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Fountains and Water Culture in Byzantium (Hardcover): Brooke Shilling, Paul Stephenson Fountains and Water Culture in Byzantium (Hardcover)
Brooke Shilling, Paul Stephenson
R2,265 R2,102 Discovery Miles 21 020 Save R163 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book restores the fountains of Roman Byzantium, Byzantine Constantinople and Ottoman Istanbul, reviving the sounds, shapes, smells and sights of past water cultures. Constantinople, the capital of the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires, is surrounded on three sides by sea, and has no major river to deliver clean, potable water. However, the cultures that thrived in this remarkable waterscape through millennia have developed and sustained diverse water cultures and a water delivery system that has supported countless fountains, some of which survive today. Scholars address the delivery system that conveyed and stored water, and the fountains, large and small, from which it gushed. Papers consider spring water, rainwater and seawater; water suitable for drinking, bathing and baptism; and fountains real, imagined and symbolic. Experts in the history of art and culture, archaeology and theology, and poetry and prose, offer reflections on water and fountains across two millennia in one location.

Constantine - Unconquered emperor, Christian victor (Paperback): Paul Stephenson Constantine - Unconquered emperor, Christian victor (Paperback)
Paul Stephenson 1
R364 R314 Discovery Miles 3 140 Save R50 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A fascinating survey of the life and enduring legacy of perhaps the greatest and most unjustly ignored of the Roman emperors-written by a richly gifted historian.
In 312 A.D., Constantine-one of four Roman emperors ruling a divided empire-marched on Rome to establish his control. On the eve of the battle, a cross appeared to him in the sky with an exhortation, "By this sign conquer." Inscribing the cross on the shields of his soldiers, Constantine drove his rivals into the Tiber and claimed the imperial capital for himself.
Under Constantine, Christianity emerged from the shadows, its adherents no longer persecuted. Constantine united the western and eastern halves of the Roman Empire. He founded a new capital city, Constantinople. Thereafter the Christian Roman Empire endured in the East, while Rome itself fell to the barbarian hordes.
Paul Stephenson offers a nuanced and deeply satisfying account of a man whose cultural and spiritual renewal of the Roman Empire gave birth to the idea of a unified Christian Europe underpinned by a commitment to religious tolerance.

Construction Planning (Paperback, 2nd edition): David Neale, Richard H. Neale, Paul Stephenson Construction Planning (Paperback, 2nd edition)
David Neale, Richard H. Neale, Paul Stephenson
R876 Discovery Miles 8 760 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book provides a concise introduction to the theory and practice of construction planning for practitioners and students, providing knowledge, understanding and the appropriate tools and techniques in order to successfully manage and deliver construction projects in-line with clients' and stakeholders' requirements.

Dumbarton Oaks Papers, 60 (Paperback, 2006): Alice-Mary Talbot Dumbarton Oaks Papers, 60 (Paperback, 2006)
Alice-Mary Talbot; Contributions by Michael Grunbart, Brian Croke, Arietta Papaconstantinou, Paul Stephenson, …
R2,774 R2,494 Discovery Miles 24 940 Save R280 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Volume 60 of this annual journal explores a range of Byzantine subjects: the classification of stamping objects (including six previously unpublished metal stamps); the date and purpose of the construction of Constantinople's church of Saints Sergius and Bacchus; the Coptic Church's literary construction of its identity in post-conquest Egypt; the evidence for the tenth-century revision of the so-called "Chronicle of 811"; an unusual development in the iconography of St. Menas; and versions of Niketas Choniates' "History."

Also included are editions and translations of Byzantine Communion prayers newly discovered in Massachusetts and two funerary epigrams written by Manuel Philes; both articles include commentary. The volume concludes with reports from 2003 and 2004 on Dumbarton Oaks-supported archaeological fieldwork projects on a church in Bizye and an aristocratic rock-cut Byzantine settlement in Cappadocia.

