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Michael  Decker

Michael Decker

Michael Decker

Maroulis Professor of Byzantine History and Orthodox Religion


Office: SOC 260
Phone: 813/974-6209
Fax: 813/974-6228
Email: mjdecker@usf.edu



Ph.D., Oxford University, 2001


The Byzantine Dark Ages. Bloomsbury Academic, 2016.

Works in Progress
The Cambridge Handbook to Byzantine Archaeology. Cambridge University Press, under contract.

The History and Archaeology of Sicily, 535-1061 AD

Sasanian Warfare, 4th-7th centuries

A translation of and commentary on the Arabic Chronicle of al-Azimi (12th century)

Research Interests
Agricultural Economy and Society of the late antique Levant
Oxford Archaeological Survey, Anderin, Syria
Overland Trade in the Economy of the late Antique Levant

Specialty Area

Byzantine History and Archaeology, Economy and Society of Late Antiquity