranean, a brief life of the mercenary Armengol VI of Urgel, and case studies of the interpretation of chronicles in reconstructing battles and military action. Taken together, the articles reinforce the centrality of fighting and warfare in the middle ages, adding valuable detail to an understanding of medieval society. Contributors: DAVID S. BACHRACH, ROBERT J. BURNS, KELLY DEVRIES, JOHN B. GILLINGHAM, JOHN HOSLER, DONALD KAGAY, BERNARD F. REILLY, CLIFFORD J. ROGERS, THERESA M. VANN, J. F. VERBRUGGEN. Volume III of De Re Militari's annual journal once again ranges broadly in its chronological and geographic scope, from John France's article on the evidence which early medieval Saints' Lives provide concerning warfare to Sergio Mantovani's examination of the letters of an Italian captain at the very end of the middle ages, and from Spain (Nicolas Agrait's study of early-fourteenth-century Castilian military structures) to the eastern Danube (Carroll Gillmor's surprising explanation for one of Charlemagne's greatest setbacks). Thematic approaches range from 'traditional', though revisionist in content, campaign analyses (of Sir Thomas Dagworth, by Clifford J. Rogers, and of Matilda of Tuscany, by Valerie Eads) , to tightly focused studies of a single document (Kelly DeVries on militia logistics in the fifteenth century) , to controversial, must-read assessments of the broadest topics in medieval military history (Stephen Morillo and Richard Abels on change vs. Continuity from Roman times; J. F. Verbruggen on the importance of cavalry. ) CONTRIBUTORS: RICHARD ABELS, NICOLAS AGRAIT, KELLY DEVRIES, VALERIE EADS, JOHN FRANCE, CARROLL GILLMOR, SERGIO MANTOVANI, STEPHEN MORILLO, CLIFFORD J. ROGERS. 
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9 Baldwin, Marshall Whithed RAYMOND III OF TRIPOLIS AND THE FALL OF JERUSALEM (1140-1187)
Adolf M. Hakkert 1969 Hardcover Fine with no dust jacket 
Reprint of the 1936 edition. The purpose of this biography is to explain the situation in the Levant during the years preceding the fall of Jerusalem. This is done by an analysis of the character of Raymond III of Tripolis, and by an interpretation of his motives and actions, and those of his associates in a time of crisis. Includes a detailed description of the battle of Hattin. ; 177 pages 
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10 Barber, Mary Corpening TRANSACTIONS OF THE ROYAL HISTORICAL SOCIETY FIFTH SERIES, VOLUME 35
Royal Historical Society 1985 0861931076 / 9780861931071 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Light bumping to spine ends. Minor shelfwear. ; Contents: Presidential Address: Feudal Society and the Family in Early Medieval England: IV. The Heiress and the Alien; The Idea of 'Character' in Victorian Political Thought; London and the Nation in the Nineteenth Century (The Prothero Lecture) ; Plunder and Tribute in the Carolingian Empire; Retained Legal Counsel, c. 1275-1475 (The Alexander Prize Essay) ; The Churchill Government and the Black American Troops in Britain during World War II; The Problem of 'Atheism' in Early Modern England; The Hispanic-Converso Predicament; ; Royal Historical Society Transactions, Fifth Series; Vol. 35; 261 pages 
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11 Bayerschmidt, Carl F. & Lee M. Hollander NJAL'S SAGA Translated from the Old Icelandic with Introduction and Notes
New York University Press 1955 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Ex-library copy with usual stamps, call numbers and pocket. Top corners bumped. Small Adhesive stains to inner covers. Minor shelfwear. ; Njáls saga (also known as "Brennu-Njáls saga" or "The Story of the burning of Njáll") is arguably the most famous of the Sagas of Icelanders. Among Icelanders, the saga is most often referred to simply as Njála. This Icelandic epic from the 13th century describes the progress of a series of blood feuds. Its author is believed to have lived in southeast Iceland, but little more is known. It has a deservedly high reputation as the greatest Icelandic saga. The breadth of its subject matter and the references within the text indicate that the author must have been extremely well read. The events occur between 960 and 1020, as evidenced from the historical reference to King Harold Grayfell (961-976) in chapter three, the Christian conversion of Iceland in 999 covered in chapters 94-101, and the Battle of Clontarf outside Dublin in 1014 in the second-to-last chapter. ; 388 pages 
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12 Beazley, C. Raymond A NOTE-BOOK OF MEDIEVAL HISTORY A.D. 323 - A.D.1453
Oxford At the Clarendon Press 1917 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Scholar's bookplate to inner cover (G. P. Goold). Front hinge cracked by holding. Front board discolored. ; 97 pages 
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13 Betz, Werner DEUTSCH UND LATEINISCH Die Lehnbildungen Der Althochdeutschen Benediktinerregel
H. Bouvier U. Co. 1949 Paperback Very Good 
Former owner's name to titlepage in ink. Pages and wraps are yellowed. Some dampstaining to spine. Chipping to spine ends. ; 225 pages 
Price: 19.00 USD
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14 Boas, Adrian J. CRUSADER ARCHAEOLOGY The Material Culture of the Latin East
Routledge 1999 0415173612 / 9780415173612 Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Book has light bumping to corners and spine ends. Otherwise in Near Fine condition . ; One of the most fascinating and intriguing aspects of historical research is the study of how invading societies adapt to a strange environment, undergoing change themselves as well as influencing their new neighbours and surroundings. From the end of the eleventh century there were Christian states in the Levant which were hybrid societies resulting from the meeting of the very different cultures of the East and West. Although a wealth of literature has been written on the Crusading movement affording a clearer picture of what the Crusades entailed, little has been written to illuminate Franish life in “the lands beyond the sea. ” Crusader Archeology draws together recently excavated material from Israel, Cyprus, Syria and Jordan to examine what life was life for the Crusaders in their new territory, and how they were influenced by the local population. Chapters encompass Frankish urban and rural settlements, including agriculture, industry, the differing architecture employed by the military, the church, public and private structures, arts and crafts, leisure pursuits, death and burial customs, and building techniques. This highly illustrated volume comprises a graphic portrayal of the period and makes fascinating reading for all those interested in the Middle Ages, and particularly in the Crusaders. ; 0.98 x 9.5 x 6.47 Inches; 267 pages 
