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John Haldon

Department/Program(s):
  • History
PEI Position: Faculty/Associated Faculty
Title(s): Shelby Cullom Davis '30 Professor of European History. Professor of History and Hellenic Studies. Director, Sharmin and Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies.
Office: 220 Dickinson Hall
Phone: 609-258-9456
John Haldon



Research Interests

  • History of the medieval eastern Roman (Byzantine) empire, in particular c. 6th – 11th c. CE
  • The causal relationship between change in respect of politics, social structure and the use and allocation of resources, on the one hand, and shifts in environmental and climatic conditions on the other
  • State systems and structures across the European and Islamic worlds from late ancient to early modern times
  • The production, distribution and consumption of resources in the late ancient and medieval world, especially in the context of warfare

PEI Research/Program Affiliations

  • Associate faculty, PEI
  • Participant, Princeton Environmental Institute Series, Fall 2014 (What Arts & Humanities Are Good For