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Balázs Major
name Balázs Major
name of institution
doctoral school
PPKE Doctoral School of History (Supervisor)
PPKE Doctoral School of Linguistics (Academic staff member)
accreditation statement submitted to: Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Budapest
Contact details
E-mail address major.balazsbtk.ppke.hu
phone number +36 26 577-000/2931
Academic title
scientific degree, title Ph.D.
year degree was obtained 2008
discipline to which degree belongs history
institution granting the degree Cardiff University
2000 - Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Budapest
university professor or researcher
Thesis topic supervisor
number of doctoral students supervised until now 2
number of students who fulfilled course requirements 0
students who obtained their degrees:
completed course requirement:
Julianna Fodorné Sárközi (PhD) 2017/08  DSH-PPKE
present PhD students:
(50%) Hazem Hanna (PhD) (2023/08)  DSH-PPKE
(50%) Bana Hussam Eddin (PhD) (2022/08)  DSH-PPKE
(50%) Carla Chlela (PhD) (2022/08)  DSH-PPKE
(50%) Mayssam Youssef (PhD) (2022/08)  DSH-PPKE
(50%) Mór Bendegúz Takáts (PhD) (2022/08)  DSH-PPKE
(50%) Zohair Zogaibe (PhD) (2022/08)  DSH-PPKE
(50%) Alaa Hammoud (PhD) (2021/08)  DSH-PPKE
(50%) Hayyan Ali (PhD) (2021/08)  DSH-PPKE
(50%) Ibrahim Kher-bek (PhD) (2021/08)  DSH-PPKE
(50%) Marwan Hassan (PhD) (2021/08)  DSH-PPKE
(50%) Nóra Buránszki (PhD) (2021/08)  DSH-PPKE
(50%) Zsófia Márk (DLA) (2022/08)  MKEDI
  Thesis topic proposals
research area late antique and medieval archaeology and history of the Near East, late antique and medieval military architecture, medieval settlement patterns
research field in which current research is conducted history

Major Balázs: Constructing a Medieval Fortification in Syria: Margat between 1187 and 1285, In: Denys, Pringle; Peter, Edbury; Major, Balázs (szerk.) Bridge of Civilizations. The Near East and Europe c. 1100–1300, Archaeopress (2020) pp. 1-22.
type of document: Part of book/Könyvfejezet (to be translated)
language: English

Daniela Tănase, Gábor Bertók, Anita Kocsis, Balázs Major: The location of Egres Cistercian monastery, ZIRIDAVA : STUDIA ARCHAEOLOGICA 31: pp. 229-240.
type of document: Journal paper/Article
language: English

Major B: Where was the Town of Valenia Located in the Thirteenth Century?, In: M, Sinibaldi; K J, Lewis; B, Major; J A, Thompson (szerk.) Crusader Landscapes in the Medieval Levant, University of Wales Press (2016) pp. 117-130.
type of document: Part of book/Szaktanulmány (to be translated)
language: English

Major Balázs: Medieval rural settlements in the Syrian coastal region, Archaeopress
type of document: Book/Monography
number of independent citations: 27
language: English

Major Balázs, Miklós Kázmér: „SÁfÐtÁ Castle and Rockfalls in the ’Dead Villages’ of Coastal Syria – An Archaeoseismological Study”, COMPTES RENDUS GEOSCIENCE 377: pp. 181-190.
type of document: Journal paper/Article
number of independent citations: 4
language: English

Lisa Shillito, Balázs Major, Matthew Almond, Emma Anderson, Aleks Pluskowski: Micromorphological and Geochemical Investigation of Formation Processes in the Refectory at the Castle of Margat (Qal’at al-Marqab), Syria, JOURNAL OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL SCIENCE 50: (October) pp. 451-459.
type of document: Journal paper/Article
number of independent citations: 2
language: English

Major Balázs: Medieval “light construction buildings” on top of the vaulted halls of al-Marqab Citadel (Syria), In: Património, Cultural Portugal (szerk.) Fortificações da Ordem do Templo e da Ordem do Hospital, Património Cultural Portugal (2014) pp. 93-109.
type of document: Part of book/Szaktanulmány (to be translated)
number of independent citations: 4
language: English

Major Balázs: The Medieval Mill of Banyas and Some Notes on the Topography of the Town of Valenia, In: Ciggaar, Krijna Nelly; Aalst, Victoria D. van (szerk.) East and West in the Medieval Eastern Mediterranean. 2, Antioch from the Byzantine reconquest until the end of the Crusader Principality, Departement Oosterse Studies; Peeters (2013) pp. 367-390.
type of document: Part of book/Szaktanulmány (to be translated)
number of independent citations: 1
language: English

Major Balázs, Galambos Éva: Archaeological and Fresco Research in the Castle Chapel at al-Marqab, In: Edbury, Peter William (szerk.) The military orders, Ashgate (2012) pp. 23-47.
type of document: Part of book/Proceedings Paper
number of independent citations: 3
language: English

KÁZMÉR M, MAJOR B: Distinguishing damages of two earthquakes – archeoseismology of a Crusader castle (Al-Marqab citadel, Syria)., In: SINTUBIN, M; STEWART, I; NIEMI, T; ALTUNEL, E (szerk.) Ancient Earthquakes., Geological Society of America (2010) pp. 186-199.
type of document: Part of book/Szaktanulmány (to be translated)
number of independent citations: 21
language: English
Number of independent citations to these publications:62 
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further relevant information regarding accreditation (in Hungarian)
PPKE BTK Régészeti Tanszék tanszékvezető PPKE BTK Arab Tanszék docens a Szíriai-Magyar Régészeti Misszió magyar vezetője Tagság: - Union Européenne des Arabisants et Islamisants - Council for British Research in the Levant - Society for the Study of the Crusades and the Latin East - ICOMOS Magyar Nemzeti Bizottság - MTA – Iszlámtudományi Munkacsoport - MTA – Fiatal Kutatók Testülete (to be translated)

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