History & Culture


In 1999, Christopher Deliso became the first person to graduate with a Distinction (Honours) in the history of Oxford University’s Byzantine Studies MPhil program. The ensuing failure to become a proper Byzantinist, he admits,is thus a small irony of history.


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Ebooks of Historic and Cultural Value


The Macedonia Mosaic: Pieces of Insight from the Pre-Crisis Years (2016)
The Vatican’s Challenges in the Balkans: Bolstering the Catholic Church in 2015 and Beyond (Deliso and Albertini, 2015)


Some History & Culture Articles by Christopher Deliso, 2016


The Vatican’s Challenges in the Balkans
“Is It Time To Remember Bandon Author Who Wrote 300 Books?” The Southern Star (Skibbereen, Co. Cork, Ireland), 12 March 2023
“Yugoslavia’s Very Secret Service, History Today, August 2017.
-In this magazine feature, Christopher Deliso discusses the murky legacy of the former UDBA- one of the Cold War’s major security agencies, and the one responsible for carrying out numerous murders against enemies and perceived enemies of Tito’s communist regime in the Yugoslav diaspora, from America to Western Europe to Australia.
“Bulgaria’s City of the Tsars,” BBC History Magazine.
-A culturally rich city still brimming over with historic attractions, Veliko Tarnovo was a key center of medieval political and artistic life. In this article, Christopher Deliso explores some of the city’s most fascinating historical moments.
Αποψη: «Επιστράτευση» του συνόλου του πολιτιστικού πλούτου” (“Opinion: The ‘Recruitment’ of Cultural Wealth,” Kathimerini, October 1, 2011.
-In this 2011 article published in Greek in the leading Athenian daily Kathimerini, Christopher Deliso discusses some of the key challenges facing the Greek tourism and cultural offer, and some of the proactive steps being taken in different parts of the country to diversify and attract new market segments, for example, by renovating and promoting the Ottoman heritage sites of Thessaloniki.