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

  • Abbatial elections : the case of the Loire Valley in the eleventh century 

    Howie, Catriona V (University of St Andrews, 2015-06-25) - Thesis
    This thesis examines a series of documents described as electoral charters, produced in monastic institutions of the Loire Valley from the late tenth to late eleventh centuries. By considering the variations in the formulas ...
  • Italian queens in the ninth and tenth centuries 

    Cimino, Roberta (University of St Andrews, 2014-06-26) - Thesis
    This thesis investigates the role of queens in ninth and tenth century Italy. During the Carolingian period the Italian kingdom saw significant involvement of royal women in political affairs. This trend continued after ...
  • Prostitution and subjectivity in late mediaeval Germany and Switzerland 

    Page, Jamie (University of St Andrews, 2013-11-30) - Thesis
    This thesis is a study of the problem of subjectivity and prostitution in the Middle Ages. Three legal case studies of unpublished archival material and one chapter focussing on fictional texts from late mediaeval Germany ...

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