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Professor Robert Bartlett (born 1950), MA (Cantab.), DPhil (Oxon.), FRHistS, FBA, FRSE, FSA, is an English historian and medievalist.

He currently holds the position of Wardlaw Professor of Mediaeval History at the University of St Andrews, in Fife, Scotland. He studied at Peterhouse, Cambridge, St John's College, Oxford and Princeton University; he obtained research fellowships at several institutions, including the University of Michigan and Georg-August University of Göttingen, before working at the University of Edinburgh, University of Chicago and the University of St Andrews, where he currently resides.

He is widely regarded as one of the world's most important practicing medieval historians. He is particularly known for his work The Making of Europe: Conquest, Colonization and Cultural Change, 950-1350. The latter won the Wolfson History Prize in 1993. He specializes in medieval colonialism, the cult of saints, and England between the 11th century and the 14th century. He gave the 2007 Ford Lectures at Oxford. He wrote and presented Inside The Medieval Mind, a four part documentary broadcast by the BBC in 2008 as part of a medieval season.

Select bibliography

  • Gerald of Wales, 1146-1223, (Oxford, 1982)
  • Trial by fire and water : the medieval judicial ordeal (Oxford, 1986)
  • (ed. with Angus MacKay) Medieval frontier societies
  • The Making of Europe: Conquest, Colonization and Cultural Change, 950-1350 (London, 1993)
  • England Under the Norman and Angevin Kings, (Oxford, 2000)
  • (ed.& tr.) Life and miracles of St Modwenna , (Oxford, 2002)
  • (ed.& tr.) The miracles of Saint Æbbe of Coldingham and Saint Margaret of Scotland, (Oxford, 2003)
  • The Hanged Man: A Story of Miracle, Memory and Colonialism in the Middle Ages, (Princeton, 2005)
  • Gerald of Wales: A Voice of the Middle Ages, (Tempus, 2006) [revised edition of Gerald of Wales, 1146-1223]
  • The Natural and the Supernatural in the Middle Ages (The Wiles Lectures), (Cambridge University Press, 2008)

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