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Professor Rosamond Deborah McKitterick FRHistS,FRSA,FSA

Professor Rosamond Deborah McKitterick, FRHistS,FRSA,FSA

Professor Emerita of Medieval History and former Director of Research, Faculty of History

Rosamond McKitterick is available for consultancy.

Sidney Sussex College
Cambridge CB2 3HU
Office Phone: 01223 3 38800


Laureate, Dr A.H. Heineken International prize for History, 2010

Departments and Institutes

Sidney Sussex College:

Research Interests

The history of Europe in the early middle ages, with particular interests in the Frankish kingdoms in the eighth and ninth centuries, early medieval Rome,  and palaeography and manuscript studies.

Research Supervision

All parts of Continental western Europe, fifth to tenth centuries on political, religious, cultural, social,and  intellectual  themes.


Continental Europe, fifth to tenth centuries, especially the Carolingian period. 

Other Professional Activities

Chair, Faculty of History, Archaeology and Letters, British School at Rome


  • European History

Key Publications



Rosamond McKitterick

1st October 2019






1.  The Frankish Church and the Carolingian Reforms 789-895, Royal Historical Society, Studies in History (London, 1977) (reprinted, 1979 - now out of print)

pp. 236.


2. The Frankish Kingdoms under the Carolingians, 751-987(Longman: London, 1983; third impression January,1990; from 2004, digital print on demand 2004; Polish translation Królestwa Karolingow.Wladza – konflikty – kultura 751-987, trans. Bartosz Hlebowicw and Mateusz Wilk (Warsaw: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Pwn, 2011).

pp. 414.


3.The Carolingians and the Written Word (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989) 

hardback and 'Cambridge Paperback Library'; second impression: November 1990; third impression 1995); selected by the American Council of Learned Societies for its History E-book Programme 2001

pp. 290.


 4. Books, scribes and learning in the Frankish kingdoms, sixth to ninth centuries, 13 papers,Variorum Collected Studies Series (Aldershot : Ashgate,1994 )  pp. 310.


5. Frankish kings and culture in the early middle ages, 14 papers, Variorum Collected Studies Series (Aldershot: Ashgate  1995) pp. 313.


6. (pamphlet) Anglo-Saxon missionaries in Germany: personal connections and local influences.  The Eighth Annual Brixworth Lecture, Vaughan Paper No. 36 (Leicester, 1991) pp. 40.


7. History and its audiences (Inaugural lecture) (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000)  pp. 73.


8. History and memory in the Carolingian world(Cambridge University Press, 2004)

347 pp.   French translation by C. Siegel and I. Deswarte : Histoire et memoire dans le monde carolingien(Turnhout: Brepols, 2009),  pp. 393.


9. Perceptions of the past in the early middle ages, Robert Conway Lectures, University of Notre Dame 2004 (Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 2006), pp. 154.


10. Karl der Große. Gestalten des Mittelalters und der Renaissance. Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft and Primus Verlag two imprints, 2008) pp. 472, and English version, Charlemagne: the formation of a European identity  (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008), fifth printing 2015. pp. 460.


11. (with Erik Kwakkel and Rodney Thomson) Turning over a new leafChange and development in the medieval manuscript, Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Culture(Leiden: Leiden University Press, 2012),  pp. 224 (jointly authored book: my section entitled ‘Glossaries and other innovations in Carolingian book production, pp. 21-78 and plates 1-20


12. The authority of Rome in the manuscripts of early medieval Europe,Foxcroft Lecture on Bibliography and Book History for 2017, Ancora Press, Monash UniversityIn association with the State Library of Victoria (Melbourne, 2017).


13. Rome and the invention of the papacy: theLiber pontificalis (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press) in the press, publication 2020.



Books edited 

14. Ireland in Mediaeval EuropeStudies in memory of Kathleen Hughes. Ed. with Dorothy Whitelock and David Dumville (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1982)

pp. 406.


15.  The Uses of Literacy in Early Mediaeval Europe(Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990) (reissued in paperback, April,1992; third impression 1998)  

selected by the American Council of Learned Societies for its History E-book Programme 2002   pp. 345 


16. Lasting Letters: An inscription for the abbots of St Albans(with Lida Lopes Cardozo) (Cambridge: Kindersley Cardozo 1992) pp. 96 (hardback and paperback).


17.  Carolingian Culture: emulation and innovation(Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993) pp. 334 (hardback and paperback); second impression 1997; digitized version 2003.


18.  The New Cambridge Medieval History II: 700-900 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995)  pp. 1100; second impression 1997, 8thprinting 2013, paperback 2015. Chinese and Arabic translations in preparation.


19. (with Roland Quinault),  Edward Gibbon and Empire  (Cambridge: Cambridge 

University Press, 1996) Paperback (2002)   pp. 341


20.   The Short Oxford History of Europe: The Early Middle Ages. Europe 400-

1000(the six contributors are C.Wickham, J.Shepard, M. de Jong, J.-P. Devroey, I.Wood and myself)  (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001)  

Spanish translation: La alta edad mediatrans. Lourdes Soriano Robles (Barcelona: Critica, 2002)

Polish translation: Wczesne Sredniowieczetrans. Zibigniew Dalewski (Warsaw: Swiat Ksizki, 2010)


21. The Times Atlas of the Medieval World(Harper Collins) (London, 2003) and Oxford University Press New York, 2004.


22. (with François Bougard and Régine Le Jan), La culture des elites au haut moyen âge, Collection haut moyen âge (Brepols: Turnhout, 2009)


23. (with Irene van Renswoude, Matthew Gillis and Richard Corradini), Ego trouble: Authors and their identities in the early middle ages, Forschungen zur Geschichte des Mittelalters  Denkschriften des Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften (Vienna 2010). 


24. (with Claudia Bolgia and John Osborne), Rome across time and space c. 500-c.1400: cultural transmission and exchange of ideas (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011); paperback 2014 


25. (with J. Osborne, C. Richardson and J. Story), Old St Peter’s. Papers of the British School at Rome, Monograph Series (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013); second printing 2014. 


26. Romanness after Rome. Special Themed Edition as Guest Editor of Early Medieval Europe22 Number 4  (2014).


27. (with C. Gantner and S. Meeder, The resources of the pastinearly medieval Europe 400-1000(Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015).


