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The Lost Gospel: Decoding the Ancient Text That Reveals Jesus' Marriage to Mary the Magdalene. pb

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  • The Lost Gospel: Decoding the Ancient Text That Reveals Jesus' Marriage to Mary the Magdalene.
  • Jacobovici, Simcha/ Wilson, Barrie/ Burke, Tony
  • pb. xx, 444 pages : 9.00 H x 1.50 D x 5.75 W inches
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Cameron: Byzantine Matters. Hardback

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  • Byzantine Matters
  • Cameron, Averil 2014
  • Hardback, 184 pages, 11 halftones. 3 maps, 178 x 140 mm
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Alston: The City in Roman and Byzantine Egypt. Paperback

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  • The City in Roman and Byzantine Egypt.
  • Richard Alston, 2012
  • Paperback, 479 pages, b/w figs., 234 x 156 mm. Focusing on the period between the 1st century BC and the 6th century AD, Alston's detailed study draws on a wealth of papyrological and documentary evidence to look at the impact of Roman and then Christian influences on the architecture and design of Egypt's urban centres. Rather than present his material chronologically, Alston looks in turn at different spaces within the city, such as the house, the street and the neighbourhood, with the aim of providing a theoretical methodology for making sense of ancient cities whilst demonstrating the rich variety of Egypt. The study is supported throughout with helpful diagrams, plans and tables.
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Anidjar: Blood: A Critique of Christianity. Hardback

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  • Blood: A Critique of Christianity
  • Gil Anidjar 2014
  • Hardback, 464 pages, 229 x 152 mm
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Aslan: Zealot. The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth. Pb

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  • Zealot. The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth.
  • Reza Aslan
  • Paperback, 318 pages, 198 x 128 mm
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Bracken: Society and Spirit. A Trinitarian Cosmology. Cloth

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  • Society and Spirit. A Trinitarian Cosmology. Cloth
  • by Joseph A. Bracken
  • 194 pages, notes, bibliography and index. 1991

Brown: Through the Eye of a Needle: Wealth, the Fall of Rome, and the Making of Christianity in the West, 350-550 AD. Paperback

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  • Through the Eye of a Needle: Wealth, the Fall of Rome, and the Making of Christianity in the West, 350-550 AD.
  • Peter Brown 2014
  • Paperback, 816 pages, 12 color illus. 8 halftones. 1 line illus. 4 maps, 229 x 152 mm. Jesus taught his followers that it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter heaven. Yet by the fall of Rome, the church was becoming rich beyond measure. Through the Eye of a Needle is a sweeping intellectual and social history of the vexing problem of wealth in Christianity in the waning days of the Roman Empire, written by the world's foremost scholar of late antiquity.
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Bullen: Byzantium Rediscovered: The Byzantine Revival in Europe and America. Hardback

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  • Byzantium Rediscovered: The Byzantine Revival in Europe and America. Hardback
  • J.B. Bullen
  • 240 pages, with 220 colour and 30 black-white illstrations. 2003. A study of the revival of interest in the Byzantine style of architecture and decoration in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Bullen's narrative tells a vivid story of the colourful figures in Germany, Austria, France, Britain and America who reinterpreted Byzantium and its style.

Campaign 078 Nicolle: Constantinople 1453. The End of Byzantium 9781841760919

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  • Constantinople 1453. The End of Byzantium
  • by David Nicolle
  • This title details the epic four-month siege of the city of Constantinople, last vestige of the once mighty Roman and Byzantine Empires. Mehmet 'The Conqueror' led an army of 80,000 men with a massive siege train against the city. Defending were a mere 10,000 men under the Emperor Constantine XI. The Turkish artillery battered the ancient city walls mercilessly, levelling a large section. A gallant defence held off the massive Turkish assault for several hours.

