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Below is a list of in-print works in this collection, presented in series order or publication order as applicable.

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Cover: The Dumbarton Oaks Conversations and the United Nations, 1944 - 1994

The Dumbarton Oaks Conversations and the United Nations, 1944 - 1994

May, Ernest R.
Laiou, Angeliki E.

In 1994, the “Dumbarton Oaks Conference, 1944–1994” brought together scholars and policymakers who have been involved with the study of international organizations or have played important roles in them. The conference papers in this volume examine both the formation of the United Nations and a number of current issues, including human rights, collective economic sanctions, peacekeeping operations, and the evolution of the role of the Secretary-General.

Cover: The Letters of Franz Liszt to Olga von Meyendorff, 1871-1886: in the Mildred Bliss Collection at Dumbarton Oaks

The Letters of Franz Liszt to Olga von Meyendorff, 1871-1886: in the Mildred Bliss Collection at Dumbarton Oaks

Liszt, Franz
Tyler, William R.

Cover: Byzantium and the Arabs in the Sixth Century, Volume 2, Part 2

Byzantium and the Arabs in the Sixth Century, Volume 2, Part 2

Shahîd, Irfan

This final installment in Byzantium and the Arabs in the Sixth Century resumes the previous volume’s discussion of the Ghassanids by examining their economic, social, and cultural history. Throughout the volume, the author reveals the history of a fully developed and unique Christian–Arab culture. Irfan Shahîd exhaustively describes the society of the Ghassanids, and their contributions to the cultural environment that persisted in Oriens during the sixth century and continued into the period of the Umayyad caliphate.

Cover: Byzantium and the Arabs in the Sixth Century, Volume 1

Byzantium and the Arabs in the Sixth Century, Volume 1

Shahîd, Irfan

Cover: Byzantium and the Arabs in the Sixth Century, Volume 2, Part 1

Byzantium and the Arabs in the Sixth Century, Volume 2, Part 1

Shahîd, Irfan

Byzantium and the Arabs in the Sixth Century is devoted to frontier studies and to the structures of the Arab federates of Byzantium. It deals mainly with the Ghassanids of Oriens in the sixth century, a time of transition from Late Antiquity to the Middle Ages. The focus of this study is on the military, religious, and civil structures of the Ghassanids. The detailed study of these buildings contributes to our understanding of Byzantine provincial art and architecture in Oriens, as they were adopted by the federate Arabs and later adapted to their own use. As monuments of Christian architecture, these federate structures constitute the missing link in the development of Arab architecture in the region—the link between the earlier pagan (Nabataean and Palmyrene) and later Muslim (Umayyad).

Cover: Catalogue of Byzantine Seals at Dumbarton Oaks and in the Fogg Museum of Art, 1: Italy, North of the Balkans, North of the Black Seas

Catalogue of Byzantine Seals at Dumbarton Oaks and in the Fogg Museum of Art, 1: Italy, North of the Balkans, North of the Black Seas

Nesbitt, John
Oikonomides, Nicolas

The sections begin with a short essay on the region’s location and history. Each seal is illustrated and is accompanied-where appropriate-by full commentary regarding the specimen’s date, biographical information on its owner, peculiarities of orthography, and special features of iconography. These small seals are a large contribution to historical geography, the evolution of the Byzantine provincial administration, prosopography, development in the Greek language,and decorative vogues.

Cover: Catalogue of Byzantine Seals at Dumbarton Oaks and in the Fogg Museum of Art, 2: South of the Balkans, the Islands, South of Asia Minor

Catalogue of Byzantine Seals at Dumbarton Oaks and in the Fogg Museum of Art, 2: South of the Balkans, the Islands, South of Asia Minor

Nesbitt, John
Oikonomides, Nicolas

Cover: Catalogue of Byzantine Seals at Dumbarton Oaks and in the Fogg Museum of Art, 4: The East

Catalogue of Byzantine Seals at Dumbarton Oaks and in the Fogg Museum of Art, 4: The East

McGeer, Eric
Nesbitt, John
Oikonomides, Nicolas

Cover: Catalogue of Byzantine Seals at Dumbarton Oaks and in the Fogg Museum of Art, 5: The East (continued): Constantinople and Environs, Unknown Locations, Addenda, Uncertain Readings

Catalogue of Byzantine Seals at Dumbarton Oaks and in the Fogg Museum of Art, 5: The East (continued): Constantinople and Environs, Unknown Locations, Addenda, Uncertain Readings

McGeer, Eric
Nesbitt, John
Oikonomides, Nicolas

Cover: Catalogue of Byzantine Seals at Dumbarton Oaks and in the Fogg Museum of Art, 6: Emperors, Patriarchs of Constantinople, Addenda

Catalogue of Byzantine Seals at Dumbarton Oaks and in the Fogg Museum of Art, 6: Emperors, Patriarchs of Constantinople, Addenda

Nesbitt, John

The combined Dumbarton Oaks and Fogg collection of Byzantine seals is one of the largest in the world, containing 17,000 specimens. Volume 6 in the catalogue presents the seals of emperors and patriarchs of Constantinople. More than 250 seals are illustrated and accompanied—where appropriate—by a full commentary regarding each specimen’s date, biographical information on its owner, peculiarities of orthography, and iconographic features.

Cover: Catalogue of Late Roman Coins in the Dumbarton Oaks Collection and in the Whittemore Collection, From Arcadius and Honorius to the Accession of Anastasius

Catalogue of Late Roman Coins in the Dumbarton Oaks Collection and in the Whittemore Collection, From Arcadius and Honorius to the Accession of Anastasius

Grierson, Philip
Mays, Melinda

This is the first fully illustrated catalogue of a major collection of late Roman and early Byzantine imperial coins. It follows the general layout of the Byzantine volumes in the Dumbarton Oaks series, with a substantial introduction dealing with the history of the coinage, including iconography, mints, and the monetary system.

Cover: Catalogue of the Byzantine and Early Mediaeval Antiquities in the Dumbarton Oaks Collection, 1: Metalwork, Ceramics, Glass, Glyptics, Painting

Catalogue of the Byzantine and Early Mediaeval Antiquities in the Dumbarton Oaks Collection, 1: Metalwork, Ceramics, Glass, Glyptics, Painting

Ross, Marvin C.

Cover: Catalogue of the Byzantine and Early Mediaeval Antiquities in the Dumbarton Oaks Collection, 3: Ivories and Steatites

Catalogue of the Byzantine and Early Mediaeval Antiquities in the Dumbarton Oaks Collection, 3: Ivories and Steatites

Weitzmann, Kurt

Cover: Catalogue of the Byzantine and Early Mediaeval Antiquities in the Dumbarton Oaks Collection, 2: Jewelry, Enamels, and Art of the Migration

Catalogue of the Byzantine and Early Mediaeval Antiquities in the Dumbarton Oaks Collection, 2: Jewelry, Enamels, and Art of the Migration

Ross, Marvin C.

Cover: Catalogue of the Byzantine Coins in the Dumbarton Oaks Collection and in the Whittemore Collection, 2: Phocas to Theodosius III, 602-717

Catalogue of the Byzantine Coins in the Dumbarton Oaks Collection and in the Whittemore Collection, 2: Phocas to Theodosius III, 602-717

Grierson, Philip

In volume 2 of this series, Part I examines Phocas and Heraclius (602–641) and Part II covers the period between Heraclius Constantine to Theodosius III (602–717).

Cover: Catalogue of the Byzantine Coins in the Dumbarton Oaks Collection and in the Whittemore Collection, 3: Leo III to Nicephorus III, 717-1081

Catalogue of the Byzantine Coins in the Dumbarton Oaks Collection and in the Whittemore Collection, 3: Leo III to Nicephorus III, 717-1081

Grierson, Philip

In volume three of this series, Part I covers the period between Leo III to Michale III (867–1081), while Part II covers Bail I to Nicephorus III (867–1081).

Cover: Catalogue of the Byzantine Coins in the Dumbarton Oaks Collection and in the Whittemore Collection, 4: Alexius I to Michael VIII, 1081-1261

Catalogue of the Byzantine Coins in the Dumbarton Oaks Collection and in the Whittemore Collection, 4: Alexius I to Michael VIII, 1081-1261

Hendy, Michael F.
Bellinger, Alfred R.
Grierson, Philip

This volume is in two parts. Part I covers the reigns of Alexius I to Alexius V (1081–1204), and Part II covers the emperors of Nicea and their contemporaries (1204–1261).

Cover: Catalogue of the Byzantine Coins in the Dumbarton Oaks Collection and in the Whittemore Collection, 5: Michael VIII to Constantine XI, 1258-1453

Catalogue of the Byzantine Coins in the Dumbarton Oaks Collection and in the Whittemore Collection, 5: Michael VIII to Constantine XI, 1258-1453

Grierson, Philip
Bellinger, Alfred R.

