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Professor Charles Burnett FBA

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About this Fellow

Appointments

Current post

  • Professor of the History of Islamic Influences in Europe, The Warburg Institute, University of London

Past Appointments

  • Scholar, Research Student and Research Fellow, St John's College University of Cambridge, 1969 - 1979
  • Senior Research Fellow, The Warburg Institute, University of London, 1979 - 1982
  • Leverhulme Research Fellow, Department of History, The University of Sheffield, 1982 - 1985
  • Lecturer, Professor of the History of Islamic Influences in Europe, The Warburg Institute, University of London, 1985
  • Professor of the History of Islamic Influences in Europe, The Warburg Institute, University of London, 1985

Publications

Magic and divination in the Middle Ages: texts and techniques in the Islamic and Christian worlds 1996

The introduction of Arabic learning into England 1997

Adelard of Bath, conversations with his nephew 1998

Arabic into Latin in the Middle Ages: The Translators and their Intellectual and Social Context

Numerals and Arithmetic in the Middle Ages Variorum Collected Studies Series, Farnham, 2010, 380 pp

Islam and Tibet: Interactions along the Musk Routes 2011

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Medieval literary theory and the psychology of literary response; poetic identity in the Middle Ages; Nietzschean slow reading; medieval religious writing ("vernacular theology"); Syon Abbey; history of the book

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Medieval history; heresy, inquisition & 'religions': university texts as the locus for medieval thought about contemporary social topics such as medicine, peoples and population.

Professor Simon Franklin

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