Dr Fanny Bessard

Teaching

My teaching draws from my research methodology, combining history and archaeology. I like to unite the various regional and linguistic subfields of Eurasia into a broader vision of a medieval world. My teaching moves westward and eastward simultaneously to demonstrate the shared institutional and ideological inheritances of the Middle East, Europe and East Asia. I teach widely in the period between around 300 and 1100 AD.

I would be willing to hear from potential DPhil students regarding research in any of the following areas:

  • Wealth and poverty in the early Islamic world
  • Economic transformations from the fall of Rome to the Middle Ages
  • Comparative and interdisciplinary Medieval history  

Prelims

FHS

EWP 1, EWP 2

EWF1

Approaches to History (History and Archaeology) EWF2
Disciplines of History EWF3
  EWF4

Publications

  • Caliphs and Merchants Cities and Economies of Power in the Near East (700-950)

  • The Politics of Sūqs in Early Islam

  • Itinéraires et mutations urbaines dans le Mašriq islamique (ier/viie-iiie/ixe siècles)

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