Winner of the 2016 Runciman Book Prize

We are delighted to announce that the 2016 Runciman Book Prize has been awarded to Rural Lives and Landscapes in Late Byzantium by Sharon E J Gerstel (CUP). Congratulations!

The product of over twenty years of painstaking fieldwork in Greece, Sharon Gerstel’s Rural Lives and Landscapes in Late Byzantium manages, in essence, to summon up a whole world – real and imaginary – of past experience.

Professor Tom Harrison, Chairman of the Judges

The runner-up in this year’s competition is Clio’s Other Sons – Berossus & Manetho
by John Dillery (University of Michigan Press).

John Dillery’s Clio’s Other Sons is beautifully written, could not do more to make some very difficult questions clear, and deserves a wide readership.

Professor Tom Harrison, Chairman of the judges

 

Greek culture and civilization year after year continue to be a source of inspiration.
Dr. Angeliki Lymperopoulou, judge (2014)