28. (with C. Methuen and A. Spicer), The Church and the Law, Studies in Church History 56 (2020)


29.(with Richard Pollard, Richard Price, and Dorine van Espelo), Codex epistolaris carolinus, Translated Texts for Historians (Liverpool) to go to press October/November 2019



Medieval Manuscript Catalogues compiled

30. Catalogue of the Pepys Library at Magdalene College, Cambridge  IV.Music, Maps and Calligraphy, with J.Stevens, S.Tyacke and J.Whalley (Boydell and Brewer, Woodbridge, for Magdalene College, 1989)  pp. 1-12 (= 57 descriptions)


31.  Catalogue of the Pepys Library at Magdalene College, Cambridge  V.ManuscriptsPart I Mediaeval,with R.Beadle (Boydell and Brewer, Woodbridge for Magdalene College, 1992)   pp. 125.


In preparation and under contract

32.  The migration of ideas in the early middle ages(Cambridge: Cambridge University Press)


33. Law, history, and the transmission of texts in the early middle ages(Toronto: Toronto University Press) (a collection of revised -and in the case of three, translated from French and German - versions of 13 papers published between 2000 and 2009.




Cambridge Studies in Mediaeval Life and Thought  

General Editor (September 2003-June 2019), formerly one of the two Advisory Editors from 1989.

 'Progress Editor' for the monographs in the series by Julia Smith, Stephen Rowell, Jack Bernhardt, William Klingshirn, Patricia Skinner, Patrick Amory, Hans Hummer, Nora Berend, Martin Klaussen, Andrew Merrills, Nicholas Everett, Andrew Gillett, Florin Curta, Adam Kosto, Jason Glenn, Matthew Innes, Simon Maclean, David Pratt, Marios Costambeys, Alice Rio, Caroline Goodson, Rachel Stone, Janneke Raaijmakers, Rory Naismith, Jonathan Conant, John Eldevik, Shane Bjornlie, Charles West, Levi Roach, Jamie Kreiner, Helmut Reimitz, Yaniv Fox, Jesse Keskiaho, Thomas Faulkner, Ingrid Rembold, Sean Griffin, Edward Roberts, Irene van Renswoude.


Cambridge Studies in Palaeography and Codicology 

 (General Editor with Albinia de la Mare, Professor of Palaeography in the University of London to 1997; from 1998 -2003 General Editor with Dr Teresa Webber, University Lecturer in Palaeography, Cambridge.

’Progress Editor’ for monographs by Leslie Brubaker, Nancy Netzer, Charles Briggs, William Noel, Francis Newton, Lisa Davis, and Bernhard Bischoff.


Member, Editorial Board, New Cambridge Mediaeval History


Member, advisory group, New Cambridge History of the Bible


British coordinator,Repertorium Fontium Historiae Medii Aevi  (Rome 1962-2007) since December 1992 -2007(from 1996 on the Council). 


Member, Editorial Board, Utrecht Studies in Medieval Literacy: publisher Brepols, Turnhout. 




Early Medieval Europe  (launched September 1992 by Longman; transferred by Addison Wesley Longman to Blackwell 1996) (Editor 1992-95; Coordinating Editor September 1995-December 1997; Corresponding Editor thereafter.)


Gazette du Livre Médiéval.(Member of the 'Collectif de rédaction') 1994-2004


Journal of Library History  (member of Editorial Board) 2001-2009


Journal of Ecclesiastical History(member of Editorial Board) 2002-2019


Millennium(member, Editorial Board/ Beirat Mitglied) published by the Max Planck Institut für Rechtsgeschichte) since 2003


Francia(standing member for peer review) Published by the Deutsches Historisches Institut(Institut histoirque allemand), Paris since 2009


Quaerendo(Brill: Leiden) (member of Editorial Board) since 2012


Quaestiones Medii Aevi Novae(Warsaw) (member of Advisory Board, 2013 -)


German History(member of Advisory Board 2014-) 



Consultant Editor, Times Atlas of World History, 5th Edition (London, 1999 and revised 5th edition 2004)

Consultant Editor, Times Atlas of European History, first and second editions (London 1996 and 1998


CHAPTERS IN BOOKS (A 1-125) and ARTICLES (B 126-67)

Those marked * have been reprinted in either Books, scribes and learning in the Frankish kingdoms, 6th to 9th centuries(1994) or Frankish kings and Culture in the early middle ages(1995)


A: Chapters in edited books 


1.   'The training of the Frankish clergy in the ninth century: the episcopal statutes', Proceedings of the Second International Conference of Comparative Ecclesiastical History(1975) reputedly still in the press!


*2.   'Some Carolingian law books and their function', in Authority and Power. Studies on Mediaeval Law and Government presented to Walter Ullmann on his 70th birthday, ed. Peter Linehan and Brian Tierney (Cambridge, 1980), pp. 13-27.


*3.   'The scriptoria of Merovingian Gaul: a survey of the evidence' in Columbanus and Merovingian Monasticismed. Howard Clarke and Mary Brennan, British Archaeological Reports, International Series 113 (Oxford, 1981), pp. 173-207.


*4.   'The palace school of Charles the Bald' in Charles the Bald: Court and Kingdomed. Janet Nelson and Margaret Gibson , British Archaeological Reports International Series 101 (Oxford, 1981), pp. 384-400, second edition Variorum Reprints, Aldershot, 1990, pp.326-339.


*5.  'The Carolingian kings and the see of Rheims, 883-987', in Ideal and reality in Frankish and Anglo-Saxon Society, ed. Patrick Wormald and Donald Bullough with Roger Collins (Oxford, Blackwell, 1983), pp. 228-250.


*6.  'The Gospels of St Hubert', in Art at Auction, ed. Georgia Fogg (London: Sotheby's, 1986), pp. 154-7.


*7.  'A Frankish aristocratic family of the tenth century: the descent of the Tracys from Charlemagne', in The Sudeleys: Lords of Toddington ed. Robert Smith, Manorial Society of Great Britain, London, 1987), pp. 21-33.


8.  'François Louis Ganshof', in the Dictionary of Historians, ed. J.Cannon, R.H.C.Davis, W.Doyle and J.P.Greene (Oxford, Blackwell, 1988), p. 148-9.


9.  'Jean-François Lemarignier' in ibid., p. 242.


*10.  'The diffusion of insular culture in Neustria between 650 and 850: the implications of the manuscript evidence' in La Neustrie. Les pays au nord de la Loire de 650 a 850ed. Hartmut Atsma, Beihefte der Francia 16/II (Sigmaringen, 1989), pp. 395-432.


