Past Member

Richard Abels

Funding provided by the Fund for Historical Studies

Affiliation

Historical Studies

Field of Study

Medieval Military History

Home Institution

The United States Naval Academy
From
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Richard Abels is using a wide range of evidence, including historical and literary narratives, charters, canon law, exegetical works, poetry, art, and archaeology to examine how cultural considerations and constraints shaped medieval warfare on all levels, from defining casus belli, to strategic and tactical decisionmaking, to the conduct and experiences of ordinary soldiers.

Dates at IAS

Member
School of Historical Studies

Degrees

Columbia University
Ph.D.
1982
Columbia University
M.A.
1976
Columbia University
B.A.
1973

Honors

1991, 2003, 2008
Dept. of the Navy Meritorious Civil Service Medal
2008
The U.S. Naval Academy's Service Excellence Award
2003
The U.S. Naval Academy's Research Excellence Award
1991
The U.S. Naval Academy's Excellence in Teaching Award

Appointments

The United States Naval Academy
Professor
The United States Naval Academy
Assoc Prof.
The United States Naval Academy
Asst Prof