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David W. Rollason is an English historian and medievalist. He is a Professor in history at Durham University. He specialises in the cult of saints, the history of Northumbria and in the historical writings of Durham, most notably producing a modern edition and translation of the Libellus de exordio and co-operating on an edition of the famous Durham Liber Vitae.

His works include:

  • The Mildred Legend: A Study in Early Medieval Hagiography in England, (1982)
  • ed. with G. Bonner and C. Stancliffe St Cuthbert, his Cult and his Community to AD 1200, (1989)
  • Saints and Relics in Anglo-Saxon England, (1989)
  • with D. Gore & G. Fellows-Jensen, Sources for York History to AD 1100, (York, 1998)
  • ed. & tr. Symeon of Durham. Libellus de exordio atque procursu istius, hoc est Dunhelmensis, ecclesie, (Oxford, 2000)
  • Bede and Germany, (Jarrow Lecture, 2002)
  • Northumbria 500-1100: Creation and Destruction of a Kingdom, (Cambridge, 2003)
  • ed. with many others, The Durham Liber Vitae. British Library, MS Domitian A.VII, An Edition with Digital Facsimile, and Prosopographical and Linguistic Commentaries, (British Library, 2007)



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