Name: Francisco Lopez-Santos Kornberger
PhD: Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies
Thesis Title: Power in Eleventh-Century Byzantium: Re-thinking its Nature from an Interdisciplinary Approach
My main research interest is the nature of power, its agents, uses, expressions and representations in eleventh-century Byzantium. My study departs from pointing at a lack of historiographical revision among Byzantine scholars on such a multi-faced and problematic concept as “power”, whereas such a concept has constituted the centre of modern debates in anthropology, sociology and philosophy. My intension is to take leading conceptions and debates about power and to apply them to the case of middle-Byzantium. Such study may include diverse topics in the fields of literary criticism, gender studies, church history and Christian theology. My interest is also focused on how other researchers have developed similar studies, namely applying a multi-disciplinary, social-science approach, to other historical contexts.
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Other research interests: Anthropological and sociological theory, theory of ideologies, gender studies, interdisciplinar studies, popularizing history.
University email address: FXL491@bham.ac.uk