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How did humans and the environment impact each other in the medieval Eastern Mediterranean? How did global climatic fluctuations affect the Byzantine Empire over the course of a millennium? And how did the transmission of pathogens across long distances affect humans and animals during this period?

This book tackles these and other questions about the intersection of human and natural history in a systematic way. Bringing together analyses of historical, archaeological, and natural scientific evidence, specialists from across these fields have contributed to this volume to outline the new discipline of Byzantine environmental history.

Contributors are: Johan Bakker, Henriette Baron, Chryssa Bourbou, James Crow, Michael J. Decker, Warren J. Eastwood, Dominik Fleitmann, John Haldon, Adam Izdebski, Eva Kaptijn, Jürg Luterbacher, Henry Maguire, Mischa Meier, Lee Mordechai, Jeroen Poblome, Johannes Preiser-Kapeller, Abigail Sargent, Peter Talloen, Costas Tsiamis, Ralf Vandam, Myrto Veikou, Sam White, and Elena Xoplaki
The postal system of the Byzantine Empire, the cursus publicus or dromos, was a pony express-style system of routes and relays, capable of moving messages at up to 100 miles (160 km) per day. In this fascinating book, Jason Fossella describes the infrastructure, operations, and administration of the dromos.
Drawing on sources as varied as papyri, seals, inscriptions, and ancient histories, the author examines how the dromos was integrated into Byzantine society and influenced the development of Byzantine diplomacy, ceremony, and religion, demonstrating that it played a key role in the development of Byzantine imperial power.
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With its reconversion to a mosque in August 2020, the former monastic church of Saint Saviour in Chora entered yet another phase of its long history. The present book examines the Chora/Kariye Camii site from a transcultural perspective, tracing its continuous transformations in form and function from Late Antiquity to the present day. Whereas previous literature has almost exclusively placed emphasis on the Byzantine phase of the building’s history, including the status of its mosaics and paintings as major works of Palaiologan culture, this study is the first to investigate the shifting meanings with which the Chora/Kariye Camii site has been invested over time and across uninterrupted alterations, interventions, and transformations. Bringing together contributions from archaeologists, art historians, philologists, anthroplogists and historians, the volume provides a new framework for understanding not only this building but, more generally, edifices that have undergone interventions and transformations within multicultural societies.
The Case of the Chants of the So-Called Missa Graeca
This is the first comprehensive study of Greek language ordinary chants (Gloria/Doxa, Credo/Pisteuo, Sanctus/Hagios and Agnus Dei/Amnos tu theu) in Western manuscripts from the 9th to 14th centuries. These chants – known as “Missa Graeca” – have been the subject of academic research for over a hundred years. So far, however, research has been almost exclusively from a Western point of view, without knowledge of the Byzantine sources. For the first time, this book presents an in-depth analysis of these chants and their historical, linguistic and theological-liturgical environment from a Byzantine perspective. The new approach enables the author to refute numerous (and largely contradictory) theories on the origin and development of the Missa Graeca and provides new answers to old questions.
Die "Warschauer Schriften zu römischem Recht und europäischer Rechtstradition“ (WSRR) sind die Schriftenreihe des Lehrstuhls für Europäische Rechtstradition der Fakultät für Recht und Verwaltung der Warschauer Universität unter Mitarbeit eines internationalen wissenschaftlichen Beirates. Die Reihe umfasst Beiträge zu Fragen des römischen Rechts und seiner Geschichte in der Antike sowie dessen Auswirkungen auf die europäische Rechtstradition. Sie ist offen für alle Methoden, Ansätze und Fragestellungen dieser Disziplinen. Um die wichtigsten Zentren der römischen und europäischen Rechtstradition einzubeziehen, sind neben Publikationen in Deutsch und Englisch auch solche auf Französisch, Italienisch und Spanisch erlaubt. Die Reihe will zu einem gesamteuropäischen Gespräch über das Fach beitragen.

"Warschauer Schriften zu römischem Recht und europäischer Rechtstradition" (WSRR) is the series of publications of the Chair of European Legal Tradition of the Faculty of Law and Administration of Warsaw University with the cooperation of an international scientific advisory board. The series includes contributions on issues of Roman law and its history in antiquity, as well as its impact on the European legal tradition. It is open to all methods, approaches and issues of these disciplines. In order to include the most important centers of the Roman and European legal tradition, publications in French, Italian, and Spanish are permitted in addition to German and English. The series aims to contribute to a pan-European conversation about the discipline.
In: The dromos and Byzantine Communications, Diplomacy, and Bureaucracy, 518–1204
In: The dromos and Byzantine Communications, Diplomacy, and Bureaucracy, 518–1204
In: The dromos and Byzantine Communications, Diplomacy, and Bureaucracy, 518–1204
In: The dromos and Byzantine Communications, Diplomacy, and Bureaucracy, 518–1204