Books on Byzantium at Archway Books


Blake, Robert P.  The Monetary Reform of Anastasius I and Its Economic Implications  N.p.: , n.d.  Octavo wraps, pages 84-97, very good condition. Off print from "Studies in the History of Culture," February, 1942.        $10.00

Bury, J.B. et al..  The Cambridge Medieval History  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1911.  Eight quarto volumes, top edges gilt. Clean ex-seminary library copies in original bindings. Spines uniformly sunned, volume 2 has inner hinges reinforced with black tape, otherwise very good condition. Volume 1 is a fourth printing (1957); others are first, second or third printings from 1936 or earlier.        $375.00

Constantelos, Demetrios J.  Byzantine Philanthropy and Social Welfare  New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1968.  Cloth quarto; xxviii, 356 pages; b&w photos; very good condition with dust jacket. History of the idea and institutions of philanthropy in the Empire        $20.00

Gill, Joseph.  The Council of Florence  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1961.  Cloth octavo; 457 pages; ex-library in very good condition; no jacket.        $50.00

Goguel, Maurice.  The Birth of Christianity  London: Allen & Unwin , 1953 .  Cloth octavo; xx, 558 pages; fine condition in lightly worn jacket. Examines development of early Christianity in contemporary Jewish and Greek social and philosophical contexts        $35.00

Martin, Edward James.  A History of the Iconoclastic Controversy  London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, [1930].  Cloth octavo; 282 pages, maps; covers slightly bowed, light edgw wear; gift inscription on front end paper; occasional marks in margins; good or better overall        $65.00

Obolensky, Dmitri.  The Byzantine Commonwealth: Eastern Europe 500-1543  New York: Praeger, 1971.  Cloth octavo; xiv, 445 pages; b&w photo plates; very good condition, no jacket. Standard history that emphasizes the political and cultural legacy of Byzantium in Eastern Europe.        $25.00

The Stavelot Triptych: Mosan Art and the Legend of the True Cross  New York: Pierpont Morgan Library, 1980.  Quarto, wraps; 45 pages text, 8 color plates and 60 b&w photos; very good condition. The Stavelot Triptych is a gold reliquary fashioned in the Meuse region of Belgium in the twelfth century to house two Byzantine reliquaries of the True Cross from the same approximate period. It is the oldest surving reliquary of the True Cross with scenes from the legend of the True Cross. Besides the beauty of these three items, they are important because they demonstrate the veneration in the West for what is usually seen as a Byzantine theme, the story of Constantine, Helen and the discovery of the True Cross. This book serves as both an examination of the Stavelot Triptych and as catalogue to two exhibitions at the Morgan Library, one on Mosan art and another on the legend of the True Cross. It was printed and bound by Meriden-Stinehour.        $15.00

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