R. I. Moore

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Robert Ian Moore
Born (1941-05-08) 8 May 1941 (age 73)
Northern Ireland
Institutions Sheffield University
Newcastle University
Alma mater Merton College, Oxford University
Known for Study of Heresy in Medieval History
Notable awards Fellow of the Royal Historical Society
Website
http://rimoore.net

Robert Ian Moore (born 8 May 1941),[1] most commonly known as R. I. Moore, is Professor Emeritus of History at Newcastle University. He specialises in medieval history, has written several influential works on the subject of heresy,[2] and has received multiple awards, including being named a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.

Biography[edit]

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.

Selected works[edit]

Books[edit]

  • The Birth of Popular Heresy (1975)
  • The Origins of European Dissent (1st 1977, revised 1985)
  • The First European Revolution, c. 970–1215 (2000)
  • Studies in Medieval History Presented to R. H. C. Davis, eds. Henry Mayr-Harting and Moore (Hambledon Press, 1985)
  • The Formation of a Persecuting Society: Power and Deviance in Western Europe, 950–1250 (Blackwell Publishing, 1987); Expanded edition, The Formation of a Persecuting Society: Authority and Deviance in Western Europe, 950–1250 (Blackwell, 2007)
  • A History of Medieval Europe: from Constantine to Saint Louis, 3rd edition, by R.C.H. Davis and Moore, (Pearson Longman, 2005, ISBN 0-582-78462-X) (1st ed. by Ralph Henry Carless Davis, Longman, 1957; 2nd ed. by Davis, 1970)
  • The War on Heresy: the Battle for Faith and Power in Medieval Europe (Profile Books, 2012); US title, The War on Heresy (Harvard, 2012)
Historial atlases edited
  • The Hamlyn Historical Atlas (London: Hamlyn, 1961; revised 1981)
US title, Rand McNally Atlas of World History (Chicago: Rand McNally, 1981; revised 1983). Associate editors, Maps copyright Creative Cartography, Hamlyn, and Rand McNally.
  • The Newnes Historial Atlas (Newnes Books, 1983)
  • Philip's Atlas of World History (George Philip and Son, 1992)

Papers[edit]

  • 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

Fellowships[edit]

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