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Dr. K.M. (Konstantin) Klein

Faculty of Humanities
History, European Studies and Religious Studies

Visiting address
  • Kloveniersburgwal 48
  • Room number: D0.07
Postal address
  • Postbus 1610
    1000 BP Amsterdam
Contact details
  • Profile

    Konstantin Klein studied Ancient and Medieval History as well as Near Eastern Studies and Oriental Languages in Germany, Israel, and the United Kingdom. After a MA in Ancient History (Oxford, 2007) and in Medieval History (Bamberg, 2008), he embarked on a PhD project on the city of Jerusalem in Late Antiquity at the University of Oxford (2016). After a Visiting Research Fellowship at the Faculty of Religion at Harvard and a Junior Research Fellowship at the British School of Archaeology in Jerusalem, he took up a lecturer position at the University of Bamberg in 2011 until he joined UvA in August 2022. His current research focuses on the History of Emotions in Classical Greece, on Environmental History (with a particular focus on plants in Antiquity), and on putting together a new digital corpus of the Aramaic inscriptions from the city of Palmyra in Syria.  

  • Publications

    2022

    • Klein, K. M. (2022). Neigbors of Christ: Saints and their Martyria in Constantinople and Jerusalem. In K. Klein, & J. Wienand (Eds.), City of Caesar, City of God: Constantinople and Jerusalem in Late Antiquity (pp. 139-159). (Millennium Studies; Vol. 97). De Gruyter.
    • Klein, K. M., & Wienand, J. (2022). Constantinople & Jerusalem in Late Antiquity: Problems - Paradigms - Perspectives. In City of Caesar, City of God: Constantinople and Jerusalem in Late Antiquity (pp. 1-8). (Millennium Studies; Vol. 97). De Gruyter.
    • Klein, K. M., & Wienand, J. (Eds.) (2022). City of Caesar, City of God: Constantinople and Jerusalem in Late Antiquity. (Millennium Studies; Vol. 97). De Gruyter. https://www.degruyter.com/document/doi/10.1515/9783110718447/html#contents

    2020

    • Klein, K. M. (2020). Holy Fools and Sacred Sidekicks: Comic Relief and Humorous Elements in a Hagiographical Text from Egypt. In The Hagiographical Experiment: Developing Discourses of Sainthood (pp. 256). (Vigiliae Christianae, Supplements; Vol. 158)..

    2018

    • Hutton, J., & Klein, K. M. (2018). Two Palmyrene Funerary Stelae in the Collection of the American Academy in Rome. Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages, 44, 29-40.
    • Klein, K. M. (2018). A Re-Edition of the Palmyrene Inscriptions in the Archaeological Museum of the American University of Beirut. KUSATU – Kleine Untersuchungen zur Sprache des Alten Testaments und seiner Umwelt, 23, 71-103.
    • Klein, K. M. (2018). Abbasids (in Umayyad times). In O. Nicholson (Ed.), Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity (pp. 2). Oxford University Press.
    • Klein, K. M. (2018). Abu Bakr. In O. Nicholson (Ed.), Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity (pp. 7). Oxford University Press.
    • Klein, K. M. (2018). Abu Sufyan b. Harb (Sakhr b. Harb). In O. Nicholson (Ed.), Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity (pp. 9). Oxford University Press.
    • Klein, K. M. (2018). Acceptation et résistance après le concile de Chalcédoine: Conversion de lieux et de personnes dans la Palestine de l’Antiquité tardive. Archives de sciences sociales des religions, 182, 169-189.
    • Klein, K. M. (2018). Kaiser Marcian und die Monophysiten. Gymnasium, 125, 251-273.
    • Klein, K. M. (2018). Von Hesychie zu Ökonomie: Zur Finanzierung der Wüstenklöster Palästinas (5.-6. Jh.). Millennium. Jahrbuch zu Kultur und Geschichte des ersten Jahrtausends n. Chr., 15, 37-67.

    2017

    • Klein, K. M. (2017). Non pas adieu, mais au revoir: Palmyra und die Publizistik. Plekos - Elektronische Zeitschrift für Rezensionen und Berichte zur Erforschung der Spätantike, 19, 317-351.

    2016

    • Klein, K. M. (2016). Flavius Josephus, Hieronymus und die Eroberung Roms 410 n. Chr. Klio. Beiträge zur alten Geschichte, 98, 653-682.

    2015

    • Klein, K. M. (2015). Marauders, Daredevils, and Noble Savages: Perceptions of Arab Nomads in Late Antique Hagiography. Der Islam, 13-41.

    2012

    • Klein, K. M. (2012). Do Good in Thy Good Pleasure unto Zion: The Patronage of Aelia Eudokia in Jerusalem. Wiener Jahrbuch für Kunstgeschichte, 60/61, 85-95.
    • Klein, K. M. (2012). Invisible Monks, Human Eyes and the Egyptian Desert in Late Antique Hagiography. In H. Barnard, & K. Duistermaat (Eds.), The History of the Peoples of the Eastern Desert (pp. 298-311).
    • Klein, K. M. (2012). The Politics of Holy Space: Jerusalem in the Theodosian Era. In J. Weiss, & S. Salih (Eds.), Locating the Middle Ages: The Spaces and Places of Medieval Culture (pp. 95-107). (King's College London Medieval Studies; Vol. 23)..

