Walter E. Kaegi (NHC Fellow, 1996–97)

Project Title

Heraclius: an Emperor and His Crises

The University of Chicago

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Fellowship Work Summary, 1996–97

Walter E. Kaegi finished most of his biography of the seventh-century Byzantine Emperor Heraclius and drafted two manuscripts—a paper on "The Earliest Muslim Penetrations of Anatolia: Challenges for Research" and a monograph entitled The Muslim Conquest of Byzantine Africa and Its Aftermath. He also concentrated on several essays: "Egypt on the Eve of the Muslim Conquest," a chapter for the Cambridge History of Egypt, edited by Carl F. Petry; "Tabari, Heraclius, and Shahrbaraz" (with Paul M. Cobb) for the Proceedings of the 1995 Tabari Conference held at St. Andrews in Scotland; and "Heraclius," an entry for Harvard University Press's Guide to the Late Antique World, edited by G. W. Bowersock and P.L.R.E. Brown.