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The "Past" on Medieval and Modern Greek Culture. Byzantina kai Metabyzantina volume I

By Vryonis, Speros Jr. editor

Malibu, CA: Undena Publications, 1978. First edition. Oversized Paperback. Very good. Quarto (Oversize). Slight wear to edges and corners of covers.Spine slightly faded. 256 p. w/ notes at the end of essays and additional 31 p. of b&w plates. 13 scholarly essays.

$125.00

Materials for the Study of the Mosaics of St. Sophia at Istanbul. Dumbarton Oaks Studies 8

By Mango, Cyril

Washington DC: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, 1962. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/good. Quarto (oversized). Dj has wear, small tears and chipping at edges. Bookplate of former owner on pastedown. 145 p. w/ additional fold out diagrams and 118 b&w plates. A detailed background on the mosaics of the Hagia Sophia, noting the figures and the restoration work. notes, and drawings by Gaspare Fossati in 1847-1849, showing and discussing many mosaics now lost. Uncommon.

$195.00

Turcobyzantina et Oriens Christianus [ Turco-Byzantine Studies and the Christian Orient ]

By Cahen, Claude, preface by Helene Ahrweiler

London: Variorum Reprints, 1974. Hardcover. Very good. Octavo (standard size). Wear to edges and corners of boards. No dust jacket issued. All but one essay is in French. 24 scholarly essays originally published in the 30s thru the 70s, on Byzantines, Turks, and Christianity in the East in the Middle Ages.

$85.00

Monks and Laymen in Byzantium 843 - 1118

By Morris, Rosemary

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/very good. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards and dust jacket. xxii, 330 p. w/ map, footnotes, bibliography, index. A reassessment of the role of Monks in Byzantine society, noting the different roles and independence they had, in contrast to western religious orders.

$45.00

Social Political Thought in Byzantium from Justinian I to the Last Palaeologus : Passages from Byzantine Writers and Documents

By Baker Ernest translator with an introduction and notes.

London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1971. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/good. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards, more so with small tears to edges of dust jacket. Generic bookplate on pastedown. Some underlining in pencil. xvi (1), 239 p. w/ footnotes, indices. A collection of translated passages selected from the entire history of the empire, covering social and political thought. A nice introduction and survey of these topics, often in the words of the Byzantines themselves.

$30.00

The Emperor Romanus Lecapenus and His Reign : a Study of Tenth Century Byzantium

By Runciman, Steven

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1963. 2nd printing. Hardcover. Very good. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards. Missing dust jacket. Corners bumped. Generic bookplate on flyleaf. 275 p. w/ maps, footnotes, bibliography, appendices, index, and large fold out genealogy chart. A detailed study of this Armenian naval leader, usurper and Byzantine emperor 920-944 AD. He was deposed by two of his sins, and died as a monk.

$45.00

Byzantium and Its Image : History and Culture of the Byzantine Empire and Its heritage

By Mango, Cyril

London: Variorum Imprints, 1984. First edition thus. Hardcover. Very good. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards. No dj Issued. 18 focused scholarly articles by this noted Byzantine historian, with addenda and index at end.

$75.00

A History of the Eastern Roman Empire from the Fall of Irene to the Accession of Basil I

By Bury, J. B. [ John Bagnell ]

London: Macmillan, 1912. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/no dust jacket. Thick octavo ( standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards and dust jacket. Head and heel of spine bumped. 530 p. w/ 2 additional pages of ads, appendices, bibliography, index. A classic work of Byzantine history in great shape and the uncommon first edition. Bury was a noted historian at Cambridge, and the mentor of Sir Steven Runciman. He wrote on a number of historical topics, and was adamant that history was a branch of science, and not literature.

$55.00

Post-Byzantine Music Manuscripts for Oriental Secular Music (15th to Early 19th Century). Istanbuler Texte und Studien 28

By Kalaitzidis, Kyriakos

Würtzberg, Germany: Ergon verlag / Orient-Institut Instanbul, 2012. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/No dust jacket issued. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges. Head of spine bumped. 356 p. w/ color illustrations at end. Includes sections on sources, historical overview, catalogue of secular compositions, composers, the social context, genres of secular music, Byzantine notations in secular melodies, echoi, makams, and rhythms and Usuls.

$50.00

The Empire of Manuel I Komnenos 1143 - 1180

By Magdalino, Paul

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993. First edition. Hardcover in full cloth. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of dj and boards. 556 p. w/ footnotes, appendices, bibliography, index, maps, genealogical tables. A detailed study of the reign of this Byzantine monarch, representing a high point in the Comenian dynasty, The work looks at art, theology, sources, government, relations with the Crusader states, and more. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. Hardcover in full cloth.

$60.00

Roman Defeat, Christian Response, and the Literary Construction of the Jew

By Olster, David M.

Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1994. First edition. Hardcover in full cloth. Very Good in Good dust jacket. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of dj and boards. Small 1 inch tear in dj at heel of spine. Slight scuffing to dj covers. Name and address of former owner on flyleaf. 203 p. w/ chapter notes, bibliography, index. A study of 7th century writers in their response to the collapse of the old Roman Empire in the west to the Germans and in the east vs the Arabs.

$45.00

Byzantine Papers : Proceedings of the First Australian Byzantine Studies Conference, Canberra, 17 - 19 May 1978

By Elizabeth and Michael Jeffreys and Ann Moffatt, editors

Canberra: Humanities Research Centre, Australian Nationaal University, 1981. First edition. Softcover. Very Good in Wraps. Octavo sized. Light wear to edges of covers with some minor scuffing and slight browning to edges of covers. Name of previous owner written on half title page in ink. Otherwise, clean unmarked text. Tight binding. Light foxing to upper edges of pages. 156 pages plus 13 plates with notes after each essay. The essays in this work are: 1. Thoughts on Some Early Medieval Miracles, 2. Malalas and Justinian's Codification, 3. Theophanes' Account of the Reign of Heraclius, 4. Byzantium and the Arabs : The Image of the Byzantines as Mirrored in Arabic Literature, 5. Illustrations from the "Triumph" of Joseph the Patriarch, 6. Anglo-Saxons and Icelanders at Byzantium, with Special Reference to the Icelandic Saga of St. Edward the Confessor, 6. Literary Evidence for the Dating of the Backovo Ossuary Frescoes, 7. The Vernacular ... for Agnes of France, 8. The Later Greek Verse Romances : A Survey, 9. Bessarion before the Council of Florence : A Survey of His Early Writings (1423-1437).

$65.00