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Dionysios Stathakopoulos

Dionysios Stathakopoulos is Lecturer in Byzantine Studies at King's College London. He is the author of Famine and Pestilence in the Late Roman and Byzantine Empire (2004). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Short History of the Byzantine Empire

I.B. Tauris, 2015

Book chapter

...The reigns of Byzantine emperors are given in bold; those of Western Roman emperors in bold italics...

Smallpox in the Harem: Communicable Diseases and the Ottoman Fear of Dynastic Extinction During the Early Sultanate of Ahmed I (R. 1603–17)

Günhan Börekçi

Günhan Börekçi is Assistant Professor of History at İstanbul Şehir University. After completing his BA and MA studies at Boğaziçi University (1991­1999), Börekçi received his PhD degree in history from the Ohio State University in 2010. His main areas of research and teaching include early modern Ottoman political, dynastic, and social history, the seventeenthcentury crisis, military history, and traditional archery. In addition to numerous articles and encyclopedia entries on Ottoman history, he has published with Ahmet Arslantürk a facsimile edition of Feridun Ahmed Bey’s illustrated chronicle, Nüzhet-i Esrârü’l-Ahyâr der Ahbâr-ı Sefer-i Sigetvar (Topkapı Palace Museum Library, ms. Hazine 1339), on Suleyman the Magnificent’s last Hungarian campaign in 1566 (2012) and more recently, his study on the Ottoman imperial campaign against the Habsburgs in 1596 came out under the title Macaristan’da Bir Osmanlı Padişahı: Sultan III. Mehmed’in Eğri Seferi Rûznâmesi – 1596 (An Ottoman Sultan in Hungary: Sultan Mehmed III’s Eger Campaign Diary – 1596) (2016).I am most grateful to our editor Nükhet Varlık for her much valuable comments on earlier drafts, and to Maurizio Alfioldi for providing the transcriptions of the Venetian ambassadorial dispatches utilized in this study. The following discussion is partly based on my PhD dissertation: Günhan Börekçi, “Factions and Favorites at the Courts of Ahmed I (r. 1603­1617) and His Immediate Predecessors,” PhD diss., Ohio State University, 2010. The initial research for this article was carried out under the generous fellowships by the American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT) and the Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations (RCAC) of the Koç University back in 2007 and 2008, respectively. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Plague and Contagion in the Islamic Mediterranean : New Histories of Disease in Ottoman Society

Arc Humanities Press, 2017

Book chapter

...I am most grateful to our editor Nükhet Varlık for her much valuable comments on earlier drafts, and to Maurizio Alfioldi for providing the transcriptions of the Venetian ambassadorial dispatches utilized in this study. The following...

Conclusion

R. Todd Godwin

R. Todd Godwin received his PhD from the School of African and Oriental Studies (SOAS), University of London, and now lectures at the Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies, Cambridge, UK and in the United States at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He has published in peer-reviewed journals on the early medieval Church of the East. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Persian Christians at the Chinese Court : The Xi’an Stele and the Early Medieval Church of the East

I.B.Tauris, 2018

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...This book has argued that the closeness existing between the Church of the East and the late Sasanian imperial court, a subject of intense scrutiny in recent secondary literature and amply evident in Syriac sources, was carried...

Introduction

Amira K. Bennison

Amira K. Bennison is Senior Lecturer in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at the University of Cambridge. A regular panelist on Radio 4's ‘In Our Time‘, she has contributed essays and articles to many books and journals, and is the author of ‘Jihad and its Interpretations in Pre-Colonial Morocco’ (2002). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Great Caliphs : The Golden Age of the ‘Abbasid Empire

I.B. Tauris, 2009

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...For most of us the word ‘Mediterranean’ conjures up images of picturesque villages of whitewashed houses whose blue-painted shutters pick up the intense blue of sea and sky, or cream and ochre pillars topped with Corinthian capitals from...

Introduction

Matthew Gabriele

Matthew Gabriele is Associate Professor in the Department of Religion and Culture at Virginia Tech, USA Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of Western Empires in the Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...Allow me to begin with an anecdote that, I hope, will clarify some of the challenges in studying A Cultural History of Western Empires in the Middle Ages. My thanks to Brett Edward Whalen and Mauro J. Caraccioli, who assisted...

Barbarism: “The Invasion and Settlements of the Barbarians of Germany and Scythia”

Ian Wood

Ian Wood, Emeritus Prof. (Univ. of Leeds), has authored over 200 articles on the post-Roman West and the recent monograph: The Modern Origins of the Early Middle Ages. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Transformation of the Roman West

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

Book chapter

...Of the two factors singled out by Gibbon for special emphasis, that of the role of the barbarians in the collapse of the Roman West has divided opinion more than any other. In the post-1945 world there was a strong view, particularly...

Gibbon’s Secondary Causes: “The Disorders of Military Despotism” and “the Division of Monarchy”

Ian Wood

Ian Wood, Emeritus Prof. (Univ. of Leeds), has authored over 200 articles on the post-Roman West and the recent monograph: The Modern Origins of the Early Middle Ages. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Transformation of the Roman West

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

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...The economy is not a dominant element in Decline and Fall, and indeed the relevant evidence was almost entirely unavailable in the eighteenth century. What Gibbon chose to emphasize was “Religion and Barbarism,” but he also pointed to “the...

Pope Paul III (1468–1549, r. 1534–49 CE), Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475–1564 CE), and the Campidoglio

People and Places of the Roman Past : The Educated Traveller’s Guide

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

Book chapter

...Piazza del Campidoglio, aerial view, Rome. Photo Credit: Alinari / Art Resource, NY. Rome’s Historic Hill Among Hills The Capitoline ( Campidoglio) is a hill for the ages. In ancient times it served as the holiest place in the Roman...

Introduction: Behind the narrative poetics of Anna Komnene’s Alexiad

Larisa Orlov Vilimonović

Larisa Orlov Vilimonović is Assistant Professor of Byzantine history at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade, Serbia. She teaches courses in Byzantine cultural and social history. Her main interests are Byzantine literature, rhetoric and gender studies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Structure and Features of Anna Komnene’s Alexiad : Emergence of a Personal History

Amsterdam University Press, 2019

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...The Alexiad of Anna Komnene is a masterpiece of Byzantine historiography, which the first Komnenian princess wrote over the course of almost twenty years in the middle of the twelfth century (ca. 1138-ca. 1153).The composition...

Female Rule in Imperial Russia: Is Gender a Useful Category of Historical Analysisx?

Orel Beilinson

Orel Beilinson is a historian of imperial and post-imperial, but mainly socialist, eastern Europe. He is interested in the relationships between ideologies and between ideologies and social, political, and legal structures and practices. As such, his current researches investigate the relationship between socialism, modernity, and religion (Islam and Judaism) in this region during the turn of the nineteenth century. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Companion to Global Queenship

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

Book chapter

...Upon examining the list of Russian rulers from the time of Kiev to the Russian Federation, one finds nine women who ruled the Russian state: Olga (tenth century), Elena Glinskaya (sixteenth century), Natalia Naryshkina and Sofia Alekseyevna...