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Thomas Langley

Thomas Langley

Department: Ancient History

Supervisor: Professor Christopher Kelly

College: Peterhouse

Title of Thesis: Civic Patriotic Political Language in Basil of Caesarea, Julian the Apostate and Gregory Nazianzen


Biography:

I read BA History (I*) at Peterhouse, Cambridge, from 2013-2016, focusing mainly on early modern and late antique history.  I then studied for the MPhil in Medieval History, examining the intersection of wealth, religion and power in the Libri Pontificales of 7-9th century Rome and Ravenna.  My doctoral research investigates how ideas of the city and of citizenship affected the political thought and religious culture of the 4th century Greek East.  More broadly, I'm interested in Christianity, politics & political institutions, political philosophy, and culture and society more generally in the 'Long Middle Ages', both in Europe and further afield.

Research Interests

Christianity, Politics, Political Thought, Patristics, Late Antiquity, Byzantium, Early Middle Ages, Historiography

Key Publications

'Local and Universal Citizenship in Works of the Cappadocian Fathers', Al-Masāq: Journal of the Medieval Mediterranean 32.1 (2019), 34-53 (https://doi.org/10.1080/09503110.2019.1682855)

 

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