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- United States
- Duke University
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- Byzantium, military history, Orthodox Christianity, Islam
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- About Me
Dr. Riedel is a historian specializing in early medieval Byzantine political thought, particularly as influenced by religious commitments. Her research concerns the nexus of religion and warfare in Byzantine imperial literature. She teaches graduate courses on the history of Eastern Orthodoxy, the Crusades, and Byzantium and Islam. She is Assistant Professor of History of Christianity at Duke University’s Divinity School in Durham, North Carolina. She holds a doctorate from the University of Oxford, a Masters of Theology from Princeton, and a Masters of Divinity from Westminster Theological Seminary.
- Recent Publications
Unexpected Emperor: Leo VI and the Transformation of Byzantine Christian Identity, Cambridge University Press (July 2018)
Byzantium and Islam, 7th-13th centuries, Taylor & Francis/Routledge UK (co-authored with Harry Munt, under contract, planned submission fall 2018, anticipated publication 2019)
‘Demonic Prophecy as Byzantine Imperial Propaganda: The rhetorical appeal of the tenth-century Narratio de Imagine Edessena’, Fides et Historia 49.1 (2017): 11-23.
‘Biblical echoes in two Byzantine military speeches’, Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies 40.2 (2016): 207-222.
‘Nikephoros II Phokas and Orthodox Military Martyrs’, Journal of Medieval Religious Cultures 41/2 (2015): 121-47.
- Media Coverage
- Country Focus
- Turkey, Eastern Europe, Syria
- Expertise by Geography
- Asia, Eastern Europe, Mediterranean
- Expertise by Chronology
- Expertise by Topic
- Diplomacy, Religion