Chadwick: The Penguin History of the Church 1. The Early Church. Paperback

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  • The Penguin History of the Church 1. The Early Church
  • Henry Chadwick. Revised edition 1993
  • Paperback, 320 pages, 20x13 cm.
  • This first volume of the Penguin history of the church looks at the beginning of the Christian movement during the first centuries AD and at the explosive force of its expansion throughout the Roman world.
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Charles: The Book of Enoch. Pb

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  • The Book of Enoch
  • R. H. Charles
  • Paperback, 160 pages, 216 x 136 mm.
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Cormack: Byzantine Art. Paperback

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  • Byzantine Art. Paperback.
  • Robin Cormack
  • 256 pages, richly illustrated with 82 full colour and 45 black-white illustrations. 2000. This text focuses on the art of Constantinople from 330 to 1453 and the stages this went through in reaction to historical circumstances. The book shows how changes in society led to changes in art by focusing on particular cases and objects

Dennis: Maurice's Strategikon: Handbook of Byzantine Military Strategy. Paperback

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  • Maurice's Strategikon: Handbook of Byzantine Military Strategy.
  • George T. Dennis
  • Paperback, 208 pages, Illustrations, 152 x 229 mm. "The most important Byzantine military text...The standard translation."--Walter Kaegi, University of Chicago As a veteran campaigner, the Byzantine emperor Maurice (582-602) compiled a unique and influential handbook intended for the field commander
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Dennis: Three Byzantine Military Treatises. Paperback

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  • Three Byzantine Military Treatises.
  • George Dennis 2009. Paperback, 396 pages, 15 black & white illustrations, 224 x 157 mm
  • Dumbarton Oaks Research Library & Collection
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Drake: Constantine and the Bishops: The Politics of Intolerance. Paperback

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  • Constantine and the Bishops: The Politics of Intolerance. Paperback
  • by H.A. Drake
  • xx, 610 pages. 2002.
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Ehrman: Did Jesus Exist? : The Historical Argument for Jesus of Nazareth. Pb

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  • Did Jesus Exist? The Historical Argument for Jesus of Nazareth.
  • Ehrman, Bart D.
  • Paperback, 368 pages, 203 x 137 mm.
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El-Cheikh: Byzantium Viewed by the Arabs. Paperback

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  • Byzantium Viewed by the Arabs. Paperback
  • by Nadia Maria El-Cheikh
  • xi, 271 pages. 2004

Esler: The Early Christian World. 2 Volumes, set. Paperback

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  • Early Christian World. 2 Volumes, set. Paperback
  • Editor Philip F Esler
  • 1334 pages. 2004. Philip F. Esler is Professor of Biblical Criticism at the University of St Andrews, Scotland. He has written extensively on social-scientific approaches to biblical interpretation.

Eusebius: The History of the Church from Christ to Constantine. Paperback

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  • The History of the Church from Christ to Constantine.
  • Eusebius, Bishop of Caesarea. Louth, AndrewWilliamson, G.A.
  • Paperback, 480 pages, map, 198 x 129 mm.
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Evans, Wixom: Glory of Byzantium. Paperback

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  • Glory of Byzantium. Paperback, 28x15cm, 2.9 kgs
  • By Helen C. Evans and William D. Wixom
  • 604 pages, 500 colour and 200 b&w illustrations. 2000. Covering the art of the Middle Byzantine period (843-1261 AD), this book demonstrates its wide diversity and influence through 17 scholarly essays. These are accompanied by descriptions and colour reproductions of over 400 objects, as well as pictures of architectural sites all over Eastern Europe.

Evans: Byzantium: Faith and Power (1261-1557). Hardcover

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  • Byzantium: Faith and Power (1261-1557). Hardcover
  • edited by Helen C. Evans
  • 650 pages, 450 colour images and 150 illustrations. 2004. This spectacular book presents hundreds of objects in all media from the late thirteenth through mid-sixteenth centuries. Featured in full-colour reproductions are sacred icons, luxuriously embroidered silk textiles, richly gilded metalwork, miniature icons of glass, precious metals and gemstone, and elaborately decorated manuscripts.

