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Walter Kaegi

Born: Nov 8, 1937

Birthplace: New Albany

Nationality: United States

Walter Kaegi

Date of Birth : Nov 8, 1937
Birth Place : New Albany

Walter Emil Kaegi is a historian and scholar of Byzantine History, and professor of history in the University of Chicago. He is also a Voting Member of The Oriental Institute. He received his PhD from Harvard University in 1965. He is known for his researches on the period from the fourth through eleventh centuries with a special interest in the advance of Islam, interactions with religion and thought, and military subjects. He is also distinguished for analyzing the Late Roman period in European and Mediterranean context. He is known as the co-founder of the Byzantine Studies Conference and the editor of the journal Byzantinische Forschungen.

Also known as


  • Kaegi, Walter E. (Walter Emil), Jr.
  • Walter Emil Kaegi
  • Kaegi, Walter

Awards Won


  • Guggenheim Fellowship for Humanities, US & Canada
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