Meredith L. D. Riedel
Historian

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Dr. Riedel is a writer and historian specialising in early medieval Byzantine political thought, particularly as influenced by religious commitments. 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.


Forthcoming presentations
"'Supernatural courage in a small frame' or, How an Armenian ruled the Greeks" at the Southeastern Medieval Association annual conference, Nassau, Bahamas (November 8-10, 2018)

"Jews as Byzantine Christians" at the American Society of Church History annual conference, Chicago, Illinois (January 3-6, 2019)


Study interests
Theology and warfare, particularly in medieval Asia Minor.
Christian-Muslim relations in the medieval Middle East.
Military strategy, tactics, technology and weaponry in the Middle Ages (636-1453).
Church history in the first millennium AD.
Legislation and minority populations.
Christian theology from the Council of Nicaea (325) to the Protestant Reformation (C16).


Professional affiliations
Royal Historical Society  
American Historical Association
Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies  
Medieval Academy of America  
Byzantine Studies Association of North America
Byzantine Studies at Dumbarton Oaks
Oxford Byzantine Society
Society of Biblical Literature
Wheaton Center for Early Christian Studies
Southeastern Medieval Association


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