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Senior Lecturer in Medieval History, Manchester Metropolitan University

Founder: Northern Network for the Study of the Crusades:
https://nnscrusades.wordpress.com/about/
@nnscrusades

Main teaching and research interests:
• The crusades and the expansion of Latin Christendom
• The Byzantine Empire’s Relationship with the Latin West
• The topography of Anatolia and the Latin East

Experience

  • 2012–present
    Lecturer in Medieval History, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • 2011–2012
    Replacement Lecturer in Medieval History, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • 2010–2011
    Assistant Professor in European History, Fatih University (Istanbul)
  • 2009–2010
    Replacement Lecturer in Medieval History, National University of Ireland (Galway)
  • 2008–2009
    Tutor in Medieval History, University of Aberdeen
  • 2002–2009
    Tutor in Medieval History, University of St Andrews

Education

  • 2008 
    University of St Andrews, PhD in Medieval History
  • 2001 
    Manchester Metropolitan University , • B.A. with First Class Honours in Historical Studies

Publications

  • 2021
    The Crusade of King Conrad III of Germany. Warfare and Diplomacy in Byzantium, Anatolia and Outremer, 1146-1148 (Turnhout),
  • 2018
    ‘The Byzantine Conception of the Latin Barbarian and Distortion in the Greek Narratives of the Early Crusades’, Fighting for the Faith – the Many Crusades, eds. Kurt Villens Jensen, Carsten Selch Jensen & Janus Møller Jensen (Stockholm), pp. 143-73
  • 2015
    ‘Consequences Essay’, in The Crusades to the Holy Land, The Essential Reference Guide, ed. Alan Murray, pp. xxv-xxix
  • 2015
    The Second Crusade: Holy War on the Periphery of Latin Christendom, eds. Jason T. Roche & Janus Møller Jensen
  • 2015
    ‘The Second Crusade: Main Debates and New Horizons’ in The Second Crusade: Holy War on the Periphery of Latin Christendom, eds. Jason T. Roche & Janus Møller Jensen, pp. 1-32
  • 2015
    ‘The Second Crusade, 1145-49: Lisbon, Damascus and the Wendish Campaigns’, History Compass 13 pp. 599-609
  • 2015
    ‘King Conrad III of Germany in the Byzantine Empire: a Foil for Native Imperial Virtue’ in The Second Crusade: Holy War on the Periphery of Latin Christendom, eds. Jason T. Roche & Janus Møller Jensen, pp. 183-216
  • 2015
    ‘Causes Essay’, in The Crusades to the Holy Land: the Essential Reference Guide, ed. Alan Murray, pp. xix-xxv
  • 2011
    ‘Crusades in the Holy Land and Egypt (Consequences)’, World at War: Understanding Conflict and Society, ABC-CLIO
  • 2011
    ‘Crusades in the Holy Land and Egypt (Causes)’, World at War: Understanding Conflict and Society, ABC-CLIO
  • 2010
    ‘Surveying the Aspect of the Medieval West Anatolian Town’, Al-Masāq: Islam and the Medieval Mediterranean 22 pp. 249-257
  • 2009
    ‘In the Wake of Mantzikert: the First Crusade and the Alexian Reconquest of Western Anatolia’,, History: The Journal of the Historical Association 94 pp. 135-53
  • 2008
    ‘Niketas Choniates as a Source for the Second Crusade in Anatolia’, in Ebru Altan et al, eds., Festschrift in Memory of Prof. Dr. Iþýn Demirkent, pp. 379-88
  • 2006
    ‘Conrad III and the Second Crusade: Retreat from Dorylaion?’, Crusades, 5 pp. 85-97