Friedman: Who Wrote the Bible. Paperback

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  • Who Wrote the Bible.
  • Friedman, Richard Elliott. New edition, 1997
  • Paperback, 301 pages, illustrations, 216 x 139 mm
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Gager: Who Made Early Christianity? : The Jewish Lives of the Apostle Paul. pb

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  • Who Made Early Christianity? The Jewish Lives of the Apostle Paul.
  • Gager, John G.; 2015
  • Hardback, 208 pages, 12 black & white illustrations, 210 x 140 mm.
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Galli: Himmlische Gewölbe. Gebunden

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  • Himmlische Gewölbe. Gebunden, 21x24cm
  • Max Galli
  • 59 Seiten

Gardner: Bloodline of the Holy Grail. The Hidden Lineage of Jesus Revealed. Pb

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  • Bloodline of the Holy Grail. The Hidden Lineage of Jesus Revealed
  • Laurence Gardner 2009
  • 478 pages, 16 page plate section with 24 colour photos, 21 b/w line illustrations, 129 x 198 mm
  • Bringing together revelatory insights into the descendant heirs of Jesus and his brother James, Gardner: Proves that there is an authentic line of succession from the sons of Jesus and James / Documents a hidden legacy of the Messiah and unveils hitherto guarded secrets about Mary Magdalene (was married to Jesus) and Joseph of Arimathea (was Jesus's brother). / Traces the sacred lineage through centuries of persecution and Inquisition, revealing a systematic suppression of authentic records and a strategic manipulation of the New Testament Gospels / The author was granted privileged access to royal and religious archives and repositories across Europe
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Görg: Mythos, Glaube und Geschichte. Die Bilder des christlichen Credo und ihre Wurzeln im alten Ägypten

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  • Mythos, Glaube und Geschichte. Die Bilder des christlichen Credo und ihre Wurzeln im alten Ägypten
  • Manfred Görg
  • 190 Seiten, Register, 8 Abbildungen im Text, 17 Tafeln. 1998

Gregory: A History of Byzantium. Paperback

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  • History of Byzantium. Paperback
  • Timothy E. Gregory
  • 400 pages, 11 illustrations. 2004. A concise narrative of Byzantine history from the time of Constantine the Great (AD 306) to the fall of Constantinople in 1453. The book views Byzantium as a vital society, important in its own right, but that also served as a bridge between East and West and ancient and modern society

Haldon: Das Byzantinische Reich. Geschichte und Kultur eines Jahrtausends. Gebunden

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  • Byzantinische Reich. Geschichte und Kultur eines Jahrtausends.
  • John Haldon, Übersetzt von Harald Ehrhardt
  • 256 Seiten, mit Abbildungen. 2002. Das Byzantinische Reich, das mehr als ein Jahrtausend bestand, hinterließ uns ein reiches Erbe. Machtvolle Bauwerke, leuchtende Mosaiken, expressive Fresken zeugen von Ausstrahlungskraft einer großen Kultur am Kreuzungspunkt von christlichem Okzident und islamischem Orient.

Hamburger, Marti: Crown and Veil: Female Monasticism from the Fifth to the Fifteenth Centuries. Hardcover

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  • Crown and Veil: Female Monasticism from the Fifth to the Fifteenth Centuries. Hardcover
  • edited by Jeffrey F. Hamburger and Susan Marti. Forword by Caroline Walker Bynum
  •  xxii, 318 pages, 2008
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Harrill: Paul the Apostle. His Life and Legacy in Their Roman Context. Paperback

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  • Paul the Apostle. His Life and Legacy in Their Roman Context.
  • Harrill, J. Albert
  • Paperback, 275 pages, 1 b/w illus. 3 maps. 228 x 152 mm. This book is a controversial new biography of the apostle Paul that argues for his inclusion in the pantheon of key figures of classical antiquity, along with the likes of Socrates, Alexander the Great, Cleopatra and Augustus. It first provides a critical reassessment of the apostle's life in its historical context that focuses on Paul's discourse of authority, which was both representative of its Roman context and provocative to his rivals within Roman society. It then considers the legend that developed around Paul as the history of his life was elaborated and embellished by later interpreters, creating legends that characterized the apostle variously as a model citizen, an imperial hero, a sexual role model, an object of derision and someone to quote from. It is precisely this rewriting of Paul's history into legend that makes the apostle a key transformative figure of classical antiquity.

