Anthony Bryer

Anthony Bryer
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Born (1937-10-31)October 31, 1937

Died October 22, 2016(2016-10-22) (aged 78)
Children Theodora Bryer, Anna Bryer and Katie Bryer
Awards OBE
Academic background
Education Balliol College, Oxford
Thesis The society and institutions of the Empire of Trebizond (1967)
Doctoral advisor Dimitri Obolensky
Academic work
Discipline Byzantine studies
Institutions University of Birmingham
Notable works The Byzantine Monuments and Topography of the Pontos

Anthony Applemore Mornington BryerOBE FSA FRHistS was a British historian of the Byzantine Empire and founder of the Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies at the University of Birmingham.[1][2]

Education and career [ edit ]

Dip. (Sorbonne), MA, MA, DPhil (Oxford), FSA, FRHistS[3]

Bryer was educated at Canford School, and after completing his National Service he studied history at Balliol College, Oxford. He initially remained at Balliol for his doctorate on the Empire of Trebizond, which he completed in 1967, but in 1964 he moved to the University of Birmingham where he created a programme in Byzantine studies. In 1975 he founded the journal Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies. From 1976, he was the founding Director of the Centre for Byzantine Studies, and in 1980 he was appointed Professor of Byzantine Studies, a post which he held until 1999.[1]

Anthony Bryer on a mule in Turkey

He was awarded an OBE in the 2009 New Year Honours for services to scholarship.[4]

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ a b Herrin, Judith (23 November 2016). "Anthony Bryer obituary". The Guardian. Retrieved 24 December 2016.
  2. ^ "Professor Anthony Bryer, Byzantinologist – obituary". The Daily Telegraph. 6 December 2016. Retrieved 24 December 2016.
  3. ^ "Institute of Archaeology and Antiquity". 14 July 2009. Retrieved 23 August 2019.
  4. ^ "New Year Honours". The London Gazette. 31 December 2008. p. 9. Retrieved 24 December 2016.

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