This series of editions, translations, and studies focuses on the Eastern Mediterranean during the Byzantine era through the prism of non-Greek texts. In line with the vision of the founders of Dumbarton Oaks, the series fosters scholarship that connects the Byzantine and medieval humanities.

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

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.

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

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.

Cover: Dante and the Greeks

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.

Cover: Making the East Latin: The Latin Literature of the Levant in the Era of the Crusades

Making the East Latin: The Latin Literature of the Levant in the Era of the Crusades

Yolles, Julian

Making the East Latin analyzes the literary and rhetorical techniques of varied sources, revealing the ways Crusader settlers responded to their new environment while maintaining ties with their homelands and produced a hybrid Latin literature that soon emerged as an indispensable part of the literary history of both the Near East and of Europe.

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