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UK Fellow, Medieval Studies, elected in 2005

Professor David d'Avray FBA

Social Theory Early Modern History Religious Studies Medieval History - Medieval Studies
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About this Fellow

Lecturer, Reader and Professor in UCL History Department, teaching whose students has increasingly stimulated research and publication. Early work was on medieval preaching as mass communication, and as evidence for attitudes to monarchy, death, and marriage; the practical influence of symbolism on the social and legal history of medieval marriage was the next theme; after that, different kinds of rationality in history, both comparatively and with reference to the Middle Ages; the most recent published research has been on the royal marriages and papal law. Current research aims to apply sociological concepts to understanding papal Christianity between Antiquity and the Enlightenment.

Website: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/history/about_us/academic_staff/professor_davray

Appointments

Current post

  • Emeritus Professor of History, University College London

Past Appointments

  • Professor of History, University College London
  • Lecturer, Reader, Professor, University College London

Publications

Papal Jurisprudence c. 400. Sources of the Canon Law Tradition

2019 Cambridge University Press

Papacy, Monarchy and Marriage

2015 Cambridge University Press

Dissolving Royal Marriages, 860-1600

2014

Medieval Religious Rationalities: A Weberian Analysis

2010

Rationalities in History. A Weberian Essay in Comparison

2010

Medieval Marriage. Symbolism and Society

2005

Medieval Marriage Sermons

2001

Death and the Prince

1994

The Preaching of the Friars

1985

Other Medieval Studies Fellows

Dr Peter Linehan

History Southern Europe Spain and Portugal Medieval History - History Medieval Studies