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.
"Baghdad to Constantinople: Building Identity Where Power Dwelt", Southeastern Medieval Association Annual Conference (Knoxville, TN) October 6-8, 2016.
'"God has sent the thunder": The Role of Religion in the Taktika of Leo VI', Canadian Society of Medievalists: Greek & Roman Military Manuals: Genre, Theory, Influence (Winnipeg, MB, Canada) October 21-22, 2016.
"The Hand of Blessing: A Relic Precious to Christians and Muslims in the Tenth Century", Medieval Academy of America Annual Conference (Toronto, ON, Canada) April 6-8, 2017.
Theology and warfare, particularly in medieval Asia Minor.
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).
Writings of the English Puritans (1603-1683).
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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