Alex Woolf

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Alex Woolf
Born 1963
Nationality British
Occupation Medieval historian
Notable work New Edinburgh History of Scotland

Alex Woolf is a medieval historian based at the University of St Andrews. He specialises in the history of the British Isles and Scandinavia in the Early Middle Ages, especially in relation to the peoples of Wales and Scotland. He is author of volume two in the New Edinburgh History of Scotland, covering the period between 789 and 1070. For this he won the 2008 Saltire Society award for "history book of the year".

Select bibliography[edit]

  • From Pictland to Alba: Scotland, 789 to 1070, (Edinburgh University Press, 2007)
  • "Dun Nechtain, Fortriu and the Geography of the Picts"; Scottish Historical Review 2006 ; 85(2): 182-201
  • "The expulsion of the Irish from Dyfed"; Ireland and Wales in the Middle Ages; Karen Jankulak, Jonathan Wooding (ed); Four Courts Press 2007; 102-115
  • Landscape and Environment in Dark Age Scotland; St Andrews Committee for Dark Age Studies; 2006
  • "Caedualla Rex Brettonum and the passing of the Old North", Northern History 41.1, 1-20 (2004)

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