LATE ANTIQUE & BYZANTINE STUDIES AT OXFORD

Recent dissertations

Porphyry head
Porphyry head, 4th cent.
(By permission of the Ashmolean Museum)

The following dissertations have been written and successfully defended at Oxford in the last five years :

  • Alessandra Bucossi, Prolegomena to the critical edition of Hiera hoplotheke – Sacred arsenal by Andronikos Kamateros (2006)
  • William Danny, Society and State in Byzantium, 1025–1071 (2007)
  • Simon Davies, Medieval Figural Sculpture in Constantinople, A.D. 829–1204 (2009)
  • Ioanna Dimopoulos, A Study of Byzantine Sgraffito Wares (11th–13th Century): Classification, Production, Circulation and Art Historical Analysis (2006)
  • Greg Fisher (Keble), Between Empires. Ghassanids, Lakhmids and Others  in Middle Eastern Borderlands, 400–600 AD (2008)
  • Judith Gilliland–Ryder, The career and writings of Demetrius Kydones : a study of Byzantine politics and society, c. 1347–c. 1373 (2006)
  • Scott Johnson (Keble), Life and Miracles of Thekla (2005)
  • Elif Keser-Kayaalp, The Ecclesiastical Architecture of Northern Mesopotamia, 300–800 AD (2009)
  • Maja Kominko, The World of Cosmas: The Universe Described and Depicted in Byzantine Manuscripts of the Christian Topography (2006)
  • Maria Kouroumali, Procopius and the Gothic War (2005)
  • Eleni Lianta, Byzantine Coinage and Money in the Economy, 1204–1453: Some Problems in Monetary Affairs (2005)
  • Hallie Meredith, The Open Work Aesthetic: Elite Valuation in Late Antiquity (2006)
  • Anthousa Papagiannaki, The Production of Middle Byzantine Ivory, Bone and Wooden Caskets with Secular Decoration (2006)
  • Theodore Papaioannou, Aspects of the Archaeology of Western Asia Minor in the Post-Roman Period, with Particular Reference to the Thrakesian Theme and to the Production and Circulation of Amphorae (2008)
  • Alexander Sarantis, The Balkans during the Reign of Justinian: Barbarian Invasions and Imperial Responses (2005)
  • Lukas Schachner, Economic Production in the Monasteries of Egypt and Oriens, AD 320–800 (2006)
  • Teresa Shawcross, The Chronicle of Morea : historiography in Crusader Greece (2006)
  • Pananos Sophoulis, A Study of Byzantine–Bulgar Relations, 775–816 A.D. (2005)
  • Yvonne Stolz, Late Antique Gold Jewellery from Herakleion in Egypt (2007)
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