A Nation Apart - Context on the Civil War (Paperback): Scott Kase, John Paul Stephenson A Nation Apart - Context on the Civil War (Paperback)
Scott Kase, John Paul Stephenson
R310 Discovery Miles 3 100 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Analyzing the European Union Policy Process (Paperback): Esther Versluis, Mendeltje Van Keulen, Paul Stephenson Analyzing the European Union Policy Process (Paperback)
Esther Versluis, Mendeltje Van Keulen, Paul Stephenson
R866 Discovery Miles 8 660 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Readers are provided with a practical insight into how to analyze policies and policy-making in the EU. Using case studies to deepen readers' understanding, this book examines the various stages of the policy process - from the moment the issue reaches the agenda through to drafting, implementation and evaluation.

European Space Policy - European integration and the final frontier (Hardcover): Thomas Hoerber, Paul Stephenson European Space Policy - European integration and the final frontier (Hardcover)
Thomas Hoerber, Paul Stephenson
R3,216 Discovery Miles 32 160 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Space policy is at the cutting edge of current EU policy developments and is a fascinating object of study, involving multiple and diverse actors. It is also an original and contemporary lens for studying European policy-making. This book explores advances in European space policy and their significance for European integration. Using a `framing' methodology, it addresses central questions in European studies in order to form an interdisciplinary bridge between current research in space policy and contemporary European political studies. It assesses the interests of EU institutions in space and how these institutions perceive space policy. Furthermore, it demonstrates that space is a cross-cutting policy domain affecting a diverse range of EU policy fields, such as security, transport and migration, and underpinning the 21st century European and global economy. In doing so, this volume firmly locates space policy in the field of European Studies. This innovative volume will be of key interest to students and scholars of a range of policy areas including common foreign and security policy, technology policy, transport policy, internal market policies, environmental policy, development aid and disaster-risk management, as well as the EU institutions.

The Serpent Column - A Cultural Biography (Hardcover): Paul Stephenson The Serpent Column - A Cultural Biography (Hardcover)
Paul Stephenson
R1,719 Discovery Miles 17 190 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Serpent Column, a bronze sculpture that has stood in Delphi and Constantinople, today Istanbul, is a Greek representation of the Near Eastern primordial combat myth: it is Typhon, a dragon defeated by Zeus, and also Python slain by Apollo. The column was created after the Battle of Plataia (479BC), where the sky was dominated by serpentine constellations and by the spiralling tails of the Milky Way. It was erected as a votive for Apollo and as a monument to the victory of the united Greek poleis over the Persians. It is as a victory monument that the column was transplanted to Constantinople and erected in the hippodrome. The column remained a monument to cosmic victory through centuries, but also took on other meanings. Through the Byzantine centuries these interpretation were fundamentally Christian, drawing upon serpentine imagery in Scripture, patristic and homiletic writings. When Byzantines saw the monument they reflected upon this multivalent serpentine symbolism, but also the fact that it was a bronze column. For these observers, it evoked the Temple's brazen pillars, Moses' brazen serpent, the serpentine tempter of Genesis (Satan), and the beast of Revelation. The column was inserted into Christian sacred history, symbolizing creation and the end times. The most enduring interpretation of the column, which is unrelated to religion, and therefore survived the Ottoman capture of the city, is as a talisman against snakes and snake-bites. It is this tale that was told by travellers to Constantinople throughout the Middle Ages, and it is this story that is told to tourists today who visit Istanbul. In this book, Paul Stephenson twists together multiple strands to relate the cultural biography of a unique monument.

The Tenth: 7 Steps to Taking Back Control of Your Money and Being a Faithful Steward (Paperback): Paul Stephenson The Tenth: 7 Steps to Taking Back Control of Your Money and Being a Faithful Steward (Paperback)
Paul Stephenson
R297 Discovery Miles 2 970 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Have you ever noticed how it always seems to be the "season for giving"? Giving to the church for stewardship; giving gifts for Christmas; giving thanks on Thanksgiving; giving presents for birthdays, anniversaries, showers, and all those other "special" occasions. With all this giving, did you ever wonder where the money tree is so you could afford all this giving? This quick read book offers some suggestions and commentary on how we look at giving and ways to make it affordable.