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15 Bosch, Ursula Victoria KAISER ANDRONIKOS III. PALAIOLOGOS Versuch Einer Darstellung Der Byzantinischen Geschichte in Den Jahren 1321-1341
Adolf M. Hakkert 1965 Hardcover Fine 
5 plates, 2 fold-outs. ; 216 pages 
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16 Bosch, Ursula Victoria KAISER ANDRONIKOS III. PALAIOLOGOS Versuch Einer Darstellung Der Byzantinischen Geschichte in Den Jahren 1321-1341
Adolf M. Hakkert 1965 Hardcover Near Fine 
Minor bump to bottom corner else Fine. ; 5 plates, 2 fold-outs. ; 216 pages 
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17 Bowersock, G.W. & Oleg Grabar & G. W. Bowersock LATE ANTIQUITY A Guide to the Postclassical World
Belknap Press 2000 0674511735 / 9780674511736 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Book has very light shelfwear else fine. DJ has 1 tiny chip and faint crease along upper edge. ; The first book of its kind, this richly informative guide to the world of late antiquity offers the most recent scholarship to the researcher along with sheer reading pleasure to the browser. In eleven comprehensive essays and in over 500 encyclopedic entries, an international cast of experts provides essential information and fresh perspectives on the history and culture of an era marked by the rise of two world religions, unprecedented political upheavals that remade the map of the known world, and the creation of art of enduring glory. By extending the commonly accepted chronological and territorial boundaries of the period-to encompass Roman, Byzantine, Sassanian, and early Islamic cultures, from the middle of the third century to the end of the eighth-this guide makes new connections and permits revealing comparisons. Consult the article on "Angels" and discover their meaning in Islamic as well as classical and Judeo-Christian traditions. Refer to "Children, " "Concubinage, " and "Divorce" for a fascinating interweaving of information on the family. Read the essay on "Barbarians and Ethnicity" and see how a topic as current as the construction of identity played out in earlier times, from the Greeks and Romans to the Turks, Huns, and Saxons. Turn to "Empire Building" to learn how the empire of Constantine was supported by architecture and ceremony. Or follow your own path through the broad range of entries on politics, manufacturing and commerce, the arts, philosophy, religion, geography, ethnicity, and domestic life. Each entry introduces readers to another facet of the postclassical world: historic figures and places, institutions, burial customs, food, money, public life, and amusements. A splendid selection of illustrations enhances the portrait. The intriguing era of late antiquity emerges completely and clearly, viewed in a new light and from new vantage points, in a guide that will be relished by scholars and general readers alike. ; Harvard University Press Reference Library; 1.66 x 10.5 x 8.34 Inches; 780 pages 
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18 Brand, Charles M. BYZANTIUM CONFRONTS THE WEST 1180-1204
Harvard University Press 1968 0674089758 / 9780674089754 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket 
Dustjacket has rubbing to bottom front corner of spine with colour loss and pinhole tear. DJ back panel is lightly browned. Light browning to textblock. ; 406 pages; From 1081 to 1180-- under the three Comneni emperors, Alexius I, John II, and Manuel I- the Byzantine Empire had been a power of major importance, wielding arms and influence in the Holy Land and the Italian penisula. This volume is an examination of the turbulent twenty-four years in which Constantinople, once splendid and celebrated, gradually disintegrated under its last rulers, who had inherited all the problems of an aging social system and possessed few of the talents needed to resolve them. The confrontations between Byzantium and the Western powers became increasingly important and form the major theme of Mr. Brand's study. 
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19 Brooke, Christopher THE STRUCTURE OF MEDIEVAL SOCIETY
Thames and Hudson 1971 0500570043 / 9780500570043 Paperback Good+ 
Pages lightly browned. Wraps are lightly yellowed and soiled. Light bump to top of spine. ; With 107 illustrations, 16 in colour. ; Library of Medieval Civilization; 144 pages 
Price: 8.00 USD
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20 Brown, Patricia Fortini VENICE & ANTIQUITY The Venetian Sense of the Past
Yale University Press 1997 0300067003 / 9780300067002 Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket Signed by Author
Very minor shelfwear to book else fine. Inscribed to R. E. Fantham from author on ffep. Dustjacket has minor edgewear and slight soiling. DJ has some shelfwear. ; 376 pages; In this pathbreaking book, Patricia Fortini Brown focuses on Venice`s Golden Age-from the thirteenth to the sixteenth century-and shows how it was influenced by antiquity, by its Byzantine heritage, and by its own historical experience.; Signed by Author 
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21 Brown, Peter THE MAKING OF LATE ANTIQUITY
Harvard University Press 1978 0674543203 / 9780674543201 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Foxing/dustsoiling to top of textblock. DJ spine a bit browned. ; Carl Newell Jackson Lectures; 0.37 x 8.25 x 5.55 Inches; 148 pages; Peter Brown presents a masterly history of Roman society in the second, third, and fourth centuries. Brown interprets the changes in social patterns and religious thought, breaking away from conventional modern images of the period. 
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22 Browning, Robert BYZANTIUM AND BULGARIA A Comparative Study Across the Early Medieval Frontier
Maurice Temple Smith 1975 0851170641 / 9780851170640 Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Studies the two states during the 9th & 10th centuries when the Bulgarian & East Slav societies in general were being formed. Starts from the collapse of Roman power and the establishment of the Bulgarian state. Surveys the political relations between Bulgaria and Byzantium during the crucial two centuries. ; 232 pages 
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23 Browning, Robert THE BYZANTINE EMPIRE
Weidenfeld & Nicholson 1980 0297778218 / 9780297778219 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
DJ has light edgewear with a few small tears along top edge. ; 224 pages; This volume describes the story of Byzantine civilization after the definitive triumph of Christianity in AD 500 and concludes with the fall of Constantinople to the Turks in 1453. 
