Doctoral Defenses

Defense date Thesis author Thesis Title Thesis supervisor
14 December 2017 Dóra Mérai Memory from the Past, Display for the Future: Early Modern Funeral Monuments from the Transylvanian Principality József Laszlovszky
11 December 2017 Eszter Konrád The Representation of the Saints of the Mendicant Orders in Medieval Hungary Gábor Klaniczay
2 November 2017 Andor Kelenhegyi The Beast between Us. The Construction of Identity and Alterity through Animal Symbolism in Late Antique Jewish and Christian Tradition Carsten L. Wilke
31 May 2017 Márta Kondor The Ginger Fox's Two Crowns. Central Administration and Government in Sigismund of Luxembourg's Realms 1410-1419 Katalin Szende
31 May 2017 Christopher Mielke Every Hyacinth the Garden Wears: The Archaeology of Medieval Hungarian Queenship (1000-1395)
14 February 2017 Áron Orbán Born for Phoebus. Solar-astral Symbolism and Poetical Self-representation in Conrad Celtis and his Humanist Circles. György Szőnyi
18 January 2017 Dora Ivanišević Epitaphic Culture and Social History in Late Antique Salona (ca. 250 – 600 C.E.) Volker Menze
5 October 2016 Irina Savinetskaya The Politics and Poetics of Morbus Gallicus in the German Lands (1490 - 1520) Gerhard Jaritz
15 September 2016 Roman Shlyakhtin From Huns into Persians: The Image of the Seljuk Turks of Asia Minor among the Byzantine Literati of the Eleventh and Twelfth Centuries
Niels Gaul
14 June 2016 Ágnes Drosztmér Images of Distance and Closeness: The Ottomans in Sixteenth-Century Hungarian Vernacular Poetry
7 June 2016 Tamás Kiss Cyprus in Venetian and Ottoman Political Imagination, c. 1489-1582
7 June 2016 Andrea-Bianka Znorovszky Between Mary and Christ: Depicting Cross-Dressed Saints in the Middle Ages (c. 1200-1600)
18 June 2015 Svetlana Tsonkova Charms, Amulets, and Crisis Rites: Verbal Magic in Daily Life in Medieval and Early Modern Bulgaria
2 June 2015 Marijana Vuković Martyr Memories: The Afterlife of the Martyrdom of Irenaeus of Sirmium between East and West in Medieval Hagiographical Collections (Eighth – Eleventh Centuries). Marianne Sághy
4 May 2015 Kyra Lyublyanovics The Socio-Economic Integration of Cumans in Medieval Hungary. An Archaeozoological Approach. Alice Mathea Choyke
8 April 2015 Trpimir Vedriš Hagiography as Memory: Saints’ Cults and the Construction of the Past in Medieval Dalmatia
19 March 2015 Teodora Artimon The Proto-Myth of Stephen the Great of Moldavia Gerhard Jaritz
19 December 2014 Péter Levente Szőcs Private Monasteries of Medieval Hungary (Eleventh to Fourteenth Centuries): A Case Study of the Ákos Kindred and its Monasteries Béla Zsolt Szakács
2 December 2014 Wojciech Kozlowski The Thirteenth Century International System and the Origins of the Angevin-Piast Alliance Balázs Nagy
27 October 2014 Divna Manolova Discourses of Science and Philosophy in the Letters of Nikephoros Gregoras Niels Gaul
16 June 2014 Ágnes Flóra The Matter of Honour. The Leading Urban Elite in Sixteenth Century Cluj and Sibiu Katalin Szende
13 June 2014 Krisztina Arany Florentine Families in Hungary In the First Half of the Fifteenth Century Balázs Nagy
12 June 2014 James Plumtree ‘How the Corpse of a Most Mighty King... The Use of the Death and Burial of the English Monarch (From Edward to Henry I)’
24 February 2014 Cristian Daniel Coping with the Powerful Other: A Comparative Approach to Greek-Slavonic Communities of Rite in Late Medieval Transylvania and the Banat Niels Gaul
