The Department of Medieval Studies is pleased to announce a new publication co-edited by our faculty member István Perczel.
The contributors to this volume - specialists in Late Antique and Byzantine, Syriac, Georgian, Armenian, and Arabic studies - have investigated the construction of Christian historiographic traditions from the fourth to the eighth century at geographic, linguistic and disciplinary borders.
Coedited by our Head of Department and with contributions from our faculty, the Oxford Handbook of Medieval Central Europe summarizes the political, social, and cultural medieval history of Central Europe (c. ad 800–1600), a region long considered a “forgotten” area of the European past. The twenty-four cutting-edge chapters present up-to-date research about the region’s core medieval kingdoms—Hungary, Poland, and Bohemia—and also their dynamic interactions with neighboring areas.
In this new book, our faculty member Baukje van der Berg advances our understanding of rhetorical and literary thought in the Byzantine twelfth century. The text sheds light on the role of Homeric poetry in twelfth-century rhetorical education and literary culture, and includes English translations of substantial excerpts of Eustathios' commentary. Many of these excerpts are translated here for the first time.