John F. Haldon

Shelby Cullom Davis '30 Professor of European History; Professor of History and Hellenic Studies


(609) 258–9456


220 Dickinson Hall


John Haldon is Professor of Byzantine History at Princeton University. He studied in the UK, Greece and Germany, and is a Senior Fellow at the Dumbarton Oaks Center for Byzantine Studies in Washington D.C. and a member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences.

His research focuses on the history of the early and middle Byzantine empire, in particular in the period from the seventh to the eleventh centuries; on state systems and structures across the European and Islamic worlds from late ancient to early modern times; and on the production, distribution and consumption of resources in the late ancient and medieval world, especially in the context of warfare.

He is director of the Avkat Archaeological Project in N. Central Turkey. His publications include Byzantium in the seventh century (CUP: 1997), The state and the tributary mode of production (Verso: 1993), Warfare, state and society in Byzantium (Routledge 1999), Byzantium: a history (History Press: 2005) and The Palgrave Atlas of Byzantine History (Palgrave: 2006), and (with L. Brubaker) Byzantium in the iconoclast period c. 680-850: a history (CUP: 2011).

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