Part I includes the introduction, appendices, and bibliography, while Part II continues with the catalogue, concordances, and indexes.

Cover: Corpus des Mosaiques de Tunisie: Carthage, Fasc. 1, Les mosaiques du Parc archéologique des Thermes d’Antonin

Corpus des Mosaiques de Tunisie: Carthage, Fasc. 1, Les mosaiques du Parc archéologique des Thermes d’Antonin

Khader, Ben Abed-Ben

Cover: Catalogue of the Greek and Roman Antiquities in the Dumbarton Oaks Collection

Catalogue of the Greek and Roman Antiquities in the Dumbarton Oaks Collection

Richter, Gisela M. A.

This catalogue focuses on the Greek and Roman antiquities of the collections at Dumbarton Oaks. The catalogue also includes other objects, such as a bronze horse, and four floor mosaics from Antioch.

Cover: Catalogue of the Sculpture in the Dumbarton Oaks Collection from the Ptolemaic Period to the Renaissance

Catalogue of the Sculpture in the Dumbarton Oaks Collection from the Ptolemaic Period to the Renaissance

Vikan, Gary

These sculptures are not representative of any one culture or period, but rather are characteristic of the Blisses’ wide-ranging tastes and extraordinary connoisseurship. About a quarter of the objects are Greco-Roman in date, and nearly two-thirds of the remainder are Late Antique, predominantly limestone carvings from Early Byzantine Egypt. Sculpture from the Middle Byzantine period is very rare, making the four pieces in this collection especially significant.

Cover: Coins and Costume in Late Antiquity

Coins and Costume in Late Antiquity

Bruhn, Jutta-Annette

This catalogue focuses on numismatic gold jewelry, from pendants set with coins and medallions to stamped pseudo-medallions, or a combination of both. Special attention is given to the technical issues of mounting techniques.

Cover: Byzantine Figural Processional Crosses

Byzantine Figural Processional Crosses

Cotsonis, John

Scarcely any object was as ubiquitous in Byzantine culture as the cross. This exhibition catalogue focuses on the figural processional cross, and the examples here provide opportunity to consider the various functions such crosses served in the imperial, ecclesiastic, military, and private sphere for both men and women.

Cover: Byzantine Coinage

Byzantine Coinage

Grierson, Philip

This booklet covers phases of the coinage, gold, silver, and copper coinage, types and inscriptions, and ruler representations. Tables of values corresponding with various times in the empire’s history, a list of Byzantine emperors, and a glossary are also provided.

Cover: Lighting in Early Byzantium

Lighting in Early Byzantium

Bouras, Laskarina
Parani, Maria

This book is the first general survey of lighting in Byzantium. The first part of the book discusses the technology and types of lighting devices and explains their decorative symbolism and social function. The second half illustrates this narrative by drawing on a Dumbarton Oaks exhibition.

Cover: Arab-Byzantine Coins: An Introduction, with a Catalogue of the Dumbarton Oaks Collection

Arab-Byzantine Coins: An Introduction, with a Catalogue of the Dumbarton Oaks Collection

Foss, Clive

This illustrated handbook presents a concise history of the development of the coinage of the early Arab caliphate in the seventh century. The historical introduction, which includes descriptions of all the basic types, is followed by a summary catalogue of the recently acquired collection of Arab-Byzantine coins at Dumbarton Oaks.

Cover: Holy Women of Byzantium: Ten Saints' Lives in English Translation

Holy Women of Byzantium: Ten Saints' Lives in English Translation

Talbot, Alice-Mary

These ten holy women, whose vitae range from the tenth to the thirteenth centuries, represent a wide variety of Byzantine female saints. From nuns disguised as monks to desert harlots, these holy women exemplify some of the divergent paths to sanctification in Byzantium. These vitae are also notable for their details of Byzantine life, providing information on family life and household management, monastic routines, and even a smallpox epidemic.

Cover: Byzantine Defenders of Images: Eight Saints' Lives in English Translation

Byzantine Defenders of Images: Eight Saints' Lives in English Translation

Talbot, Alice-Mary

These vitae feature holy men and women who opposed imperial edicts and suffered for their defense of images, from the nun Theodosia whose efforts to save the icon of Christ Chalkites made her the first iconodule martyr, to Symeon of Lesbos, the pillar saint whose column was attacked by religious fanatics.

Cover: The Life of Lazaros of Mt. Galesion

The Life of Lazaros of Mt. Galesion

Greenfield, Richard P. H.

The vita of Lazaros, here translated into English for the first time, was written shortly after his death by a disciple, Gregory the Cellarer. The vita makes it clear that Lazaros’s reputation was questioned during his lifetime and reveals the existence of a sometimes startling hostility toward him on the part of local church officials, neighboring monasteries, and even his own monks. It is a refreshing piece of hagiography that provides a fascinating and unusual glimpse into the dynamics of the making, or breaking, of a holy man’s reputation.

Cover: The Old Testament in Byzantium

The Old Testament in Byzantium

Magdalino, Paul
Nelson, Robert S.

The Old Testament in Byzantium contains papers from a Dumbarton Oaks symposium based on an exhibition of early Bible manuscripts titled “In the Beginning: Bibles before the Year 1000.” Topics include manifestations of the holy books in Byzantine manuscript illustration, architecture, and government, as well as in Jewish Bible translations.

Cover: Becoming Byzantine: Children and Childhood in Byzantium

Becoming Byzantine: Children and Childhood in Byzantium

Papaconstantinou, Arietta
Talbot, Alice-Mary

Becoming Byzantine: Children and Childhood in Byzantium presents detailed information about children’s lives, and provides a basis for further study. This collection of eight articles covers matters relevant to daily life such as the definition of children in Byzantine law, procreation, death, breastfeeding patterns, and material culture.

Cover: Ancient Roman Gardens

Ancient Roman Gardens

MacDougall, Elizabeth Blair
Jashemski, Wilhelmina F.

Cover: Medieval Gardens

Medieval Gardens

MacDougall, Elizabeth Blair

Cover: Dutch Garden in the Seventeenth Century

Dutch Garden in the Seventeenth Century

Hunt, John Dixon

This wide-ranging collection of essays charts the history, scope, and spread of Dutch garden art during the seventeenth century. A group of scholars, mostly Dutch, surveys what has been called the “golden age” of Dutch garden design. Essays discuss the political context of William’s building and gardening activities at his palace of Het Loo in the Netherlands; the development of a distinctively Dutch garden art during the seventeenth century; country house poetry; and specific estates and their gardens.

Cover: The Vernacular Garden

The Vernacular Garden

Hunt, John Dixon
Wolschke-Bulmahn, Joachim

Cover: Regional Garden Design in the United States

Regional Garden Design in the United States

O'Malley, Therese
Treib, Marc

Regionalism has become a much-discussed design issue for landscape architects in recent years. Increased mobility, uprootedness, and the pace of change in an increasingly technological society have contributed to interest in this concept, which places value on cultural continuity in local areas. This approach to garden design attempts to capture the spirit of the place, the plant material, and symbolic qualities that define a region’s natural and cultural character. These essays lay the foundation for examining regionalism in American garden design. The organization of the papers is by geographical area, covering the West Coast, the Midwest, the South, and New England.

Cover: John Evelyn's

John Evelyn's "Elysium Britannicum" and European Gardening

O'Malley, Therese
Wolschke-Bulmahn, Joachim

John Evelyn (1620-1706), an English virtuoso and writer, was a pivotal figure in seventeenth-century intellectual life in England. The contributors to this volume approach Evelyn and his work from diverse disciplines, including architectural and intellectual history and the histories of science, agriculture, gardens, and literature. They present a rich picture of the "Elysium Britannicum" as one of the central documents of late European humanism.

Cover: Perspectives on Garden Histories

Perspectives on Garden Histories

Conan, Michel

Cover: Places of Commemoration: Search for Identity and Landscape Design

Places of Commemoration: Search for Identity and Landscape Design

Wolschke-Bulmahn, Joachim

Places of Commemoration examines commemorative sites of different character, including gardens, landscapes, memorials, cemeteries, and sites of former Nazi concentration camps, detailing the ideas behind the creation of memorials and monuments and the struggles over the narratives they present.

Cover: Bourgeois and Aristocratic Cultural Encounters in Garden Art, 1550-1850

Bourgeois and Aristocratic Cultural Encounters in Garden Art, 1550-1850

Conan, Michel

Essays on a complex framework of relationships in Britain, France, Biedermeier Vienna, and renaissance Genoa, confirm that gardens were objects of conspicuous consumption but challenge the theories of Thorstein Veblen and Pierre Bourdieu. Gardens’ contributions to public opinion, gender and family relationships, and capitalism are explored.

