Michael Richard Jackson Bonner




[FR] Michael Richard Jackson Bonner est un linguiste, formé aux lettres classiques et à l'étude du Proche-Orient de l'antiquité tardive. Il débute sa scolarité à l'Upper Canada College et à Ridley College, pour ensuite entrer à l'Université de Trinity College de Toronto où il passe sa licence.

Spécialiste de l'Iran sous les Sassanides, il est bien avisé sur l'histoire préislamique du monde méditerranéen et celle de la naissance de l'Islam. De surcroît, de nombreux voyages à travers le Moyen-Orient ont enrichi son parcours.

Sa thèse de maîtrise (MPhil, Oxford 2010) sur l'Iran du sixième siècle, obtenue avec les félicitations du jury, a été publiée par l'Association pour l'avancement des études iraniennes à Paris (Studia Iranica).

Il termine actuellement son doctorat en études orientales au sein de l'Institut Oriental de l'Université d'Oxford. Il est conseiller en politiques d'un ministre de la couronne à Ottawa.

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[EN] Michael Richard Jackson Bonner is a linguist with a background in Classics and the Late Antique Middle East. Michael attended Ridley College and Upper Canada College, and worked for his undergraduate degree at Trinity College, Toronto. Though a specialist in Late Antique Iran, Michael is well-read in both pre-Islamic and early Islamic history, and has travelled widely throughout the Middle East both before and during his research.

His MPhil thesis (Oxford 2010) on Sasanian Iran in the sixth century has been published as a cahier by Studia Iranica, a series put out by Peeters Publishers in Louvain.  
 
Michael is now finishing his doctorate at the Oriental Institute in the University of Oxford. He is a policy advisor to a Minister of the Crown in Ottawa.

michael.bonner (at) bnc.ox.ac.uk
 

Publications:


1. M. R.  Jackson Bonner. Howard-Johnston, « The Sasanians’ Strategic Dilemma » in: Börm, H./Wiesehöfer, J. (eds.) Commutatio et Contentio: Studies in the Late Roman, Sasanian, and Early Islamic Near East in Memory of Zeev Rubin. Wellem Verlag, Düsseldorf, 2010, p. 37-70, Abstracta Iranica, Volume 34 (sous presse / forthcoming).

 

2. M. R.  Jackson Bonner. Howard-Johnston, Witnesses to a World Crisis: Historians and Histories of the Middle East in the Seventh Century. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010, XVI, 573 p. Abstracta Iranica, Volume 34 (sous presse / forthcoming).

 

3. Three Neglected Sources of Sasanian History in the Reign of Khusraw Anushirvan. Association pour l'avancement des études iraniennes, Studia Iranica, Paris: 2011.

 

4. “Eastern Sources on the Roman and Persian War in the Near East 540-545” in Late Antiquity: Eastern Perspectives (eds. A. Silverstein and T. Bernheimer), Gibb Memorial Series, Oxbow, Oxford: 2011.





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