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PD Dr. Mihai-D. Grigore

Member of the academic staff, Department "Abendländische Religionsgeschichte"
Room: 309
Phone: +49 6131 39 39474
Fax: +49 6131 39 30153

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Personal Details:

Born in 1975; 1999: graduated at the University of Bucharest in the Department of Historical Theology and Byzantine History with a thesis on the Second Bulgarian Empire between the 12th and 13th centuries. 2007: PhD in church history from the Friedrich Alexander University of Erlangen and Nuremberg with a dissertation in historical anthropology on the topic of the sense of honour in medieval society based on a case study of the Pax Dei in the 10th and 11th centuries. 2007-2012: postdoctoral researcher at the Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies and in the platform "World Regions and Interactions: Area Studies, Transregionally" in Erfurt with a project on the prince of the Wallachia Neagoe Basarab (1512-1521). January-May 2012: Stanley S. Seeger Research Fellow at the Center for Hellenic Studies of Princeton University. Since November 2012: member of the academic staff of the Leibniz Institute of European History in Mainz.

Memberships

Societas Ethica
Southeast Europe Association
Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft für Theologie e.V., Fachgruppe Kirchengeschichte
AP-GC - Alternative Perspectives and Global Concerns

Research interests

Historical and political anthropology (rituals, symbolical communication, semantics) of the Middle Ages and pre-modern Europe
Byzantine and southeastern European intellectual history
Political philosophy before the Enlightenment

Editorships

With Radu H. Dinu and Marc Zivojinovic: Herrschaft in Südosteuropa. Kultur- und sozialwissenschaftliche Perspektiven, V&R unipress, Göttingen 2012.

Selected publications

Grigore, M.-D. (2015): Neagoe Basarab – Princeps Christianus. Christianitas-Semantik im Vergleich mit Erasmus, Luther und Machiavelli (1513-1523), Frankfurt M.: Peter Lang (Erfurter Studien zur Kulturgeschichte des Orthodoxen Christentums 10).
Grigore, M.-D. (2009). Ehre und Gesellschaft. Ehrkonstrukte und soziale Ordnungsvorstellungen am Beispiel des Gottesfriedens (10. bis 11. Jahrhundert). Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft.
Grigore, M.-D. (2010). Der Mensch zwischen Gott und Staat. Überlegungen zu politischen Formen im Christentum. Studii Teologice. Revista facultăţilor de Teologie din Patriarhia Română, 1, 105-175. [indexed in EBSCO] or [indexed in ERIH Plus]
Grigore, M.-D. (2016). Positionen zu den Menschenrechten in der rumänischen Orthodoxie, in: Makrides, V. N. & Wasmuth, J. & Kube, S. (Hrsg.), Christentum und Menschenrechte heute. Perspektiven in Ost und West (S. 137-148). Frankfurt M.: Peter Lang (Erfurter Studien zur Kulturgeschichte des Orthodoxen Christentums 11)
Grigore, M.-D. (2014). Reformatorische Ideen in der Walachei und der Moldau zwischen 1519 und 1521? Mögliche Transferwege vom reformatorischen Gedankengut südlich und östlich der Karpaten. In Jahrbuch des Bundesinstituts für Kultur und Geschichte der Deutschen im östlichen Europa 22 (S. 189-211). München: De Gruyter/Oldenbourg.

Current research projects:

Political Hesychasm in the Danubian Principalities

The project investigates the theological and historical context of hesychasm in the Byzantine southeastern European cultural region in the 14th to the 16th centuries by employing the new working concept of so-called "political hesychasm".