Commutatio et Contentio
Studies in the Late Roman, Sasanian, and Early Islamic Near East

In Memory of Zeev Rubin


Herausgeber Henning Börm, Josef Wiesehöfer
Veröffentlicht Juni 2009
Seitenzahl 412 + XII, gebunden
ISBN 978-3-941820-03-6
Preis [D] inkl. MWST  59 EUR
Lieferstatus lieferbar


The articles collected in this volume aim to examine the political and mental “landscapes” of the Near East in Late Antiquity, as well as Sasanian and Early Islamic concepts of history and the variety of political and cultural contacts between Oriens and Occidens. The volume is dedicated to the memory of the late Zeev Rubin (1942 to 2009), Professor of Ancient History and Languages at Tel Aviv University, and includes contributions of friends and colleagues connected with his central fields of research – the Late Roman, Sasanian, and Early Islamic Mediterranean and Near East as well as Iranian and Early Islamic historical traditions.

The following authors have contributed to this publication:

Henning Börm, Matthew Canepa, Geoffrey Greatrex, Rika Gyselen, James Howard-Johnston, Avshalom Laniado, Fergus Millar, Karin Mosig-Walburg, Antonio Panaino, Parvaneh Pourshariati, Peter Riedlberger, Nikolaus Schindel, Joel Walker, Ursula Weber, Michael Whitby and Josef Wiesehöfer.


The editors:

Henning Börm (*1974) is Assistant lecturer in Ancient History at Konstanz University, Germany.

Josef Wiesehöfer (*1951) is Professor for Ancient History at Kiel University, Germany.



Seine Freunde und Kollegen haben ihm mit diesem Band, dessen Lektüre jedem Althistoriker nur uneingeschränkt zu empfehlen ist, ein würdiges Andenken gesetzt.« 

Michael Alram, H-Soz-u-Kult, 19.12.2011