Classical StudiesRoman HistoryInternational RelationsHistory of IslamHistory of ChristianityByzantine StudiesLate Antiquity
Evan Axel Andersson graduated magna cum laude from Cornell College with a major in History. Evan earned Distinction in the field of History for his thesis, Ghazw and the Themata: Frontier Strategy in Byzantium and the Caliphate in the Seventh Century, in which he analyzed the strategic developments that led to the formation of the frontier-zone between the Byzantine Empire and the Islamic World. Throughout his academic career, Evan has sought to understand the role of conflict in both political and cultural development, particularly in the Roman/Byzantine Near East. This past September Evan joined the Centre for Hellenic Studies at King's College where he is continuing his studies as an M.A. Student in Late Antique and Byzantine Studies. Evan's current research focuses on the origins and motivations of "State Terrorism", as Anthony Kaldellis put it, and state sanctioned violence in the Later Roman Empire.
GHAZW AND THE THEMATA: Frontier Strategy in Byzantium and the Caliphate in the Seventh Century