Dr Marek Jankowiak

Khalili Research Centre, University of Oxford
Marek Jankowiak

Marek Jankowiak is the Co-Investigator of the AHRC project 'Dirhams for Slaves. Dirham hoards from Northern Europe, trade in Slavic slaves, and the emergence of Medieval Europe (800-1000)' and post-doctoral researcher at the Khalili Research Centre, University of Oxford. His PhD dissertation (EPHE, Paris - University of Warsaw, 2009) dealt with the monothelete controversy and, more generally, with the ecclesiastical and political history of Byzantium in the 7th century, which made him engage with sources on Caucasian history, in particular Sebeos and Movses Dasxuranci. He is currently working on trade networks in the 9th and 10th centuries, in particular on dirham hoards outside the Islamic world and slave trade between Northern Europe, the Caliphate and Byzantium. While many hoards come from eastern Caucasus, they have never been placed in this context, even though they may help to understand the economic significance of eastern Caucasus in the early middle ages.