Curriculum Vitae

Brian Michael Gottesman

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Citizenship[s]: United States of America
Education: University of Rochester (Rochester, New York), Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in History, Magna Cum Laude, 2000. Winner of the History Department's Highest Distinction, 2000. Earned Certificate in International Relations, 2000. Harvard Law School (Cambridge, Massachusetts), Juris Doctor (J.D.), 2003.
Areas of Specialization: Khazars, Central Asian history, Jewish history, history of the Levant, trade routes, international relations, legal studies
Print publications

Contributions to books:

1. Brian M. Gottesman. Contributing writer and listmaker for Forbidden Knowledge: A Wickedly Smart Guide to History's Naughtiest Bits, eds. Will Pearson, Mangesh Hattikudur, and Elizabeth Hunt. New York, NY: Collins, 2005.

Encyclopedia articles:

1. Brian M. Gottesman. "Bakhtiari." In Encyclopedia of Modern Asia, vol. 1, eds. David Levinson and Karen Christensen, et al., pp. 222-223. New York, NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2002.

2. Brian M. Gottesman. "Karabag." In Encyclopedia of Modern Asia, vol. 3, eds. David Levinson and Karen Christensen, et al., pp. 310-311. New York, NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2002.

3. Brian M. Gottesman. "Sind." In Encyclopedia of Modern Asia, vol. 5, eds. David Levinson and Karen Christensen, et al., pp. 210-211. New York, NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2002.

4. Brian M. Gottesman. "Alexandria." In Encyclopedia of World Trade: From Ancient Times to the Present, vol. 1, ed. Cynthia Clark Northrup, p. 21. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 2005.

5. Brian M. Gottesman. "Amber." In Encyclopedia of World Trade: From Ancient Times to the Present, vol. 1, ed. Cynthia Clark Northrup, p. 29. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 2005.

6. Brian M. Gottesman. "Etruscans." In Encyclopedia of World Trade: From Ancient Times to the Present, vol. 2, ed. Cynthia Clark Northrup, p. 326. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 2005.

7. Brian M. Gottesman. "Goths." In Encyclopedia of World Trade: From Ancient Times to the Present, vol. 2, ed. Cynthia Clark Northrup, pp. 422-425. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 2005.

8. Brian M. Gottesman. "Minoan Civilization." In Encyclopedia of World Trade: From Ancient Times to the Present, vol. 3, ed. Cynthia Clark Northrup, p. 658. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 2005.

9. Brian M. Gottesman. "Nomads." In Encyclopedia of World Trade: From Ancient Times to the Present, vol. 3, ed. Cynthia Clark Northrup, pp. 701-703. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 2005.

10. Brian M. Gottesman. "Petra." In Encyclopedia of World Trade: From Ancient Times to the Present, vol. 3, ed. Cynthia Clark Northrup, pp. 734-736. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 2005.

11. Brian M. Gottesman. "Phoenicia." In Encyclopedia of World Trade: From Ancient Times to the Present, vol. 3, ed. Cynthia Clark Northrup, pp. 736-740. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 2005.

12. Brian M. Gottesman. "Piracy." In Encyclopedia of World Trade: From Ancient Times to the Present, vol. 3, ed. Cynthia Clark Northrup, p. 743. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 2005.

13. Brian M. Gottesman. "Radanites." In Encyclopedia of World Trade: From Ancient Times to the Present, vol. 3, ed. Cynthia Clark Northrup, p. 763-764. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 2005.

14. Brian M. Gottesman. "Adiabene." In World History Encyclopedia, Era 3: Classical Traditions 1000 BCE-300 CE, ed. Alfred J. Andrea. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2011.

15. Brian M. Gottesman. "The Empire of the Khazars." In World History Encyclopedia, Era 4: Expanding Regional Civilizations 300-1000, ed. Alfred J. Andrea. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2011.

16. Brian M. Gottesman. "Kiev, the Pechenegs, and the Khazars." In World History Encyclopedia, Era 4: Expanding Regional Civilizations 300-1000, ed. Alfred J. Andrea. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2011.

17. Brian M. Gottesman. "The Radhanite Merchants." In World History Encyclopedia, Era 4: Expanding Regional Civilizations 300-1000, ed. Alfred J. Andrea. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2011.

18. Brian M. Gottesman. "The Uighur Empire." In World History Encyclopedia, Era 4: Expanding Regional Civilizations 300-1000, ed. Alfred J. Andrea. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2011.

Magazine articles:

1. Brian M. Gottesman. "Gudmund's Solution: A Tale of Legal Wrangling and Settlement from Viking-Age Iceland." The Bencher: The Magazine of the American Inns of Court (March/April 2006), pp. 14-16.


Other activities

  • Moderator of Khazar-Fiction discussion group, 2001-present
  • Contributor of historical data, commentaries, and notes to Bruce R. Gordon's Regnal Chronology website
  • Author of the historical fiction short story "The Silent Wife: A Legal Tale from Ancient Sumeria", published in In Re: The Journal of the Delaware State Bar Association (November 2006). (Won second place in the Delaware State Bar Association's 2006 Fiction Writing Contest)
  • Writer of book-length historical fiction, including the manuscript "The King of Zion" and the works-in-progress "Before the World Falls", "Lords of the Steppe", "By Fire and By Sword", "The Tiger King", and "Pillar of Smoke, Pillar of Fire"
  • Co-writer (with Norm Finkelshteyn) of the work-in-progress "The Saga of Hrothgar", a historical comic book