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Harris: The End of Byzantium. Hardback

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  • The End of Byzantium
  • Jonathan Harris 2010
  • Hardback, 336 pages, 32 pages of black&white illustrations, 234 x 156 mm
  • In this evocative and moving book, Jonathan Harris explores individual stories of diplomatic manoeuvres, covert defiance, and sheer luck against a backdrop of major historical currents, and he traces Byzantium's legacy through those emigrants and refugees who reached and influenced Italy, Russia, and beyond. Weaving together letters, chronicles, travellers' accounts, and other little-known archival documents, Harris dispels the myth of constant warfare between Islam and Christianity in the Middle Ages and offers a new perspective on the real reasons behind the fall of this extraordinarily fascinating empire.
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Hastings: A World History of Christianity. Paperback

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  • World History of Christianity. Paperback
  • by Adrian Hastings
  • xiv, 594 pages. 2000

Herring: Byzantium: The Surprising Life of a Medieval Empire. Paperback

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  • Byzantium: The Surprising Life of a Medieval Empire.
  • Judith Herring 2008
  • Paperback, 416 pages, 24pp colour inset, 198 x 129 mm
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Hill: Who Chose the Gospels? Probing the Great Gospel Conspiracy. Paperback

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  • Who Chose the Gospels? Probing the Great Gospel Conspiracy.
  • C.E. Hill
  • Paperback, 320 pages, 8 black and white photographs, 2 maps, 203 x 134 mm
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Hunger: Die metrischen Siegellegenden der Byzantiner. Inhalt und Form. Broschiert

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  • Metrischen Siegellegenden der Byzantiner. Inhalt und Form. Broschiert
  • Herbert Hunger
  • 16 Seiten Text und 4 Tafeln mit Photos. 1988

Jacobsen: The World's Christians: Who They are, Where They are, and How They Got There. Pb

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  • The World's Christians: Who They are, Where They are, and How They Got There.
  • Douglas Jacobsen 2011
  • Paperback, 416 pages, illustrations, 246 x 192 mm
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Jefferson: Christ the Miracle Worker in Early Christian Art. Paperback

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  • Christ the Miracle Worker in Early Christian Art.
  • Jefferson, Lee M.
  • Paperback, 176 pages, black & white illustrations, figures, 228 x 152 mm
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Kasser a.o.: The Gospel of Judas. Pb.

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  • Gospel of Judas. Second Edition, Pb
  • by Kasser, Rodolphe (EDT) / Meyer, Marvin W. (EDT) / Wurst, Gregor (EDT)
  • 185 pages. 2008

Kitchen: On the Reliability of the Old Testament. Pb

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  • On the Reliability of the Old Testament.
  • K.A. Kitchen
  • Paperback, 684 pages, illustrations, 235 x 160 mm.
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Krautheimer: Early Christian and Byzantine Architecture. 4th, revised edition. Paperback

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  • Early Christian and Byzantine Architecture. 4th, revised edition. Paperback
  • by Richard Krautheimer and Slobodan Curcic
  • 553 pages, with 406 illustrations, maps, notes. 1992. Presents an overall view of the history and changing character of Early Christian and Byzantine architecture, from Rome and Milan to North Africa, Constantinople, Greece and the Balkans and from Egypt and Jerusalem to the villages and monasteries of Syria, Asia Minor, Armenia and Mesopotamia.

Langton: The Apostle Paul in the Jewish Imagination : A Study in Modern Jewish-Christian Relations. pb