    2010

    • Klein, K. M. (2010). Vertraute Fremdheit - erlesene Landschaft: Arbeit an Präsenz im Reisebericht der Egeria. In H. Baumann (Ed.), Reise und Heimkehr als kulturanthropologische Phänomene (pp. 159-174). (Ignis; Vol. 3)..

    2023

    • Klein, K. M. (2023). On the Fringes of Orthodoxy: Spatial Segregation in Late Antique Jerusalem. In C. Horn, & B. Bäbler (Eds.), Word and Space Interacting in Palestine in Late Antiquity: Towards a History of Pluridimensionality (pp. 25-48). (Eastern Mediterranean Texts and Contexts; Vol. 5). Abelian Academic.

    2022

    • Khansa, E., Klein, K. M., & Winckler, B. (Eds.) (2022). Thinking Through Ruins: Genealogies, Functions, and Interpretations. Kulturverlag Kadmos.
    • Klein, K. M. (2022). Hospitalité, evergétisme et modestie épigraphique, une régulation par le genre dans la Jérusalem de l’Antiquité tardive? In M-A. Le Guennec, & C. Fauchon (Eds.), Hospitalité et régulation de l'altérité dans l'Antiquité méditerranéenne (pp. 145-155). (Scripta Antiqua; Vol. 156). Ausonius Éditions.
    • Klein, K. M. (2022). The Invention of Ruins in Graeco-Roman Antiquity. In K. Klein, B. Winckler, & E. Khansa (Eds.), Thinking Through Ruins: Genealogies, Functions, and Interpretations (pp. 37)
    • Klein, K. M. (2022). Wer erbaute die Stadtmauern von Jerusalem? Eudoxia oder Eudocia. In D. Vieweger (Ed.), Geschichte der Biblischen Welt 4: Spätantike: Mit Beiträgen von H. Belting, S. Dönitz, T. Hainthaler, K. Klein, A. Neuwirth, J. Niehoff-Panagiotidis und H. Strutwolf (pp. 236).
    • Klein, K. M., & Winckler, B. (2022). Organised Decay: Genealogies, Functions, and Interpretations of Ruins. In Thinking Through Ruins: Genealogies, Functions, and Interpretations (pp. 7). Kulturverlag Kadmos.

    2019

    • Klein, K. M. (2019). Zur spätantiken Kaiserin als Stifterin (Review Article). Plekos - Elektronische Zeitschrift für Rezensionen und Berichte zur Erforschung der Spätantike, 21, 87-115.

    2018

    • Klein, K. M. (2018). A Christian Holy Land (284-638CE). In R. Hoyland, & H. Williamson (Eds.), The Oxford Illustrated History of the Holy Land (pp. 141-167). Oxford University Press.
    • Klein, K. M. (2018). Mourning for the Dead and the Beginning of Idolatry in the Kitāb al-Aṣnām and the Spelunca Thesaurorum: – An Unknown Parallel to Sūrat at-Takāṯur (Q102)? In L. Nehmé, & A. Al-Jallad (Eds.), To the Madbar and Back Again: Studies in the Languages, Archaeology, and Cultures of Arabia Dedicated to Michael Macdonald (pp. 551-566). (Studies in Semitic Languages and Linguistics; Vol. 92). Brill.

    2017

    • Klein, K. M. (2017). The Silence of the Gods: Some Oberservations on the Description of Pagan Temples, Shrines and Statues in the Late Antique East (from Constantine to Muhammad). In I. Toral-Niehoff, & K. Dmitriev (Eds.), Religious Culture in Late Antique Arabia: Selected Studies on the Late Antique Religious Mind (pp. 11-87).

    2016

    • Klein, K. M. (2016). Steinerne Schriftzeichen: Schreiben über Zerstörung in der christlichen Spätantike und im frühen Islam. In A. Bergmeier, K. Palmberger, & J. Sanzo (Eds.), Erzeugung und Zerstörung von Sakralität zwischen Antike und Mittelalter (pp. 25-50). (Distant Worlds Journal Special Issues; Vol. 1)..

    2015

    • Klein, K. M. (2015). How to Got Rid of Venus: Some Remarks on Jerome's Vita Hilarionis and the Conversion of Elusa in the Negev. In A. Papaconstantinou, N. McLynn, & D. Schwartz (Eds.), Conversion in Antiquity: Christianity, Islam, and Beyond (pp. 241-266).

    2013

    • Klein, K. M. (2013). Ο άγιος Ιερώνιμος και οι Σαρακηνοί της Συρίας και της Παλαιστίνης: Σχόλια με τους βίος του Μάλχου και του αγίου Ιλαρίωνα. In A. Kralides, & A. Gkoutzioukostas (Eds.), Βυζάντιο και Αραβικός κόσμος: Συνάντηση πολιτισμών (pp. 209-232)

    2012

    • Klein, K. M. (2012). Cities of Caesar, Cities of God: Jerusalem and Constantinople in Late Antiquity. Bulletin of the Council of British Research in the Levant, 7, 17.
    • Klein, K. M. (2012). Constructing the City of God: Jerusalem in the Fifth Century. Bulletin of the Council of British Research in the Levant, 7, 54.
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