13 September 2013 Csaba Németh Contemplation and the Cognition of God. Victorine Theological Anthropology and its Decline György László Geréby
11 June 2013 Luka Špoljarić Nicholas of Modrus, ‘The Glory of Illyria’: Humanist Patriotism and Self-Fashioning in Renaissance Rome Niels Gaul
11 June 2013 Ana Marinković The Birth and the Agents of an Episcopal Civic Cult: St John of Trogir (12th-15th Century) Gábor Klaniczay
Budak, Neven
26 March 2013 Edit Belényesyné Sárosi Landscapes and settlements in the Kecskemét Region, 1300–1700
7 March 2013 Robert Kurelić Eagle and Lion: Integration, Immigration, and Conflict on the Istrian Frontier in the Sixteenth Century Gerhard Jaritz
1 March 2013 Julia Jedamski Itinerant Rulership in Byzantium: a Topographical Analysis of the Laskarid Realm (1204–1261)
7 December 2012 Magdolna Szilágyi Árpád Period Communication Networks: Road Systems in Western Transdanubia
27 July 2012 Florin Leonte Rhetoric in Purple: The Renewal of Imprerial Ideology in the Texts of Emperor Manuel II Palaiologos (R. 1391–1425) Niels Gaul
17 May 2012 Zsófia Buda Sacrifice and Redemption in the Hamburg Miscellany. The Illustration of a Fifteenth-century Ashkenazi Manuscript. Gerhard Jaritz
19 April 2012 Lovro Kunčević The Myth of Ragusa: Discourses on Civic Identity in an Adriatic City-State (1350-1600) Gerhard Jaritz
13 March 2012 Tamás Pálosfalvi The Noble Elite in the County of Körös (Križevci) 1400 - 1526 Gábor Klaniczay
11 January 2012 Elena Dana Prioteasa Medieval Wall Paintings in Transylvanian Orthodox Churches and their Donors Béla Zsolt Szakács
14 September 2011 Fabrizio Conti Preachers and Confessors Against "Superstitions". The Rosarium Sermonum by Bernardino Busti and Its Milanese Context. (Late Fifteenth Century) Gábor Klaniczay
11 August 2011 Andrea Kiss Floods and Long-Term Water-Level Changes in Late Medieval Hungary József Laszlovszky
9 June 2011 Rozana Vojvoda Dalmatian Illuminated Manuscripts Written in Beneventan Script and Benedictine Scriptoria in Zadar, Dubrovnik, and Trogir Béla Zsolt Szakács
18 January 2011 Petra Mutlova Radicals and Heretics: The Dresden School in Prague Gábor Klaniczay
12 January 2011 Katie Keene Saint Margaret, Queen of the Scots: Her Life and Memory Gábor Klaniczay
13 December 2010 Nadejda Miladinova Panoplia Dogmatike - A Study of the Antiheretical Anthology of Euthymios Zygadenos in the Post-Byzantine Period (With a History of the First Publication in Greek in 1710 and an Edition of Fragments with Scholia on Pseudo-Dionysios the Areopagite and ... István Perczel
2 June 2010 András Németh Imperial Systematization of the Past: Emperor Constantine VII and His Historical Excerpts Niels Gaul
1 June 2010 Peter Bokody Pictorial and Iconographic Reflexivity: Images-within-Images in Italian Painting (1278–1348) Gábor Klaniczay
19 May 2010 Stanislava Kuzmová Preaching Saint Stanislaus: Medieval Sermons on Saint Stanislaus of Cracow and Their Role in the Construction of His Image and Cult Gábor Klaniczay
25 February 2010 Orsolya Réthelyi Mary of Hungary in Court Context (1521–1531) Katalin Szende
24 February 2010 Iulia Capros Students from Košice at Foreign Universities Before and During the Reformation Period in the Town Katalin Szende
23 September 2009 Mariana Goina The Uses of Pragmatic Literacy in the Medieval Principalities of Moldavia and Wallachia (from the State Foundation to the End of the Sixteenth Century) Gerhard Jaritz
12 June 2009 Ana Maria Gruia Religious Representations on Stove Tiles from the Medieval Kingdom of Hungary József Laszlovszky
