Niels Gaul

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Niels Gaul taught at Central European University from 2007 to 2015 and is now the A. G. Leventis Professor of Byzantine Studies in the University of Edinburgh’s School of History, Classics & Archaeology.

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Theses supervised by Niels Gaul

Master's
The De Velitatione Ascribed to Nikephoros Phokas in Context (working title)
Thesis author: Lucas McMahon
Year of enrollment: 2014/2015
Nikephoros Basilakes and Twelfth-Century Rhetorical Innovation (working title)
Thesis author: Zachary Rothstein-Dowden
Year of enrollment: 2013/2014
Romanos I Lekapenos: Legitimizing Usurpation
Thesis author: Ivan Marić
Year of enrollment: 2012/2013
Advise Literature to Late Byzantine Despots (working title)
Thesis author: Emir Alışık
Year of enrollment: 2012/2013
Mapping the Meaning: Monastic Topography of Constantinople, 1081–1204 and 1261–1328
Thesis author: Elif Demirtiken
Year of enrollment: 2012/2013
A Relational View of the Norman Kingdom of Sicily and its Royal Court: The Social Space Constructed by “Hugo Falcandus”
Thesis author: Hervin Fernández Aceves
Year of enrollment: 2011/2012
“We Are Honouring the Endurance of Righteous Champions”: Observations on Eustathios of Thessalonike’s Admonitory and Hagiographic Orations Related to the City of Thessalonike
Thesis author: Péter Tamás Bara
Year of enrollment: 2011/2012
Arethas of Caesarea and the Scholia on Philostratus' Vita Apollonii in Laur. 69.33
Thesis author: Ryan Bailey
Year of enrollment: 2011/2012
The Late Byzantine Oikeioi: Prosopographical and Quantitative Analyses
Thesis author: Murat Köroğlu
Year of enrollment: 2011/2012
A Late Byzantine Swan Song: Maximos Neamonites and His Letters
Thesis author: Mihail Mitrea
Year of enrollment: 2009/2010
Construction of Power and Kingship Ideology under King David IV the Builder (r. 1089–1125): With Special Attention to the Byzantine Model
Thesis author: Sandro Nikolaishvili
Year of enrollment: 2009/2010
Constructing Imperial Honour in the History of Leo the Deacon
Thesis author: Ivana Dobcheva
Year of enrollment: 2008/2009
Identifying Kyros of Alexandria
Thesis author: Nikoloz Aleksidze
Year of enrollment: 2008/2009
Dish to Cash, Cash to Ash: The Last Roman Parasite and the Birth of a Comic Profession
Thesis author: Goran Vidović
Year of enrollment: 2007/2008
Sophonias the Philosopher: A Preface of an Aristotelian Commentary. Structure, Intention, and Audience
Thesis author: Divna Manolova
Year of enrollment: 2007/2008
William of Tyre and the Byzantine Empire: The Construction and Deconstruction of an Image
Thesis author: Luka Špoljarić
Year of enrollment: 2007/2008
Doctoral
Imperial Ideology After Iconoclasm: Renegotiating the Limits of Imperial Power in Byzantium, 843-912
Thesis author: Ivan Marić
Year of enrollment: 2013/2014
Eulogizing Queen Tamar According to Byzantine Models in Twelfth- and Thirteenth-Centrury Georgia
Thesis author: Sandro Nikolaishvili
Year of enrollment: 2012/2013
From Huns into Persians: The Image of the Seljuk Turks of Asia Minor among the Byzantine Literati of the Eleventh and Twelfth Centuries
Thesis author: Roman Shlyakhtin
Year of enrollment: 2009/2010
Nicholas of Modruš, 'The Glory of Illyria': Humanist Patriotism and Self-Fashioning in Renaissance Rome
Thesis author: Luka Špoljarić
Year of enrollment: 2008/2009
Discourses of Science and Philosophy in the Letters of Nikephoros Gregoras
Thesis author: Divna Manolova
Year of enrollment: 2008/2009
Rhetoric, Exegesis and Florilegic Structure in Philagathos of Cerami: An Investigation of the Homilies and of the Allegorical Exegesis of Heliodorus’ Aethiopika
Thesis author: Mircea Grațian Duluş
Year of enrollment: 2007/2008
Rhetoric in Purple: the Renewal of Imperial Ideology in the Texts of Emperor Manuel II Palaiologos
Thesis author: Florin Leonte
Year of enrollment: 2006/2007
Itinerant Rulership in Byzantium: a Topographical Analysis of the Laskarid Realm (1204–1261)
Thesis author: Julia Jedamski
Year of enrollment: 2006/2007
Coping with the Powerful Other: A Comparative Approach to Greek-Slavonic Communities of Rite in Late Medieval Transylvania and the Banat
Thesis author: Cristian Daniel
Year of enrollment: 2005/2006
Imperial Systematization of the Past: Emperor Constantine VII and His Historical Excerpts
Thesis author: András Németh
Year of enrollment: 2004/2005

Projects led by Niels Gaul