Giles Constable

Giles Constable
Medieval History
Professor Emeritus
School of Historical Studies

The medievalist Giles Constable is the author or editor of more than twenty books in the area of medieval religious and intellectual history concerning, among other subjects, the origins of monastic tithes, Peter the Venerable, the people and power of Byzantium, medieval religious and social thought, the reformation of the twelfth century, Renaissance Florence as seen through the case of Antonio Rinaldeschi, twelfth-century crusading, the history of Cluny, and the fourteenth-century crusading propagandist William of Adam. He continues to work on the California Gold Rush and on early medieval monasticism.

Harvard University, Ph.D. 1957; The University of Iowa, Instructor and Assistant Professor 1955–58; Harvard University, Assistant Professor 1958–61, Associate Professor 1961–66, H. C. Lea Professor of Medieval History 1966–77, Professor 1977–85, Director of Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection 1977–84; Institute for Advanced Study, Professor 1985–2003, Professor Emeritus 2003–; Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres, Institut de France, Foreign Associate; Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Foreign Member; American Historical Association, Member; American Philosophical Society, Fellow; Bavarian Academy of Sciences, Corresponding Member; British Academy, Corresponding Member; Instituto Lombardo, Accademia di Scienze e Lettere, Foreign Member; Medieval Academy of America, Fellow; Royal Historical Society, Corresponding Fellow

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