Dr. Alexander Sarantis

ehemaliger Drittmittel-Stipendiat (Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung)

  • Kompetenzbereich »Frühgeschichte und Byzanz«

Arbeits- und Forschungsgebiete

  • Warfare
  • socio-economic and political-cultural change
  • settlement patterns
  • trade

Forschungsprojekte

Lebenslauf

  • Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (elected February 2017).
  • Research Fellow, Migration und Mobilität in Spätantike und Frühmittelalter, Eberhard Karls Universität, Tubingen (January 2018-January 2019).

Profil auf Academia.edu

Publikationen

Single-author monographs

  • Justinian’s Balkan Wars: Campaigns, Diplomacy and Development in Illyricum, Thrace and the Northern World, A.D. 527-65 (Francis Cairns Publications, Prenton 2016) 500 pages.

Edited books

  • Editor, with N. Christie, War and Warfare in Late Antiquity: Current Perspectives (Brill, Leiden 2013) 2 vols. 1,085 pages.
  • Editor, with L. Lavan and L. Ozgenel, Housing in Late Antiquity: From Palaces to Shops (Brill, Leiden 2007) 538 pages.
  • Editor, with L. Lavan and E. Zanini, Technology in Transition A.D. 300-700 (Brill, Leiden 2008) 572 pages.

Double-refereed articles and papers

  • ‘Justinian’s Novella 11: Memory and political propaganda in the build-up to the Gothic War’, Early Medieval Europe (in press, 2019).
  • ‘Diplomatic relations between the eastern Roman empire and the “barbarian” successor states, 527-565’, History Compass 16.11 (2018) pp.1-14.
  • ‘War and diplomacy in Pannonia and the north-west Balkans during the reign of Justinian: the Gepid threat and imperial responses’, Dumbarton Oaks Papers 63 (2009) pp.15-40.
  • ‘Waging war in Late Antiquity’, in A. Sarantis and N. Christie eds., War and Warfare in Late Antiquity: Current Perspectives (Brill, Leiden 2013) pp.1-98.
  • ‘Military encounters in the northern Balkans from Anastasius to Justinian’, in A. Sarantis and N. Christie eds., War and Warfare in Late Antiquity: Current Perspectives (Brill, Leiden 2013) pp.759-808.
  • ‘Military equipment and weaponry: a bibliographic essay’ in A. Sarantis and N. Christie eds., War and Warfare in Late Antiquity: Current Perspectives (Brill, Leiden 2013) pp.153-75.
  • ‘Tactics: a bibliographic essay’ in A. Sarantis and N. Christie eds., War and Warfare in Late Antiquity: Current Perspectives (Brill, Leiden 2013) pp.177-207.
  • ‘Fortifications in the West: a bibliographic essay’, in A. Sarantis and N. Christie eds., War and Warfare in Late Antiquity: Current Perspectives (Brill, Leiden 2013) pp.255-96.
  • ‘Fortifications in Africa: a bibliographic essay’, in A. Sarantis and N. Christie eds., War and Warfare in Late Antiquity: Current Perspectives (Brill, Leiden 2013) pp.297-315.
  • ‘Fortifications in the East: a bibliographic essay’, in A. Sarantis and N. Christie eds., War and Warfare in Late Antiquity: Current Perspectives (Brill, Leiden 2013) pp.317-70.

Chapters in books

  • ‘Procopius and the different types of northern barbarian’, in The World of Procopius, eds. G. Greatrex and S. Janniard (De Boccard, Paris 2018) pp. 355-78.
  • ‘The strategic role of fortifications in the Balkan wars of Late Antiquity’, in Cities, Territories and Identities: Proceedings of the 1st International Roman and Late Antique Thrace Conference, ed. L. Vagalinski, M. Raycheva et al. (National Bulgarian Archaeological Institute, Sofia 2018), pp.415-427.
  • ‘The concept of Just War in the Age of Augustine’, in Augustine in Context, ed. T. Toon (CUP, Cambridge 2018), pp.187-94.
  • ‘Roman or Barbarian? Political loyalties and ethnic identities in the Balkans according to Procopius’, in Reinventing Procopius: New Readings on Late Antique Historiography, eds. C. Lillington-Martin and E. Turquois (Palgrave, Aldershot 2018), pp. 217-37.
  • ‘East Roman management of barbarians tribes in the Lower-Middle Danube frontier zones, A.D. 332-610’, in Grenz/übergänge: Spätrömisch, frühchristlich, frühbyzantinisch als Kategorien der historisch-archäologischen Forschung an der mittleren Donau, eds. O. Heinrich-Tamaska and D. Syrbe (Verlag Bernhard Albert Greiner, Remshalden 2016), pp.41-66.
  • ‘The Lombard conquest of Italy, 569-572’, in M. Whitby and H. Sidebottom eds., The Encylopedia of Ancient Battles (Blackwell, Oxford 2017) pp. 1273-74. 
  • ‘Early 6th century Balkan wars’, in M. Whitby and H. Sidebottom eds., The Encylopedia of Ancient Battles (Blackwell, Oxford 2017) pp. 1253-62. 
  • ‘Justinian and Africa’, in M. Whitby and H. Sidebottom eds., The Encylopedia of Ancient Battles (Blackwell, Oxford 2017) pp. 1214-30. 
  • ‘The Sarmatae’, in G. Greatrex ed., Blackwell’s Encyclopaedia of the Roman Army (Blackwell, Oxford 2015).
  • ‘The Quadi’, in G. Greatrex ed., Blackwell’s Encyclopaedia of the Roman Army (Blackwell, Oxford 2015).
  • ‘The Justinianic Herules: from allied barbarians to Roman provincials’, in F. Curta ed. Neglected Barbarians (Brepols, Turnhout 2011) pp.361-402.
  • ‘Arnold Hugh Martin Jones (1904-1970)’, in D. Gwynn ed., A.H.M. Jones and the Later Roman Empire (Brill, Leiden 2008) pp.3-24.

Reviews

  • Ekaterina Nechaeva, Embassies, Negotiations, Gifts: Systems of East Roman Diplomacy in Late Antiquity, in Journal of Roman Studies 106 (2016) pp.384-85.
  • Michael Palairet, Macedonia: a Voyage Through History, in Speculum 93.1 (2018) pp. 255-56.
 

Kontakt

Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum
Leibniz-Forschungsinstitut für Archäologie
Ernst-Ludwig-Platz 2
55116 Mainz

Tel.: +49 (0) 6131 / 9124-0

sarantis(at)rgzm.de