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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.
Peoples, Economies and Cultures, 400-1500
This series publishes outstanding, original research on all aspects of the Mediterranean in the Middle Ages, c. 400-1500. Taking a broad and inclusive approach, it welcomes all methodological and disciplinary angles, including archaeology, art history and material culture, history, literature and cultural studies, and religious studies. Interdisciplinary research and comparative or cross-cultural studies are also warmly welcomed.

The series publishes monographs, edited volumes, and source editions and translations. By taking a holistic approach to the medieval Mediterranean, it emphasises the diversity and vibrancy of historical experiences in this multi-cultural, multi-ethnic and multi-connected region. The vast majority of books are in English, but works of outstanding quality in French and German are also considered.

Authors are cordially invited to submit proposals and/or full manuscripts to either the series' managing editor, Professor Frances Andrews, or the Publisher at Brill, Dr Kate Hammond.

The series has a generous allowance for full colour images for every book, and can also publish larger-sized books for topics which require it.

Brill is in full support of Open Access publishing and offers the option to publish your monograph, edited volume, or chapter in Open Access. Our Open Access services are fully compliant with funder requirements. We support Creative Commons licenses. For more information, please visit Brill Open or contact us at
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.
By publishing coherent research companion volumes with scholarly, analytical investigations of key themes and subjects from across the Byzantine world, from the 4th to the 15th centuries, this series offers broad and balanced accounts along with a synthesis of debate, reflections on the field, and considerations of future directions for research. The volumes present a detailed and academic introduction to each topic to advanced-level students, while also providing new insights, angles, and perspectives to scholars already well-versed in the field. Equipped with up-to-date bibliographies and offering cross-volume discussion of the most pertinent questions, each companion demonstrates a lively sense of current debates, and gives new impetus to future discourse.

Prospective editors of companion volumes are invited to contact the publisher at Brill,Dr Kate Hammond, to discuss their proposed project.

Brill is in full support of Open Access publishing and offers the option to publish your monograph, edited volume, or chapter in Open Access. Our Open Access services are fully compliant with funder requirements. We support Creative Commons licenses. For more information, please visit Brill Open or contact us at
Byzantium is more and more recognized as a vibrant culture in dialogue with neighbouring regions, political entities, and peoples. Where better to look for this kind of dynamism than in the interactions between the Byzantines and the Armenians? Warfare and diplomacy are only one part of that story. The more enduring part consists of contact and mutual influence brokered by individuals who were conversant in both cultures and languages. The articles in this volume feature fresh work by younger and established scholars that illustrate the varieties of interaction in the fields of literature, material culture, and religion.
Contributors are: Gert Boersema, Emilio Bonfiglio, Bernard Coulie, Karen Hamada, Robin Meyer, Johannes Preiser-Kapeller, Claudia Rapp, Mark Roosien, Werner Seibt, Emmanuel Van Elverdinghe, Theo Maarten van Lint, Alexandra-Kyriaki Wassiliou-Seibt, and David Zakarian.
Rafał Quirini-Popławski offers here the first panorama of the artistic phenomena of the Genoese outposts scattered around the Black Sea, an area whose cultural history is little known. The artistic creativity of the region emerges as extraordinarily rich and colorful, with a variety of heterogeneous, hybrid and intermingled characteristics.
The book questions the extent to which the descriptor "Genoese" can be applied to the settlements’ artistic production; Quirini-Popławski demonstrates that, despite entrenched views of these colonies as centres of Italian and Latin culture, it was in fact Greek and Armenian art that was of greater importance.
Medieval Moldavia – which was located within present-day northeastern Romania and the Republic of Moldova – developed a bold and eclectic visual culture beginning in the 15th century. Within this networked Carpathian Mountain region, art and architecture reflect the creativity and diversity of the cultural landscapes of Eastern Europe.
Moldavian objects and monuments – ranging from fortified monasteries and churches enveloped in fresco cycles to silk embroideries, delicately carved woodwork and metalwork, as well as manuscripts gifted to Mount Athos and other Christian centers – negotiate the complex issues of patronage and community in the region. The works attest to processes of cultural contact and translation, revealing how Western medieval, Byzantine, and Slavic traditions were mediated in Moldavian contexts in the post-Byzantine period.
This book explores the complete history of Serbian law in the Middle Ages, covering the 12th to the 15th centuries, which until now has been largely unstudied in international scholarship.
Firmly rooted in primary source research and showing strong awareness of the contemporary historical context, this comprehensive study examines different types of law – such as criminal law, constitutional law, and civil law – and the various legal systems and procedures in place during this time, offering a valuable synthesis while also presenting new views and novel interpretations of Serbian legal history.
This book addresses typology of Late Antique and Byzantine art and architecture in eight wide-ranging contributions from an international group of scholars. A dialogue between type and its ultimate source, archetype, surpasses issues of formalism and conventional chronological narratives to suggest a more nuanced approach to typology as a systematic and systemic classification of types in the visual landscape of the pagans, Jews, and Christians.
Set against the contemporaneous cultural context, select examples of Mediterranean material culture confirm the great importance of type-and-archetype constructs for theoretical discourse on architecture and visual arts. Contributors are Anna Adashinskaya, Jelena Anđelković Grašar, Jelena Bogdanović, Čedomila Marinković, Marina Mihaljević, Ljubomir Milanović, Cecilia Olovsdotter, and Ida Sinkević.