Cover: Contemporary Garden Aesthetics, Creations and Interpretations

Contemporary Garden Aesthetics, Creations and Interpretations

Conan, Michel

The present renewal of garden art demands a new approach to garden aesthetics. This book considers exceptional creations around the world and proposes new forms of garden experience using a variety of critical perspectives.

Cover: Performance and Appropriation: Profane Rituals in Gardens and Landscapes

Performance and Appropriation: Profane Rituals in Gardens and Landscapes

Conan, Michel

Breaking with the idea that gardens are places of indulgence and escapism, these studies of ritualized practices reveal that gardens in Europe, Asia, the United States, and the Caribbean have in fact made significant contributions to cultural change.

Cover: Botanical Progress, Horticultural Innovations, and Cultural Changes

Botanical Progress, Horticultural Innovations, and Cultural Changes

Conan, Michel
Kress, W. John

This book highlights the religious, artistic, political, and economic consequences of horticultural pursuits, exploring the roles of peasants, botanists, horticulturists, nurserymen and gentlemen collectors in these developments, and concluding with a reflection on the future of horticulture in the present context of widespread environmental devastation and ecological uncertainty.

Cover: Sacred Gardens and Landscapes: Ritual and Agency

Sacred Gardens and Landscapes: Ritual and Agency

Conan, Michel

Studies of rituals in sacred gardens and landscapes offer tantalizing insights into the significance of gardens and landscapes in the societies of India, ancient Greece, Pre-Columbian Mexico, medieval Japan, post-Renaissance Europe, and America. Each section of this book is devoted to a different form of agency, together revealing a profound cultural significance of gardens previously overlooked by studies of garden style.

Cover: Theme Park Landscapes: Antecedents and Variations

Theme Park Landscapes: Antecedents and Variations

Young, Terence
Riley, Robert

Cover: Nature and Ideology: Nature and Garden Design in the Twentieth Century

Nature and Ideology: Nature and Garden Design in the Twentieth Century

Wolschke-Bulmahn, Joachim

Cover: Baroque Garden Cultures: Emulation, Sublimation, Subversion

Baroque Garden Cultures: Emulation, Sublimation, Subversion

Conan, Michel

Composed of papers given at the 25th Dumbarton Oaks Colloquium on the History of Landscape Architecture, this volume examines gardens from twelfth-century China and western and northern Europe in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. While these gardens were created in drastically different places and times, they may share a similar role in forming culture unintended by their designers. This volume looks at the changing reception of gardens long after they were designed, including the reception of historical gardens by contemporary tourists and art critics.

Cover: Mughal Gardens

Mughal Gardens

Wescoat, James L.

Cover: Middle East Garden Traditions: Unity and Diversity

Middle East Garden Traditions: Unity and Diversity

Conan, Michel

This book unites new information and surprising results from the last fifteen years of garden research, at a remove from the clichés of Orientalism. Garden archaeology reveals the economic importance of Judean gardens in Roman times and the visual complexity of gardens created and transformed in Moorish Spain. More contemporary approaches unravel the cultural continuities, variations, and differences between gardens in the Middle East since Roman times and in the Islamic world.

Cover: Dumbarton Oaks: The Collections

Dumbarton Oaks: The Collections

Bühl, Gudrun

Dumbarton Oaks houses the extraordinary art collection begun by Mildred and Robert Woods Bliss. In this book the museum publishes the specialist collections in Byzantine and Pre-Columbian art, along with examples from the Blisses’ superb European collection, for the first time.

Cover: Gardens and Imagination: Cultural History and Agency

Gardens and Imagination: Cultural History and Agency

Conan, Michel

From mirroring the true reality of God in Sufi Persia to the enjoyment of fictitious identities in Rome or present-day Granada, the ways of imagination in gardens are infinitely varied. This book explores how gardens could be imagined, and also how they could be used to trigger the imagination by very different cultures in Japan, China, Russia, the Ottoman Empire, Italy, Spain, and Israel.

Cover: Byzantium, A World Civilization

Byzantium, A World Civilization

Laiou, Angeliki E.
Maguire, Henry

These seven chapters, originally given as lectures honoring the fiftieth anniversary of Dumbarton Oaks, cover a wide range of topics, from the relationship of Byzantium with its Islamic, Slavic, and Western European neighbors to the modern reception of Byzantine art.

Cover: Law and Society in Byzantium: Ninth-Twelfth Centuries

Law and Society in Byzantium: Ninth-Twelfth Centuries

Laiou, Angeliki E.
Simon, Dieter

These essays investigate the place of law in Byzantine ideology and society. Although the Byzantines had a formal legal system, deriving from Justinian’s codification, important questions remain. Was this a society which was meant to be governed by law? For answers, one must look at the intent of the legislators (to address specific problems, or to order society according to an ideal pattern?); the attitudes toward the law; the relationship between law, religion, literature, and art. The concepts of law and justice are quite different from each other, and the relationship between them is investigated here.

Cover: Byzantine Magic

Byzantine Magic

Maguire, Henry

The authors reveal the scope, the forms, and the functioning of magic in Byzantine society, throwing light on a hitherto relatively little-known aspect of Byzantine culture, and, at the same time, expanding upon the contemporary debates concerning magic and its roles in pre-modern societies.

Cover: Studies on the Internal Diaspora of the Byzantine Empire

Studies on the Internal Diaspora of the Byzantine Empire

Ahrweiler, Hélène
Laiou, Angeliki E.

Although ethnicity is a modern concept and would not have been recognized by the Byzantines, throughout its history the Byzantine Empire was a multi-ethnic state. The papers in this volume examine questions of the uniformity and separateness of the various Byzantine populations and the degree and mechanisms of acculturation.

Cover: Consent and Coercion to Sex and Marriage in Ancient and Medieval Societies

Consent and Coercion to Sex and Marriage in Ancient and Medieval Societies

Laiou, Angeliki E.

This collection of essays addresses a number of questions regarding the role of consent in marriage and in sexual relations outside of marriage in ancient and medieval societies. Ranging from ancient Greece and Rome to the Byzantine Empire and Western Medieval Europe.

Cover: Thresholds of the Sacred: Architectural, Art Historical, Liturgical, and Theological Perspectives on Religious Screens, East and West

Thresholds of the Sacred: Architectural, Art Historical, Liturgical, and Theological Perspectives on Religious Screens, East and West

Gerstel, Sharon E. J.

From the walls and curtains of first-century Judaism to the tramezzo of Renaissance Italy, screens of various shapes and sizes have been used to separate the sacred from the secular. Drawn from papers presented at a recent Dumbarton Oaks Byzantine Studies symposium, this volume provides insightful new research on the history of the iconostasis.

Cover: The Gardens at San Lorenzo in Piacenza, 1656-1665

The Gardens at San Lorenzo in Piacenza, 1656-1665

Segre, Ada V.

This fascinating two-volume set includes a photographic reproduction of an anonymous seventeenth-century Italian gardener’s notebook from Dumbarton Oaks’s Rare Books Collection. The notebook is a record of the planting of three flower gardens at San Lorenzo and provides insight into the creation of a seventeenth-century garden. Ada Segre’s accompanying study of the notebook is a groundbreaking example of garden archaeology.

Cover: People and Power in Byzantium: An Introduction to Modern Byzantine Studies

People and Power in Byzantium: An Introduction to Modern Byzantine Studies

Kazhdan, Alexander
Constable, Giles

Cover: Rome and the Arabs: A Prolegomenon to the Study of Byzantium and the Arabs

Rome and the Arabs: A Prolegomenon to the Study of Byzantium and the Arabs

Shahîd, Irfan

Cover: Ecclesiastical Silver Plate in Sixth-Century Byzantium

Ecclesiastical Silver Plate in Sixth-Century Byzantium

Boyd, Susan A.
Mango, Marlia Mundell

Cover: Material Analysis of Byzantine Pottery

Material Analysis of Byzantine Pottery

Maguire, Henry

Cover: Wills from Late Medieval Venetian Crete, 1312-1420

Wills from Late Medieval Venetian Crete, 1312-1420

McKee, Sally

Cover: Byzantine Garden Culture

Byzantine Garden Culture

Littlewood, Antony
Maguire, Henry
Wolschke-Bulmahn, Joachim

Individual essays discuss Byzantine conceptions of paradise, the textual evidence for monastic horticulture, animal and game parks, herbs in medicinal pharmacy, and the famous illustrated copy of Dioskorides’s herbal manual in Vienna. An opening chapter explores questions and observations from the point of view of a non-Byzantine garden historian, and the closing chapter suggests possible directions for future scholarship in the field.

