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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

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

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

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...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...

Imperial Sainthood in Medieval Europe

L.M. Ciolfi

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L.M. Ciolfi is doctorant/chercheur at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales, Paris, France. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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F. D’Angelo

F. D’Angelo is a researcher at Sapienza – Università di Roma, Italy. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Danna R. Messer

Danna R. Messer is Acquisitions Editor for Arc Humanities Press, Leeds. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Encyclopedia of the Global Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019

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...Theme Description If the cult of saints and martyrs has characterized Christianity since its origins, the veneration of kings and emperors, which then resulted in their holiness, boasts an even more ancient tradition. This phenomenon...

Emperor Hadrian (76–138, r. 117–38 CE) at Castel Sant’Angelo, The Pantheon, and the Tempio Di Venere E Roma

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

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

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...Statue of Hadrian, second century CE, Musei Capitolini. Scala / Art Resource, NY. An Emperor of the People and For the People Hadrian was a complex man who inherited a complex empire. Upon becoming emperor in 117, he faced a series...

The Petrification of Rostam : Thomas Herbert’s Re-Vision of Persia in A Relation of Some Yeares Travaile

Remapping Travel Narratives (1000-1700) : To the East and Back Again

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

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...In his travel account of his journey to Safavid Persia in 1626, A Relation of Some Yeares Travaile, Thomas Herbert includes a summary of a heartbreaking episode from Abolqasem Ferdowsi’s medieval epic poem, Shahnameh. This poetic meditation...

Anna Komnene’s Periautologia

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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...We must therefore look warily to ourselves when we recount praise received from others and see that we do not allow any taint or suggestion of self-love and self-praise to appear, lest we be thought to make Patroclus our excuse, a while we...

William of Normandy and the Conquest of England

Leonie V. Hicks

Leonie V. Hicks is Senior Lecturer in Medieval History at Canterbury Christ Church University. She is the author of Religious Life in Normandy, 1050-1300 (2007). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Short History of the Normans

I.B. Tauris, 2016

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...When thinking of Duke William II of Normandy, known variously to history as the Conqueror and the Bastard, several images spring to mind.The most recent biography of William is that by M. Hagger, William: King and Conqueror (London...

Introduction

Timothy May

Timothy May, Professor Central Eurasian History; University of North Georgia; author of The Mongol Empire (Edinburgh University Press, 2017); Encyclopedia of the Mongol Empire (ABC-Clio, 2017); The Mongol Conquests in World History (Reaktion, 2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Mongols

Arc Humanities Press, 2019

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...It was a dark and stormy night when the Mongol fleets anchored off the coast of Japan at Hakata Bay and Imari Bay in 1281. With their fleet arranged as a floating fortress, the Mongols waited for a dawn that never came as a tsunami struck...

Religion and the Transformation of the Roman World

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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...Hitherto we have avoided the topic of “Religion,” which for Gibbon was, alongside “Barbarism,” one of the two key factors in the collapse of the West. We have been able to do so because social, economic, and political interpretations...

Resistance

A Cultural History of Western Empires in the Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Historically speaking, resistance to empire can come in many forms, including organized revolts, popular uprisings, conspiracies, and other forms of dissent. From the ninth through the fourteenth centuries, in reality and in symbolic terms,...