Steve Rapp

Steve Rapp is Professor of Eurasian and World History at Sam Houston State University (USA). He completed his PhD in Byzantine and Caucasian history at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 1998. Since then, his research has focused on the late antique historiographical traditions in Georgian and Armenian and on the cross-cultural, Persianate matrix of pre-modern Caucasia. Dr. Rapp has worked extensively throughout the Caucasus region, including archival and archaeological work in Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia. His first book, Studies in Medieval Georgian Historiography: Early Texts and Eurasian Contexts, appeared in the Subsidia of Corpus Scriptorum Christianorum Orientalium in 2003. His latest monograph, The Sasanian World through Georgian Eyes: Caucasia and the Iranian Commonwealth in Late Antique Georgian Literature, was published by Ashgate/Routledge in 2014. Dr. Rapp is currently writing a one-volume investigation of Caucasia's pre-national history, and with Prof. Zara Pogossian is preparing a reader of translated source excerpts about late antique Caucasia.

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