Cover: Popular Annuals of Eastern North America, 1865-1914

Popular Annuals of Eastern North America, 1865-1914

Newcomb, Peggy Cornett

Cover: Fountains, Statues, and Flowers: Studies in Italian Gardens of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries

Fountains, Statues, and Flowers: Studies in Italian Gardens of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries

MacDougall, Elizabeth Blair

The essays in this volume focus on the different aspects of Italian gardens of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. It is divided into two parts, with the first part concentrating on the decorations in Roman gardens of the sixteenth century, and the second considering two particular sites and their histories.

Cover: American Garden Literature in the Dumbarton Oaks Collection (1785-1900): From the New England Farmer to Italian Gardens, An Annotated Bibliography

American Garden Literature in the Dumbarton Oaks Collection (1785-1900): From the New England Farmer to Italian Gardens, An Annotated Bibliography

Wolschke-Bulmahn, Joachim
Becker, Jack

Cover: Variations in the Expressions of Inka Power

Variations in the Expressions of Inka Power

Burger, Richard L.
Morris, Craig
Matos, Ramiro

Until recently, little archaeological investigation has been dedicated to the Inka, the last great culture to flourish in Andean South America before the sixteenth-century arrival of the Spaniards. Using a range of theoretical and methodological approaches, scholars from the sciences, social sciences, and humanities provide a new understanding of Inka culture and history.

Cover: Gardens, City Life, and Culture: A World Tour

Gardens, City Life, and Culture: A World Tour

Conan, Michel
Wangheng, Chen

Gardens have exerted a deep influence on the culture of cities. Considering each city as a whole, this book presents the profoundly different roles of gardens in cultural development and social life. Gardens, City Life, and Culture unveils an exciting domain of interplay between public and private action that is little known by citizen groups, city planners, and managers.

Cover: Emblem and State in the Classic Maya Lowlands: An Epigraphic Approach to Territorial Organization

Emblem and State in the Classic Maya Lowlands: An Epigraphic Approach to Territorial Organization

Marcus, Joyce

Marcus reconstructs Classic Maya political organization through the use of evidence derived from epigraphy, settlement pattern surveys, and locational analysis. This study describes the development of a four-tiered settlement hierarchy and its subsequent collapse.

Cover: The Olmec and Their Neighbors: Essays in Memory of Matthew W. Stirling

The Olmec and Their Neighbors: Essays in Memory of Matthew W. Stirling

Benson, Elizabeth P.

Twenty-one papers on the Olmec were written for this volume in tribute to Matthew W. Stirling, "pioneer archaeologist, ethnologist, and the discoverer of the Olmec civilization."

Cover: Andean Art at Dumbarton Oaks

Andean Art at Dumbarton Oaks

Boone, Elizabeth Hill

The body of Pre-Columbian art that Robert Bliss carefully assembled over a half-century between 1912 and 1963, and which has been amplified slightly since his death, is a remarkably significant collection. Andean Art is composed of five topical essays, shorter essays on the Andean cultures represented in the collection, and discussions of the individual objects.

Cover: Olmec Art at Dumbarton Oaks

Olmec Art at Dumbarton Oaks

Taube, Karl A.

Olmec Art at Dumbarton Oaks presents the Olmec portion of the Robert Woods Bliss Collection of Pre-Columbian Art. It illustrates all 39 Olmec art objects in color plates and includes many complementary and comparative black-and-white illustrations and drawings. Karl Taube brings his expertise on the lifeways and beliefs of ancient Mesoamerican peoples to his study of the Olmec objects in the Bliss collection.

Cover: Beatrix Farrand's Plant Book for Dumbarton Oaks

Beatrix Farrand's Plant Book for Dumbarton Oaks

McGuire, Diane Kostial

The Plant Book for Dumbarton Oaks was prepared as a resource for those charged with maintenance of the gardens following their acquisition by Harvard University in 1941. Beatrix Farrand here explains the reasoning behind her plan for each of the gardens and stipulates how each should be cared for in order that its basic character remain intact.

Cover: Byzantium and the Arabs in the Fourth Century

Byzantium and the Arabs in the Fourth Century

Shahîd, Irfan

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Byzantium and the Arabs in the Fifth Century

Shahîd, Irfan

Cover: Gardens and Cultural Change: A Pan-American Perspective

Gardens and Cultural Change: A Pan-American Perspective

Conan, Michel
Quilter, Jeffrey

Five authors explore the variety of relationships between garden making and cultural change in Argentina, the Caribbean, Mexico, and the United States. They show how gardens express popular cultural invention and attempts at political manipulation, as well as provide places of cultural resistance by subjugated people.

Cover: Classic-Period Cultural Currents in Southern and Central Veracruz

Classic-Period Cultural Currents in Southern and Central Veracruz

Arnold, Philip J.
Pool, Christopher A.

This book explores the diverse traditions and dynamic interactions along the Mexican Gulf lowlands at the height of their cultural florescence. Best known for their elaborate ball game rituals and precocious inscriptions with long-count dates, these cultures served as a critical nexus between the civilizations of highland Mexico and the lowland Maya, influencing developments in both regions.

Cover: Patricia Johanson's <i>House and Garden</i> Commission: Re-construction of Modernity

Patricia Johanson's House and Garden Commission: Re-construction of Modernity

Wu, Xin

In 1969, House and Garden magazine commissioned one of the first minimalist artists, Patricia Johanson, to propose new directions for American garden art. Having never been exhibited or published before as a whole, the resulting garden proposals reveal an unknown dimension of the New York art world of the late 1960s.

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El Niño, Catastrophism, and Culture Change in Ancient America

Sandweiss, Daniel H.
Quilter, Jeffrey

This book summarizes research on the nature of El Niño events in the Americas and details specific historic and prehistoric patterns in Peru and elsewhere.

Cover: Astronomers, Scribes, and Priests: Intellectual Interchange between the Northern Maya Lowlands and Highland Mexico in the Late Postclassic Period

Astronomers, Scribes, and Priests: Intellectual Interchange between the Northern Maya Lowlands and Highland Mexico in the Late Postclassic Period

Vail, Gabrielle
Hernández, Christine

Astronomers, Scribes, and Priests examines evidence for cultural interchange among the intellectual power brokers in Post-classic Mesoamerica, specifically those centered in the northern Maya lowlands and the central Mexican highlands. The volume includes a wealth of new data and interpretive frameworks in this comprehensive discussion of a critical time period in the Mesoamerican past.

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Dumbarton Oaks Papers, 59

Talbot, Alice-Mary

Dumbarton Oaks Papers, 59 includes papers from a colloquium on Byzantine glass, guest-edited by David Whitehouse of the Corning Museum of Glass. Other articles feature a discussion of zodiac cycles in ancient Palestinian synagogues, a study of early Christians’ responses to the spectacles of fifth-century Carthage, and an analysis of scientific and literary sources pertaining to the mysterious cloud that darkened the sky for about a year in 536, to determine what, if any, immediate effects it had. A fieldwork report on the ongoing excavations at the Amorium project is also featured.

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Dumbarton Oaks Papers, 60

Talbot, Alice-Mary

Volume 60 explores a range of Byzantine subjects: the classification of stamping objects, the date and purpose of the construction of Constantinople’s church of Saints Sergius and Bacchus, the Coptic Church’s literary construction of its identity in post-conquest Egypt, the evidence for the tenth-century revision of the so-called Chronicle of 811, an unusual development in the iconography of St. Menas, and versions of Niketas Choniates’ History.

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Dumbarton Oaks Papers, 50

The annual journal Dumbarton Oaks Papers was founded in 1941 for the publication of articles relating to late antique, early medieval, and Byzantine civilization in the fields of art and architecture, history, archeology, literature, theology, law, and the auxiliary disciplines. Numerous maps, tables, illustrations, and color plates provide supplementary information for many of the articles.

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Dumbarton Oaks Papers, 51

The annual journal Dumbarton Oaks Papers was founded in 1941 for the publication of articles relating to late antique, early medieval, and Byzantine civilization in the fields of art and architecture, history, archeology, literature, theology, law, and the auxiliary disciplines. Numerous maps, tables, illustrations, and color plates provide supplementary information for many of the articles.

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Dumbarton Oaks Papers, 52

The annual journal Dumbarton Oaks Papers was founded in 1941 for the publication of articles relating to late antique, early medieval, and Byzantine civilization in the fields of art and architecture, history, archeology, literature, theology, law, and the auxiliary disciplines. Numerous maps, tables, illustrations, and color plates provide supplementary information for many of the articles.

