Recorded: May 30, 2019
Event: Ancient Iran and the Classical World, An International Symposium
Citation: Howard-Johnston, James. "Khusro II as War Leader." Pourdavoud Center: Ancient Iran and the Classical World, An International Symposium (May 30, 2019).
by James Howard-Johnston (University of Oxford)
About the Speaker
James Howard-Johnston was University Lecturer in Byzantine Studies at Oxford and Fellow of Corpus Christi College from 1971 to 2009. He complemented academic activity with involvement in local politics between 1972 and 1987. His historical interests range from the later Roman empire in the fourth century up to Byzantium on the eve of the Fourth Crusade. He is primarily concerned with the institutional, social and economic structures of Byzantium, and with international relations in the Middle East in late antiquity and the early middle ages. His principal publications are The Armenian history attributed to Sebeos (Liverpool, 1999 – co-authored with Robert Thomson), Witnesses to a World Crisis: Historians and Histories of the Middle East in the Seventh Century (Oxford, 2010), and Historical Writing in Byzantium (Heidelberg, 2014).