11.  'Manuscripts and scriptoria in the reign of Charles the Bald, 840-877', in Giovanni Scoto nel suo tempo. L'organizzazione del sapere in eta Carolingia, ed. E.Menesto and C.Leonardi, Atti del XXIV Convegno Storico Internazionale,  Todi, 11-14 ottobre 1987 (Spoleto, 1989), pp. 200-233.


*12.  'Text and image in the Frankish kingdoms under the Carolingians', in The Uses of Literacy in  Early Mediaeval Europe , ed. R.McKitterick (Cambridge, 1990), pp. 297-318


13 &14.  'The uses of literacy in early mediaeval Europe' ,  ibid. pp. 1-10;   and 'Conclusion'.ibid., pp. 319-333.


*15.  'Frankish uncial in the eighth century: a new context for the work of the Echternach scriptorium', in Willibrord, zijn wereld en zijn werk ed., P.Bange and A.Weiler (Nijmegen, 1990), pp. 350-364.


*16.  'Latin and Romance: an historian's perspective', in Latin and the Romance Languages in the early middle agesed.Roger Wright,(London, 1991), pp.130-45.


17.   'Literacy in Alemannia and the role of St Gall', in St Gall as a Centre of Culture, ed. Werner Vogler (Stuttgart and Zurich, 1991), pp. 217-26.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

*18.  'Knowledge of Plato'sTimaeus  in the ninth century and the implications of Valenciennes, Bibliothèque Municipale MS 293' in From Athens to Chartres. Neoplatonism and Medieval Thought. Studies in Honour of Edouard Jeauneaued. Haijo J.Westra (Leiden, 1992), pp. 85-95.   


19a. 'Frauen und Schriftlichkeit im Frühmittelalter', in Weibliche Lebensgestaltung im frühen Mittelalter,ed. H.-W. Goetz (Cologne and Vienna,1991), pp. 65-118. 

*19b. 'Women and literacy in the early middle ages' (Revised and enlarged English version of 19a) in R. McKitterick, Books, scribes and learning in the Frankish kingdoms, 6th -9th centuries (Aldershot, 1994) chapter XIII 


20.   'Succession', in Lasting Letters, ed. Rosamond McKitterick and Lida Lopes Cardozo (Cambridge, 1992), pp. 31-57.


*21.   'Royal patronage of culture in the Frankish kingdoms under the Carolingians: motives and consequences', in Committenti e produzione artistico-letteraria nell'alto 

medioevo occidentale, Settimane di Studio del Centro Italiano di studi sull'alto medioevo 39 (Spoleto, 1992), pp. 93-129.                 


*22.    'Continuity and innovation in Tenth-Century Ottonian Culture', in Intellectual Life in the Middle AgesEssays presented to Margaret Gibson, ed. Lesley Smith and Benedicta Ward (London, 1992), pp. 15-24.


*23.  'The written word and oral communication: Rome's legacy to the Franks', in Germania Latinaed. R.North and T.Hofstra (Groningen, 1992), pp. 87-110. 


24.   'The writing of history' (with Matthew Innes) in Carolingian Culture: Emulation and Innovationed. R.McKitterick (Cambridge University Press,  (1993) , pp. 193-220.


25.   'Script and book production', ibid., pp. 221-247.             


26.  'The Carolingian legacy', ibid., pp. 317-323. 


27.  'Carolingian Bible production: the Tours' anomaly', in The Bible in the early middle ages: production, decorationand use, ed. Richard Gameson, Cambridge Studies in Palaeography and Codicology 2 (Cambridge, 1994), pp. 63-77. 


28.  Texts for the Maps for 450, 526, 565, 732, 814, 910, 1003 in The Times Atlas of European History  (London 1994) and revised edition (London, 1998).  


29.  'The audience for Latin historiography in the early middle ages: text transmission and manuscript dissemination', in Geschichtsschreibung im Frühmittelalter, ed. A. Scharer and G. Scheibelreiter (Vienna, 1994), pp. 96-114.                                                                                       


30.  'England and the Continent in the eighth and ninth centuries', chapter 2(c) in The New Cambridge Mediaeval History II: 700-900,  ed. R.McKitterick (Cambridge, 1995), pp. 64-84.


31.  'The eighth-century background', chapter 26,   ibid. pp. 679-692.


32. 'Introduction' and 'Conclusion' ibid. pp. 3-17 and pp. 845-9. 


33.    'Das Frankfurter Konzil von 794 im Kontext der Karolingische Renaissance', in Das Franfurter Konzil 794-1994, ed. J. Fried, R.Berndt and A.Kloft. (Frankfurt, 1996), pp. 617-35.


34.  'Gibbon and early medieval Europe in the eighteenth century', Edward Gibbon and Empire,ed. R. McKitterick and R.Quinault, Cambridge 1996, pp.  162-89.


35.   'The Historical Context: Carolingian wealth, faith and culture', in The Utrecht Psalter in Medieval Art,ed. K. van der Horst, W. Noel and H. Wusteman (Utrecht 1996), pp.1-21.


36.  32 entries for the Third Edition of theOxford Dictionary of the Christian Church, ed. E.Livingstone (Oxford, 1997) on the following (mostly revisions; some new):

Arnulf of Metz;  Boniface of Mainz;  Bruno of Cologne;   Charles Martel;  Charlemagne;  Clothilde;   Clovis;  Echternach; France, Christianity in;  Gall, St;  Hubert, St;  Lambert, St; Leodegar, St;  Louis I, the Pious;  Lull;  Lupus of Ferrières;  Notker Balbulus of St Gall;  Notker of Liège;  Otto of Bamberg; Pippin II;  Pippin III; 

Remigius, St;  Rheims;  Stephen, St, of Hungary; Stephen II (Pope);  Stephen III (Pope); Walpurgis;  Wazo;  Willibald; Willibrord;  Willihad.


37.  Tours, 2. Centres of production, Manuscripts, in The Dictionary of Arted. H.Brigstocke and J.Shoaf Turner (Macmillan, London, 1996). 


38.  Aachen, 2. centres of Production, Manuscripts,  ibid.


39.  Philippe Lauer, ibid


40.   'Perceptions of justice in the west, ss.IX and X', in  La Giustizia nell'alto medioevo II (secoli IX-XI),Settimane di Studio del Centro Italiano di studi sull'alto medioevo 44 (Spoleto, 1997) , pp. 1075-1104. 


