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- Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures
- IU Bloomington
Global and International Studies Building, 1002
Caner researches late antique social and cultural history, with a special focus on the religious communities of the Mediterranean Middle East. Additionally, he researches the Byzantine Empire (the Christianized Roman Empire of the Eastern Mediterranean), asceticism (a severe self-discipline and avoidance of all forms of indulgence, usually for religious reasons), philanthropy, hagiography (writings about the lives of saints) and historiography (the study of historical writing).