Rev'd Joe Munitiz, SJ has recently produced two works, of which the first is Theognostos, Treasury; Introduction, translation and notes, Corpus Christianorum in Translation 161, Brepols, Turnhout, 2013.
Theognostos was a Byzantine monk, theologian and chronicler, and the Treasury was a 13th century handbook of general knowledge intended for instruction of a noble Byzantine house. The manuscript was edited by Rev'd Joe Munitiz, SJ and defended as his doctoral thesis at the Sorbonne in 1976. Rev'd Joe Munitiz, SJ then became a founder member of the team that launched the Greek Series of the Corpus Christianorum in 1976, and the work has been recently published as a translation and commentary.
Rev'd Joe Munitiz, SJ’s second recent work is Pseudo-Kodinos and the Constantinopolitan Court, Birming-ham Byzantine and Ottoman Studies, Ashgate, Farnham, 2013. Another Byzantine handbook, this time dating from the 14th century, it lists court offices, costumes and imperial ceremonies. This is a simplified edition of the Greek text, to accompany extensive commentaries by two Birmingham colleagues, Ruth Macrides and Dimiter Angelov.