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The Religious World of... The Religious World of...
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The Religious World of Quintus Aurelius Symmachus

Price €42.00

Jill Mitchell

ISBN 978-615-81689-6-0

eISBN 978-615-81793-7-9

March 2021

Paperback, in colour, pp. 351

Pre-order price: 33 €
Place your pre-order by March 29 at sales@trivent-publishing.eu

BOOK DESCRIPTION 

“The Religious World of Quintus Aurelius Symmachus” examines the religious life of one of the last pagan senators of Rome, dates c. 340-402, who lived in a tumultuous time during the Late Antique period of the Roman Empire, dying just a few years before the Western Empire began to break up. Symmachus could not have imagined the political reality developing so soon after his death, so he is important as a late example of the old Roman Western aristocracy, as well as one of the last pagans of Rome. He was regarded as the foremost orator of his time and was a prolific letter-writer who had correspondents in high places and throughout the Empire. He also filled the posts of Urban Prefect of Rome and Consul - and was the opponent of Bishop Ambrose of Milan during the so-called 384 CE “Altar of Victory Dispute,” which was one episode of many leading to the “ triumph” of Christianity over traditional Roman polytheism. Symmachus’ cache of 900 private letters and his official despatches while Urban Prefect have provided the raw material for this book. 

Innovative Instruments for... Innovative Instruments for...
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Innovative Instruments for Community Development in Communication and Education

Price €21.00

Edited by Maria Micle and Gheorghe Clitan

ISBN 978-615-81689-4-6 

eISBN 978-615-81793-6-2

DOI: 10.22618/TP.PCMS.20216

Volume 6 (February 2021)

Paperback, pp. 360

Place your pre-order by March 29 to sales@trivent-publishing.eu


BOOK DESCRIPTION 

The multiple facets of this volume belong to five large themes. The first theme, that of persuasion and manipulation, is studied here through electoral campaigns (i.e., mental filters used in voting manipulation, the mechanisms of vote mobilisation, manipulation and storytelling models). The institutionalization of education represents the second theme, approached here through specific interdisciplinary instruments: the intersection of higher education with public learning, the answers of the knowledge society to the issues of contemporary work problems, the institutional relationships used to solve educational problems specific to childhood and adolescence, as well as the role of media competencies in professional development. The third theme is related to the inheritance and transmission of cultural identity, instrumentalized through issues such as: the duty of intergenerational justice with regard to cultural heritage, education and vocational training in library science, the social inclusion role of public and digital libraries. The collective and cultural identity of communities represents the fourth large theme, being approached through a triple perspective: the philosophical background of restoring the political dignity of communities, the communication space as a point of a needle towards the community space, and the communicational issue of the European capital of culture programmes. Lastly, the fifth theme belongs to practical and applied philosophy, specifically philosophical counselling, debating issues such as: the identification of the communicational background for this type of counselling, the secular approach to the problem of evil from a philosophical counselling perspective, the discussion of Platon’s attitude towards suicide and of frank speech in the Epicurean school, the socio-anthropological perspective of immortality, as well as the formal approach of the relationship between real and imaginary.

This book is available in open access. 

Britain Revealed Britain Revealed
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Britain Revealed

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Britain Revealed: Innovators, Fighters, Royals, Writers, Pub-goers and More

Diana Cordea


ISBN 978-615-81689-5-3

January, 2021

Paperback, in colour, pp. 270

For email orders, please contact us at publishing@trivent-publishing.eu


BOOK DESCRIPTION 

Why do Brits call their flag a “Jack”? How did the leek become a symbol of Wales? Does the Tube run 24/7? Who was the Widow of Windsor? Can you take part in a coronation? What was a Greenwood marriage? Was the Giant’s Causeway built by an Irish giant? Which British literary figures won the Nobel Prize for Literature? How can you register a record in the Guinness Book of Records? What is the emergency phone number in the UK?

Providing well-organised material on the UK’s history, geography, literature, royalty and society, Diana Cordea’s "BRITAIN REVEALED" is a condensed and easy to read book about all things British. It is an excellent user-friendly reference for prospective visitors to the UK, Anglophiles, or readers wishing to know and understand popular British culture. 

Most importantly, "BRITAIN REVEALED" is aimed at teachers of English as a foreign language, who wish to make their English and optional classes more exciting. The plethora of information provided in this comprehensive teaching aid can be adapted to various levels of language proficiency and can be used in various classroom activities. Focusing on essential questions concerning British culture and civilisation, this volume is also attractive to learners, who will thus have the opportunity of brushing up on their English in a versatile and practical way.  