41.   'Libraries, schools and the dissemination of texts',Routledge History of Philosophy  (volume 3: The Middle Ages), ed. John Marenbon. (London, 1998; papaerback 2003), pp. 97-108. 


42.   'Charlemagne and the western monarchical inheritance', in The Monarchy, ed. R. Smith (London, 1998), pp. 31-45.


43.  'Bischöfe und die handschriftliche Überlieferung des Rechts im zehnten Jahrhundert', in: Das fränkische Reich 750-1000. Herrschaft - Kirche - Mönchtum, Festschrift für Josef Semmler, ed. Dieter R. Bauer, R.Hiestand, B.Kasten, S. Lorenz (Sigmaringen, 1998), pp. 231-42.


44. (a) 'L'idéologie politique dans l'historiographie Carolingienne', inLa royauté et les élites laïques et ecclésiastiques dans l'Europe Carolingienne (du début du IXe sècle aux environs de 920, ed. R. le Jan, S. Lebecq and B. Judic (Lille, 1998), pp.59-70.

(b)   revised version in English 'Political ideology in Carolingian historiography', in Y. Hen and M. Innes (eds.) The uses of the past in early medieval Europe(Cambridge, 2000), pp. 162-74


45.  'Ottonische Kultur', Lexikon für Theologie und Kirche( Freiburg, 1998),cols 1229-30.


46.  Texts for Maps 'spreads' in The Times Atlas of World History, ed. Richard Overy (Times Books; Harper Collins, 5th (revised)  edition 1999), pp. 94-121.

 (Most 'spreads' include smaller maps and captions on subsidiary topics)

(i)    The barbarian settlements in western Europe

(ii)   The spread of Islam from AD 632

(iii)  The Jewish diaspora, AD 70-1800

(iv)  The rise of the Frankish kingdoms 482-814

(v)   The Magyars, Saracens and Vikings in Europe in the 9th and 10th centuries

(vi)   Northern and eastern Europe 900-1050

(vii)  Crusading in Europe, 11th-15th century

(viii) The Byzantine Empire, 610-1453

(ix)   The first Russian state, 882-1242

(x)    Germany and the papacy 962-1250

(xi)   Monarchy in Britain and France, 1154-1314

(xii)   Economic growth in Europe 950-1150

(xiii)  Cultural and intellectual developments in Europe, 500-1800 (this one not printed). 


 47.  'Schriftlichkeit im Spiegel der frühen Urkunden St. Gallens', in Das Kloster St Gallen  im Mittelalter. Die kulturelle Blüte vom. 8. bis zum 12. Jahrhundert,  ed. Peter Ochsenbein (Darmstadt, 1998), pp. 69-82.                                                                                                         


48.  'Karolingische renovatioin Kunst und Wissenschaft: Einführung', in C. Stiegemann (ed.) 799 Kunst und Kultur der Karolingerzeit. Karl der Grosse und Papst Leo in Paderborn (Paderborn, 1999), II, pp. 668-685.


49.  'Les femmes, les arts et la culture en occident au ixe siècle', in Femmes et pouvoirs des femmes à Byzance et en Occident (VIe-XIe siècles), ed. S Lebecq, A. Dierkens, R. 

Le Jan  and J.-M. Sansterre, Centre  de recherche sur l'Histoire de l'Europe du Nord-Ouest (Lille, 1999), pp. 149-162. 


50.   'The pre-Gregorian church' , chapter 9 in The New Cambridge Medieval History III, 900-1050, ed. Timothy Reuter, (Cambridge, 2000), pp. 130-161.


51.  'Books and sciences before print' in Books and the sciences in history, ed. Nicholas Jardine and Marina Frasca-Spada (Cambridge, 2000), pp.13-34.


52(a).  'Le scriptorium d'Echternach', in L'evangelisation du region entre Meuse et Moselle pendant la huitieme et neuvieme siecle,  ed. M. Polfer (Luxembourg, 2000), pp. 387-403.

(b) enlarged version of this in German under the title 'Buch, Schrift, Urkunden und Schriftlichkeit in der Karolingerzeit', in Vom Nutzen des Schreibens. Soziales Gedächtnis, Herrschaft und Besitz, ed. W. Pohl and P. Herold (Wien, 2002), pp. 97-116.


53.  (a) 'Introduction' in The Short Oxford History of Europe: The Early Middle Ages,ed. R. McKitterick (Oxford, 2001), pp. 1-19.

(b)  Conclusion: into the eleventh century, ibid., pp. 245-9.


54.  'Politics', in The Short Oxford History of Europe: The Early Middle Ages, ed. R. McKitterick (Oxford, 2001), pp. 21-56.


55.   'Kulturische Verbindungen zwischen England und das Fränkischen Reiche im Frühmittelalter: Zusammenhängen und Verwickelungen', in Deutschland und der westen Europas im Mittelalter. I Spätantike und Frühmittelalter, ed. J. Ehlers, Vorträge und Forschungen 56 (Stuttgart, 2002), pp. 121-148.


56 (a)  'Ottonische Kultur und Bildung', in Otto der Grosse, Magdeburg und Europa, I Essays, ed. M. Puhle (Mainz, 2001), pp. 209-224

(b) Exhibition catalogue entry for Cambridge, Trinity College Library MS B.17.1,  a ninth-century  bilingual (Greek and Latin) copy of the Epistles of St Paul, ibid., II Katalog, pp. 461-2. 


57. 'Europe and the Carolingian inheritance', in The Future of the Past, ed.P. Martland (London, 2002) pp. 16-35.


58   'Die Anfänge des karolingischen Königtums und die Annales regni francorum (revised German version of article no. 106), inIntegration und Herrschaft. Ethnische Identituaten und soziale organisation im frühmittelaltered. W. Pohl and M. Diesenberger (Vienna, 2002), pp. 151-168.


59    'Paolo Diacono e i Franchi: contesto storico e culturale' ( earlier Italian version of article no. 107) , in Paolo Diacono. Uno scrittore fra tradizione Longobarda e rinnovamento carolingio, ed. P. Chiesa (Udine, 2000), pp. 2-27.


60    'The Rorigo Bible in its ninth-century context', in L. Gatto and P. Supino Martini (eds), Studi sulle societá e le culture del medioevo per Girolamo Arnaldi(Rome, 2002), pp. 409-422.


