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Dr. Mark Tizzoni

  • Mark Tizzoni

Department of History

  • Ph.D., University of Leeds
  • M.A., University of Leeds
  • B.A., University of Scranton

Upper level special topics courses on pre-modern Africa, the Islamic World, and Spain.

1000-level Unites States history surveys.

Vandal North Africa, Visigothic Iberia (especially in the post-Isidoran period) and the poetry of Dracontius and Eugenius II of Toledo. Cultural transformation and continuity and the cultural effects of immigration. Africa’s role in the creation of post-Roman world. Reception of Classical literature in the Early Middle Ages. 

“Isidore’s early influence and dissemination (636-711),” in A Companion to Isidore of Seville, ed. by Andrew Fear and Jamie Wood, 397-423. Leiden: Brill, 2020.

“Response to Visigothic Symposium 2, Panel 2: Identity,” Visigothic Symposia 2 (2017): 238-245,

“(De-)Constructing the Visigothic Poet: Regional, Cultural, & Religious Identity in Eugenius II of Toledo,” Visigothic Symposia 2 (2017): 155-175,

“Dracontius and the Wider World: Cultural and Intellectual Interconnectedness in late fifth-century Vandal North Africa,” Networks & Neighbours, 2, no.1 (2014): 96-117,

“Between Originality and Classical Tradition: the Ars Poetica of Eugenius II of Toledo” [in review, forthcoming in a festschrift for Prof. Ian Wood, ed. by N. Kivilcim Yavuz]

Areas of specialization:

I focus on Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages, pre-modern Africa, and the Mediterranean World. In terms of discipline I work principally on cultural and intellectual history, and on Late Latin language and literature.

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