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Voyages and Travel Accounts in Historiography and Literature

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Voyages and Travel Accounts in Historiography and Literature, Volumes 1 and 2

Edited by Boris Stojkovski

Published November 2020


BOOK DESCRIPTION 

Travelling is one of the most fascinating phenomena that has inspired writers and scholars from Antiquity to our postmodern age. The father of history, Herodotus, was also a traveller, whose Histories can easily be considered a travel account. The first volume of this book is dedicated to the period starting from Herodotus himself until the end of the Middle Ages with focus on the Balkans, the Byzantine Empire, the Islamic world, and South-Eastern Europe. Research on travellers who connected civilizations; manuscript and literary traditions; musicology; geography; flora and fauna as reflected in travel accounts, are all part of this thought-provoking collected volume dedicated to detailed aspects of voyages and travel accounts up to the end of the sixteenth century. 

The second volume of this book is dedicated to the period between Early Modernity and today, including modern receptions of travelling in historiography and literature. South-Eastern Europe and Serbia; the Chinese, Ottoman, and British perception of travelling; pilgrimages to the Holy land and other sacred sites; Serbian, Arabic, and English literature; legal history and travelling, and other engaging topics are all part of the second volume dedicated to aspects of voyages and travel accounts up to the contemporary era.

The two volumes are also available in open access.

Voyages and Travel Accounts... Voyages and Travel Accounts...
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Voyages and Travel Accounts in Historiography and Literature. Connecting the Balkans and the Modern World

Price €29.00

Volume 2
Edited by Boris Stojkovski


ISBN 978-615-81689-3-9

DOI: 10.22618/TP.HMWR.2020VTA2

Volume 2 (November 2020)

Paperback, in colour, pp. 289


BOOK DESCRIPTION 

Travelling is one of the most fascinating phenomena that has inspired writers and scholars from Antiquity to our postmodern age. The father of history, Herodotus, was also a traveller, whose Histories can easily be considered a travel account. The first volume of this book is dedicated to the period starting from Herodotus himself until the end of the Middle Ages with focus on the Balkans, the Byzantine Empire, the Islamic world, and South-Eastern Europe. Research on travellers who connected civilizations; manuscript and literary traditions; musicology; geography; flora and fauna as reflected in travel accounts, are all part of this thought-provoking collected volume dedicated to detailed aspects of voyages and travel accounts up to the end of the sixteenth century. 

The second volume of this book is dedicated to the period between Early Modernity and today, including modern receptions of travelling in historiography and literature. South-Eastern Europe and Serbia; the Chinese, Ottoman, and British perception of travelling; pilgrimages to the Holy land and other sacred sites; Serbian, Arabic, and English literature; legal history and travelling, and other engaging topics are all part of the second volume dedicated to aspects of voyages and travel accounts up to the contemporary era.

 This book is fully available in open access.

Voyages and Travel Accounts... Voyages and Travel Accounts...
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Voyages and Travel Accounts in Historiography and Literature. Voyages and Travelogues from Antiquity to the Late Middle Ages

Price €34.00

Volume 1
Edited by Boris Stojkovski


ISBN 978-615-81689-2-2

DOI: 10.22618/TP.HMWR.2020VTA1

Volume 1 (November 2020)

Paperback, in colour, pp. 348


BOOK DESCRIPTION 

Travelling is one of the most fascinating phenomena that has inspired writers and scholars from Antiquity to our postmodern age. The father of history, Herodotus, was also a traveller, whose Histories can easily be considered a travel account. The first volume of this book is dedicated to the period starting from Herodotus himself until the end of the Middle Ages with focus on the Balkans, the Byzantine Empire, the Islamic world, and South-Eastern Europe. Research on travellers who connected civilizations; manuscript and literary traditions; musicology; geography; flora and fauna as reflected in travel accounts, are all part of this thought-provoking collected volume dedicated to detailed aspects of voyages and travel accounts up to the end of the sixteenth century. 

The second volume of this book is dedicated to the period between Early Modernity and today, including modern receptions of travelling in historiography and literature. South-Eastern Europe and Serbia; the Chinese, Ottoman, and British perception of travelling; pilgrimages to the Holy land and other sacred sites; Serbian, Arabic, and English literature; legal history and travelling, and other engaging topics are all part of the second volume dedicated to aspects of voyages and travel accounts up to the contemporary era.

 This book is fully available in open access.

