michael ANgOLD is Professor Emeritus of Byzantine History, University of Edinburgh. Among his publications is Church and society in Byzantium under the Comneni (1081-1261) (1995).
REVd john binns is Vicar of Great St Mary's, Cambridge. Among his publications is An introduction to the Christian Orthodox churches (2002).
canon michael BOuRdEAux is Founder and President of Keston Institute, Oxford. Among his many publications are Opium of the people: the Christian religion in the USSR (1965) and Gorbachev, Glasnost and the Gospel (1990).
chris chulos is Director of Foundation Relations and Adjunct Professor of History at Roosevelt University, Chicago. He is also a permanent member of the History Faculty at Helsinki University. Among his publications is Converging worlds: religion and community in peasant Russia, 1861-1917 (2003).
s. peter cowe holdstheNarekatsiChairofArmenianStudiesatUCLA. Among his publications are Mxit'ar Sasnec'i's theological discourses (1993); Catalogue of the Armenian manuscripts in the Cambridge University Library (1994). He is the editor of Ani: world architectural heritage of a medieval Armenian capital (2001).
DONALD crummey is Professor of African History, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Among his publications are Land and society in the Christian Kingdom of Ethiopia from the 13 th to the 2 oth century (2000) and African savanna environments: global narratives and local knowledge of environmental change (with T. J. Bassett, 2003).
robert o. crummey is Emeritus Professor of Russian History, University of California, Davis. Among his publications are The OldBelievers & the world of Antichrist: the Vyg Community and the Russian state, 1694-1855 (1970) and Aristocrats and servitors: the Boyar elite in Russia, 1613-1689 (1983).
simon dixon is Professor of Modern History at the University of Leeds. Among his publications are The modernisation of Russia 1676-1825 (1999) and Catherine the Great (2001).
xiii sharon e.j. gerstel is Associate Professor of Byzantine Art and Archaeology, UCLA. Among her publications is Beholding the sacred mysteries: programs of the Byzantine sanctuary (1999).
alexander grishin is Head of Art History, Australian National University In 2004 he was elected Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. Among his publications are his two-volume The art of John Brack (1990) and A pilgrim's account of Cyprus: Bars'kyj's travels in Cyprus (1996).
Iarchpriest sergei hackel died on 9 February 2005. He combined the work of a parish priest with teaching Russian at the University of Sussex and was a well-known broadcaster. For thirty years he was editor of Sobornost, the journal of the Anglican-Orthodox Fellowship of St Sergius. He was the author of A pearl of great price: the life of Mother Maria Skobstova, 1891-1945 (revised edition 1982).
lindsey hughes is Professor of Russian History at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University of London. Among her publications is Russia in the age of Peter the Great (1998).
paschalis m. kitromilides is Professor ofPolitical Science at the University of Athens and Director of the Institute of Neohellenic Research at the National Hellenic Research Foundation. Among his publications are The Enlightenment as social criticism: IosiposMoisiodax and Greek culture in the eighteenth century (1992) and Enlightenment, nationalism, orthodoxy: studies in the culture and political thought of south-eastern Europe (1994).
dirk krausmUller is a Research Fellow at Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection and an Honorary Fellow of Queen's University Belfast. Among his publications is 'Conflicting anthropologies in the Christological discourse at the end of Late Antiquity: the case of Leontius of Jerusalem's Nestorian adversary', Journal of Theological Studies 56 (2005).
Françoise micheau is Professor of Medieval Islamic history at Universite Paris 1 -Pantheon-Sorbonne and director of CNRS (UMR8167): Islam medieval-espaces, reseaux et pratiques culturelles. She is the co-translator of the important Christian Arab chronicles of Yahya ibn Said of Antioch and of al-Makin ibn al-'Amid. She has published widely on Arabic medicine and is co-author of Communautés chretiennes en pays d'Islam (1997).
anthony o'mahony is Director of Research at the Centre for Christianity and Inter-religious Dialogue, Heythrop College, University of London. Among his publications is Palestinian Christians: religion, politics and society in the Holy Land (1999). He is the editor of Eastern Christianity: studies in modern history, religion and politics (2004).
alexandru popescu is Research Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford. He is the author of Petre Tutea: between sacrifice and suicide (2004).
Stella rock was a research fellow at the University of Sussex. She is the co-editor of Nationalist myths and modern media: contested identities in the age of globalization (2006). Her Popular religion in Russia: 'double belief and the making ofan academic myth will shortly appear.
nancy SevCenko is a Vice President of the Association internationale des etudes byzantines and Associate Editor of the Oxford Dictionary ofByzantium. Among her publications are The life of Saint Nicholas in Byzantine art (1983) and Illustrated manuscripts of the Metaphrastian menologion (1990).
Jonathan shepard is a former Fellow of Peterhouse, University of Cambridge, and University Lecturer in Russian History He is the author with Simon Franklin of The emergence ofRus 750-1200 (1996) and is the editor of the Cambridge History ofByzantium.
alice-mary talbot is Director of Byzantine Studies, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection and Executive Editor of the Oxford dictionary of Byzantium. She edited The correspondence of Athanasius I Patriarch of Constantinople (1975) and is the author of Faith healing in late Byzantium (1983) and Women and religious life in Byzantium (2001).
elizabeth a. zachariadou is a Fellow of the Institute for Mediterranean Studies, University of Crete. Among her publications are Trade and crusade: Venetian Crete and the Emirates ofMenteshe andAydin (1300-1415) (1983) and Romania and the Turks (c.i300-c.i500) (1985).
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