Dmitry Korobeynikov (aka Dimitri Korobeinikov)

Associate Professor

D.Phil. University of Oxford
Ph.D. Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow)

145H Social Science
Phone: (518) 442-5300
Fax: (518) 442-5301

Current Research Interests:

My subject of studies includes a broad range of interests: Byzantine studies (Latin and Greek sources), Classic Islamic history (Arabic, Persian and Ottoman sources) and Eastern Christian studies (Armenian and Syriac). As a scholar with command of many languages, I am focused on the cultural, confessional and linguistic interactions in Europe and the Middle East until the seventeenth century. My study also includes the history of the Crusades, the Italian colonies and the French and Catalan states in the Eastern Mediterranean as well as the history of the Ottoman Empire. I currently work on the topic of the Byzantine-Turkish relations from the eleventh through the fifteenth century. As such, it involves the interactions between the Muslim and Christian state institutions, the Christian-Muslim polemics, the history of the Christian communities under Muslim rule, the emergence the new Turkic states, especially the Ottomans, on Byzantine soil. My first monograph, Byzantium and the Turks in the Thirteenth Century, based on my D.Phil. dissertation, was submitted to the Oxford University Press.

Select Publications:

  • “Before Mantzikert: An Armenian Colophon of 1067”, in Miscellanea Orientalia Christiana, eds. N. Seleznev, Iu. Arzhanov (Moscow, 2014), pp. 207-222 (in Russian)
  • “‘The King of the East and the West’: the Seljuk dynastic concept and titles in the Muslim and Christian Sources”, in The Seljuks of Anatolia. Court and Society in Medieval Middle East, eds. A.C.S. Peacock and Sara Nur Yıldız (London and New York, 2013), pp. 68-90
  • “The Formation of Turkish principalities in the boundary zone: from the emirate of Denizli to the beylik of Menteşe (1256-1302)”, in Proceedings of the Second International Symposium of the History, Culture and Civilization of Western Anatolian Principalities: Menteşe Principality, 25-27 April 2012, Muğla (Muğla, 2013)
  • “The Cumans on the Eastern Frontier of the Empire of Nicaea”, in ΠΟΛΕΜΟΛΟΓΟΣ: In memoriam of Professor V. Kuchma, ed. N.D. Barabanov (Volgograd, 2012), pp. 343-358 (in Russian)
  • “The Seljuk Conquest of Asia Minor (1064-1091)”, in Proceedings of the XXIV Symposium ‘Ancient and Medieval Eastern Europe (In memoriam of V.T. Pashuto) (Moscow, 2012), pp. 132-133 (in Russian)
  • “Michael VIII Palaeologus in the Sultanate of Rum: the evidence of the later sources concerning Constantine Doukas Nestongos”, Vizantiiskie Ocherki [Byzantine Essays] (Moscow, 2011), pp. 116-138 (In Russian)
  • “Gennadii Grigorievich Litavrin (1925-2009): in memoriam” in Bulletin of British Byzantine Studies 37 (2011), pp. 148-151
  • “How ‘Byzantine’ Were the Early Ottomans? Bithynia in c. 1290-1450”, in Osmanskii mir i osmanistika. Eds. I.V. Zaitsev, S.F. Oreshkova (Moscow, 2010), pp. 215-239 (available at
  • “A Turkic inscription on MS 1, New York Public Library, Slavic Division”, in G.R. Parpulov, “Pre-1650 Cyrillic Manuscripts in U.S. Public Collections: A Catalogue”, Paleoslavica 18 (2010), pp. 5-6.


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    Faculty with Potential Overlap Interests:
    Nadia Kizenko
    Patrick Nold
    John Monfasani