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Panos Sophoulis

Panos Sophoulis Natonal & Kapodistrian University of Athens, School of Philosophy, Department of Slavic Studies
Banditry in the Medieval Balkans (9th-14th C.)
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Panos Sophoulis received his Doctoral Degree (D.Phil.) from Oxford University (2005), where he taught Byzantine and Balkan Medieval History between 2002-2004. Since 2008 he has been teaching history at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. His research interests cover a wide range of issues in the field of Medieval Studies, including the relations between Byzantium and its Slav neighbours, social and political institutions in the Medieval Balkans, the history of nomadic peoples in southeastern Europe, as well as Balkan historiography.

Selected publications:

  • Bulgaria and Byzantium, 775-831. Brill: Leiden / Boston 2012
  • Medieval Slavic World [in Greek, co-editor]. Herodotus: Athens 2014
  • "Containing the Bulgar threat: Byzantium’s search for an ally in the former Avar territories in the early Middle Ages", Bulgaria Mediaevalis 2 (2011) 399-407
  • "The Mongol invasion of Croatia and Serbia in 1242", Fragmenta Hellenoslavica 2 (2015) 251-278
  • "Byzantine chronicles and their South Slavonic translations in the 14th century", Cyrillomethodianum 21 (2016-forthcoming)
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