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  • The Apostle Paul in the Jewish Imagination. A Study in Modern Jewish-Christian Relations.
  • Langton, Daniel R.
  • Pb, 320 pages, black & white illustrations, 229 x 152 mm. 2014
  • The Apostle Paul in the Jewish Imagination is a pioneering multidisciplinary examination of Jewish perspectives on Paul of Tarsus. Here, the views of individual Jewish theologians, religious leaders, and biblical scholars of the last 150 years, together with artistic, literary, philosophical, and psychoanalytical approaches, are set alongside popular cultural attitudes. Few Jews, historically speaking, have engaged with the first-century Apostle to the Gentiles. The modern period has witnessed a burgeoning interest in this topic, however, with treatments reflecting profound concerns about the nature of Jewish authenticity and the developing intercourse between Jews and Christians. In exploring these issues, Jewish commentators have presented Paul in a number of apparently contradictory ways. The Apostle Paul in the Jewish Imagination represents an important contribution to Jewish cultural studies and to the study of Jewish-Christian relations.
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Lass: The Facts on File Dictionary of Classical, Biblical and Literary Allusions. Hardback with dustcover

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  • Facts on File Dictionary of Classical, Biblical and Literary Allusions. Hardback with dustcover
  • by Abraham Harold Lass, David Kiremidjian and Ruth M. Goldstein
  • 240 pages. 1987. Identifies people, places, animals, objects, and ideas from mythology literature, and the Bible

Lenski: The Cambridge Companion to the Age of Constantine. Pb

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  • The Cambridge Companion to the Age of Constantine.
  • Noel Lenski
  • Paperback, 492 pages, 75 b/w illus. 12 maps, 228 x 152 mm

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Lilie: Byzanz. Das zweite Rom. Buchleinen

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  • Byzanz. Das zweite Rom. Buchleinen
  • Ralph-Johannes Lilie
  • 576 Seiten mit zahlreiche Abbildungen sowie Karten. 2003. Byzanz hat große historische Wirkungsmächtigkeit für das Abendland, weit über politische und militärische Gegebenheiten hinaus. Außerdem war Byzanz die große christliche Vormacht die die Grenzen des Christentums gegen die Angriffe der Nomadenvölker und gegen die muslimischen Araber und später gegen die Türken verteidigte

Loverance: Byzantium. Paperback

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  • Byzantium. Paperback
  • Rowena Loverance. 96 pages, many bw and colour illustrations. 3rd edition 2004
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Lilie: Byzanz und die Kreuzzüge. Kartoniert

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  • Byzanz und die Kreuzzüge. Kartoniert
  • Ralph-Johannes Lilie
  • 280 Seiten, 8 Karten. 2004. Hier wird untersucht, wie es dazu kommen konnte, dass mit Byzanz einer der prägenden Staaten der mittelalterlichen Welt im Lauf der Kreuzzüge von einem geachteten Vorbild und Bündnispartner erst zu einem Gegner und schließlich zu einem Opfer der Kreuzfahrer wurde

Lowden: Early Christian and Byzantine Art. Paperback

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  • Early Christian and Byzantine Art. Paperback
  • John Lowden 1997
  • 448 pages, with 250 illustrations, (200 in colour)
  • An account of early Christian and Byzantine art and the ideas that surrounded its manufacture and use throughout the Byzantine Empire from the third century AD to the fall of Constantinople in 1453. The content centres on religious themes and uses churches, mosaics, manuscripts and Christian icons

Luttwak: The Grand Strategy of the Byzantine Empire. Paperback

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  • The Grand Strategy of the Byzantine Empire
  • Edward N. Luttwak 2011. Paperback, 512 pages, 13 maps, 235 x 155 mm
  • In this book, the distinguished writer Edward Luttwak presents the grand strategy of the eastern Roman empire we know as Byzantine, which lasted more than twice as long as the more familiar western Roman empire, eight hundred years by the shortest definition. This extraordinary endurance is all the more remarkable because the Byzantine empire was favored neither by geography nor by military preponderance. Yet it was the western empire that dissolved during the fifth century.
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McGinn: Thomas Aquinas's Summa Theologiae: A Biography. Hb

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  • Thomas Aquinas's Summa Theologiae: A Biography.
  • McGinn, Bernard. 2014
  • Hardback, 272 pages, 190 x 114 mm.

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McGuckin: Standing in God's Holy Fire. The Byzantine Tradition. Paperback

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  • Standing in God's Holy Fire. The Byzantine Tradition. Paperback
  • John Anthony McGuckin
  • 144 pages. 2001