Civilizations of the... Civilizations of the...
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Civilizations of the Supernatural

Price €43.00

Edited by Fabrizio Conti


ISBN 978-615-81689-1-5

DOI: 10.22618/TP.HMWR.20201

Volume 1 (November 2020)

Paperback, in colour, pp. 383


BOOK DESCRIPTION 

Civilizations of the Supernatural: Witchcraft, Ritual, and Religious Experience in Late Antique, Medieval, and Renaissance Traditions brings together thirteen scholars of late-antique, medieval, and renaissance traditions who discuss magic, religious experience, ritual, and witch-beliefs with the aim of reflecting on the relationship between man and the supernatural. The content of the volume is intriguingly diverse and includes late antique traditions covering erotic love magic, Hellenistic-Egyptian astrology, apotropaic rituals, early Christian amulets, and astrological amulets; medieval traditions focusing on the relationships between magic and disbelief, pagan magic and Christian culture, as well as witchcraft and magic in Britain, Scandinavian sympathetic graphophagy, superstition in sermon literature; and finally Renaissance traditions revolving around Agrippan magic, witchcraft in Shakespeare’s Macbeth, and a Biblical toponym related to the Friulan Benandanti’s visionary experiences. These varied topics reflect the multifaceted ways through which men aimed to establish relationships with the supernatural in diverse cultural traditions, and for different purposes, between Late Antiquity and the Renaissance. These ways eventually contributed to shaping the civilizations of the supernatural or those peculiar patterns which helped men look at themselves through the mirror of their own amazement of being in this world.

 Parts of this book can be read in open access.

The Materiality of the Horse The Materiality of the Horse
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The Materiality of the Horse

Price €39.00

Edited by Miriam A. Bibby and Brian G. Scott


ISBN 978-615-81353-9-9

DOI: 10.22618/TP.REH.20202

Volume 2 (September 2020)

Paperback, in colour, pp. 297


BOOK DESCRIPTION 

Inspired by our age-old fascination with equids, Materiality of the Horse brings the latest academic research in equine history to a wider readership. Themes examined within the book by specialist contributors include explorations of material culture relating to horses and what this discloses about the horse-human relationship; fresh observations on significant medieval horse-related texts from Europe and the Islamic world; and revealing insights into the effect of the introduction of horses into indigenous cultures in South America. Thought-provoking and original, Materiality of the Horse is the second volume in Trivent Publishing’s innovative “Rewriting Equestrian History” series.

 Parts of this book can be read in open access.

Mary, the Apostles, and the...
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Mary, the Apostles, and the Last Judgment. Apocryphal Representations from Late Antiquity to the Middle Ages

Price €35.00


Edited by Stanislava Kuzmová and Andrea-Bianka Znorovszky


ISBN 978-615-81353-8-2

DOI: 10.22618/TP.PMAEM.20201

Volume 1 (May 2020)

Paperback, in colour, pp. 220


BOOK DESCRIPTION 

This volume presents a timely contribution to the growing body of scholarship on the apocryphal writings and their reception in the Middle Ages, especially in connection with visual representation. It aims to bridge what often remains disconnected, the visual art and the written text, the early Christian roots and medieval reception, the East and the West, as well as methodologies of various disciplines.

The studies in this volume firstly investigate issues related to the Virgin Mary, and through them, also the status, function, and identity of women. Mary and the female element thus represent significant models and/or background figures in fields pertaining to theology, religious studies, textual studies, manuscript studies, and art history in a trans-disciplinary perspective. Secondly, the studies focus on the apostles and the Last Judgment, their visual representations and the use of apocryphal sources. The volume is divided in two parts according to two major topics: Part I dealing with Mary in the Apocrypha, and Part II focusing on the Apostles and the Last Judgment.

“Past Perfect!” - Five... “Past Perfect!” - Five...
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“Past Perfect!” - Five Years of Interviews with CEU Medieval Radio

Price €24.00


Edited by Christopher Mielke, Stephen Pow, and Tamás Kiss


ISBN 978-615-81353-7-5

DOI number: 10.22618/TP.HAA.20205

Volume 5 (April 2020)

Paperback, pp. 306


BOOK DESCRIPTION 

In 2012, CEU Medieval Radio was launched as an effort not only to bring medieval music to everyone but also to make complex, high-quality scholarship more approachable to the general public. Over seventy interviews were recorded for CEU Medieval Radio's program "Past Perfect!" with the intent of bridging the gap between "ivory tower" academia and the listeners at home. In this volume, sixteen first-rate scholars kindly sat down before the microphone and got the chance to explain their work in a friendly and accessible way. Scholars like Natalie Zemon-Davis and Patrick Geary represent some of the international guests, János Bak and József Laszlovszky discuss amazing new research from Central European University, while Richard Unger and Benedek Láng are part of the CEU Medieval Radio team's personal favorites, talking about topics such as beer, queens, and code-breaking. From Apocalypses to Zooarchaeology, CEU Medieval Radio's long time host, Christopher Mielke, asks the tough questions that have made this program so memorable!

You can download some of the contents of this book in open access.