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In this interview, David Rockwell, Ph.D student with the Department of Medieval Studies, discusses his research into the lobbying practices of bankers and other lenders that aimed to influence imperial law-making affecting the economic life of sixth century Byzantium. He looks at the history of economics and corruption of the period from his unique perspective as a former senior finance and capital markets lawyer in today’s global trading hubs.
This podcast is part of the ‘New Faces, New Ideas’ series in which Ph.D students in the Department of Medieval Studies talk about their current research and future ambitions.