Klaus Belke

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Klaus Belke  (born June 11, 1947 in Freiburg im Breisgau ) is a German Byzantinist .

After graduating from high school in 1966, completing German military service and initially studying chemistry, Belke studied Byzantine Studies , Classical Philology and Arabic Studies at the Universities of Vienna and Munich from 1969 to 1976 . In 1976 he received his doctorate in Byzantine Studies and Classical Philology at the University of Vienna. Since then he has been a member of the Commission for the Tabula Imperii Byzantini of the Austrian Academy of Sciences , which has been operating under the name Institute for Medieval Research, Department Byzantium Research since 2006 . He completed various teaching positions at the Institute for Byzantine and Neo-Greek Studies at the University of Vienna before he obtained his habilitation there in 1999 in Byzantine Studies . This was followed by teaching assignments at the Central European University . He has been retired since 2012, but is still active in research.

Belke's research focus is the historical geography of the Byzantine Empire , especially Asia Minor .

Fonts (selection)

  • (Ed., Together with Andreas Külzer , Ewald Kislinger and Maria A. Stassinopoulou ): Byzantina Mediterranea. Festschrift for Johannes Koder on his 65th birthday. Vienna - Cologne - Weimar 2007.
  • (Ed., Together with Friedrich Hild , Johannes Koder and Peter Soustal ): Byzanz als Raum. On the methods and content of the historical geography of the eastern Mediterranean (VTIB 7 = ÖAW, Phil.-hist. Kl., Denkschr. 283). Vienna 2000.
  • Paphlagonia and Honorias (TIB 9 = ÖAW, phil.-hist. Kl., Denkschr. 249). Vienna 1996.
  • (together with Peter Soustal): The Byzantines and their neighbors. The textbook of the Emperor Konstantinos Porphyrogennetos called De administrando imperio for his son Romanos , translated, introduced and explained by Klaus Belke and Peter Soustal (Byzantine historians 19). Vienna 1995.
  • (together with N. Mersich): Phrygia and Pisidia (TIB 7 = ÖAW, phil.-hist. Kl., Denkschr. 211). Vienna 1990.
  • (with contributions from Marcell Restle ): Galatia and Lycaonia (TIB 4 = ÖAW, phil.-hist. Kl., Denkschr. 172). Vienna 1984.
  • Historical geography of Lycaonia in the Middle Ages. Typewritten Diss. Vienna 1976.

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