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Dumbarton Oaks Papers, 53

The annual journal Dumbarton Oaks Papers was founded in 1941 for the publication of articles relating to late antique, early medieval, and Byzantine civilization in the fields of art and architecture, history, archeology, literature, theology, law, and the auxiliary disciplines. Numerous maps, tables, illustrations, and color plates provide supplementary information for many of the articles.

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Dumbarton Oaks Papers, 54

The annual journal Dumbarton Oaks Papers was founded in 1941 for the publication of articles relating to late antique, early medieval, and Byzantine civilization in the fields of art and architecture, history, archeology, literature, theology, law, and the auxiliary disciplines. Numerous maps, tables, illustrations, and color plates provide supplementary information for many of the articles.

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Dumbarton Oaks Papers, 55

The annual journal Dumbarton Oaks Papers was founded in 1941 for the publication of articles relating to late antique, early medieval, and Byzantine civilization in the fields of art and architecture, history, archeology, literature, theology, law, and the auxiliary disciplines. Numerous maps, tables, illustrations, and color plates provide supplementary information for many of the articles.

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Dumbarton Oaks Papers, 56

The annual journal Dumbarton Oaks Papers was founded in 1941 for the publication of articles relating to late antique, early medieval, and Byzantine civilization in the fields of art and architecture, history, archeology, literature, theology, law, and the auxiliary disciplines. Numerous maps, tables, illustrations, and color plates provide supplementary information for many of the articles.

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Dumbarton Oaks Papers, 57

The annual journal Dumbarton Oaks Papers was founded in 1941 for the publication of articles relating to late antique, early medieval, and Byzantine civilization in the fields of art and architecture, history, archeology, literature, theology, law, and the auxiliary disciplines. Numerous maps, tables, illustrations, and color plates provide supplementary information for many of the articles.

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Dumbarton Oaks Papers, 61

Talbot, Alice-Mary

This latest volume of Dumbarton Oaks Papers focuses in part on literary and historical texts: historicism in Byzantine thought and literature; the Chronicle of Matthew of Edessa, encompassing the First Crusade and the Armenian diaspora; and a reappraisal of the satirical prose work Mazaris’s Journey to Hades.

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Dumbarton Oaks Papers, 62

Talbot, Alice-Mary

This volume begins with a substantial investigation of the murder of several members of the imperial family during the summer of 337, following the death of Constantine. Among others, are two major articles devoted to well-known Byzantine illustrated manuscripts, the ninth-century Sacra Parallela and the fourteenth-century collection of theological works by the emperor John VI Kanta-kouzenos.

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Dumbarton Oaks Papers, 63

Talbot, Alice-Mary

This volume includes a study of military and diplomatic initiatives in the northwestern Balkans during the reign of Justinian I, with a focus on the role of the Germanic tribe of Gepids, and an analysis of descriptions of motherhood in Byzantine literature. Other articles treat the illustration of ninth-century marginal psalters, re-evaluate the so-called Frame Group of twelfth-century ivories, suggesting a possible provenance from the Holy Land, and discuss the tombs in the Monastery of the Lips in Constantinople.

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Two Aztec Wood Idols: Iconographic and Chronologic Analysis

Nicholson, H. B.
Berger, Rainer

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The Iconography of the Teotihuacan Tlaloc

Pasztory, Esther

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Ecology and the Arts in Ancient Panama: On the Development of Social Rank and Symbolism in the Central Provinces

Linares, Olga

Olga Linares offers a reinterpretation of the Classic rank-societies of the central Panamanian provinces based on archaeological, ecological, iconographic, ethnohistoric, and ethnographic evidence, and concludes that the art style of this area used animal motifs as a metaphor in expressing the qualities of aggression and hostility characteristic of social and political life in the central provinces.

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The Danzantes of Monte Albán

Scott, John F.

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State and Cosmos in the Art of Tenochtitlan

Townsend, Richard Fraser

Townsendoffers an interpretation of major examples of Mexica monumental art by identifying three interrelated iconographic themes: the conception of the universe as a sacred structure, the correspondence of the social order and the territory of the nation with the cosmic structure, and the representation of Tenochtitlan as the historically legitimate successor to the civilization of the past.

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The Origins of Chavín Culture

Kano, Chiaki

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The Major Gods of Ancient Yucatan

Taube, Karl A.

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Classic Maya Place Names

Stuart, David
Houston, Stephen D.

The authors present evidence that specific place names do exist in Maya inscriptions, and show that identifying these names sheds considerable light on both past and present questions about the Maya.

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Script and Glyph: Pre-Hispanic History, Colonial Bookmaking, and the Historia Tolteca-Chichimeca

Leibsohn, Dana

The Historia Tolteca-Chichimeca was created at a pivotal transitional moment, bridging an era when pictorial manuscripts dominated and one that witnessed the rising hegemony of alphabetic texts. Script and Glyph is a particularly appropriate volume for Dumbarton Oaks, as it crosses the boundaries of Pre-Columbian and Landscape areas of study. The volume is beautifully illustrated with color images from the manuscript itself.

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Mesoamerican Writing Systems

Benson, Elizabeth P.

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Highland-Lowland Interaction in Mesoamerica: Interdisciplinary Approaches

Miller, Arthur G.

Cover: The Aztec Templo Mayor

The Aztec Templo Mayor

Boone, Elizabeth Hill

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The Southeast Classic Maya Zone

Boone, Elizabeth Hill
Willey, Gordon R.

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Latin American Horizons

Rice, Don Stephen

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Wealth and Hierarchy in the Intermediate Area

Lange, Frederick W.

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Aztec Imperial Strategies

Berdan, Frances F.
Blanton, Richard E.
Boone, Elizabeth Hill
Hodge, Mary G.
Smith, Michael E.
Umberger, Emily

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Native Traditions in the Postconquest World

Boone, Elizabeth Hill
Cummins, Tom

Cover: Function and Meaning in Classic Maya Architecture

Function and Meaning in Classic Maya Architecture

Houston, Stephen D.

Cover: Social Patterns in Pre-Classic Mesoamerica

Social Patterns in Pre-Classic Mesoamerica

Grove, David C.
Joyce, Rosemary A.

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Archaeology of Formative Ecuador

Raymond, J. Scott
Burger, Richard L.

This volume is devoted to the archaeology of Formative Ecuador in order to bring new information on this important period of the region’s past to the attention of New World scholars.

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Palaces of the Ancient New World

Evans, Susan Toby
Pillsbury, Joanne

As in the Old World, kings and nobles of ancient Mexico and Peru had luxurious administrative quarters in cities, and exquisite pleasure palaces in the countryside. This volume explores the great houses of the ancient New World, from palaces of the Aztecs and Incas, looted by the Spanish conquistadors, to those lost high in the Andes and deep in the jungle.

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Painted Architecture and Polychrome Monumental Sculpture in Mesoamerica

Boone, Elizabeth Hill

This volume contains: David A. Freidel, “Polychrome Facades of the Lowland Maya Preclassic”; Linda Schele, “Color on Classic Architecture and Monumental Sculpture of the Southern Maya Lowlands”; Jeff Karl Kowalski, “Painted Architecture in the Northern Maya Area”; John Paddock, “Painted Architecture and Sculpture in Ancient Oaxaca”; Ellen Taylor Baird, “Naturalistic and Symbolic Color at Tula, Hidalgo”; H. B. Nicholson, “Polychrome on Aztec Sculpture”; and Elizabeth H. Boone, “The Color of Mesoamerican Architecture and Sculpture.”

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The Roman Frontier in Central Jordan: Final Report on the Limes Arabicus Project, 1980-1989

Parker, S. Thomas

Until the 1980s, the Roman frontier in modern Jordan was among the least studied of the empire’s far-flung border regions. From 1980 until 1989, excavation focused on the late Roman legionary fortress of el-Lejjun as well as four smaller but contemporaneous forts. This report presents detailed results from the excavated forts, a broad range of material evidence from animal bones to bedouin burials, and provides a synthesis of the history of this frontier, which witnessed the first confrontation between the Byzantine Empire and the forces of Islam.

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Armenian Gospel Iconography: The Tradition of the Glajor Gospel

Mathews, Thomas F.
Sanjian, Avedis K.

This is the first monographic study of a single Armenian manuscript, the Glajor Gospel, a fourteenth-century illuminated manuscript. In addition to critical studies of the iconography of the illuminations, Mathews and Sanjian provide the history of the Glajor Gospel and the political and cultural setting in which it was produced, as well as the history of the monastery and school of Glajor. All full-page illuminations from the Gospel are reproduced at their original size, with twenty-four color illustrations.

