R. I. Moore
|Robert Ian Moore|
May 8, 1941|
|Alma mater||Merton College, Oxford University|
|Known for||Study of Heresy in Medieval History|
|Notable awards||Fellow of the Royal Historical Society|
Robert Ian Moore (born May 8, 1941), most commonly known as R. I. Moore, is Professor Emeritus of History at Newcastle University. He specializes in medieval history, has written several influential works on the subject of heresy, and has received multiple awards, including being named a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.
Moore was born in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Merton College at Oxford University in 1962, and his Masters from Oxford in 1966. From 1964–1994 he taught Medieval History at the University of Sheffield, then moving to the Newcastle University, where he remained until 2003. He was a visiting professor at the University of Chicago in 1989, and the University of California at Berkeley in 2004.
- The Origins of European Dissent (1977)
- The Formation of a Persecuting Society: Authority and Deviance in Western Europe, 950–1250 (1st ed., 1987; 2nd ed., 2007)
- The Birth of Popular Heresy (1975)
- The First European Revolution, c. 970–1215 (2000)
- (with Ralph Henry Carless Davis) A History of Medieval Europe: From Constantine to Saint Louis (3rd revised by Robert I. Moore, ISBN 0-582-78462-X, 2005) – reissued many times
- The War on Heresy (2012)
- Family, Community and Cult on the Eve of the Gregorian Reform', Transactions of the Royal Historical Society, 5th series, 30 (1980), 49-69.
- 'Antisemitism and the Birth of Europe', Studies in Church History ed. Diana Wood, 29, Christianity and Judaism, (Oxford, 1992), 33 - 57.
- 'Heresy and the Making of Literacy, c. 1000 - 1150', Peter Biller and Anne Hudson eds., Heresy and Literacy in the Middle Ages (Cambridge University Press, 1994), pp. 19 – 37, reprinted in Lester K. Little and Barbara H. Rosenwein eds., Debating the Middle Ages (Oxford 1998), pp. 363–75
- 'Heresy, Repression and Social Change in the Age of Gregorian Reform', in Medieval Christendom and Its Discontents, ed. Scott J. Waugh (Cambridge University Press, 1996), pp. 19 – 46.
- 'A la naissance d'une société persécutrice: les clercs, les Cathares et la formation de l'Europe', in Le Catharisme,: un ordre condamné: Centre nationale d'études cathares, 6e. session d'histoire médiévale, September 1993 (Carcassone, 1996), pp. 11 – 37
- 'Between Sanctity and Superstition: Saints and their Miracles in the Age of Revolution', in The Work of Jacques Le Goff, and the Challenges of Medieval History ed. Miri Rubin (Boydell Press, Woodbridge, 1997), pp. 63 – 75
- 'World History' in Michael Bentley (ed.) Companion to Historiography (London, Routledge, 1997), pp. 941 – 59
- 'The Birth of Europe as a Eurasian Phenomenon', Modern Asian Studies 31/3 (1997), pp. 583 – 601, reprinted in V. Lieberman, ed., Beyond Binary Histories: Re-imagining Eurasia to c. 1830 (Ann Arbor, 1999), pp. 139–59
- Royal Historical Society (1975)
- Royal Asiatic Society (1992)
- Institute of Advanced Study, Indiana University (1995)
- Medieval Academy of America (2002)
- Frassetto, Michael, ed. (2006). Heresy and the persecuting society in the Middle Age: Essays on the work of R. I. Moore. Brill. ISBN 9789004150980. ISSN 1573-5664.