The study of the Middle Ages has long been a major research and teaching interest at the University of St Andrews. The Department of Mediaeval History was founded in 1955, expanding to be the largest of its kind in the world, with a long and illustrious history of excellence in the field. The inter-disciplinary Institute of Mediaeval Studies brings together over thirty full-time academic staff of international standing and a number of research associates. Subjects taught include History (political, religious, social, cultural, legal), Mediaeval languages and Literatures (Arabic, French, Old and Middle English, German, Greek, Italian, Latin, Old Norse and Welsh), Art History and Theology.

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  • Leonardo in dialogue 

    Borgo, Francesca (2015-11) - Journal item
  • Paradoxes of signification 

    Read, Stephen (2016-11-24) - Journal article
    Ian Rumfitt has recently drawn our attention to a couple of paradoxes of signification, claiming that although Thomas Bradwardine's "multiple-meanings'' account of truth and signification can solve the first of them, it ...
  • Historicizing waterboarding as a severe torture norm 

    Cox, Rory (2018-09-20) - Journal article
    The debate on waterboarding and the wider debate on torture remains fiercely contested. President Trump and large sections of the US public continue to support the use of waterboarding and other so-called 'enhanced ...
  • A Manuscript Owned by William Scheves Now at Maynooth 

    Connolly, Margaret (2016-09-21) - Journal article
    William Scheves (c. 1440–1497), Archbishop of St Andrews, marked his books with a distinctive ownership inscription that has allowed the identification of eleven manuscripts and twenty-eight incunabula from his library. ...
  • Aristakes Lastivertc'i and Armenian urban consciousness 

    Greenwood, Timothy William (Routledge, 2017-03-02) - Book item

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