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Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
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Early Middle Ages, medieval, military, ideas, Byzantine empire, Romanness, perceptions,
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About Me

I am a specialist in medieval history with a background in ancient history, currently focussing on the early medieval period but planning to work on the subsequent centuries in the nearer future.

My second book project deals with the question to what extent contemporaries could and did assume that the West remained part of the Orbis Romanus by looking at the respective understanding of imperium Romanum, contacts and exchanges, identities and mutual assessments, the significance of (Latin and Greek) language as an identity marker, the perception of Antiquity and the more recent past, the role of Christianity as a uniting or dissociative factor, and cultural analogies and mutual influences.

I have also headed the research group “The Militarisation of early medieval Societies. Nature, Control and Perception in a west-European Comparison” funded by the Fritz Thyssen Foundation and located at the Freie Universität Berlin.

Moreover, I am currently writing a student handbook on western Europe in transition between Antiquity and the Middle Ages (“Westeuropa zwischen Antike und Mittelalter”), under contract with the Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft to be published in the series ‘Geschichte Kompakt – Mittelalter’.
Address: Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Historisches Seminar,
KG IV, Rempartstr. 15
79085 Freiburg

Recent Publications
Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
Eastern Europe, England, France, Germany, Mediterranean, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Western Europe
Expertise by Chronology
Ancient, Medieval
Expertise by Topic
Art & Architectural History, Book History, Diplomacy, Economic History, Gender, Libraries & Archives, Literary History, Local & Regional, Material Culture, Military, Rebellion & Revolution, Religion, Rural & Agrarian History, Slavery, Urban History, Women