Maria Mavroudi

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Maria Mavroudi
Alma materAnatolia College, University of Thessaloniki, Harvard University
AwardsMacArthur Fellowship
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of California, Berkeley

Maria Mavroudi (born 1967) is a history professor at University of California, Berkeley.[1][2] Fluent in classical Greek and Arabic,[3] she also understands Coptic, Latin, and Syriac, and speaks modern Greek and English fluently. She formerly taught at Princeton University.[4]


She graduated from Anatolia College in Thessaloniki, Greece, from the University of Thessaloniki with a Philology degree, and from Harvard University with a PhD in Byzantine Studies.

She researches the recycling of the ancient tradition between Byzantium and Islam; Byzantine intellectual history; survival and transformation of Byzantine culture after 1453, along with other various topics.



  • A Byzantine Book on Dream Interpretation: The Oneirocriticon of Achmet and Its Arabic Sources,
  • The occult sciences in Byzantium, Editors Paul Magdalino, Maria V. Mavroudi, La Pomme d'or, 2006, ISBN 978-954-8446-02-0
  • the "Oneirocriticon of Achmet" and its Arabic sources, Brill, 2002, ISBN 978-90-04-12079-2
  • "Theodore Hyrtakenos' Description of the Garden of St. Anna and the Ekphrasis of Gardens", Byzantine garden culture, Editors Antony Robert Littlewood, Henry Maguire, Joachim Wolschke-Bulmahn, Dumbarton Oaks, 2002, ISBN 978-0-88402-280-0

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