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24 Burke, John & Roger Scott (Eds. ) BYZANTINE MACEDONIA Identity, Image, and History: Papers from the Melbourne Conference, July 1995
Australian Association for Byzantine Studies, Australian Catholic University 2000 1876503068 / 9781876503062 Softcover Fine 
Still wrapped in plastic. ; Hese nineteen papers are invaluable to anyone interested in the Macedonian heritage or in the economy, administration, history and representation of Macedonia during the course of the Byzantine empire. ; Byzantina Australiensia; 231 pages; Angeliki Laiou: Thessaloniki and Macedonia in the Byzantine Period; Johannes Koder: Macedonians and Macedonia in Byzantine Spatial Thinking; Ioannis Tarnanidis: The Macedonians of the Byzantine Period; Johannes Irmscher: The Image of Macedonia As Found in Byzantine Historians; Andreas Schminck: The Beginnings and Origins of the 'Macedonian' Dynasty; Dion Smythe: Macedonians in Eleventh- and Twelfth-Century Byzantine Historiography; Apostolos Karpozilos: Macedonia as Reflected in the Epistolography of the Fourteenth Century; Martha Grigoriou-Ioannidou: The "kaq' huaV glwssa" in the Mauros' and Kuober's Episode (Miracula S. Demetrii 291) ; Dionyssia Missiou: The Importance of Macedonia During the Byzantine Era; Athanasios Karathanasis: Philip and Alexander of Macedon in the Literature of the Palaiologan Era; J. H. W. G. Liebeschuetz: The Government of the Late Roman City with Special Reference to Thessaloniki; Alkmene Stavridou-Zafraka: The Development of the Theme Organisation in Macedonia; Gerhard Podskalsky: Two Archbishops of Achrida (Ochrid) and Their Significance for Macedonia's Secular and Church History: Theophylaktos and Demetrios Chomatenos; Demetrios Constantelos: Classical Greek Heritage in the Epistles of Theophylaktos of Achrida; Rosemary Morris: The Athonites and Their Neighbours in Macedonia in the Tenth and Eleventh Centuries; Triantafyllitsa Maniati-Kokkini: Clergy and Laity 'Opponents' in Claims for Privileges and Land from the Twelfth to the Fourteenth Century; Michael Jeffreys Manuel Komnenos' Macedonian Military Camps: A Glamorous Alternative Court?; V. Nerantzi-Varmazi Western Macedonia in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries; Angeliki Laiou: The Economy of Byzantine Macedonia in the Palaiologan Period 
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25 Burke, John & Roger Scott (Eds. ) BYZANTINE MACEDONIA Identity, Image, and History: Papers from the Melbourne Conference, July 1995
Australian Association for Byzantine Studies, Australian Catholic University 2000 1876503068 / 9781876503062 Softcover Fine 
Still wrapped in plastic. ; Hese nineteen papers are invaluable to anyone interested in the Macedonian heritage or in the economy, administration, history and representation of Macedonia during the course of the Byzantine empire. ; Byzantina Australiensia; 231 pages; Angeliki Laiou: Thessaloniki and Macedonia in the Byzantine Period; Johannes Koder: Macedonians and Macedonia in Byzantine Spatial Thinking; Ioannis Tarnanidis: The Macedonians of the Byzantine Period; Johannes Irmscher: The Image of Macedonia As Found in Byzantine Historians; Andreas Schminck: The Beginnings and Origins of the 'Macedonian' Dynasty; Dion Smythe: Macedonians in Eleventh- and Twelfth-Century Byzantine Historiography; Apostolos Karpozilos: Macedonia as Reflected in the Epistolography of the Fourteenth Century; Martha Grigoriou-Ioannidou: The "kaq' huaV glwssa" in the Mauros' and Kuober's Episode (Miracula S. Demetrii 291) ; Dionyssia Missiou: The Importance of Macedonia During the Byzantine Era; Athanasios Karathanasis: Philip and Alexander of Macedon in the Literature of the Palaiologan Era; J. H. W. G. Liebeschuetz: The Government of the Late Roman City with Special Reference to Thessaloniki; Alkmene Stavridou-Zafraka: The Development of the Theme Organisation in Macedonia; Gerhard Podskalsky: Two Archbishops of Achrida (Ochrid) and Their Significance for Macedonia's Secular and Church History: Theophylaktos and Demetrios Chomatenos; Demetrios Constantelos: Classical Greek Heritage in the Epistles of Theophylaktos of Achrida; Rosemary Morris: The Athonites and Their Neighbours in Macedonia in the Tenth and Eleventh Centuries; Triantafyllitsa Maniati-Kokkini: Clergy and Laity 'Opponents' in Claims for Privileges and Land from the Twelfth to the Fourteenth Century; Michael Jeffreys Manuel Komnenos' Macedonian Military Camps: A Glamorous Alternative Court?; V. Nerantzi-Varmazi Western Macedonia in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries; Angeliki Laiou: The Economy of Byzantine Macedonia in the Palaiologan Period 
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26 Burke, John (edited by) with Ursula Betka, Penelope Buckley, Kathleen Hay, Roger Scott & Andrew Stephenson BYZANTINE NARRATIVE Papers in Honour of Roger Scott
Australian Association for Byzantine Studies 2006 1876503246 / 9781876503246 Softcover Very Good 