The Caribbean Affair (Hardcover): Gary Paul Stephenson The Caribbean Affair (Hardcover)
Gary Paul Stephenson
R473 Discovery Miles 4 730 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Caribbean Affair (Paperback): Gary Paul Stephenson The Caribbean Affair (Paperback)
Gary Paul Stephenson
R406 Discovery Miles 4 060 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Atlantic Affair - A Charles Langham Novel (Paperback): Gary Paul Stephenson The Atlantic Affair - A Charles Langham Novel (Paperback)
Gary Paul Stephenson
R415 Discovery Miles 4 150 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Atlantic Affair - A Charles Langham Novel (Hardcover): Gary Paul Stephenson The Atlantic Affair - A Charles Langham Novel (Hardcover)
Gary Paul Stephenson
R558 Discovery Miles 5 580 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Pacific Affair (Hardcover): Gary Paul Stephenson The Pacific Affair (Hardcover)
Gary Paul Stephenson
R498 Discovery Miles 4 980 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Pacific Affair (Paperback): Gary Paul Stephenson The Pacific Affair (Paperback)
Gary Paul Stephenson
R324 Discovery Miles 3 240 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Legend of Basil the Bulgar-Slayer (Paperback): Paul Stephenson The Legend of Basil the Bulgar-Slayer (Paperback)
Paul Stephenson
R682 R534 Discovery Miles 5 340 Save R148 (22%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The reign of Basil II (976-1025), the longest of any Byzantine emperor, has long been considered as a 'golden age', in which his greatest achievement was the annexation of Bulgaria. This, we have been told, was achieved through a long and bloody war of attrition which won Basil the grisly epithet Voulgartoktonos, 'the Bulgar-slayer'. In this 2003 study Paul Stephenson argues that neither of these beliefs is true. Instead, Basil fought far more sporadically in the Balkans and his reputation as 'Bulgar-slayer' was created only a century and a half later. Thereafter the 'Bulgar-slayer' was periodically to play a galvanizing role for the Byzantines, returning to centre-stage as Greeks struggled to establish a modern nation state. As Byzantium was embraced as the Greek past by scholars and politicians, the 'Bulgar-slayer' became an icon in the struggle for Macedonia (1904-1908) and the Balkan Wars (1912-1913).

Analyzing the European Union Policy Process (Hardcover): Esther Versluis, Mendeltje Van Keulen, Paul Stephenson Analyzing the European Union Policy Process (Hardcover)
Esther Versluis, Mendeltje Van Keulen, Paul Stephenson
R3,054 Discovery Miles 30 540 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Readers are provided with a practical insight into how to analyze policies and policy-making in the EU. Using case studies to deepen readers' understanding, this book examines the various stages of the policy process - from the moment the issue reaches the agenda through to drafting, implementation and evaluation.

Byzantium's Balkan Frontier - A Political Study of the Northern Balkans, 900-1204 (Hardcover): Paul Stephenson Byzantium's Balkan Frontier - A Political Study of the Northern Balkans, 900-1204 (Hardcover)
Paul Stephenson
R2,254 Discovery Miles 22 540 Out of stock

This is a narrative political history of the northern Balkans in the period 900-1204. It treats the Balkans as the frontier of the Byzantine empire, and considers imperial relations with the peoples living in the Balkans, including the Serbs, Croats, Bulgarians and Hungarians. It also considers responses to invasions from beyond the frontier: by steppe nomads, from beyond the Danube, and by western powers through Hungary and across the Adriatic sea. The first four crusades, 1095-1204, are considered in some detail, and extensive use is made of archaeology.

The Legend of Basil the Bulgar-Slayer (Hardcover): Paul Stephenson The Legend of Basil the Bulgar-Slayer (Hardcover)
Paul Stephenson
R1,972 Discovery Miles 19 720 Out of stock

The long reign of the Byzantine emperor Basil II (976-1025) has been considered a "golden age", in which his greatest achievement was the annexation of Bulgaria after a long and bloody war. Paul Stephenson reveals that the legend of the "Bulgar-slayer" was actually created long after his death. His reputation was exploited by contemporary scholars and politicians to help galvanize support for the Greek wars against Bulgarians in Macedonia during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Those People (Paperback): Paul Stephenson Those People (Paperback)
Paul Stephenson
R141 R115 Discovery Miles 1 150 Save R26 (18%) Out of stock
European Space Policy - European integration and the final frontier (Paperback): Thomas Hoerber, Paul Stephenson European Space Policy - European integration and the final frontier (Paperback)
Thomas Hoerber, Paul Stephenson
R1,073 Discovery Miles 10 730 Out of stock

