Medieval history: narrative sources, primarily in north-western Europe in the 11th to 13th centuries, as evidence for the perceptions and values that shaped war and politics.
About this Fellow
Medieval ecclesiastical history of western Europe, 800-1250; clergy, bishops, charters and administration
- Professor of Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
- Reader in Medieval Church History, University of Nottingham, 2017
- Professor of Medieval Studies, University of Leeds, 2017
British Academy Appointments
- Member of Council, 2017
Islamic history 1050-1250, especially Iran and Syria; Muslim perspectives of the crusades, the scholar al-Ghazali and the caliphate.
The society, culture and landscape of early medieval England, especially the Church and parochial organisation; historical and archaeological sources and approaches
Anglo-Saxon literature, especially Ælfric and the Alfredian writings; early medieval commentary on Boethius's Consolation of Philosophy