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Siegecraft: Two Tenth-Century Instructional Manuals by "Heron of Byzantium"

Sullivan, Denis F.

The “Parangelmata Poliorcetica” and the “Geodesia,” two Greek treatises on the construction of devices for siege warfare, are products of 10th-century Byzantium. The texts are presented here in critical editions based, for the first time, on the archetype manuscript “Vaticanus graecus 1605” and accompanied by an English translation and commentary. The illustrations, reproduced in this edition, go beyond the traditional ground plans of the time and show elevations to represent finished devices in action.

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The Economic History of Byzantium

Laiou, Angeliki E.

The longevity of the Byzantine state was due largely to the existence of variegated and articulated economic systems. This three-volume study examines the structures and dynamics of the economy and the factors that contributed to its development over time. The first volume addresses the environment, resources, communications, and production techniques. The second volume examines the urban economy; presents case studies of a number of places, including Sardis, Pergamon, Thebes, Athens, and Corinth; and discusses exchange, trade, and market forces. The third volume treats the themes of economic institutions and the state and general traits of the Byzantine economy.

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The History of Leo the Deacon: Byzantine Military Expansion in the Tenth Century

Talbot, Alice-Mary
Sullivan, Denis F.

Leo’s firsthand experience of the campaigns and courts of two Byzantine emperors provides vivid descriptions of sieges, pitched battles, and ambushes. His account of the conspiracy against Nikephoros II Phokas, murdered as he slept on the floor in front of his icons, is one of the most dramatic in Byzantine narrative histories.

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A Byzantine Settlement in Cappadocia

Ousterhout, Robert G.

Based on four seasons of fieldwork, this book presents the results of the first systematic site survey of a region rich in material remains. From architecture to fresco painting, Cappadocia represents a previously untapped resource for the study of material culture and the settings of daily life within the Byzantine Empire.

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Russian Travelers to Constantinople in the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries

Majeska, George P.

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Private Religious Foundations in the Byzantine Empire

Thomas, John Philip

Thomas examines the private ownership of ecclesiastical institutions to determine the nature and extent of private ownership of religious institutions in the Byzantine Empire. This includes churches, monasteries, and philanthropic institutions such as hospitals and orphanages, which were founded by private individuals and retained for personal administration independent of the public authorities of the state and church.

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The Architecture of the Kariye Camii in Istanbul

Ousterhout, Robert G.

The Kariye Camii remains one of the most important and best-known monuments of the Byzantine world. Rebuilt and decorated in the early fourteenth century by the statesman and scholar Theodore Metochites, the Kariye Camii played a key role in the development of Late Byzantine art. Ousterhout presents a detailed structural history and architectural analysis of this important building, and shows that the Kariye Camii was equally important in the development of Late Byzantine architecture.

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The Mosaics of St. Mary's of the Admiral in Palermo

Kitzinger, Ernst

The text explores the iconographic and stylistic sources of the Greek mosaicists, as well as the departures from Byzantine norms, and the relationship of the decoration to contemporary work in the royal foundations. Also included is a chapter on the architecture of the church by Slobodan Çurciç.

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Miniature Painting in the Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia from the Twelfth to the Fourteenth Century

der Nersessian, Sirarpie

Sirarpie Der Nersessian’s scholarship has influenced the understanding of Armenian art and its Byzantine context. These two volumes are the culmination of six decades devoted to the exploration of Armenian art, and reflect a deep knowledge of the manuscripts and their creators.

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Sabas, Leader of Palestinian Monasticism: A Comparative Study in Eastern Monasticism, Fourth to Seventh Centuries

Patrich, Joseph

The impact of the life of Sabas and his exceptional system of monastic life has endured from the fifth century to the present. In this study, which originated from an archeological survey, Joseph Patrich examines the Sabaitic contributions to Palestinian monasticism, from Sabas’s role as founder and abbot to the theological struggles after his death.

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Codex Parisinus Graecus 1115 and Its Archetype

Alexakis, Alexander

This volume examines the use of florilegia—anthologies of earlier writings—by these councils. The manuscript provides new information concerning the beginning of the Filioque controversy and the use of Iconophile florilegia by the seventh ecumenical council in 787. Also discussed is the archetype’s role in the negotiations between Rome and Constantinople that led to the Union of the Churches, and the indirect involvement of Thomas Aquinas through his Contra Errores Graecorum.

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The Church of the Panaghia tou Arakos at Lagoudhera, Cyprus: The Paintings and Their Painterly Significance

Winfield, David
Winfield, June

In this work, David and June Winfield discuss the language of Byzantine church decoration, methods of plastering, proportional rules, system of coloring, and the working methods of the Byzantine painter.

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Kourion: Excavations in the Episcopal Precinct

Megaw, A. H. S.

More than fifty years after the earthquake of 365 destroyed Kourion, the seat of the Roman administration of Cyprus, a Christian basilica was built upon the remains of its pagan predecessor. Replete with mosaics and revetment, the basilica was the center of the ecclesiastical administration until its destruction in the late seventh century. In this long-awaited report, A. H. S. Megaw and colleagues present in full the results of excavations from the 1930s, 1950s, and 1970s.

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Sowing the Dragon's Teeth: Byzantine Warfare in the Tenth Century

McGeer, Eric

The military achievements of the emperors Nikephoros Phokas, John Tzimiskes, and Basil II brought the Byzantine Empire to the height of its power by the early eleventh century. This volume presents new editions and translations of two military treatises–the Praecepta militaria of Nikephoros Phokas and the revised version included in the Taktika of Nikephoros Ouranos.

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De Administrando Imperio

Porphyrogenitus, Constantine
Moravcsik, Gyula
Jenkins, R. J. H.

This is a reprint of the second revised edition of the text and translation of the De Administrando Imperio written and compiled by Emperor Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus in the tenth century. The edition includes general and critical introductions, an index of proper names, and an extensive glossary, as well as grammatical notes and an index of sources and parallel passages.

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Three Byzantine Military Treatises

Dennis, George T.

Threatened on all sides by relentless enemies for a thousand years, the Byzantines needed ready armies and secure borders. To this end, experienced commanders compiled practical handbooks of military strategy. Three such manuals are presented here. These treatises provide information not only on tactics and weaponry but also on the motivations of the men who risked their lives to defend the empire.

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The Correspondence of Ignatios the Deacon

Mango, Cyril
Efthymiadis, Stephanos
Ignatios the Deacon

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Garden Ornament at Dumbarton Oaks

Lott, Linda

This study highlights a selection of garden ornaments from Dumbarton Oaks, the Washington, D.C., estate of Mildred and Robert Woods Bliss. Drawings from Beatrix Farrand’s office and excerpts from her Plant Book for Dumbarton Oaks, combined with original period photographs, endeavor to show the stylistic sources, evolution of design, and iconography.

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New Perspectives on Moche Political Organization

Quilter, Jeffrey
Castillo B, Luis Jaime

This volume brings together essays on the nature of political organization of the Moche, a complex pre-Inca society that existed on the north coast of Peru from c. 100 to 800 CE. Since the discovery of the royal tombs of Sipán in 1987, the Moche have become one of the best-known pre-Hispanic cultures of the Americas and the focus of a number of archaeological projects. But the nature of Moche political organization is still debated. Based on a set of papers presented by 16 international scholars at the 2004 Dumbarton Oaks Pre-Columbian Studies symposium, this volume marks an important point in the development of Moche archaeology.

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Ancient Mexican Art at Dumbarton Oaks

Evans, Susan Toby

The body of Pre-Columbian art that Robert Bliss carefully assembled over a half-century between 1912 and 1963, and which has been amplified slightly since his death, is a remarkably significant collection. This volume, the third in a series, presents the outstanding collection of Aztec, Mixtec, Zapotec, Teotihuacan, and Classic Veracruz sculpture, jewelry, and painting. Four leading scholars present essays on the ancient art and archaeology of Mexico’s Central Highlands, Southwestern Highlands, and Gulf Lowlands as well as extensive catalogue entries of over 100 objects of jade, shell, fine ceramics, wood, and other materials.

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Catalogue of Byzantine Seals at Dumbarton Oaks and in the Fogg Museum of Art, 3: West, Northwest, and Central Asia Minor and the Orient

Nesbitt, John
Oikonomides, Nicolas

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Byzantine Court Culture from 829 to 1204

Maguire, Henry

The imperial court in Constantinople has been central to the outsider’s vision of Byzantium. However, in spite of its fame in literature and scholarship, there have been few attempts to analyze the Byzantine court in its entirety as a phenomenon. The studies in this volume aim to provide a unified composition by presenting Byzantine courtly life in all its interconnected facets.

