Porphyrogenitus is a small non-profit making company which publishes books
of Medieval and Byzantine interest. The following may be of interest to
readers of medieval-religion.
PORPHYROGENITUS LTD. - 1996 LIST
*THE LETTER OF THE THREE PATRIARCHS TO THE EMPEROR THEOPHILUS AND RELATED
TEXTS*, ed. J. Chrysostomides, Ch. Dendrinos, and J.A. Munitiz: A new
edition, with English translation, notes and substantive introduction on
historical, literary and iconographical aspects of these texts, which belong
to the second period of the iconoclast movement (813-843). An introductory
essay by J. Chrysostomides offers a new assessment of the authenticity of
the largest text, *The Letter of the Three Patriarchs*. c.300 pages, 240 x
160 mm, plates, indices, hardback. ISBN 1 871328 12 8. Price approx £65.
1. *MONUMENTA PELOPONNESIACA*, ed. J. Chrysostomides, 1995: A collection of
320 fully annotated, unpublished documents in Latin, Italian, and Greek,
drawn from the archives of Dubrovnik, Florence, Malta, Paris, Venice and the
Vatican. These documents shed a new light on the political, social, and
economic conditions in the Peloponnese in the fourteenth and fifteenth
centuries. 16 plates, map, full index, select vocabulary. 704 pages, 280 x
220mm, hardback, ISBN 1 871328 06 3. Price £130.
2. *KATHEGETRIA. ESSAYS IN HONOUR OF J.M. HUSSEY*, ed. J. Chrysostomides,
1988: A collection of 31 articles by internationally distinguished scholars,
exploring a wide range of important aspects of Byzantine history - a fitting
tribute to Professor Hussey's contribution to Byzantine studies.
Contributors include J. Darrouzes, J. Koder, H. Hunger, S. Runciman. 543
pages, 242 x 170mm, hardback, maps, analytical index. ISBN 1 871328 00 4.
3. *THE JOURNALS AND LETTERS OF GEORGE FINLAY*, ed. J.M. Hussey, 1995: The
journals and selected correspondence of the nineteenth-century Scottish
scholar, traveller, and philhellene. His writings provide a vivid picture of
day to day life in Greece, and will be an invaluable source to topographers,
archaeologists and historians. This edition is richly illustrated with over
130 of Finlay's own sketches. 949 pages, 240 x 165mm, hardback in two vols.
ISBN 1 871328 10 1. Price £95.
4. Jonathan Harris, *GREEK EMIGRES IN THE WEST 1400-1520*, 1995: Most
studies of emigrants from Constantinople and Greece in Western Europe in
this period have focused on the scholars who contributed so much to the
study of Greek during the Italian Renaissance. This original investigation
reveals that they also included physicians, shipbuilders, artists, and other
skilled craftsmen, and argues that the readiness of western regimes to
employ them undermines traditional assumptions about Byzantium's cultural
and technological backwardness in the century before the fall of
Constantinople. 282 pages, 220 x 150mm, hardback, index, full bibliography.
ISBN 1 871328 11 X. Price £45.
5. Betty Naggaar, *JEWISH PEDLARS AND HAWKERS 1740-1940*, 1992: An amusing
and vivid look into the lives of itinerant salesmen in Britain. `A charming
book, richly illustrated ... a real contribution to social history ... a
book to be recommended and to be explored.' *European Judaism*. 160 pages,
206 x 140mm, paperback, 25 plates. ISBN 1 871328 05 5. Price £14.95.
6. *IDEOLOGY AND RELIGION IN FRENCH LITERATURE. ESSAYS IN HONOUR OF B.
JUDEN*, ed. H. Cockerham and E. Ehrman, 1989: A collection of 23 essays by
internationally known contributors. `This substantial, well-produced
festschrift ... is a worthy and fitting tribute to its recipient' *French
Studies*. 360 pages, 242 x 170mm, paperback. ISBN 1 871328 02 0. Price £32.80.
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