Bumping to top and bottom of spine; 41 papers, 650 pages including 105 illustrations. CONTENTS: Narrative in Historians, Chronicles & Fiction: Margaret Mullett Novelisation in Byzantium: Narrative after the Revival of Fiction; Roger Scott Narrating Justinian: From Malalas to Manasses; Ingela Nilsson To Narrate the Events of the Past: On Byzantine Historians, and Historians on Byzantium; Brian Croke Tradition and Originality in Photius' Historical Reading; Bronwen Neil Narrating the Trials and Death in Exile of Pope Martin I and Maximus the Confessor; Elizabeth McCartney The Use of Metaphor in Michael Psellos' Chronographia; Penelope Buckley War and Peace in the Alexiad; Theoni Sklavos Moralising History: The Synopsis Historiarum of John Skylitzes; Emma Strugnell The Representation of Augustae in John Skylitzes' Synopsis Historiarum; John Burke The Madrid Skylitzes as an Audio-Visual Experiment; Andrew Gillett The Goths and the Bees in Jordanes: A Narrative of No Return; Eamon H. R. Kelly From 'Fallen Woman' to Theotokos: Music, Women's Voices and Byzantine Narratives of Gender Identity; Nick Nicholas How the Entertaining Tale of Quadrupeds became a Tale: Grafting Narrative; Vicky Panayotopoulou-Doulavera Lamenting the Fall or Disguising a Manifesto? The Poem Conquest of Constantinople; Dean Sakel A Probable Solution to the Problem of the Chronicle of the Turkish Sultans. NARRATIVE IN BYZANTINE ART: Felicity Harley The Narration of Christ's Passion in Early Christian Art; Matthew Martin Observations on the Paintings of the Exodus Chapel, Bagawat Necropolis, Kharga Oasis, Egypt; Julia Kelly The Column of Arcadius: Reflections of a Roman Narrative Tradition; Debbie Del Frate Biblical Narrative in the Mosaics of Bishop Theodore's Cathedral, Aquileia; Balsa Djuric Plato, Plutarch and the Sibyl in the Fresco Decoration of the Episcopal Church of the Virgin Ljeviska in Prizren; Nira Stone Narrativity in Armenian Manuscript Illustration; Joan Barclay Lloyd Sources for the Story of the Creation in the Mosaics of Sicily and Venice; Ursula Betka Icon and Narrative: Memorializing Saint Francis in Assisi; Margaret Manion Authentication, Theology and Narrative in the Gospel Book of Theophanes; Nancy P. Sevcenko Spiritual Progression in the Canon Tables of the Melbourne Gospels. CHRISTIAN NARRATIVE AND ESCHATOLOGY: Eric Osborn Clement of Alexandria - From Prophecy to Plato; John Wortley The 'Sacred Remains' of Constantine and Helena; Bill Leadbetter A Byzantine Narrative of the Future and the Antecedents of the Last World Emperor; Michael Champion Kosmas Indikopleustes and Narratives in Sixth-century Liturgy and History; Annamma Varghese Kaiserkritik in Two Kontakia of Romanos; Andrei Timotin Byzantine Visionary Accounts of the Other World: A Reconsideration; Peter A. L. Hill A Ninth Century Passion Harmony. ARCHITECTURE, ARCHAEOLOGY, ECONOMY AND TA EXOTIKA: Geoffrey Nathan 'Pothos tes Philoktistou': Anicia Juliana's Architectural Narratology; Nigel Westbrook Spoliation and Imitation: Continuity and Radical Disjunction in Byzantine Palatine Architecture; Hartmut Ziche Historians and the Economy: Zosimos and Prokopios on Fifth- and Sixth- Century Economic Development; Tamara Lewit Stories in the Ground: Settlement Remains and Archaeology as Narrative in the Fourth- to Sixth-century Eastern Mediterranean; Timothy E. Gregory Narrative of the Byzantine Landscape; Jialing Xu Narratives of the Roman-Byzantine World in Ancient Chinese Sources Chen Zhi-Qiang Narrative Materials about the Byzantines in Chinese Sources; Robert Mihajlovski Three Byzantine Lead Seals from Devolgrad (Ancient Audaristos) near Stobi; Bob Priestley The Varangian Guard; Australian Association for Byzantine Studies. Byzantina Australiensia 16; 650 pages 
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27 Burke, John (edited by) with Ursula Betka, Penelope Buckley, Kathleen Hay, Roger Scott & Andrew Stephenson BYZANTINE NARRATIVE Papers in Honour of Roger Scott
Australian Association for Byzantine Studies 2006 1876503246 / 9781876503246 Softcover Fine 
Still wrapped in plastic. ; 41 papers, 650 pages including 105 illustrations. CONTENTS: Narrative in Historians, Chronicles & Fiction: Margaret Mullett Novelisation in Byzantium: Narrative after the Revival of Fiction; Roger Scott Narrating Justinian: From Malalas to Manasses; Ingela Nilsson To Narrate the Events of the Past: On Byzantine Historians, and Historians on Byzantium; Brian Croke Tradition and Originality in Photius' Historical Reading; Bronwen Neil Narrating the Trials and Death in Exile of Pope Martin I and Maximus the Confessor; Elizabeth McCartney The Use of Metaphor in Michael Psellos' Chronographia; Penelope Buckley War and Peace in the Alexiad; Theoni Sklavos Moralising History: The Synopsis Historiarum of John Skylitzes; Emma Strugnell The Representation of Augustae in John Skylitzes' Synopsis Historiarum; John Burke The Madrid Skylitzes as an Audio-Visual Experiment; Andrew Gillett The Goths and the Bees in Jordanes: A Narrative of No Return; Eamon H. R. Kelly From 'Fallen Woman' to Theotokos: Music, Women's Voices and Byzantine Narratives of Gender Identity; Nick Nicholas How the Entertaining Tale of Quadrupeds became a Tale: Grafting Narrative; Vicky Panayotopoulou-Doulavera Lamenting the Fall or Disguising a Manifesto? The Poem Conquest of Constantinople; Dean Sakel A Probable Solution to the Problem of the Chronicle of the Turkish Sultans. NARRATIVE IN BYZANTINE ART: Felicity Harley The Narration of Christ's Passion in Early Christian Art; Matthew Martin Observations on the Paintings of the Exodus Chapel, Bagawat Necropolis, Kharga Oasis, Egypt; Julia Kelly The Column of Arcadius: Reflections of a Roman Narrative Tradition; Debbie Del Frate Biblical Narrative in the Mosaics of Bishop Theodore's Cathedral, Aquileia; Balsa Djuric Plato, Plutarch and the Sibyl in the Fresco Decoration of the Episcopal Church of the Virgin Ljeviska in Prizren; Nira Stone Narrativity in Armenian Manuscript Illustration; Joan Barclay Lloyd Sources for the Story of the Creation in the Mosaics of Sicily and Venice; Ursula Betka Icon and Narrative: Memorializing Saint Francis in Assisi; Margaret Manion Authentication, Theology and Narrative in the Gospel Book of Theophanes; Nancy P. Sevcenko Spiritual Progression in the Canon Tables of the Melbourne Gospels. CHRISTIAN NARRATIVE AND ESCHATOLOGY: Eric Osborn Clement of Alexandria - From Prophecy to Plato; John Wortley The 'Sacred Remains' of Constantine and Helena; Bill