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Ph.D., 1982, U.C. Berkeley
M.A., 1975, U.C. Berkeley
B.A., 1973, Cornell University


Areas of Interest: 

  • Ancient Greece and Rome
  • Late Antiquity and Early Byzantium

Selected Publications: 

  • Empires and Exchanges in Eurasian Late Antiquity: Rome, China, Iran, and the Steppe, ca. 250 -750 CE, with Nicola Di Cosmo (Cambridge University Press, 2018).
  • Dumbarton Oaks Papers 71(2018), co- editor with E. Boeck (Washington, D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks, 2017)
  • Dumbarton Oaks Papers 70 (2017), co- editor with M. Mullett (Washington, D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks, 2017).
  • The Cambridge Companion to the Age of Attila, ed. M. Maas (Cambridge University Pres, 2015).
  • The Centro at Fifty. The History of the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies, 1965-2015, ed. M. T. Boatwright, M. Maas, and C. Smith (Durham NC: Centro Press, 2015).
  • Readings in Late Antiquity. A Sourcebook. 2nd, expanded edition (London and New York: Routledge, 2010).
  • Violence in Late Antiquity. Perceptions and Practice (Aldershot: Ashgate Press, 2006) co editor.
  • The Cambridge Companion to the Age of Justinian, ed. M. Maas. (Cambridge University Press, 2005).
  • Exegesis and Empire in the Early Byzantine Mediterranean. Junillus Africanus and the Instituta Regularia Divinae Legis = Studien und Texte zu Antike und Christentum vol.17 (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2003).
  • The West. Encounters and Transformations, with Brian Levack, Edward Muir and Meredith Veldman (Addison Wesley Longman), (2003); Condensed Edition (2003)
  • Readings in Late Antiquity: a Sourcebook (Routledge, 2000).
  • John Lydus and the Roman Past. Antiquarianism and Politics in the Age of Justinian. (London: Routledge, 1992).