61    'Palaeography, diplomatic and codicology: the last fifty years', Omaggio al medioevo, ed. E. Menesto ,Centro Italiano di Studi sull'Alto Medioevo.(Spoleto, 2004), pp. 179-210.


62   27 Spreads in The Times Atlas of the Medieval  World, ed. R.McKitterick (approx. 16,000 words altogether plus captions for maps and illustrations)

 (i) 1. Introduction

(ii) 2. Continuities and discontinuities

(iii) 3. Medieval perceptions of the world

(iv) 4. The world in c.700

(v) 5. The successor states to Rome

(vi)  7. The rise of the Carolingians

(vii)  8 Italy and the Lombards

(viii)  9. The empire of Charlemagne and his successors

(ix)  10. Carolingian administration

(x)  11. The church in Europe

(xi)  12. Carolingian culture

(xii)  14. Anglo-Saxon kingdoms to 1000

(xiii)  15. The kingdoms of Scotland, Wales and Ireland

(xiv)  16. The Vikings at home and abroad

(xv)  25. Religion and missionaries: the expansion of Christianity

(xvi)  26. Towns and trade to 1000

(xvii)  27. Buildings and power

(xviii)  28. The world in  c.1000

(xix) 29. Law and the judicial process

(xx)  30. Languages of medieval Europe

(xxi) 31. Networks of communication

(xxii)  40.. Schools and universities in Europe

(xxiii)  44.  Kievan Rus

(xxiv)  57..  Russia and the rise of Muscovy   

(xxiii)  77. Science and humanism

(xxiv) 80. Music

(xxv) 81.  The world in 1500


63.  'The scripts of the Bobbio Missal' in The Bobbio Missal, ed. Y. Hen and R. Meens (eds), (Cambridge, 2003), pp. 19-52.


64.    'The writing and copying of history in Carolingian monasteries: the example of Lorsch', in Flavia de Rubeis (ed.),  Le scritture dai monasterinel alto medioevo,Acta Instituti Romani Finlandiae (Rome, 2003), pp. 157-177.


65. 'Geschichte und Gedächtnis im frühmittelalterliche Bayern: Virgil, Arn und der Liber Vitaevon St Peter zu Salzburg', in A. Scharer und M. Niederkorn-Bruck, (eds), Arn Bischof/Erzbischof von Salzburg 784/798-821(Vienna, 2004), pp. 68-80.


66. 'Takamiya MS 58 and the transmission of Jerome's Epistle 106 in the early middle ages', in T. Matsuda and R. Linenthal (eds), The medieval book and a modern collector: essays in honour of Toshiyuki Takamiya  (Woodbridge, 2004), pp. 3-18. 


67.  'Charlemagne and Carolingian Culture' in J. Story (ed.), Charlemagne.Empire and society(Manchester University Press 2005), pp. 151-166.


68. 'Akkulturationand the writing of history in the early middle ages', in J Jarnut and W. Haubrichs (eds),  Akkulturation zwischen Germanen und Römer im Frühmittelalter, (Berlin, 2005), pp. 381-395. 


69.   'The coming of Christianity' in Paul Binski and Stella Panayotova(eds), Cambridge illuminations. Ten centuries of book production in the medieval WestExhibition catalogue  (London and Turnhout, 2005) pp. 39-45.


70.  'History and literature' (with Paul Binski) in Cambridge illuminations, (as for no. 69) pp.235-249. 


71.  17 catalogue entries, Cambridge illuminations(London and Turnhout, 2005) (as for no. 69), as follows:

(i) 1    The Gospels of St Augustine of Canterbury, Corpus Christi College MS 286, pp. 46-47

(ii)  2  Gospels of St Luke and St John, Corpus Christi College MS 197B, pp 48-49

(iii) 3   Bede, Historia ecclesiastica gentis anglorum, Cambridge University Library, MS Kk.5.16, pp. 50-51

(iv)  4   The Book of Cerne, Cambridge University Library, MS Ll.1.10, pp. 52-53

(v)  5   Hraban Maur, Super Epistolas Pauli libri XIX, Pembroke College MS 308, pp. 53-54

(vi)  6  Hraban Maur, Opus in honorem sanctae crucis, Trinity College MS B.16.3, pp. 54-56

(vii)  7  Epistle Lectionary, Fitzwilliam Museum MS McClean 30, pp. 56-57

(viii)  8  Gospels, Fitzwilliam Musuem MS McClean 20, pp. 58-59

(ix)  11  Prudentius, Psychomachia, Corpus Christi College MS 23, part 1, pp. 62-63

(x)  12  Arator, De actibus apostolorum, Trinity College MS B.14.3, pp. 64-65

(xi) 13   Aelfric., Homilies, Trinity College MS B.15.34, pp. 65-6

(xii)    14 Anglo-Saxon Homilies, Corpus Christi College MS 421, pp. 66-67

(xiii)  15 Psalter of Count Achadeus, Corpus Christi College MS 272, pp. 68-69

(xiv)  16 Psalter and Canticles (the Southampton Psalter) St John's College MS C.9, pp. 69-70 

(xv) 107    Imperial chronicle: Corpus Christi College MS 373), pp. 241-2

(xvi)  120 Valerius Maximus, Factorum ac dictorum memorabilium Libri IX, Trinity College MS O.4.45, pp. 261-262

(xvii) 169  William Caxton, Moralised Ovid, Magdalene College Old Library MS F.4.34 (Books I-IX)  and Pepys MS 2134 (Books X-XV), pp. 351-353.


72.  4 catalogue entries for J. Gerchow and S. Marti(eds), Krone und Schleier: Kunst aus mittelalterlichen Frauenklöstern Austellung Essen(Essen, 2005), as follows:

(i)  96  Jesaja-Kommentar des Hieronymus aus S. Salvatore/S. Giulia, Brescia, Biblioteca Civica Queriniana, Brescia, MS A.III.14, pp. 235-6

(ii)  100  Handschrift mit Senecas ..Epistolae ad Lucilium<< au der Abtei S. Salvatore/S. Giulia, Brescia, Biblioteca Civica Queriniana, Brescia MS B.II.6, p. 237

(iii)  104  Handschrift mit den Briefen des Kieronymus aus der Abtei Cheles, Halle, Universitäts -und Landesbibliothek, Qu. Cod. 74, pp. 238-239

(iv)  105   Handschrift mit den >>Enarrationes in psalmos<< des Augustinus aus Chelles, Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Handschriftenabteilung MS Phillipps 1657, pp. 239-240. 


