By Michael Vickers
By Michael Vickers
By Jean-Claude Cheynet
Sigillography has supplied Byzantine stories with quite a lot of new fabric for research. The articles in Studies in Byzantine Sigillography care for all elements of Byzantine sigillography: presentation of recent unearths, dialogue of latest tools, questions of the political and ecclesiastical management of Byzantium, prosopography, historic geography, and art-historical and iconographical difficulties.
By Francisco Pina Polo
By Marquis Berrey
The improvement of technology within the glossy international is usually held to rely on such associations as universities, peer-reviewed journals, and democracy. How, then, did new technology emerge within the pre-modern tradition of the Hellenistic Egyptian monarchy? Berrey argues that the courtroom society shaped round the Ptolemaic pharaohs Ptolemy III and IV (reigned successively 246-205/4 BCE) supplied an viewers for cross-disciplinary, realized wisdom, as physicians, mathematicians, and mechanicians clothed themselves within the virtues of courtiers attendant at the kings. The multicultural Greco-Egyptian court docket society prized leisure that drew on prior literature, combined genres and cultures, and highlighted movement and sound. New cross-disciplinary technology within the Hellenistic interval received its social forex and next clinical luck via its leisure price as court docket technology. historical courtroom technology sheds gentle at the lengthy historical past of clinical interdisciplinarity.
By Ido Israelowich
Patients and Healers within the excessive Roman Empire bargains a desirable holistic examine the perform of historical Roman drugs. Ido Irsaelowich offers 3 richly certain case studies—one concentrating on the house and replica; one other at the military; the final on scientific tourism—from the viewpoint of these on each side of the patient-healer divide. He explains intensive how humans within the classical global turned conscious of their diseases, what they believed triggered specific health problems, and why they became to convinced healers—root cutters, gymnastic running shoes, dream interpreters, pharmacologists, and priests—or sought remedy in particular locations corresponding to temples, bathtub homes, and town facilities.
The booklet brings to lifestyles the complicated habit and social prestige of all of the actors occupied with the clinical market. It additionally sheds new mild on classical theories approximately disease, the measures Romans undertook to take on illness and enhance public health and wellbeing, and private expectancies for and reviews of varied remedies.
Ultimately, Israelowich concludes that this clamoring multitude of coexisting kinds of health and wellbeing care truly shared a typical language. Drawing on a various diversity of sources—including sufferer tales; the writings of physicians, historians, and poets; and respectable courses of the Roman kingdom— Patients and Healers within the excessive Roman Empire is a groundbreaking background of the tradition of classical medicine.
By Harald Haarmann
By Dietrich Raue
Numerous examine initiatives have studied the Nubian cultures of Sudan and Egypt over the past thirty years, resulting in major new insights. The contributions to this guide light up our present knowing of the cultural heritage of this attention-grabbing zone, together with its interconnections to the wildlife.
By Barry Strauss
Historians are used to learning the origins of warfare. The rebuilding within the aftermath of battle is a topic that – at the very least in terms of Athens – has got a long way much less consciousness. in addition to the issues of reconstructing the economic system and replenishing the inhabitants, the matter of renegotiating political consensus was once both acute.
Athens after the Peloponnesian War, first released in 1986, undertakes a noticeably new research into the character of Athenian political teams. the overall version of ‘faction’ supplied via political anthropology offers an necessary paradigm for the Athenian case. extra generally, Professor Strauss argues for the significance of the commercial, social and ideological adjustments due to the Peloponnesian battle within the improvement of political nexus.
Athens after the Peloponnesian War deals an in depth demographic research, astute perception into political discourse, and is altogether the most thorough remedies of this significant interval within the Athenian democracy.
By Philip Rousseau