Series Editors: Robert Hoyland, Oxford University,
UK and Arietta Papaconstantinou, University of Reading,
Eastern Christian studies have traditionally been oriented
towards text collection and edition, with a heavily theological
approach. Scholarly production on the subject, though abundant,
suffers from fragmentation and compartmentalization across
disciplines, with a lamentable lack of integrated and comparative
This series aims to promote a more holistic and
inter-disciplinary approach towards the history of the East
Christian communities of the Byzantine, Iranian and Islamic worlds
during the period 300-1500.
It will have two parts: the first presenting each of the East
Christian cultural and linguistic communities in turn; the second
focusing on a number of themes that cut across usual cultural,
confessional and linguistic divides.
Each volume will bring together the most influential articles on
the given topic and will open with an introduction by a leading
expert in the field who will discuss the key aspects and debates
and try to frame new questions and directions for future research.
It is intended that they will act as a stimulus for new research
into Eastern Christianity and as such they will be essential
reading for all students and academics of Late Antiquity,
Byzantium, Islam and Western Christendom.