11 June 2009 Eszter Spät Oral Tradition and its Changes in the Middle East: The Case of Yezidi Mythology and Late Antique Mythopoesis
31 March 2009 Katerina Horničková In Heaven and on Earth: Church Treasure in Late Medieval Bohemia Gerhard Jaritz
26 February 2009 Jurgita Kunsmanaitė Provisions for Widowhood in the Legal Sources of Sixteenth-Century Lithuania Katalin Szende
26 November 2008 Etleva Lala Regnum Albaniae and the Papal Curia Gerhard Jaritz
18 June 2008 Yuriy Zazulyak Enmity, Dispute and Noble Community in the Late Medieval Kingdom of Poland in the Fifteenth and Early Sixteenth Centuries. Evidence from the Rus' Palatinate. János Bak
13 June 2008 Dóra Sallay Early Sienese Paintings in Hungarian Collections, 1420-1520 Gábor Klaniczay
26 March 2008 Réka Forrai The Interpreter of the Popes. The Translation Project of Anastasius Bibliothecarius György László Geréby
19 March 2008 Emese Sarkadi Nagy Produced for Transylvainia - Local Workshops and Foreign Connections. Studies to Late Medieval Altarpieces of Transylvania. Marcell Sebők
18 June 2007 Ildiko Csepregi The Compositional History of Early Christian Greek Incubation Miracles Gábor Klaniczay
18 June 2007 Kozubska-Andrusiv, Olha 'Urban Development and German Law in Galician Rus’ During the Thirteenth - Fifteenth Centuries Katalin Szende
12 June 2007 Bobory Dóra Boldizsár Batthyány (1542-1590).Erudition, Natural Sciences, Patronage, and Friendship in the Life of a Sixteenth-Century Hungarian Nobleman Katalin Szende
22 January 2007 Ottó Gecser Aspects of the Cult of St. Elizabeth of Hungary with a Special Emphasis on Preaching, 1231-c.1500 Gábor Klaniczay
20 July 2006 Cristian-Nicolae Gaşpar In Praise of Unlikely Holy Men: Elite Hagiography, Monastic Panegyric, and Cultural Translation in the Philotheos Historia of Theodoret, Bishop of Cyrrhus István Perczel
17 May 2006 Visi, Tamás The early Ibn Ezra Supercommentaries: A chapter in Medieval Jewish Intellectual History György László Geréby
30 March 2006 Judit Majorossy Church in Town: Urban Religious Life in Late Medieval Pressburg in the Mirror of Last Wills Katalin Szende
4 March 2006 La Salvia, Vasco Iron Making in the Migration Period. The Case of the Lombards József Laszlovszky
14 September 2005 Lemeneva, Elena Contextualizing Thirteenth-Century Benedictine Preaching: The Case of St. Lambrecht (Styria) Gerhard Jaritz
25 May 2005 Żabiński, Grzegorz Mogiła and Henryków: A Comparative Economic History of Cistercian Monasteries within their Social Context (Up to the End of the Thirteenth Century) Gerhard Jaritz
18 May 2005 Doležalová, Lucie Reception and Its Varieties: Reading, Re-Writing, and Understanding Cena Cypriani in the Middle Ages Gerhard Jaritz
20 December 2004 Pogossian, Zaroui The Revised- Diplomatic Edition and a Historical and Textual Investigation of "Letter of Love and Concordance between the Emperor Constantine the Great and Pope Sylvester and the King of Armenian Trdat the Great and St. Gregory the Illuminator" István Perczel
14 June 2004 Popa-Gorjanu, Cosmin Medieval Nobility in Central Europe: The Himfi Family János Bak
11 June 2004 Karaulashvili, Irma The Epistula Abgari: Composition, Redactions, Dates István Perczel
27 May 2004 Pakucs Mária The Trade of Sibiu in the 16th C.: The Evidence of the Town's Customs Registers Balázs Nagy
25 May 2004 Nikolić, Zrinka The Formation of Dalmatian Urban Nobility: Examples of Split, Trogir, and Zadar Budak, Neven