Leadbetter A Byzantine Narrative of the Future and the Antecedents of the Last World Emperor; Michael Champion Kosmas Indikopleustes and Narratives in Sixth-century Liturgy and History; Annamma Varghese Kaiserkritik in Two Kontakia of Romanos; Andrei Timotin Byzantine Visionary Accounts of the Other World: A Reconsideration; Peter A. L. Hill A Ninth Century Passion Harmony. ARCHITECTURE, ARCHAEOLOGY, ECONOMY AND TA EXOTIKA: Geoffrey Nathan 'Pothos tes Philoktistou': Anicia Juliana's Architectural Narratology; Nigel Westbrook Spoliation and Imitation: Continuity and Radical Disjunction in Byzantine Palatine Architecture; Hartmut Ziche Historians and the Economy: Zosimos and Prokopios on Fifth- and Sixth- Century Economic Development; Tamara Lewit Stories in the Ground: Settlement Remains and Archaeology as Narrative in the Fourth- to Sixth-century Eastern Mediterranean; Timothy E. Gregory Narrative of the Byzantine Landscape; Jialing Xu Narratives of the Roman-Byzantine World in Ancient Chinese Sources Chen Zhi-Qiang Narrative Materials about the Byzantines in Chinese Sources; Robert Mihajlovski Three Byzantine Lead Seals from Devolgrad (Ancient Audaristos) near Stobi; Bob Priestley The Varangian Guard; Australian Association for Byzantine Studies. Byzantina Australiensia 16; 650 pages 
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28 Burns, Thomas A HISTORY OF THE OSTROGOTHS
Indiana University Press 1984 0253328314 / 9780253328311 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Dustjacket has a couple of tears, the spine is lightly sunned. Book has bumped corner. Minor wear. ; Combining the latest archaeological findings with information from traditional literary sources, Thomas S Burns presents the first modern portrait of the Ostrogoths from their initial contacts with the Roman world in the third century through the dissolution of their kingdom in Italy in 554.; 320 pages 
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29 Cameron, Alan & Jacqueline Long BARBARIANS AND POLITICS AT THE COURT OF ARCADIUS
University of California Press 1993 0520065506 / 9780520065505 Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Very light shelfwear to DJ. ; With a contribution by Lee Sherry. ; Transformation of the Classical Heritage; 441 pages; The chaotic events of A. D. 395-400 marked a momentous turning point for the Roman Empire and its relationship to the barbarian peoples under and beyond its command. In this masterly study, Alan Cameron proposes a complete rewriting of received wisdom concerning the social and political history of these years. Our knowledge of the period comes to us in part through Synesius of Cyrene, who recorded his view of events in his De regno and De providentia. By redating these works, Cameron offers a vital, new interpretation of the interactions of pagans and Christians, Goths and Romans. In 394/95, during the last four months of his life, the emperor Theodosius I ruled as sole Augustus over a united Roman empire that had been divided between at least two emperors for most of the preceding one hundred years. Not only did the death of Theodosius set off a struggle between Roman officeholders of the two empires, but it also set off renewed efforts by the barbarian Goths to sieze both territory and office. Theodosius had encouraged high-ranking Goths to enter Roman military service; thus well placed, their efforts would lead to Alaric's sack of Rome in 410. Though Cameron's interest is in the particularities of events, the book conveys a wonderful sense of the general time and place. Cameron's rebuttal of modern scholarship, which pervades the narrative, enhances the reader's engagement with the complexities of interpretation. The result is a sophisticated recounting of a period of crucial change in the Roman Empire's relationship to the non-Roman world. 
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30 Cameron, Alan & Jacqueline Long BARBARIANS AND POLITICS AT THE COURT OF ARCADIUS
University of California Press 1993 0520065506 / 9780520065505 Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
With a contribution by Lee Sherry. ; Transformation of the Classical Heritage; 441 pages; The chaotic events of A. D. 395-400 marked a momentous turning point for the Roman Empire and its relationship to the barbarian peoples under and beyond its command. In this masterly study, Alan Cameron proposes a complete rewriting of received wisdom concerning the social and political history of these years. Our knowledge of the period comes to us in part through Synesius of Cyrene, who recorded his view of events in his De regno and De providentia. By redating these works, Cameron offers a vital, new interpretation of the interactions of pagans and Christians, Goths and Romans. In 394/95, during the last four months of his life, the emperor Theodosius I ruled as sole Augustus over a united Roman empire that had been divided between at least two emperors for most of the preceding one hundred years. Not only did the death of Theodosius set off a struggle between Roman officeholders of the two empires, but it also set off renewed efforts by the barbarian Goths to sieze both territory and office. Theodosius had encouraged high-ranking Goths to enter Roman military service; thus well placed, their efforts would lead to Alaric's sack of Rome in 410. Though Cameron's interest is in the particularities of events, the book conveys a wonderful sense of the general time and place. Cameron's rebuttal of modern scholarship, which pervades the narrative, enhances the reader's engagement with the complexities of interpretation. The result is a sophisticated recounting of a period of crucial change in the Roman Empire's relationship to the non-Roman world. 
