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UK Fellow, Medieval Studies, elected in 1987

Professor Patrick Boyde FBA

About this Fellow

Italian Language and Literature



Current post

  • Emeritus Professor of Italian, University of Cambridge

Past Appointments

  • Serena Professor of Italian, University of Cambridge, 1982 - 2002


Dante's lyric poetry (2 vols), 1967

Dante philomythes and philosopher: man in the cosmos 1981

Perception and passion in Dante's 'Comedy' 1993

Human vices and human worth in Dante's Comedy 2000

Other Medieval Studies Fellows

Professor John Gillingham

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.

Professor Carole Hillenbrand

Islamic history 1050-1250, especially Iran and Syria; Muslim perspectives of the crusades, the scholar al-Ghazali and the caliphate.

Professor John Blair

The society, culture and landscape of early medieval England, especially the Church and parochial organisation; historical and archaeological sources and approaches

Professor Malcolm Godden

Anglo-Saxon literature, especially Ælfric and the Alfredian writings; early medieval commentary on Boethius's Consolation of Philosophy

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