Giles Constable | Brief CV and Bibliography


Brief C.V.

Born in London in 1929

Educated at Harvard (A.B. 1950; Ph.D. 1957) and at Cambridge, England (1952-53)

Professor at the University of Iowa (1955-58), Harvard (1958-85), and the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton (1985- 2003, emeritus since 2003)

Visiting Professor:

St John’s University, Collegeville (1973)

Catholic University of America (1978-84)

Georgetown University (1982, 1997)

Princeton University (1989, 1995)

Arizona State University (1992, 2005)

Director of Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, D.C. (1977-84)

Assistant Editor: Speculum (1958-78)

Editorial committee (Advisory Board):

Journal of Ecclesiastical History (1964-75)

Medievalia et Humanistica (1969- )

Revue Mabillon (1990- )

Mediterranean Studies (1991-2002)

Le Moyen Age (1997- )

Sacris Erudiri (1999- )

Fellow: Medieval Academy, American Philosophical Society

Corresponding (Foreign) Member: Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres, Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften, British Academy, Accademia dei Lincei, a.o.

Honorary degrees from Paris I, Georgetown University, Longwood University, Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies

Brief Bibliography

(with James Kritzeck)  Petrus Venerabilis 1156-1956: Studies and Texts Commemorating the Eighth Centenary of his Death (Studia Anselmiana, 40; Rome, 1956)

Monastic Tithes from their Origins to the Twelfth Century (Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought, N.S. 10; Cambridge, England, 1964)

The Letters of Peter the Venerable, 2 vols. (Harvard Historical Studies, 78; Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1967)

(with Bernard Smith) Libellus de diversis ordinibus et professionibus qui sunt in aecclesia (Oxford Medieval Texts ; Oxford, 1972; rev. ed. 2003)

(with Janet Martin) Peter the Venerable : Selected Letters (Toronto Medieval Latin Texts, 3; Toronto, 1974)

Consuetudines benedictinae variae (Saec. XI-Saec. XIV)(Corpus Consuetudinum monasticarum, 6; Siegburg, 1975)

Medieval Monasticism: A Select Bibliography (Toronto Medieval Bibliographies, 6; Toronto, 1976)

Letters and Letter-Collections (Typologie des sources du Moyen Age Latin, 17 ; Turnhout, 1976)

Religious Life and Thought (11th-12th Centuries) (London, 1979) (reprints of articles)

Cluniac Studies (London, 1980) (reprints of articles)

(with Alexander Kazhdan) People and Power in Byzantium: An Introduction to Modern Byzantine Studies (Washington, D.C., 1982)

(with Robert Benson) Renaissance and Renewal in the Twelfth Century (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1982)

(with R. B. C. Huygens) Apologiae duae: Gozechini epistola ad Walcherum, Burchardi, ut videtur, abbatis Bellevallis apologia de barbis (Corpus Christianorum: Continuatio mediaeualis, 62; Turnhout, 1985)

Monks, Hermits and Crusaders in Medieval Europe (London, 1988) (reprints of articles)

(with Theodore Evergates) The Cartulary and Charters of Notre-Dame of Homblières, on the basis of material prepared by William Mendel Newman (Medieval Academy Books, No. 97; Cambridge, Mass., 1990)

(with Elizabeth H. Beatson and Luca Dainelli) The Letters between Bernard Berenson and Charles Henry Coster (Florence, 1993)

Three Studies in Medieval Religious and Social Thought (Cambridge, 1995)

Culture and Spirituality in Medieval Europe (Aldershot, 1996) (reprints of articles)

The Reformation of the Twelfth Century (Cambridge, 1996)

(with Gert Melville and Jörg Oberste)  Die Cluniazenser in ihrem politisch-sozialen Umfeld (Münster 1998)

Cluny from the Tenth to the Twelfth Century (Aldershot 2002) (reprints of articles)

(with William Connell) Sacrilege and Redemption in Renaissance Florence: The Case of Antonio Rinaldeschi (Toronto, 2005; Ital. trans. 2006; 2nd ed., 2008)

(with Bernard Smith) Three Treatises from Bec on the Nature of Monastic Life (Medieval Academy Books, No. 109; Toronto 2008)

Crusaders and Crusading in the Twelfth Century (Farnham and Burlington, VT;Ashgate 2008)

The Abbey of Cluny, A Collection of Essays to Mark the Eleven-Hundredth Anniversary of its Foundation (Vita regularis: Abhandlungen 43; Münster 2010)

Plus about a hundred articles.