Richard Sharpe (historian)

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Richard Sharpe (born 1954) 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 According to WorldCat, the book is held in 277 libraries [2]
  • (ed. & trans.) Adomnan's Life of Saint Columba. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1995. According to WorldCat, the book is held in 327 libraries [2]
  • 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. According to WorldCat, the book is held in 185 libraries
  • 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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Retrieved from Staff Profile at Oxford University
  2. ^ a b WorldCat author file

External reading[edit]

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