About this Fellow
Italian Language and Literature
- Emeritus Professor of Italian, University of Cambridge
- Serena Professor of Italian, University of Cambridge, 1982 - 2002
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.
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