Thomas Carlson


Advisor: Peter Brown

Interests: Medieval Europe and the Middle East; social diversity; religious minorities; “conceptual communities” (the conceptual dimension of social life); varying definitions of Christianity, Orthodoxy, etc.; Syriac Christianity; Armenian Christianity; Syriac and Armenian literature, hagiography, theology, and poetry; ecclesiastical schisms.

Dissertation Title: “Christians in Fifteenth-Century Iraq: The Church of the East as a Conceptual Community”

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