Isidore: His Life and Times

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013 at 12:00pm
Center for Legislative Studies (CLS), Auditorium

Isidore was a major fifteenth-century figure born into the Byzantine imperial ruling family. This work scrutinizes his many roles in national and international politics of the Byzantine Empire at a crucial stage in its decline and collapse.

Dr. Walter K. Hanak, Emeritus Professor of History

Walter K. Hanak is an emeritus professor of History, who taught at Shepherd College/University from 1970 to 2004. Prior to his long career at Shepherd, he was on thefaculty of the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, and briefly taught at Indiana University, Bloomington, and the University of Texas, Austin. He received his doctorate from Indiana University in 1973. His area of specialization is Byzantine and Medieval Slavic History, and also a concentration in Medieval Islamic studies. Professor Hanak is the author, co-author, and editor of eight books and over forty articles. His most recent monograph that he co-authored with Marios Philippides of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in an extensive and multi-lingual study of the siege and fall of Constantinople in 1453 to the Ottoman Turks. This volume was published in England in 2011 by Ashgate. His current research and writing, now in a draft stage, focuses on the life and times of Cardinal Isidore.