Field of interest: early and classical Arabic historiography, classical Arabic prose literature, history of the late antique Middle East, manuscript studies, Arabic codicology.
The main topics of my research interest developed during my undergraduate years. Combining my interests in history, Arabic and manuscript studies in my doctoral thesis, I focus on Ibn Aʿtham al-Kūfī, a tenth-century Arab historiographer, and his voluminous Kitāb al-futūḥ. My research centres on the work’s Arabic manuscript tradition and the analysis of its first major thematic units, with a special emphasis on its depiction of the “ridda wars”. To facilitate a proper analysis, I have prepared the critical text of the sections under discussion.
My previous studies also include papers on the transformation of the tribes’ role around the time of the birth of Islam, the roots of Muslim apocalyptic tradition, and later mediaeval historiography.
2012–: PPKE, Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Doctoral School for Linguistics (Supervisor: Prof. Dr Miklós Maróth)
2005–2012: Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences: Arabic Studies (MA), History (MA)
1999–2005: Könyves Kálmán Secondary School, Budapest
2020: Institut dominicain d’études orientales (Cairo, Egypt) – one month
2019: Participation at the Intensive Summer School “Arabic Codicology: the Islamic Manuscript Heritage in the El Escorial Collection” (San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain)
2018: University of Oxford / University of Birmingham (United Kingdom) – two-week long research visit
2016: Institut dominicain d’études orientales (Cairo, Egypt) – one month
2015–2016: Georg-August-Universität (Göttingen, Germany) – DAAD scholarship, five months
2015: Institut dominicain d’études orientales (Cairo, Egypt) – one month
2014: Institut dominicain d’études orientales (Cairo, Egypt) – one month
2014: Universität Wien, Institut für Orientalistik (Vienna, Austria) – ‘Campus Hungary’ State Scholarship, one month
2011: Johannes Gutenberg Universität (Mainz, Germany) – Erasmus Scholarship, six months
2010: Damaszkuszi Nemzeti Múzeum / Tartúszi Múzeum (Syria) – two-months long research visit
2009: Tartúszi Múzeum (Syria) – two-months long research visit
2008: The Sheikh Ahmed Kuftaro Foundation: The Institue of Arabic Language and Islamic Studies for Non-Arabic Speakers (Damascus, Syria) – two-months long study visit
2007–2008: The Arabic Teaching Institute for Non-Arabic Speakers (Damascus, Syria) – Hungarian State Scholarship, ten months