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Life-Stages in the Byzantine Middle Ages

Stephanie Novasio

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Stephanie Novasio is a PhD candidate at the University of Birmingham, UK Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Nathan Leidholm

Nathan Leidholm is Assistant Professor in the Program in Cultures, Civilizations and Ideas at Bilkent University, Turkey. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Amy Livingstone

Amy Livingstone is Associate Dean of the Honors College and Professor of History at Ball State University, IN, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of the Global Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019

Encyclopedia entry

...Topic/Event Description In Byzantium, the eastern Roman Empire, fundamental ideas about age, the family, and the stages of life (childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and so on) were influenced by the empire’s inheritance of the laws...

A Nadīm for the Sultan: Rāwandī and the Anatolian Seljuks

Sara Nur Yıldız

Sara Nur Yildiz is Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Orient-Institut, Istanbul. She holds a PhD in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations from the University of Chicago. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Seljuks of Anatolia : Court and Society in the Medieval Middle East

I.B. Tauris, 2013

Book chapter

...I dedicate this chapter to the memory of K. Allin Luther, whose course on Perso-Islamic civilisation at the University of Michigan inspired me to study the medieval Turco-Iranian world.‘As long as the world turns, may Khusraw be just...

Hair and Social Class

A Cultural History of Hair in the Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...In the stratified society of medieval Europe from about 800 to about 1450 a person’s social rank was determined by birth. In the later Middle Ages sumptuary laws closely regulated how members of each of the classes should dress with regard...

Introduction: Why philosophy matters

Stephen Boulter

Stephen Boulter is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy and Ethics, Oxford Brookes University, UK. He is author of The Rediscovery of Common Sense Philosophy (2007) and Metaphysics from a Biological Point of View (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Why Medieval Philosophy Matters

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...This introductory chapter is devoted to explaining why philosophy in general matters to society at large. This means confronting the redundancy thesis, that is, the view that the sciences can address all meaningful questions, and so...

Preliminaries

Decline and Fall of the Sasanian Empire : The Sasanian–Parthian Confederacy and the Arab Conquest of Iran

I.B. Tauris, 2008

Book chapter

...The Arsacids Sometime before the middle of the third century BCE, an Iranian people known as the DahaeFor the Dahae, see de Blois, F. and Vogelsang, W., ‘Dahae’, in Ehsan Yarshater (ed.), Encyclopae- dia Iranica, pp. 581–582, New York...

Democracy

Jonathan Harris

Jonathan Harris is Professor of the History of Byzantium at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK. He is the author of Constantinople: Capital of Byzantium (2007) and The End of Byzantium (2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Constantinople : Capital of Byzantium

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...The breathless accounts of the wealth and splendour of Constantinople were based, of course, on the lives of the rich and powerful. Inevitably, it was only a tiny proportion of Constantinople’s citizens that lived...

People without History

Ross Balzaretti

Ross Balzaretti (University of Nottingham) has published widely in the field of early medieval history, especially of northern Italy. His most recent books are Ligurian Landscapes (2004, edited with Mark Pearce and Charles Watkins) and Narrative and History in the Early Medieval West (2006, edited with Elizabeth Tyler). He was a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of St Andrews in 2010-2011 where much of Dark Age Liguria was written. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Dark Age Liguria : Regional Identity and Local Power, c. 400–1020

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book chapter

...Dark Age Liguria is, as suggested in Chapter 1, a rather unfashionable way of describing the region’s history during the first millennium. It should now be clear that it is intended to reflect the problematic character of the surviving...

Medieval Name Tags

Erik Kwakkel

Erik Kwakkel is book historian and professor at the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies at The University of British Columbia, Vancouver. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Books Before Print

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

Book chapter

...Booklet describing intake of foundlings, dated 1502. Erfgoed Leiden en Omstreken, HGW, Archiefnr. 519, Inv. nr. 3384. Photo by the author.Extending the discussion of small ephemeral slips in the previous chapters, the focus remains on tiny...

Scholasticism and Western ‘disenchantment’

Stephen Boulter

Stephen Boulter is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy and Ethics, Oxford Brookes University, UK. He is author of The Rediscovery of Common Sense Philosophy (2007) and Metaphysics from a Biological Point of View (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Why Medieval Philosophy Matters

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...Weber contends that modern Western civilization is ‘disenchanted’ because our society’s method of arriving at beliefs about the world, that is, the sciences, is unable to address questions of value. The result is that we are prone...

Private Life and the Middle Ages

The Ages of Faith : Popular Religion in Late Medieval England and Western Europe

I.B.Tauris, 2009

Book chapter

...This chapter was originally published in The Month, September/October 1990, pp. 388–92. The copyright belongs to Trustees for Roman Catholic Purposes (114 Mount Street, London W1)The publication of volume 3, Passions of the Renaissance...