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The Place of Stone Monuments: Context, Use, and Meaning in Mesoamerica's Preclassic Transition

Guernsey, Julia
Clark, John E.
Arroyo, Barbara

This volume considers the significance of stone monuments in Preclassic Mesoamerica, focusing on the period following the precocious appearance of monumental sculpture at the Olmec site of San Lorenzo and preceding the rise of the Classic polities in the Maya region and Central Mexico. By quite literally “placing” sculptures in their cultural, historical, social, political, religious, and cognitive contexts, the seventeen contributors utilize archaeological and art historical methods to understand the origins, growth, and spread of civilization in Middle America.

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San Marco, Byzantium, and the Myths of Venice

Maguire, Henry
Nelson, Robert S.

The church of San Marco of Venice has long played a central role in Venetian political, ceremonial, and religious life. Its renowned assemblage of mosaics, sculpture, metalwork, and reliquaries are, in origin, Roman, Byzantine, Venetian, or Venetian imitation of Byzantine designs. In San Marco, Byzantium, and the Myths of Venice, the authors assess the significance of the embellishment of the church and its immediate surroundings, especially during the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, when most of the Byzantine material was acquired, largely from Constantinople.

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Early Byzantine Pilgrimage Art, Revised Edition

Vikan, Gary

Early Byzantine Pilgrimage Art explores the portable artifacts of eastern Mediterranean pilgrimage from the fifth to the seventh century, presenting them in the context of contemporary pilgrims’ texts and the archaeology of sacred sites. The book shows how the iconography and devotional piety of Byzantine pilgrimage art changed, and it surveys the material and social culture of pilgrimage.

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Charlemagne's Survey of the Holy Land: Wealth, Personnel, and Buildings of a Mediterranean Church between Antiquity and the Middle Ages

McCormick, Michael

Michael McCormick rehabilitates a neglected source from Charlemagne’s revival of the Roman empire: the report of a fact-finding mission to the Christian church of the Holy Land. It preserves the most detailed statistical portrait before the Domesday Book of the finances, monuments, and female and male personnel of any major Christian church.

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American Art at Dumbarton Oaks

Carder, James N.

This volume catalogues the American art collection at Dumbarton Oaks and is published in conjunction with an exhibition, “American Art at Dumbarton Oaks.” An introductory essay describes the formation of this collection by Mildred and Robert Woods Bliss and their parents Anna and William H. Bliss, while the subsequent catalogue entries elaborate on nineteen artworks by James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Elihu Vedder, Walter Gay, Childe Hassam, Albert Edward Sterner, Henry Golden Dearth, and Bernice Cross. Richly illustrated with color plates and comparative illustrations, this catalogue will be an important and enduring reference for scholars, students, and admirers of American art.

Cover: A Home of the Humanities: The Collecting and Patronage of Mildred and Robert Woods Bliss

A Home of the Humanities: The Collecting and Patronage of Mildred and Robert Woods Bliss

Carder, James N.

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Catalogue of the Byzantine Coins in the Dumbarton Oaks Collection and in the Whittemore Collection, 1: Anastasius I to Maurice, 491-602

Bellinger, Alfred R.

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Dumbarton Oaks Papers, 42

The annual journal Dumbarton Oaks Papers was founded in 1941 for the publication of articles relating to late antique, early medieval, and Byzantine civilization in the fields of art and architecture, history, archeology, literature, theology, law, and the auxiliary disciplines. Numerous maps, tables, illustrations, and color plates provide supplementary information for many of the articles.

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The House of the Bacabs, Copan, Honduras

Webster, David

Dorie Reents-Budet, Claude Baudez, William Fash, Jr., Berthold Riese, William Sanders, and David Webster contribute to this monograph, and using an integrated art historical and anthropological approach, consider the House of the Bacabs’ context as an elite Maya structure, its excavation and restoration, and its iconographic and epigraphic reconstruction and interpretation, to establish models for understanding Classic Maya social and political life.

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Collecting the Pre-Columbian Past

Boone, Elizabeth Hill

The history of Pre-Columbian collecting is a social and aesthetic history—of ideas, people and organizations, and objects. This richly illustrated volume examines these histories by considering the collection and display of Pre-Columbian objects in Europe, Latin America, and the United States.

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Clio in the Italian Garden: Twenty-First–Century Studies in Historical Methods and Theoretical Perspectives

Beneš, Mirka
Lee, Michael G.

Italian gardens have received more attention from historians than perhaps any other garden tradition. This volume presents eight richly illustrated essays by established and emerging scholars that suggest striking new directions, both quantitative and methodological, for future research.

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China and Gardens of Europe of the Eighteenth Century

Siren, Osvald

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Twin Tollans: Chichén Itzá, Tula, and the Epiclassic to Early Postclassic Mesoamerican World, Revised Edition

Kowalski, Jeff Karl
Kristan-Graham, Cynthia

This volume is a “must read” for all Mesoamericanists. Originally published in 2007, it revisits long-standing questions regarding the relationship between Chichén Itzá and Tula and considers their roles in the social, political, and economic relationships that emerged during the transition from the Epiclassic to the Early Postclassic period.

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Landscape Body Dwelling: Charles Simonds at Dumbarton Oaks

Beardsley, John

Landscape Body Dwelling documents and offers reflections on Charles Simond’s inaugural installation for Dumbarton Oaks’ contemporary art series, which launched in spring 2009. This volume demonstrates how contemporary culture connects us with the past, reinvigorating historical tropes while enlivening the institutions that continue to speak them.

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Their Way of Writing: Scripts, Signs, and Pictographies in Pre-Columbian America

Boone, Elizabeth Hill
Urton, Gary

Their Way of Writing considers substantive and theoretical issues concerning writing and signing systems in the ancient Americas. The contributions here not only present the latest thinking about graphic and tactile systems of communication but constitute a major contribution to our comparative and global understanding of writing and literacy.

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A Byzantine Settlement in Cappadocia: Revised Edition

Ousterhout, Robert G.

Following its initial publication in 2005, A Byzantine Settlement in Cappadocia has become a seminal work in interpreting the rich material remains of Byzantine Cappadocia. This revised edition builds upon its predecessor with an updated preface, a new bibliography, and a new master map of the Çanlı Kilise site.

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Tombs for the Living: Andean Mortuary Practices

Dillehay, Tom D.

Tombs for the Living examines how mortuary practices functioned in different cultures across the Andes. By examining rich sets of archaeological, ethnographic, and ethnohistoric data, this collection enriches our understanding of the context and meaning of mortuary traditions in the region.

Cover: The Art of Urbanism: How Mesoamerican Kingdoms Represented Themselves in Architecture and Imagery

The Art of Urbanism: How Mesoamerican Kingdoms Represented Themselves in Architecture and Imagery

Fash, William L.
López Luján, Leonardo

This volume explores how ancient Mesoamerican cities defined themselves through their built environments. Themes include the ways in which a kingdom’s monuments reflected geographic space, patron gods, and mythology, and how the Olmec, Maya, Mexica, Zapotecs, and others sought to center their world through architectural monuments and public art.

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Interlacing Words and Things: Bridging the Nature-Culture Opposition in Gardens and Landscape

Bann, Stephen

This illustrated volume examines how the natural world is transformed through the creative use of language. Its contributors do not assume that there is an opposition between nature and culture, but rather emphasize that forms of language are embedded in our understanding and appreciation of the natural environment across cultures and time periods.

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Trade and Markets in Byzantium

Morrisson, Cécile

How are markets in antiquity to be characterized? As comparable to modern free markets? As controlled by the State? Or in completely different terms, as free but regulated? Here, scholars address these and related questions by reexamining and reinterpreting records from Byzantium and its hinterland for local, regional, and interregional trade.

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Ancient Maya Art at Dumbarton Oaks

Pillsbury, Joanne
Doutriaux, Miriam
Ishihara-Brito, Reiko
Tokovinine, Alexandre

This introduction to Maya art is based on study of one of the most important collections in the United States, assembled by Robert Woods Bliss between 1935 and 1962. The catalogue, written by leading Maya scholars, contains detailed analyses of specific works of art along with thematic essays situating them within the context of Maya culture.

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How to Defeat the Saracens: Guillelmus Ade, Tractatus quomodo Sarraceni sunt expugnandi; Text and Translation with Notes

William of Adam
Constable, Giles

The fall of Acre in 1291 inspired many schemes for crusades to recover Jerusalem. One of these proposals is How to Defeat the Saracens, written around 1317 by William of Adam, a Dominican who traveled in the eastern Mediterranean, Persia, and parts of India. Extensive notes guide the reader through the historical context of this fascinating work.

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Commentary on the De Administrando Imperio

Jenkins, R. J. H.

