Subject Area: Byzantine Studies

An Examination of Church-State Relations in the Byzantine and Russian Empires with an Emphasis on Ideology and Models of Interaction
2001 0-7734-7350-5
Examines church-state relations from the Eastern Christian tradition, as manifested in the policies and practices of the Byzantine Empire, the Mongol Empire, and medieval Russia, and their implications for modern times.

Basil I - Founder of the Macedonian Dynasty
2007 0-7734-5405-5
Provides a re-examination of the life and accomplishments of Emperor Basil the First (811 - 886) who reigned as sole ruler of the Eastern Roman Empire from 867-886 and established a dynasty that endured for nearly two centuries. Since the publication of Albert Vogt’s, the distinguished French Byzantinist, Basile I'er empereur de Byzance et la civilization à la fin du IXe siècle in 1908, the work has served as the standard reference to the founder of the Macedonian dynasty. However, since that time the scholarly depiction of the ninth century has been altered and illuminated by advances in research and more recent discoveries. The work provides a much needed and long overdue re-examination of this Byzantine emperor.

Eusebius of Caesarea's Imperial Theology and the Politics of the Iconoclastic Controversy
2013 0-7734-4476-9
The Byzantine Iconoclastic controversy (ca. 726-843) was a debate over the legitimacy of the liturgical use of images. It had important political and theological implications, which modern scholarship generally tends to treat unconnectedly. The work explicates the relationship between the political and theological dimensions of the controversy.

Iohannis or De Bellis Libycis of Flavius Cresconius Corippus
1998 0-7734-8242-3
This is the first modern translation, with a useful introduction, of Corippus’ epic work. It is a major source of historical information about the reign of Justinian and especially about the wars of reconquest which that emperor waged it North Africa. Since it provides a good deal of information about the native Berber tribes of North Africa, it is an important text for ethnographers and anthropologists. Finally, it may be considered the last classical Latin epic. Produced in a Byzantine Christian and North African context, it is also a significant example of literary adaptation.

Relations Between Pre-Islamic Turks and Georgians From the Third to the Ninth Century. A History of Byzantine - Persian Politics in the Caucasus
2014 0-7734-0058-3
Born out of the gap existing in the Georgian historiography, this work brings a new point of view on the history of the pre-Islamic Turks and their influence and relationships with the Georgians over many centuries of cultural, political, and social interaction.

Rise of the Church of Russia in 9-14th Centuries: Medieval Russian Christian Culture From the Literary Sources and Archeological Evidence
2001 0-7734-3372-4
Work examines the problems of the Russian Church and Russian medieval culture inclusive of ancient Russian literature and also archeology. The author's research is complemented by 93 beautiful illustrations, extensive bibliography full index, drawings and maps.

Role of the Orthodox Church in Russian History From Byzantine Era to the Present
1999 0-7734-3247-7
Today when Russia is suffering from economic and political insecurities, this book gives hope through its spiritual insight into the origins and thousand-year-long history of Holy Russ. The work offers new and original insights into the founding of the Byzantine faith as a world religion and a cultural phenomena arising out of the spiritual influences of the Near East and Egypt. In Russian.

Theological and Spiritual Dimensions of Icons According to St. Theodore of Studion
2002 0-7734-6911-7
Theodore’s theology of icon, even as it represents a culmination in the field, has not received the attention it deserves. This book systematically combines historical and theological scholarship in a way that illuminates the coherence in the original texts otherwise difficult to understand by contemporary readers. With an existential engagement the study presents the theology of icon and discusses spiritual dimensions and implications in practical life.

Xenophon’s Cyropaedia. A Late Byzantine Recension with Facing Page English Translation (Two Book Set)
2010 0-7734-3843-2
This edition of Cyropaedia includes the readings preferred in Byzantine times and those discarded to produce a full critical apparatus. It provides scholars with a new text of the semi-historical life of the founder of the Persian Empire and insight into the methods of scholars from the last great Byzantine renaissance.