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, including Monastic Tithes from their Origins to the Twelfth Century (1964), The Letters of Peter the Venerable (2 vols.,1967), Medieval Monasticism: A Select Bibliography (1976), People and Power in Byzantium (with Alexander Kazhdan, 1982), Three Studies in Medieval Religious and Social Thought (1995), The Reformation of the Twelfth Century (1996), Sacrilege and Redemption in Renaissance Florence: The Case of Antonio Rinaldeschi (with William J. Connell, 2005), Crusaders and Crusading in the Twelfth Century (2009), and The Abbey of Cluny (2010), as well as over a hundred articles, most of which have been reprinted in five volumes. He is currently working on books on the fourteenth-century crusading propagandist William of Adam and on the California Gold Rush.

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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