The De Administrando Imperio, compiled by Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus in the tenth century, is one of the most important historical documents surviving from the middle Byzantine period, containing information on foreign relations and internal administration. Long out of print, this most authoritative study of the text is once again available.

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Asinou across Time: Studies in the Architecture and Murals of the Panagia Phorbiotissa, Cyprus

Carr, Annemarie Weyl
Nicolaïdès, Andréas

Built around 1100, the church of Asinou in Cyprus is decorated with accretions of images, from the fresco cycle executed shortly after construction to those made in the seventeenth century. This volume sets Asinou’s art and architecture in the context of the surrounding area’s changing fortunes under Byzantine, Lusignan, Venetian, and Ottoman rule.

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Past Presented: Archaeological Illustration and the Ancient Americas

Pillsbury, Joanne

Archaeological illustrations are often treated as neutral representations. This volume considers them instead as products of time and place that actively shape the construction of knowledge. Taking the visual presentation of the Pre-Columbian past from the fifteenth century to today, these essays explore the culture of archaeological illustration.

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Dumbarton Oaks Papers, 64

Mullett, Margaret
Talbot, Alice-Mary

Dumbarton Oaks Papers, 64 includes “Apostolic Geography: The Origins and Continuity of a Hagiographic Habit”; “Byzantine Political Culture and Compilation Literature in the Tenth and Eleventh Centuries”; “Tracing Monastic Economic Interests and Their Impact on the Rural Landscape of Late Byzantine Lemnos”; and other essays.

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Designing Wildlife Habitats

Beardsley, John

Whether threatened by habitat destruction or climate change, many wild animals have failed to thrive in the company of humans. The essays in Designing Wildlife Habitats explore how landscape architects and garden designers are drawing on the insights and practices of conservation ecology to create productive ecosystems and promote biodiversity.

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Dumbarton Oaks Papers, 65/66

Mullett, Margaret

Dumbarton Oaks Papers, 65/66 includes “Bishops and Territory: The Case of Late Roman and Byzantine North Africa”; “A Conflicted Heritage: The Byzantine Religious Establishment of a War Ethic”; “Hoards and Hoarding Patterns in the Early Byzantine Balkans”; “Light, Color, and Visual Illusion in the Poetry of Venantius Fortunatus”; and other essays.

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Viewing the Morea: Land and People in the Late Medieval Peloponnese

Gerstel, Sharon E. J.

Viewing the Morea focuses on the late medieval Morea (Peloponnese), beginning with the bold attempt of Western knights to establish a kingdom on its soil. The authors explore how the groups of this contested region—Crusaders, Orthodox villagers, and Venetians—interacted, asserted identity, and recollected the ancient history of the Peloponnese.

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Merchants, Markets, and Exchange in the Pre-Columbian World

Hirth, Kenneth G.
Pillsbury, Joanne

Merchants, Markets, and Exchange in the Pre-Columbian World investigates the complex structure of economic systems in the pre-Hispanic Americas, with a focus on the central highlands of Mexico, the Maya Lowlands, and the central Andes. Essays examine the use of marketplaces, the role of merchants and artisans, and the operation of trade networks.

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The Life of Patriarch Ignatius

Nicetas David
Smithies, Andrew

A window into the complex world of competing church factions, imperial powers, and the papacy, The Life of Patriarch Ignatius is the vivid account of two major ecclesiastical struggles of the ninth century. Critically edited with annotations, maps, and indexes, this important historical document is here translated into English for the first time.

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Place and Identity in Classic Maya Narratives

Tokovinine, Alexandre

By examining the connections between place and identity in the Classic Maya culture that thrived in the Yucatan peninsula and parts of Guatemala, Belize, and Honduras from 350 to 900 CE, Alexandre Tokovinine addresses one of the crucial research questions in anthropology: How do human communities define themselves in relation to landscapes?

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The Taktika of Leo VI: Revised Edition

Leo VI
Dennis, George T.

First published in 2010, and now available in this updated, revised paper edition, this is the first modern critical edition of the complete text of Byzantine emperor Leo VI’s military treatise, The Taktika. The volume includes a facing English translation and explanatory notes by George T. Dennis, as well as extensive indexes.

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A Critical Commentary on The Taktika of Leo VI

Haldon, John

John Haldon’s critical commentary on Byzantine emperor Leo VI’s Taktika, the first to appear in any language, addresses in detail the varied subjects touched on in the treatise. Three introductory chapters examine the context, sources, language, structure and content of the text and the military administration of the empire in Leo’s time.

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Dumbarton Oaks Papers, 67

Mullett, Margaret

Dumbarton Oaks Papers, 67 includes “The Canon Tables of the Psalms: An Unknown Work of Eusebius of Caesarea” by Martin Wallraff; “Melkites and Icon Worship during the Iconoclastic Period” by Juan Signes Codoñer; “Viewing and Description in Hysmine and Hysminias: The Fresco of the Virtues” by Paroma Chatterjee; and other essays.

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Garden Culture of the Twentieth Century

Migge, Leberecht
Haney, David H.

Innovative landscape architect Leberecht Migge espoused an idea of “garden culture” that reflected the progressive political currents of early twentieth-century Germany. Garden Culture of the Twentieth Century details his vision, including an emphasis on the socioeconomic benefits of urban agriculture that prefigured this now popular trend.

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Travel Report: An Apprenticeship in the Earl of Derby's Kitchen Gardens and Greenhouses at Knowsley, England

Jancke, Hans
Wolschke-Bulmahn, Joachim
Hale, Mic

This illustrated volume presents the never-before-published travel report by the Prussian court gardener Hans Jancke. Describing his 1874–1875 apprenticeship in England, the report contains extensive plant lists, measured drawings, and detailed descriptions of the horticultural regimens observed in the Knowsley Estate’s gardens and greenhouses.

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Embattled Bodies, Embattled Places: War in Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica and the Andes

Scherer, Andrew K.
Verano, John W.

Embattled Bodies, Embattled Places examines the nature of war in Mesoamerica and the Andes. Drawing on anthropological archaeology, bioarchaeology, and ethnohistory, the essays consider the similarities and differences of warfare in cross-cultural perspective, from the importance of captive-taking to rituals of sacrifice and performance.

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The Life of Saint Basil the Younger: Critical Edition and Annotated Translation of the Moscow Version

Sullivan, Denis F.
Talbot, Alice-Mary
McGrath, Stamatina

One of the most important middle Byzantine saints’ lives, The Life of Saint Basil the Younger presents the life of a holy man who lived in Constantinople in the first part of the tenth century. The first critical edition in any language, this volume provides the Greek text facing the annotated English translation, as well as an introduction.

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Technology and the Garden

Lee, Michael G.
Helphand, Kenneth I.

Technology and the Garden examines the role of technology in the shaping and visualization of landscapes. Essays discuss topics including the development of horticultural technologies; the construction of landscape through hydraulics, labor, and infrastructure; and the effect of emerging technologies on the experience of landscape.

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Dante and the Greeks

Ziolkowski, Jan M.

Bringing together cartography, history, philosophy, philology, and other disciplines, Dante and the Greeks taps into the knowledge of scholars of the medieval West, Byzantium, and Dante. Essays discuss the presence of ancient Greek poetry, philosophy, and science in Dante’s writings, as well as the Greek characters who populate his works.

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Dumbarton Oaks Papers, 68

Mullett, Margaret

Dumbarton Oaks Papers, 68 includes “Exiling Bishops: The Policy of Constantius II” by Walt Stevenson; “In Search of Monotheletism” by Jack Tannous; Empire, Venice, and Local Autonomy” by Filip Van Tricht; “Archaeology Report: Results of the Tophane Area GPR Surveys, Bursa, Turkey” by Suna Çağaptay; and other essays.

Cover: A New Herodotos: Laonikos Chalkokondyles on the Ottoman Empire, the Fall of Byzantium, and the Emergence of the West

A New Herodotos: Laonikos Chalkokondyles on the Ottoman Empire, the Fall of Byzantium, and the Emergence of the West

Kaldellis, Anthony

In this companion to the two-volume Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library translation of The Histories by Laonikos Chalkokondyles, Anthony Kaldellis explores the ethnic dynamics that undergird the Histories, which recount the rise of the Ottoman empire and the decline of the Byzantine empire, all in the context of expanding western power.

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Four Seasons of Flowers: A Selection of Botanical Illustrations from the Rare Book Collection at Dumbarton Oaks

Lott, Linda

Four Seasons of Flowers presents a selection of manuscripts, herbals, and printed botanical texts from the Rare Book Collection at Dumbarton Oaks. With each text accompanied by remarkable botanical illustrations, it offers an illuminating overview of the scientific history of botany, from its origins in the sixteenth century to the present day.

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