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Architrenius
ISBN: HB: 9780674988156, Harvard University Press, May 2019
576 pp., 20.3x13.3 cm
"Architrenius", a satirical allegory in dactylic hexameters completed in 1184 by the Norman poet Johannes de Hauvilla, follows the journey of its eponymous protagonist, the "arch-weeper," who stands in for an emerging class of educated professionals...
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Saints of Ninth- and Tenth-Century Greece
ISBN: HB: 9780674237360, Harvard University Press, May 2019
384 pp., 20.3x13.3 cm
"Saints of Ninth- and Tenth-Century Greece" collects funeral orations, encomia, and narrative hagiography. Together, these works illuminate one of the most obscure periods of Greek history – when holy men played central roles as the Byzantine adminis...
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"Tria sunt" An Art of Poetry and Prose
ISBN: HB: 9780674987531, Harvard University Press, December 2018
544 pp., 20.3x13.3 cm
The "Tria sunt", named for its opening words, was a widely used and highly ambitious book composed in England in the late fourteenth century during a revival of interest in the art of poetry and prose. The backbone of this comprehensive guide to wri...
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Two Works on Trebizond
ISBN: HB: 9780674986626, Harvard University Press, December 2018
320 pp., 20.3x13.3 cm, 2 maps, 3 charts
In 1204, brothers Alexios and David Komnenos became the unwitting founders of the Empire of Trebizond, a successor state to the Byzantine Empire that emerged after Crusaders sacked Constantinople. Trebizond, which stretched along the coast of the Bla...
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Poems of Christopher of Mytilene and John Mauropous
ISBN: HB: 9780674736986, Harvard University Press, May 2018
624 pp., 20.3x13.3 cm
The witty and self-assertive poetry of Christopher of Mytilene and John Mauropous provides unique snapshots of eleventh-century Constantinople at the height of its splendor and elegance. Their collections, aptly called "various verses", greatly range...
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Medieval Latin Lives of Muhammad
ISBN: HB: 9780674980730, Harvard University Press, May 2018
712 pp., 20.3x13.3 cm
Throughout the Middle Ages, Christians wrote about Islam and the life of Muhammad. These stories, ranging from the humorous to the vitriolic, both informed and warned audiences about what was regarded as a schismatic form of Christianity. "Medieval L...
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Life of Saint Neilos of Rossano
ISBN: HB: 9780674977044, Harvard University Press, February 2018
352 pp., 20.3x13.3 cm
"The Life of Saint Neilos of Rossano" is a masterpiece of historically accurate Italo-Greek monastic literature. Neilos, who died in 1004, vividly exemplifies the preoccupations of Greek monks in southern Italy under the Byzantine Empire. A restless...
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Carmina Burana, Volume I
ISBN: HB: 9780674660250, Harvard University Press, February 2018
602 pp., 20.3x13.3 cm
"Carmina Burana", literally "Songs from Beuern", is named after the village where the manuscript was found. The songbook consists of nearly 250 poems, on subjects ranging from sex and gambling to crusades and corruption. Compiled in the thirteenth ce...
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Carmina Burana, Volume II
ISBN: HB: 9780674980976, Harvard University Press, February 2018
801 pp., 20.3x13.3 cm
"Carmina Burana", literally "Songs from Beuern", is named after the village where the manuscript was found. The songbook consists of nearly 250 poems, on subjects ranging from sex and gambling to crusades and corruption. Compiled in the thirteenth ce...
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Christian Novels from the "Menologion" of Symeon Metaphrastes
ISBN: HB: 9780674975064, Harvard University Press, June 2017
395 pp., 20.3x13.3 cm
Created in the tenth century, most likely as an imperial commission, the "Menologion" is a collection of rewritings of saints' lives originally intended to be read at services for Christian feast days. Yet Symeon Metaphrastes's stories also abound in...
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