The medieval & Renaissance literature & history of Spain from 1200 to 1700, with special interests in literacy, libraries & the history of ideas; humanism; imperialism
About this Fellow
Richard Sharpe is Professor of Diplomatic at Wadham College, University of Oxford. In 2018 he was elected an Honorary Member of the Royal Irish Academy.
- Professor of Diplomatic, University of Oxford, and Fellow of Wadham College
- Professor of Diplomatic, University of Oxford, 1990
- Fellow, Wadham College, University of Oxford, 1990
The social & cultural history of Continental Europe in Late Antiquity & the Middle Ages.
Medieval literary theory and the psychology of literary response; poetic identity in the Middle Ages; Nietzschean slow reading; medieval religious writing ("vernacular theology"); Syon Abbey; history of the book
Medieval history; heresy, inquisition & 'religions': university texts as the locus for medieval thought about contemporary social topics such as medicine, peoples and population.