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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Recent Submissions

  • Gift-giving and inheritance strategies in late Roman law and legal practice 

    Humfress, Caroline (Routledge, 2017-06-07) - Book item
    In Roman law, an inheritance could be passed on according to the rules of intestate or testate succession. The Roman law of succession presents people with an enormous display of legal ingenuity. This chapter analyses some ...
  • Unrecorded copies of Middle English verse and prose in Dublin, Trinity College, MS 352 

    Connolly, Margaret (2018) - Journal article
    This article gives details of otherwise unrecorded copies of extracts from Walter Hilton's 'Scale of Perfection' and from 'Dives and Pauper' which occur in a sixteenth-century manuscript commonplace book, Dublin, Trinity ...
  • The eponymous Jacquerie : making revolt mean some things 

    Firnhaber-Baker, Justine (Routledge, 2016-11-29) - Book item
    Labelling an activity makes it mean something. The decision to term a group of actions a ‘revolt’ or an ‘uprising’ today has profound implications for interpretation, just as calling them ‘rumours’ or ‘takehan’ went to the ...
  • TheoArtistry, and a contemporary perspective on composing sacred choral music 

    Corbett, George (2017-12-28) - Journal article
    This article presents the methodology and research underpinning the TheoArtistry Composers’ Scheme, a project based in ITIA (the Institute for Theology, Imagination and the Arts), School of Divinity, University of St Andrews ...
  • Magna Carta 

    Holt, James (Cambridge University Press, 2015-05) - Book
    3rd edition of classic work, with new introduction and additional material

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