Professor Giles Constable

Medieval history

Elected 1983

1983
Religion

The medievalist Giles Constable is the author or editor of more than 20 books in the area of medieval religious and intellectual history concerning, among other subjects, the origins of monastic tithes, Peter the Venerable, the people and power of Byzantium, medieval religious and social thought, the reformation of the 12th century, Renaissance Florence as seen through the case of Antonio Rinaldeschi, 12th-century crusading, the history of Cluny, and the 14th-century crusading propagandist William of Adam. A work on the California Gold Rush appeared in 2015. He is at work on a short book on early medieval monasticism.

Current post

Professor Emeritus in the School of Historical Studies, Princeton; former H C Lea Professor of Medieval History, Harvard University and Director of Dumbarton Oaks

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