Richard Sharpe (historian)

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Richard Sharpe is Professor of Diplomatic at the University of Oxford, based at Wadham College. His interests are broadly the history of medieval England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. He has a special concern with first-hand work on the primary sources of medieval history, including palaeography, diplomatic and the editorial process, as well as the historical and legal contexts of medieval documents.[1] He is the general editor of the Corpus of British Medieval Library Catalogues, and editor of a forthcoming edition of the charters of King Henry I of England.

The following is a select bibliography:

  • Raasay : a study in island history. Rev. edn. 1982.
  • Medieval Irish saints' lives : an introduction to 'Vitae Sanctorum Hiberniae'. Oxford, 1991
  • (ed. & trans.) Life of Saint Columba. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1995.
  • with Carley, James Patrick; Thomson, Rodney Malcolm; Watson, Andrew G. (eds.). English Benedictine Libraries. The shorter catalogues (The Corpus of British Medieval Library Catalogues, 4). London: British Library in association with the British Academy, 1996.
  • A handlist of Latin writers of Great Britain and Ireland before 1540 (The Journal of Medieval Latin, publications, 1). Turnhout: Brepols, 1997.
  • Norman rule in Cumbria 1092-1136 (Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society, Tract Series, 21). Kendal: Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society, 2006


  1. ^ Retrieved from Staff Profile at Oxford University

External reading[edit]

  • Staff profile, University of Oxford, Faculty of History, retrieved 2012-10-03