Minister for Justice Johannes Hahn of Austria

In his Habilitationsschrift (written at the University of Heidelberg), Johannes Hahn has reconsidered this assumption, and the results are remarkable.
However, Hahn is able to demonstrate that the circumstances of these and other eruptions of violence in Alexandria must be assessed from a more critical point of view.
In reconstructing the events Hahn comes to the conclusion that the riots began with the revolt of some pagans.
Under the episcopate of Cyrillus Hypatia was lynched, and again Hahn is able to demonstrate the various religious and political motivations for this act, since it seems that Hypatia was very influential with the anti-Cyrillian opposition in Alexandria.
However, Hahn has written an important study on the process of Christianization in the Roman Empire, and the conclusions drawn in this book are convincing.