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31 Cameron, Alan & Jacqueline Long BARBARIANS AND POLITICS AT THE COURT OF ARCADIUS
University of California Press 1993 0520065506 / 9780520065505 Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Upper corner slightly bumped. ; With a contribution by Lee Sherry. Signed by one author on inner cover: "For Dirk from Alan" ; Transformation of the Classical Heritage; 441 pages; The chaotic events of A. D. 395-400 marked a momentous turning point for the Roman Empire and its relationship to the barbarian peoples under and beyond its command. In this masterly study, Alan Cameron proposes a complete rewriting of received wisdom concerning the social and political history of these years. Our knowledge of the period comes to us in part through Synesius of Cyrene, who recorded his view of events in his De regno and De providentia. By redating these works, Cameron offers a vital, new interpretation of the interactions of pagans and Christians, Goths and Romans. In 394/95, during the last four months of his life, the emperor Theodosius I ruled as sole Augustus over a united Roman empire that had been divided between at least two emperors for most of the preceding one hundred years. Not only did the death of Theodosius set off a struggle between Roman officeholders of the two empires, but it also set off renewed efforts by the barbarian Goths to sieze both territory and office. Theodosius had encouraged high-ranking Goths to enter Roman military service; thus well placed, their efforts would lead to Alaric's sack of Rome in 410. Though Cameron's interest is in the particularities of events, the book conveys a wonderful sense of the general time and place. Cameron's rebuttal of modern scholarship, which pervades the narrative, enhances the reader's engagement with the complexities of interpretation. The result is a sophisticated recounting of a period of crucial change in the Roman Empire's relationship to the non-Roman world. ; Signed by One Author 
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32 Cameron, Averil THE MEDITERRANEAN WORLD IN LATE ANTIQUITY AD 395-600
Routledge 1993 0415014204 / 9780415014205 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
Light shelfwear and soiling to DJ. Light shelfwear to book. ; "The Mediterranean World in Late Antiquity: AD 395-600" deals with the period commonly known as "late antiquity" - the fifth and sixth centuries. The Roman Empire in the west was splitting into separate Germanic kingdoms, while the Near East, still under Roman or Byzantine rule from Constantinople, maintained a dense population and flourishing urban culture until the Persian and Arab invasions of the early seventh century. The book is intended for teachers and students in both ancient and medieval history. Averil Cameron places her emphasis on the material and literary evidence for cultural change and offers a new and original challenge to traditional assumptions of "decline and fall" and "the end of antiquity". The book draws on the recent spate of scholarship on this period to discuss in detail controversial issues such as the capacity of the late Roman army, the late antique city and the nature of economic exchange and cultural life. With its extensive annotation, it provides a lively, and often critical introduction to earler approaches to the period. Contents: 1. Constantinople and the eastern empire in the fifth century 2. The empire, the barbarians and the late Roman army 3. Church and society 4. Late Roman social structures and the late Roman economy. 5. Justinian and reconquest 6. Culture and mentality 7. Urban change and the end of Antiquity 8. The Eastern Mediterranean-- settlement and change. ; Routledge History of the Ancient World; 1 x 1 x 5.75 Inches; 251 pages 
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33 Cameron, Averil THE MEDITERRANEAN WORLD IN LATE ANTIQUITY AD 395-600
Routledge 1993 0415014204 / 9780415014205 Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Minor bump to top corner. Dustjacket has minor rubbing. ; "The Mediterranean World in Late Antiquity: AD 395-600" deals with the period commonly known as "late antiquity" - the fifth and sixth centuries. The Roman Empire in the west was splitting into separate Germanic kingdoms, while the Near East, still under Roman or Byzantine rule from Constantinople, maintained a dense population and flourishing urban culture until the Persian and Arab invasions of the early seventh century. The book is intended for teachers and students in both ancient and medieval history. Averil Cameron places her emphasis on the material and literary evidence for cultural change and offers a new and original challenge to traditional assumptions of "decline and fall" and "the end of antiquity". The book draws on the recent spate of scholarship on this period to discuss in detail controversial issues such as the capacity of the late Roman army, the late antique city and the nature of economic exchange and cultural life. With its extensive annotation, it provides a lively, and often critical introduction to earler approaches to the period. Contents: 1. Constantinople and the eastern empire in the fifth century 2. The empire, the barbarians and the late Roman army 3. Church and society 4. Late Roman social structures and the late Roman economy. 5. Justinian and reconquest 6. Culture and mentality 7. Urban change and the end of Antiquity 8. The Eastern Mediterranean-- settlement and change. ; Routledge History of the Ancient World; 1 x 1 x 5.75 Inches; 251 pages 
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34 Cameron, Averil THE MEDITERRANEAN WORLD IN LATE ANTIQUITY AD 395-600
Routledge 1993 0415014204 / 9780415014205 Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Light shelfwear to DJ. Light shelfwear to book. ; "The Mediterranean World in Late Antiquity: AD 395-600" deals with the period commonly known as "late antiquity" - the fifth and sixth centuries. The Roman Empire in the west was splitting into separate Germanic kingdoms, while the Near East, still under Roman or Byzantine rule from Constantinople, maintained a dense population and flourishing urban culture until the Persian and Arab invasions of the early seventh century. The book is intended for teachers and students in both ancient and medieval history. Averil Cameron places her emphasis on the material and literary evidence for cultural change and offers a new and original challenge to traditional assumptions of "decline and fall" and "the end of antiquity". The book draws on the recent spate of scholarship on this period to discuss in detail controversial issues such as the capacity of the late Roman army, the late antique city and the nature of economic exchange and cultural life. With its extensive annotation, it provides a lively, and often critical introduction to earler approaches to the period. Contents: 1. Constantinople and the eastern empire in the fifth century 2. The empire, the barbarians and the late Roman army 3. Church and society 4. Late Roman social structures and the late Roman economy. 5. Justinian and reconquest 6. Culture and mentality 7. Urban change and the end of Antiquity 8. The Eastern Mediterranean-- settlement and change. ; Routledge History of the Ancient World; 1 x 1 x 5.75 Inches; 251 pages 
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35 Cate, James Lea & Eugene N. Anderson MEDIEVAL AND HISTORIOGRAPHICAL ESSAYS In Honor of James Westfall Thompson
University of Chicago Press 1938 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Light soiling to boards. Dustjacket spine is sunned with minor discoloration. ; Medieval Essays: A Critic of the Fourteenth Century: St Birgitta of Sweden. The Beginning of the Struggle Between the Regular and the Secular Clergy. The Church & Market Reform in England During the Reign of Henry III. Origin of the Town of Subiaco. The Van Der Molen, Commission Merchants of Antwerp: Trade with Italy 1538-44. The Palestine Pilgrimage of Henry the Lion. The South German Reichsstaedte in the Late Middle Ages. Medieval Medical Dictionaries and Glossaries. The Emergence of Conciliarism. A Study of 12th Century Interest in the Antiquities of Rome. Bernward of Hildesheim. The Long Tradition: A Study in 14th Century Medical Deontology. Historiographica Essays: Meinecke's Ideengeschichte and the Crisis in Historical Thinking. Justus Moser's Approach to History. Theodore Roosevelt, Historian. Kautsky and the Materialist Interpretation of History. The Varangians in Russian History. Bibliography of the Works of James Westfall Thompson. Thompson was Professor of Medieval History at the Universities of California & Chicago. 17 essays by former students. ; 499 pages 
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36 Charles, Elizabeth Rundle SKETCHES OF CHRISTIAN LIFE IN ENGLAND IN THE OLDEN TIME By the Author of "Chronicles of the Schönberg-Cotta Family"
T. Nelson and Sons 1864 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Chipping to top and bottom of spine. Spine is sunned. Inner front hinge has separated from front text block. ; Outlines a series of historical sketches to depict the beginnings of Christianity on English soil, from Druids, early martyrs, Anglo-Saxon domination, Norman conquest, the Crusades. ; 341 pages 
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37 Christides, Vassilios BYZANTINE LIBYA AND THE MARCH OF THE ARABS TOWARDS THE WEST OF NORTH AFRICA
British Archaeological Reports 2000 1841711330 / 9781841711331 Softcover Near Fine 
Very light knocking to bottom front corner else Fine. ; British Archaeological Reports BAR International Series 851; 112 pages; A detailed study of Byzantine Africa and its conquest by the Arabs beginning in 641/642. Professor Christides assesses the political situation on the eve of the first Arab raid, the raids themselves and the sources available for studying them, as well as the causes and consequences of the Byzantine loss of North Africa and the integration of Arabic and Islamic cultures. The study focuses primarily on the regions of Cyrenaica, Tripolitania and Fezzan (roughly modern-day Libya). 
