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 has 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 brings together the most influential articles
on the given topic and opens with an introduction by a leading
expert in the field discussing the key aspects and debates
frameing new questions and directions for future research. The
aim is that these volumes can 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.