12 May 2004 Baranov, Vladimir Byzantine Iconoclasm (726-843): A Study in Theological Method György László Geréby
11 May 2004 Schmelowszky Ágoston "… from my body I behold God" (Job 19, 26): A Contribution to the Revaluation of the Theoretical Background of the Origenist Controversy István Perczel
4 May 2004 Alexandrov, Victor The Slavic Destiny of the Syntagma of Matthew Blastares: Dissemination and Use of the Code from the Fourteenth to Seventeenth Century Cleminson, Ralph
23 March 2004 Nemerkényi Előd Latin Classics in Medieval Hungary 11th Century László Veszprémy
11 March 2004 Hunyadi Zsolt Hospitallers in the Medieval Kingdom of Hungary, c. 1150-1387 József Laszlovszky
9 March 2004 Jurković, Ivan The Fate of the Croatian Noble Families in the Face of Ottoman Advance János Bak
2 March 2004 Zečević, Nada The Tocco of the Greek Realm 14th and 15th c. János Bak
17 February 2004 Kolbutova, Irina Transformations of Philosophical Metaphors in Text and Image: From Plotinus to John Damascene and Christian Iconography István Perczel
14 October 2003 Irene Barbiera Migration and Identity during the Lombard Invasions József Laszlovszky
10 July 2003 Szpilewska, Jolanta Religious Drama and Performance in Early Modern Krakow Gerhard Jaritz
7 July 2003 Petrova, Maya The Bdinski Sbornik: A Study of a Medieval Bulgarian Book (Historical, Typological, and Textual Analysis) Gábor Klaniczay
Cleminson, Ralph
12 June 2003 Sillasoo, Ülle Plant Depictions in Late Medieval Religious Art in Southern Central Europe Gerhard Jaritz
26 May 2003 Bugár István A Cult With Images. Christian Attitudes towards Sacred Art from Constantine to Justinian István Perczel
20 May 2003 Miladinov, Marina Eremitism in Central Europe between East and West (11th Century) Gábor Klaniczay
13 May 2003 Láng Benedek Learned Magic and Its Readers in Central Europe in the Fifteenth Century Gábor Klaniczay
6 May 2003 Szabó Péter Woodland and Forests in Medieval Hungary József Laszlovszky
19 December 2002 Gogâltan, Anca Patronage and Artistic Production in Transylvania: The Apafis and the Church in Mălâncrav (14th – 15th centuries) Gerhard Jaritz
13 June 2002 Mickūnaitė, Giedré Grand Duke Vytautas - Establishing Vytautas the Great János Bak
12 June 2002 Virágos Gábor Noble Residences and Their Social Context in Hungary in the Thirteenth through the Sixteenth Centuries József Laszlovszky
30 May 2002 Ladić, Zoran Urban Last Wills from Late Medieval Dalmatia with Special Attention to the Legacies Pro Remedio Animae Gerhard Jaritz
4 May 2002 Kostova, Rossina Monasticism in Bulgaria, Ninth to Tenth Centuries: Interpreting the Archaeological Evidence József Laszlovszky
13 October 2000 Mänd, Anu The Urban Festival in Late Medieval Livonia: Norm, Practice, Perception Gerhard Jaritz
22 June 2000 Kovács Annamária Court, Fashion and Representation: The Hungarian Illuminated Chronicle Revisited Gábor Klaniczay
15 May 2000 Gigineishvili, Levan The Platonic Theology of Ioane Petritsi István Perczel
10 May 2000 Heidl, György Origen's Influence on the Young Augustine István Perczel
11 January 2000 Karbić, Damir The Šubići of Bribir (A Case Study of a Croatian Medieval Kindred) János Bak
15 February 1999 Mishin, Dmitrij Saqlabi Servants in Islamic Spain and North Africa in the Early Middle Ages János Bak
16 May 1998 Dimitrova, Margaret Greek and Latin Loanwords and Names in Croation Glagolitic Missals
Birnbaum, Henrik
Cleminson, Ralph
6 February 1998 Andrić, Stanko The Miracles of St. John Capistran Gábor Klaniczay