Prof. Dr. Cyril P. Pavlikianov, Dr. Habilitatus (D.Sc.), Ph.D., M.A. is born in Sofia in 1965. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in Byzantine History at the National and Capodistrian University of Athens in 1998. He has been Assistant Professor of Modern Greek Philology (1998–2001) and Associate Professor of Byzantine Literature (2001–2007) at the Faculty of Classical and Modern Philology of the University of Sofia “St. Kliment Ohridski”. In 2004 he obtained the scholarly degree Doctor Habilitatus (Doctor Scientiarum) in Mediaeval History, and in 2007 he was elected full Professor of Byzantine Philology and Palaeography.