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38 Christides, Vassilios BYZANTINE LIBYA AND THE MARCH OF THE ARABS TOWARDS THE WEST OF NORTH AFRICA
British Archaeological Reports 2000 1841711330 / 9781841711331 Softcover Very Good 
Very light wear to bottom front corner. ; British Archaeological Reports BAR International Series 851; 112 pages; A detailed study of Byzantine Africa and its conquest by the Arabs beginning in 641/642. Professor Christides assesses the political situation on the eve of the first Arab raid, the raids themselves and the sources available for studying them, as well as the causes and consequences of the Byzantine loss of North Africa and the integration of Arabic and Islamic cultures. The study focuses primarily on the regions of Cyrenaica, Tripolitania and Fezzan (roughly modern-day Libya). 
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39 Christides, Vassilios THE CONQUEST OF CRETE BY THE ARABS (CA. 824) A TURNING POINT IN THE STRUGGLE BETWEEN BYZANTIUM AND ISLAM
Akademia Athenon 1984 Softcover Very Good- 
Shelfwear to wraps. Light chipping to top of spine. Small tear to front wrap has been repaired from behind by blank white wrap. Slight separation to inner hinge and tear to spine has been repaired. Creasing to first few pages. ; Indispensible for Byzantine and Islamic history. ; 265 pages 
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40 Christides, Vassilios THE CONQUEST OF CRETE BY THE ARABS (CA. 824) A TURNING POINT IN THE STRUGGLE BETWEEN BYZANTIUM AND ISLAM
Akademia Athenon 1984 Softcover Very Good 
Faint crease to front wrap. Minor edgewear to wraps. Light shelfwear. ; Indispensible for Byzantine and Islamic history. ; 265 pages 
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41 Christie, Neil & S. T. Loseby (eds) TOWNS IN TRANSITION Urban Evolution in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages
Ashgate Publishing Ltd. 1996 1859281079 / 9781859281079 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Ex-library copy with usual stamps and pocket. DJ is in plastic sleeve that has been taped down to boards. ; 318 pages; This comparative study takes a radical look at the survival, evolution and development of towns between AD 300 and AD 1000. The studies in this volume show that Roman towns long outlasted the Empire, and the so-called dark ages were a time of significant development in urban character and life. This contrasts with the popular view that this turbulent period was one of major depopulation, social upheaval and economic decline. It has been assumed that it marked a clear break between the Roman concept of a town and the medieval model. The contributions cover the complete geographical span of the Roman Empire and together provide an authoritative guide to the variations in survival from the Roman to the medieval. 
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42 Christophilopoulou, Aikatarina & W. W. Phelps (translator) BYZANTINE HISTORY I: 324-640
Adolf M Hakkert 1986 Softcover Very Good 
Some foxing along lower edge of front wrap and light foxing to top of textblock. Light scuffing to foreedges. Some glue stains to base of spine. ; Isbn: 9025608361. VIII, 411 pp. ; 411 pages 
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43 Chrysos, Euangelos K. & Ian Wood (eds.) EAST AND WEST: MODES OF COMMUNICATION Proceedings of the First Plenary Conference At Merida
Brill Academic Publishers 1999 9004109293 / 9789004109292 Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Small chip to upper back corner of DJ. ; The Transformation of the Roman World, 5; 1.1 x 9.5 x 6.3 Inches; 288 pages; The End of Antiquity saw an increase in the divide between East and West. This crucial development in the history of the Late and Post-Roman World was addressed in a series of linked papers delivered at the first plenary conference of the European Science Foundation's scientific programme on the Transformation of the Roman World, held in 1995. A group of leading scholars (Beat Brenk, Peter Brown, Averil Cameron, Christian Hannick, N. Oikonomedes, Lennard Ryden) addressed questions of social, cultural, artistic and linguistic change, concentrating largely on developments within the East, while changes in the West were explored in a series of responses (from Michel Banniard, Mayke de Jong, Alain Dierkens, Niels Hannestad, Walter Pohl, Ian Wood). In addition, the history of Late Roman and Visigothic Merida, the setting for the conference, was set out by Javier Arce. Together these papers constitute a major exploration of the social and cultural changes in East and West in the period of the Transformation of the Roman World. To this collection are added two papers, by Paolo Delogu and Thomas F. X. Noble, delivered in the course of the third and final plenary congress of the programme, held in Isernia in 1997, assessing the achievement of the whole project at the end of five years of conferences and workshops. 
