Author: Tim Siadatan

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473524911

Category: Cooking

Page: 288

View: 4567


Selected as a Book of the Year 2017 in The Times, Observer and Guardian 'This is the book I've been waiting for' - Nigel Slater A British take on Italian cooking by one of London’s brightest chefs. Trullo is about serious cooking, but with a simple, laid-back approach. From creative antipasti and knockout feasts to the bold pasta dishes that inspired Trullo’s sister restaurant Padella, this is food that brings people together. 'Now you can make Siadatan’s very good food at home' Harriet Addison, The Times

Law and Legality in the Greek East

The Byzantine Canonical Tradition, 381-883

Author: David Wagschal

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198722605

Category: History

Page: 331

View: 8415


Byzantine church law remains terra incognita to most scholars in the western academy. In this work, David Wagschal provides a fresh examination of this neglected but fascinating world. Confronting the traditional narratives of decline and primitivism that have long discouraged study of the subject, Wagschal argues that a close reading of the central monuments of Byzantine canon law c. 381-883 reveals a much more sophisticated and coherent legal culture than is generally assumed. Engaging in innovative examinations of the physical shape and growth of the canonical corpus, the content of the canonical prologues, the discursive strategies of the canons, and the nature of the earliest forays into systematization, Wagschal invites his readers to reassess their own legal-cultural assumptions as he advances an innovative methodology for understanding this ancient law. Law and Legality in the Greek East explores topics such as compilation, jurisprudence, professionalization, definitions of law, the language of the canons, and the relationship between the civil and ecclesiastical laws. It challenges conventional assumptions about Byzantine law while suggesting many new avenues of research in both late antique and early medieval law, secular and ecclesiastical.

Gino and His Trullo

An Abandoned Dog Who Walked Into Paradise

Author: Daniel Z. Cis

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing

ISBN: 9781622122318

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

View: 6049


Gino and His Trullo is the heart-warming tale of a dog's journey to find a home. From puppy to adulthood, life is a rollercoaster of ups and downs as Gino strives to find his place in the world and somewhere to call home. Weaving fantasy and reality, Gino's story comes vividly to life and invites readers to enter a world of animated joy. Publisher's website: http: //

Religions of Late Antiquity in Practice

Author: Richard Valantasis

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691057514

Category: Religion

Page: 511

View: 2371


This is an unprecedented collection of nearly seventy Late Antique primary religious texts. These texts--all in new English translation and many appearing in English for the first time--represent every major religious current from the late first century until the rise of Islam. Produced through the efforts of thirty-six leading scholars in the field, they constitute a comprehensive view of religious practice in Late Antiquity. Religious life and performance during this period comprised diverse, often unusual practices. Philosophical ascent, magic, legal pronouncement, hymnography, dietary and sexual restriction, and rhetoric were all part of this deeply fascinating world. Religious and political identity often intertwined, as reflected in the Roman persecution of Christians. And a fluid boundary between religion and superstition was contested in daily life. Many practices, including ascetic training, crossed religious boundaries. Others, such as "incubation" at specific temples and certain divination rites, were distinctive practices of individual groups and orders. Intrinsically interesting, the practice of religion in the Late Antique also edifies modern-day religious life. As this volume shows, the origins of the contemporary Western religious terrain can be gleaned in this period. Rabbinic Judaism flourished and spread. Christianity developed still-important theological categories and structures. And even movements that did not survive intact--such as Neoplatonism and the once-powerful Manichaean churches--continue to influence religion today. This rich sourcebook includes discussions of asceticism, religious organization, ritual, martyrdom, religion's social implications, law, and theology. Its unique emphasis on practice and its inclusion of texts translated from lesser-known languages advance the study of religious history in several directions. A strong interdisciplinary orientation will reward scholars and students of religion, theology, gender studies, classical literatures, and history. Each text is accompanied by an introduction and a bibliography for further reading and research, making the book appropriate for use in any university or seminary classroom.

Byzantine Orthodoxies

Papers from the Thirty-sixth Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, University of Durham, 23-25 March 2002

Author: Andrew Louth,Augustine Casiday

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754654964

Category: History

Page: 236

View: 7983


The Byzantine Empire - the Christianized Roman Empire - very soon defined itself in terms of correct theological belief, 'orthodoxy'. The terms of this belief were hammered out, for the most part, by bishops, but doctrinal decisions were made in councils called by the Emperors, many of whom involved themselves directly in the definition of 'orthodoxy'. Iconoclasm was an example of such imperial involvement, as was the final overthrow of iconoclasm. That controversy ensured that questions of Christian art were also seen by Byzantines as implicated in the question of orthodoxy. The papers gathered in this volume derive from those presented at the 36th Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, Durham, March 2002. They discuss how orthodoxy was defined, and the different interests that it represented; how orthodoxy was expressed in art and the music of the liturgy; and how orthodoxy helped shape the Byzantine Empire's sense of its own identity, an identity defined against the 'other' - Jews, heretics and, especially from the turn of the first millennium, the Latin West. These considerations raise wider questions about the way in which societies and groups use world-views and issues of bel

Law, Power, and Imperial Ideology in the Iconoclast Era


Author: M. T. G. Humphreys

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198701578

Category: History

Page: 312

View: 5208


Law was central to the ancient Roman conception of themselves and their empire. Yet what happened to Roman law and the position it occupied ideologically during the turbulent years of the Iconoclast era, c.680-850, is seldom explored and little understood. This volume uses Roman law and canon law to chart the various responses to these changing times - especially the rise of Islam, from Justinian II's Christocentric monarchy to the Old Testament-inspired Isauriandynasty - and the transformation from the late antique Roman Empire to medieval Byzantium.