Sean Manning grew up on the west coast of Canada, moved to Calgary to write a Master’s thesis on the revolt of Cyrus the Younger (2013), and moved to Austria where he was awarded a PhD in November 2018 at the Universität Innsbruck for his work on the Achaemenid empire. His words on this blog are his own opinion, backed by his judgement as a scholar not by an organization or institution.

You can find his academic CV here and a list of his publications here.

He is currently unemployed and looking for work in fields like teaching, research, translation, copyediting (and in the medium term perhaps software testing and development).

To contact him, send an email to sean period manning at protonmail dot com.

Follow this blog on WordPress, by email, or at https://scholar.social/@bookandswordblog A generous citizen of Nippur re-blogs his posts with the “ancient” tag on twitter

5 thoughts on “About”

  1. Hi there! I nominated you for a Liebster Award, for excellent bloggers with less than 200 followers. https://ascholarlyskater.wordpress.com/2015/03/28/the-liebster-award/

  2. Greetings. I’m Persian Boge from pothos. Your blog is quite interesting to read. I am also in Germany working on a project about Alexander the Great. Maybe we can exchange emails.

  3. Herry Chen said:

    Hi my name is Herry Chen from Vancouver, BC. I have recently read your article on reconstructing Hoplite fighting from Ancient Warfare magazine and being really interested in this topic. I am also a longsword practitioner and would like to know if there is anything I can offer to your research or if I can learn more about Hoplite fighting from you. Please let me know.

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