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44 Clemoes, Peter ANGLO-SAXON ENGLAND 1
Cambridge University Press 1972 0521085578 / 9780521085571 Hardcover Very Good- with no dust jacket 
Ex-library copy with usual stamps, and call numbers. Pocket has been removed. Withdrawn stamps on textblock as well. Call-numbers from spine have been removed leaving light damage to cloth. Bumping to bottom and top of spine. Former price on fly-page has been whited-out. Ask for pictures! ; Keywords from the Contents: pre-Viking Age church in East anglia; Old english Orosius and latin texts; Origin of Standard Old English and Aethelwold's school; Beowulf; Andreas; Exodus and treasure of Pharaoh; vision of paradise: Old English Phoenix; Jonah story: narrative technique in Old English homilies; manuscript of Leiden riddle; northumbria and Book of Kells; Icelandic saga of Edward the Confessor; Anglo-Saxon house. ; Anglo-Saxon England; Vol. 1; 344 pages 
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45 Clemoes, Peter ANGLO-SAXON ENGLAND 12
Cambridge University Press 1986 0521332028 / 9780521332026 Hardcover Very Good- with no dust jacket 
Ex-library copy with usual stamps, and call numbers. Pocket has been removed. Withdrawn stamps on textblock as well. Call-numbers from spine have been removed leaving very light damage to cloth. Bumping to bottom and top of spine. Former price on fly-page has been whited-out. Ask for pictures! ; Four very different kinds of Anglo-Saxon thinking are clarified in this volume - traditions, learned and oral, about the settlement of the country, study of foreign-language grammar, interest in exotic jewels as reflections of the glory of God, and (surprisingly, no doubt, to some) a mainly rational attitude to medicine. Publication of no less than three recent discoveries augments our corpus of manuscript evidence. The nature of Old English poetry is illuminated - as a variety of oral expression and as exemplified in a particular poet's treatment of a particular Latin source. A useful summary of the present state of editorial treatment of textual properties in Beowulf is provided. As usual the concluding item is a systematic bibliography of recent work in all branches of Anglo-Saxon studies - this time the publications of 1982.; Anglo-Saxon England; Vol. 12; 0.94 x 9 x 6 Inches; 345 pages 
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46 Coleman, Janet MEDIEVAL READERS AND WRITERS 1350-1400
Columbia University Press 1981 0231053649 / 9780231053648 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Ex-library copy with usual stamps, call numbers and pocket. Dustjacket is protected in mylar. Minor bumping to top corners. ; 337 pages; Concerned with Anglo-Norman, Latin and Middle English, and with the way in which social change-- particularly the growth of lay literacy and social mobility-- is expressed in literature. 
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47 Collett, Barry ITALIAN BENEDICTINE SCHOLARS AND THE REFORMATION The Congregation of Santa Giustina of Padua
Oxford University Press 1985 0198229348 / 9780198229346 Hardcover Very Good- in Very Good dust jacket 
Ex-library copy with usual stamps, call numbers and bookplate. Stamp to top of textblock. Front endpaper has adhesive remains. Adhesive stains to boards. Back bottom corner is bumped. Dustjacket spine is sunned. Dustjacket has mild rubbing. ; Oxford Historical Monographs; 1.1 x 8.84 x 5.9 Inches; 300 pages; European history from 1480 to 1570 was a period of turbulent change, political upheaval, profound moral questioning, and urgent philosophical speculation. This book explores the intriguing role of the almost-forgotten Congregation of Benedictine monks of Italy and southern France in the events of these tumultuous years. From archival and published records, the picture emerges of a closely-knit order of humanist scholars whose religious and philosophical studies later put them in a unique position to understand the Reformers. The book also casts light on the monks' fascinating reaction to the Reformation, as they poured out a stream of academic books, tracts, sermons, and poems in their attempt to heal the deepening rift between Rome and the Reformers. Critized and misunderstood by all sides, the Congregation gradually fell into decline until it was finally suppressed under the Napoleanic invasions. 
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48 Collett, Barry ITALIAN BENEDICTINE SCHOLARS AND THE REFORMATION The Congregation of Santa Giustina of Padua
Oxford University Press 2002 0198229348 / 9780198229346 Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Very Minor shelfwear. Laminated cover. ; 2002 Oxford reprint of 1985 Edition ; Oxford Historical Monographs; 1.1 x 8.84 x 5.9 Inches; 300 pages; European history from 1480 to 1570 was a period of turbulent change, political upheaval, profound moral questioning, and urgent philosophical speculation. This book explores the intriguing role of the almost-forgotten Congregation of Benedictine monks of Italy and southern France in the events of these tumultuous years. From archival and published records, the picture emerges of a closely-knit order of humanist scholars whose religious and philosophical studies later put them in a unique position to understand the Reformers. The book also casts light on the monks' fascinating reaction to the Reformation, as they poured out a stream of academic books, tracts, sermons, and poems in their attempt to heal the deepening rift between Rome and the Reformers. Critized and misunderstood by all sides, the Congregation gradually fell into decline until it was finally suppressed under the Napoleanic invasions. 
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49 Collins, Roger VISIGOTHIC SPAIN 409 - 711
Blackwell Publishers 2004 0631181857 / 9780631181859 Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Minor bumping to top corners. ; Between the end of Roman rule in the early fifth century and the Arab conquest in the eighth, Spain's destiny lay with the Visigoths, a confederacy of different ethnic groups formed in the Balkans in the later fourth century. Taking account of important new documentary evidence and of the latest archaeological findings, the author presents a wealth of original theories, challenging many traditional assumptions about Visigothic Spain about how the Visigothic kingdom was governed, law in the kingdom, the nature and methods of the Arab conquest, and the rise of Spain as an intellectual force in the West. The book falls into two parts: the first providing a chronological overview of political and military events; the second reviewing the evidence for social life and organization in Visigothic Spain. A historiographical introduction summarizes the current state of research on the history and archaeology of the period. ; A History of Spain; 272 pages 
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50 Coope, Jessica A. THE MARTYRS OF CÓRDOBA Community and Family Conflict in an Age of Mass Conversion
University of Nebraska Press 1995 0803214715 / 9780803214712 Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Dustjacket is protected in mylar. Small mark ~1cm to front of DJ (ink? ). Dustjacket has minor shelfwear. Publisher's remainder mark to bottom of textblock (black felt ink line) else Fine. ; 0.68 x 8.78 x 5.78 Inches; 115 pages; Between 850 and 859 (Christian Era) , the Muslim government of Córdoba ordered the execution of forty-eight Christians. With few exceptions, these Christians invited execution by committing capital offenses: some appeared before the Muslim authorities to denounce Mohammed; others, Christian children of mixed Islamic-Christian marriages, publicly proclaimed their Christianity. Coope investigates the origins of this "martyrs' movement" in Córdoba, then flourishing as a center of Islamic culture. She cites the fears of radical Christians that conversions to Islam were on the increase and that still more Christians were being assimilated into Arab Muslim culture. These fears were well-founded, and the executions further divided Cordovan Christians: some believed the executed to be martyrs, others argued that these were not martyrs but fanatics and troublemakers. For their part, the Muslim authorities, disposed to be tolerant, would have preferred sectarian peace; the martyrs were given every opportunity to recant. Using Christian sources (particularly the hagiographies of St. Eulogius) and Arabic accounts to understand the complex tensions in Muslim Spain between and among the Muslim majority and Christian minority, Coope presents a valuable and fresh view of this society at the apogee of al-Andalus, Muslim Spain. 
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