Space policy is at the cutting edge of current EU policy developments and is a fascinating object of study, involving multiple and diverse actors. It is also an original and contemporary lens for studying European policy-making. This book explores advances in European space policy and their significance for European integration. Using a `framing' methodology, it addresses central questions in European studies in order to form an interdisciplinary bridge between current research in space policy and contemporary European political studies. It assesses the interests of EU institutions in space and how these institutions perceive space policy. Furthermore, it demonstrates that space is a cross-cutting policy domain affecting a diverse range of EU policy fields, such as security, transport and migration, and underpinning the 21st century European and global economy. In doing so, this volume firmly locates space policy in the field of European Studies. This innovative volume will be of key interest to students and scholars of a range of policy areas including common foreign and security policy, technology policy, transport policy, internal market policies, environmental policy, development aid and disaster-risk management, as well as the EU institutions.

Byzantium's Balkan Frontier - A Political Study of the Northern Balkans, 900-1204 (Paperback, Revised): Paul Stephenson Byzantium's Balkan Frontier - A Political Study of the Northern Balkans, 900-1204 (Paperback, Revised)
Paul Stephenson
R1,077 Discovery Miles 10 770 Out of stock

Byzantium's Balkan Frontier is the first narrative history in English of the northern Balkans in the tenth to twelfth centuries. Where previous histories have been concerned principally with the medieval history of distinct and autonomous Balkan nations, this study regards Byzantine political authority as a unifying factor in the various lands which formed the empire's frontier in the north and west. It takes as its central concern Byzantine relations with all Slavic and non-Slavic peoples - including the Serbs, Croats, Bulgarians and Hungarians - in and beyond the Balkan Peninsula, and explores in detail imperial responses, first to the migrations of nomadic peoples, and subsequently to the expansion of Latin Christendom. It also examines the changing conception of the frontier in Byzantine thought and literature through the middle Byzantine period.

Management Systems for Construction (Hardcover): Alan Griffith, Paul Stephenson Management Systems for Construction (Hardcover)
Alan Griffith, Paul Stephenson
R3,346 Discovery Miles 33 460 Out of stock

The book provides a concise focussed guide to the main management areas that are essential to the success of modern construction projects. The concepts, principles and applications in the seven main management areas that are essential to the success of construction projects are presented. It links in with The CIOB's Education Framework is recommended reading for The CIOB.

The Byzantine World (Hardcover): Paul Stephenson The Byzantine World (Hardcover)
Paul Stephenson
R5,558 Discovery Miles 55 580 Out of stock

The Byzantine World presents the latest insights of the leading scholars in the fields of Byzantine studies, history, art and architectural history, literature, and theology. Those who know little of Byzantine history, culture and civilization between AD 700 and 1453 will find overviews and distillations, while those who know much already will be afforded countless new vistas.

Each chapter offers an innovative approach to a well-known topic or a diversion from a well-trodden path. Readers will be introduced to Byzantine women and children, men and eunuchs, emperors, patriarchs, aristocrats and slaves. They will explore churches and fortifications, monasteries and palaces, from Constantinople to Cyprus and Syria in the east, and to Apulia and Venice in the west. Secular and sacred art, profane and spiritual literature will be revealed to the reader, who will be encouraged to read, see, smell and touch. The worlds of Byzantine ceremonial and sanctity, liturgy and letters, Orthodoxy and heresy will be explored, by both leading and innovative international scholars.

Ultimately, readers will find insights into the emergence of modern Byzantine studies and of popular Byzantine history that are informative, novel and unexpected, and that provide a thorough understanding of both.

Management Systems for Construction (Paperback): Alan Griffith, Paul Stephenson Management Systems for Construction (Paperback)
Alan Griffith, Paul Stephenson
R1,794 Discovery Miles 17 940 Out of stock

The book provides a concise focussed guide to the main management areas that are essential to the success of modern construction projects. The concepts, principles and applications in the seven main management areas that are essential to the success of construction projects are presented. It links in with The CIOB's Education Framework is recommended reading for The CIOB.

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