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People: Core Faculty

Daniel Caner

  • Associate Professor, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures
  • Curriculum Vitae


  • PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 1998: Ancient History & Mediterranean Archaeology
  • MA, University of California, Berkeley, 1992: Ancient History & Mediterranean Archaeology
  • AB, Princeton University, 1986: Classics (magna cum laude)

Research Interests

  • Late antique social and cultural history, with special focus on religious communities of the Mediterranean Near East
  • Byzantium; asceticism, philanthropy, hagiography and historiography

Contact Information

Office: Global and International Studies Building 1002

Courses Recently Taught

  • Ancient Greek History; U Connecticut
  • Early Church History; U Connecticut
  • World of Late Antiquity; U Connecticut

Publication Highlights

  • 2013. "From the Pillar to the Prison: Penitential Spectacles in Early Byzantine Monasticism." In Ascetic Culture: Essays in Honor of Philip Rousseau , ed. B. Leyerle and R. Darling Young. Notre Dame, Notre Dame University Press, 127-46
  • 2010. History and Hagiography from the Late Antique Sinai. Translated Texts for Historians 53; Liverpool: Liverpool University Press
  • 2008. "Wealth, Stewardship, and Charitable Blessings in Early Byzantine Monasticism." In Wealth and Poverty in Early Church and Society, ed. S.R. Holman. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker, 221-42.
  • 2006. "Towards a Miraculous Economy: Christian Gifts and Material 'Blessings' in Late Antiquity." Journal of Early Christian Studies 14:329-77
  • 2002. Wandering, Begging Monks: Spiritual Authority and the Promotion of Monasticism in Late Antiquity. Transformation of Classical Heritage 33; Berkeley: University of California Press
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