73.  'Perceptions of the history of the church in the early middle ages: the role of texts', in M. Hagemann and M. Mostert (eds),Reading images and texts: Medieval images and texts as forms of communication, Utrecht Studies in Medieval Literacy (Utrecht, 2005), pp. 207-220. 


74.  ‘Histoire et mémoire de la crise d'une élite carolingienne: l'année 785 et les annales regni francorum', in F. Bougard, L. Feller and R. LeJan (eds), Les au haut moyen âgeCrises et renouvellments, Collection de l'école française de Rome (Rome 2006), pp. 267-282 .


75.     'Insulare Schrift', in P. Erhart (ed), Mensch und Schrift im frühen mittelalter. Austellungskatalog St Gallen  (St Gallen, 2006), pp. 89-96.  


76.   ‘Palimpsests: concluding remarks', in G. Declercq (ed.), Palimpsests in the early middle ages(Turnhout, 2007), pp. 145-151. 


77.     'The migration of ideas in the early middle ages: ways and means', in R. Bremmer, K. Dekkers and P. Lendinara (eds),Storehouses of wholesome learning:accumulation and dissemination of encyclopaedic knowledge in the early middle ages, Mediaevalia Groningana (Leuven, Paris and Stirling, 2007), pp. 1-17.


78.   ‘Charlemagne’s missiand their books’, in S. Baxter, C. Karkov, J. Nelson and D. Pelteret (eds), Early Medieval Studies in Memory of Patrick Wormald(Studies in early medieval Britain, Aldershot, 2009), pp. 253-68. 


79.   'The impact of Antiquity', in A. Erskine, The Blackwell Companion to Antiquity(Oxford, 2009) pp. 545-554.  


80. ‘Unity and diversity in Carolingian charter practice’, in P. Erhart,  K. Heidecker and B. Zeller (eds), Die Privaturkunden der Karolingerzeit(St Gallen, 2009), pp. 85-94.


81. ‘La place du Liber Pontificalisdans les genres historiographiques du haut moyen âge’, in M. Sot (ed.), Liber, gesta., histoire. Écrire l’histoire des évêques et des papes de l’antiquité au XXe siècle(Turnhout, 2009), pp. 23-36.


82. ‘Introduction’, in F. Bougard, R. Le Jan and R. McKitterick  (eds), La Culture du haut moyen Âge: une question d’élites, Collection Haut Moyen Âge 7 (Brepols, Turnhout, 2009), pp. 5-9.


83.'A landmark figure in the history of German? : Charlemagne, language and literacy', in N. Langer, G. Horan  and S. Watts (eds), Landmarks in the History of the German Language(Oxford, Bern, Brussels, Frankfurt, NewYork and Vienna)  2009) pp. 11-34. 


84.'Les perceptions carolingiens de Rome', in Y. Sassier and W. Falkowski (eds), Le monde carolingien(Turnhout, 2009), pp. 85-105.


85.‘Court and communication in the early middle ages: the Frankish kingdom under Charlemagne’, in W. Pohl and V.Wieser (eds), Der frühmittelalterliche Staat – Europäische Perspektiven, Forschungen zur Geschichte des Mittelalters 16, Denkschriften des Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften 386 (Vienna 2009), pp 357-68.


86.    'Entstehung und Gestaltung fränkischer Annalen im Spiegel der Lorscher Annalen', in R. Corradini, M. Diesenberger and M. Niederkorn-Bruck (eds), Zwischen Niederschrift und Wiederschrift. Frühmittelalterliche Hagiographie und Historiographie im Spannungsfeld von Kompendienüberleiferung und Editionstechnik, Forschungen zur Geschichte des Mittelalters 18, Denkschriften des Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften 405 (Vienna, 2010), pp. 107-113.


87. ‘Conclusion’ in R.McKitterick, R. Corradini, M. Gillis and I. van Renswoude (eds), Ego Trouble:Authors and their identities in the early middle ages, Forschungen zur Geschichte des Mittelalters, Denkschriften des Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften (Vienna 2010), pp. 271-3.


88. ‘Bücher des Lebens. Geschichte und memoriaim Frühmittelalter/History and memory in the early middle ages (in German and English) in P. Erhart (ed.), Libri vitae – Christliches Totendedanken zwischen Mittelalter und Moderne(St Gallen, 2010), pp. 13-30.


89.'Quel gouvernement pour l'Eglise et le monde? (VIIe - début XIe siècle) in J.-R. Armogathe, P. Montaubin and M.-Y.Perrin (eds), Histoire générale du christianisme1 Des origines au XVe siècle (Paris, 2010), pp. 794-807. 


90.  'Les tentatives d'unification carolingiennes', in J.-R. Armogathe, P. Montaubin and M.-Y.Perrin (eds), Histoire générale du christianisme  1 Des origines au XVe siècle, (Paris, 2010), pp. 808-826. 


91. ‘Carolingian historiography’, in M. Becher and Y. Hen (eds), Wilhelm Levison(1876-1947) – Ein jüdisches Forscherleben zwischen wissenschaftlicher Anerkennung und politischem Exil(Bonn, 2010), pp. 93-112.


92. ‘Roman texts and Roman history in the early middle ages’, in C. Bolgia , R. McKitterick and J. Osborne (eds), Rome across time and space:Cultural transmission and the exchange of ideas c. 400-1400 (Cambridge, 2011), pp. 19-34; 

German version: ‘Die Überlieferung eines bestimmten Bildes der Stadt Rom im frühen Mittelalter: der Liber Pontificalis’, in H. Finger (ed.), Gedenkschrift Josef Semmler(Cologne, 2012) pp. 33-46. 


93.    ‘A king on the move: the place of an itinerant court in Charlemagne’s government’, in J. Duindam and M. Kunt (eds), Royal courts in dynastic states and empires: a global perspective(Leiden, 2011), pp. 145-70.


94. 'Exchanges between the British Isles and the Continent, c. 450-c. 900', in R. Gameson (ed.) The Cambridge  History of the Book in Britain  c.600 - c. 1100 ( Cambridge, 2011), pp. 313-337.


95. ‘Un historien et son haut moyen âge’ in Écrire d’histoire, ed. M.-C. Isaia (Paris, 2012), pp. 11-31.  


96.  ‘Migrations and the written word in the early middle ages’, in Michael Borgolte, Julia Dücker, Marcel Mülerberg, Paul Predatsch and Bernd Schneidmüller (eds), Europa im Geflecht der Welt. Mittelalterliche Migrationen in globalen Bezügen(Berlin: Akademie Verlag, 2012), pp. 71-85. 


97. ‘Werden 8-9 Jht. im Spiegel seiner Handschriften’ in S. Patzold, A. Rathmann-Lutz amd Volker Scior (eds), Geschichtsvorstellungen. Bilder, Texte und Begriffe aus dem Mittelalter(Böhlau Verlag. Vienna, Cologne und Weimar, 2012), pp. 326-53.


98. ‘The representation of Old St Peter’s basilica in the Liber pontificalis’, in R.McKitterick, J. Osborn, C. Richardson and J. Story (eds), Old St Peter’s, British School at Rome Monograph Series (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013), pp. 95-118.


 99.  ‘Cambridge, Corpus Christi College MS 334 and its implications: a source for Paul the Deacon’s Homiliary’, in M. Diesenberger, Y. Hen and M. Pollheimer and Y. Hen (eds), Sermo doctorum. Compilers, preachers and their audiences in the early medieval West(Turnhout, 2013), pp. 187-202.


100. ‘Reading Roman history in the early middle ages’, in S. Stofferahn and C. Chandler (eds), Discovery and distinction in the early middle ages: Studies in Honor of John J. Contreni, Kalamazoo, Michigan: Medieval Institute Publications, 2013, pp. 3-21. 


101. ‘Music, identity and community in the Frankish realms in the eighth and ninth centuries: the Musica Enchiriadisand its implications’, in Frank Hentschel ed., Gentes, Nationes und die Musik im Mittelalter(Leiden, 2013), pp. 33-52.


102. ‘Posterité et transmissions des oeuvres historiographiques carolingiennes dans les manuscripts des mondes normands’, in Pierre Bauduin and Marie-Agnès Lucas-Avenel (eds), L’historiographie médiévale normande et ses sources antiques(Caen 2014), pp. 25-40.


103. ‘Rome and the popes in the construction of institutional history and identity in the early middle ages: the case of Leiden Universiteitsbibliotheek Scaliger MS 49’, in O. Phelan and V. Carver (eds), Rome and religion in the medieval world: studies in honor of Thomas F.X. Noble (Aldershot, 2014), pp. 207-34.


104. ‘Bildung und Bücher am Hofe Karls des Grossen’, in ed. F. Pohle (ed.), Karl der Grosse/Charlemagne. Orte der Macht Essays,(Aachen 2014), pp. 286-95.


105. ‘Transformations of the Roman past and Roman identity in the early middle ages’, in Clemens Gantner, Rosamond McKitterick and Sven Meeder (eds), The resources of the past in the early middle ages  (Cambridge, 2015), pp. 225-44.


106. ‘Glossaries and their functions in the early middle ages: the example of BAV lat. 6018’in L. Jégou, S. Joye, T. Lienhard and J. Schneider (eds), Faire Lien. Aristocratie. Réseaux et échanges compétitifs.Mélanges en honneur  de Régine Le Jan(Paris, 2015), pp. 307-14.


107. ‘The Strasbourg oaths (842) and their implications in the light of recent scholarship’, in Jörg Sonntag and Coralie Zermatten (eds), Loyalty in the middle ages: ideal and practice of a cross-social value,Brepols Collected Essays in European Culture 5 (Turnhout: Brepols, 2015), pp. 1-12.


108. ‘Media Francia: Introduction’, in Marina Vicelja (ed.), Francia Media: Cradles of European Culture(Rijeka, 2015/16), pp. 1-32.


109. ‘The work of the scribes in the Prague Sacramentary’, in M. Diesenberger, R. Meens and H.G.E. Rose (eds), The Prague Sacramentary: Culture, Religion, and Politics in Late Eighth-Century Bavaria, CELAMA 21(Turnhout, Brepols 2016), pp. 13-42.


110. ‘Introduction’, in R. Meens, I. van Renswoude, J. Raaijmakers, C. van Rhijn and  B. van Hoven van Genderen (eds), Religion and power in early medieval Europe, Essays presented to Mayke de Jong on her 65thbirthday(Manchester 2016), pp. 1-10. 


111. ‘Liturgy and history in the early middle ages’ in Margot Fassler, Katie Bugyis and Andrew Kraebel (eds), Music, Liturgy, and the shaping of History (800-1500) (York: York University Press, 2017), pp. 23-40.


112. ‘Romanness and Rome in the early middle ages’, in W. Pohl, C. Gantner, C. Grifoni and M. Pollheimer-Mohaupt (eds), Transformations of Romanness in the early middle ages: regions and identities, Millennium Studien/Millennium Studies 71(Berlin: De Gruyter, 2018), pp. 143-156. 


113. ‘Charlemagne, Rome and the management of sacred space’, in R. Große and M. Sot (eds), Charlemagne: les temps, les espaces, les hommes. Construction et déconstruction, (Turnhout: Brepols, 2018), pp. 165-79. 


114. ‘Ancient history at Carolingian Tours’, in Walter Pohl, Maximilian Diesenberger and Bernhard Zeller (eds), Neue Wege der FrühmittelalterforschungBilanz und Perspektiven, Forschungen zur Geschichte des Mittelalters 21 (Vienna: Österreiche Akademie der Wissenschaften2018), pp. 217-224.  


115. ‘The damnatio memoriaeof Pope Constantine II (767-768)’, in Ross Balzaretti, Julia Barrow and Patricia Skinner (eds), Italy and Early Medieval Europe: Papers for Chris Wickham on the occasion of his 65thbirthday(Oxford: Past and Present Supplementary series, 2018), pp. 231-248


116. (with Graeme Ward) ‘Knowledge of the history of the Jews in the Carolingian empire’ inY. Hen and T.F.X. Noble (eds), Barbarians and Jews. Jews and Judaism in the early Medieval West, Diaspora 4 (Turnhout: Brepols, 2018), pp. 231-256 (RMcK’s section pp. 231-44; joint conclusion 255-56).


117.‘Perceptions of Rome and the papacy in late Merovingian Francia: the

Cononian recension', in Stefan Esders, Yaniv Fox, Yitzhak Hen, and Laury Sarty (eds), East and West in the Early Middle Ages: The Merovingian Kingdoms in Mediterranean Perspective( Cambridge, 2019), pp. 165-186.



Book chapters in the press/with editors 


118. ‘Charlemagne, the Carolingian empire, and its successors’, in P.F. Bang, C. A. Bayly and W. Scheidel (eds), The Oxford World History of Empire. (in press since 2012; publication now expected 2019)


119. ‘History, memory and ideas about the past in the early middle ages’, in Flocel Sabaté (ed.), Proceedings of theInternational Medieval Meeting Lleida 2011(Turnhout Brepols).  (in press since 2011)


120. ‘Carolingian libraries’ in A. Sanchez (ed.), Medieval libraries(Madrid) in press since 2010


121. (with Robert Evans) ‘A Carolingian Epitome of Orosius from Tours, Leiden UB VLQ 20’, in Helmut Reimitz, Rutger Kramer and Graeme Ward (eds), Historiographies of Identity Volume 4: Historiography and Identity Towards the End of the First Millennium – A Comparative Perspective(forthcoming Brepols :Turnhout 2020). In press since 2017


122. ‘Reflections on the manuscript transmission of the Historia ecclesiasticaof Eusebius-Rufinus in the early middle ages’, in Kivilcim Yacub and Tim Barnwell (eds), Essays in honour of Ian Wood, forthcoming 2018/2019   in press since 2016


123. ‘The Liber pontificalisand the transformation of Rome from pagan to Christian city in the early middle ages’, in Being pagan, being Christian in late antiquity and the early middle ages, ed. Jan Stenger et al. (London, 2019) in press since 2017


124. ‘The Constantinian basilica in the early medieval Liber pontificalis’, in The Lateran basilica, ed. Lex Bosman, Ian Haynes and Paolo Liverani (Cambridge, 2019/20) in press since autumn 2016.


125. ‘Charters, Languages and Communication: Recent Work on Early Medieval Literacy in The Languages of Early Medieval Charters: Latin, Germanic Vernaculars and the Written Word, ed. Robert Gallagher, Edward Roberts and Francesca Tinti (Brill’s series on the early middle ages) Leiden 2019/20 in press since December 2017.


126. ‘Links with Rome and the Franks in the light of the Würzburg book list in Oxford, Bodleian Library Laud misc. 126’, in C. Breay and J. Story (eds), Manuscripts in the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms: Culture and Connection, Dublin: Four Courts press, anticipated publication end of 2020


B: Articles in Periodicals


127.    'The Frankish Penitentials', Studies in Church History11 (Oxford, 1975), pp. 31-39.


*128   'A ninth-century schoolbook from the Loire valley: Phillipps 16308', Scriptorium  30 (1976), pp. 225-231.


*129.   'Charles the Bald (823-877) and his library:  the patronage of learning', English Historical Review  95 (1980), pp. 29-47.


*130.   'Town and monastery in the Carolingian period', Studies in Church History  16 (Oxford, 1979), pp. 93-102.


*131.   'The study of Frankish history in France and Germany in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries', Francia  8 (1981), pp. 556-572.


132.  'Discussione sulla lezione Pratesi', Nascita dell'Europa ed Europa Carolingia:  Un equazione da verificare.  Settimane de Studio del centro Italiano di Studi sull'alto Medioevo 27 (Spoleto, 1981), pp. 450-456.


*133 'Knowledge of canon law in the Frankish kingdoms before 789: the manuscript evidence', Journal of Theological Studiesn.s.36.1 (1985), pp. 97-117.


134.  'Charles the Bald and the image of kingship in the early middle ages', History Today  38, June 1988, pp. 29-36.


135.  'Odczytywanie sredniowiecza - rozmowa z Rosamond McKitterick' (Interview/article in Polish,  translated by Janina Rozicka),Nowe Ksiazki  6 (Warsaw,1989)   pp. 26-30.


*136.   'The Anglo-Saxon missionaries in Germany: reflections on the manuscript evidence', Transactions of the Cambridge Bibliographical Society, 9 (1989), pp. 291-329.


*137  'Carolingian book production: some problems',The Library  Sixth series, 12, no. 1(1990), pp.1-33.


*138.  'Carolingian uncial: a context for the Lothar Psalter',The British Library Journal  16 (1990), pp. 1-15.


*139.  'Women in the Ottonian church; an iconographic perspective' in Women in the Church  ed. D.Wood,  Studies in Church History  27 (1990), pp. 79-100. 


140.    'Early mediaeval book production and the problem of female literacy, Theoretische Geschiedenis19 (1992), pp. 147-168.                                                                                                                 

*141.     'Nuns' scriptoria in England and Francia in the early middle ages',  Francia19/1 (1992), pp. 1-35.


*142.  'Ottonian intellectual culture in the tenth century and the role of Theophanu', Early Medieval Europe  2 (1993), pp.53-74                              

 Reprinted in The Empress Theophano. Byzantium and the West at the turn of the first millenium ,ed. A.Davids (Cambridge University Press, 1995), pp. 169-193 


143,   'Zur Herstellung von Kapitularien: Die Arbeit des Leges-Skriptoriums', Mitteilungen des Instituts  für Österreichische Geschichtsforschung101 (Vienna,1993)  pp. 1-14                                                                                                                                                                                                               

144.   'Mondelinge overlevering en geletterdheid in de vroege middeleeuwen: definities en problemen', Millennium. Tijdschrift voor Middeleeuwse studies 6 (1992), pp.17-39.                                                                              


145.      'Le role culturel des monastères dans les royaumes carolingiens du VIIIe au Xe siècle, Revue Bénédictine(1993)  pp. 111-124.


146.  'Working in major manuscript collections: some observations', Gazette du Livre Médiévale22 (1993), pp. 1-7.


147. 'The teaching of palaeography in Great Britiain', Gazette du livre médiéval26 (1995), pp. 36-41. 


148.   'Essai sur les representations de l'écrit  dans les manuscrits carolingiens', Revue française d'histoire du livre  (1995) pp.37-64 reprinted in F. Dupuigrenet-

Desroussilles (ed.) La Symbolique du livre dans l'art occidental  (Paris and Bordeaux 1995), pp. 37-61


149.  'Unity and diversity in the Carolingian church' in Unity and Diversity in the ChurchStudies in Church History  32 (1996), pp. 59-82


150. [Review article]'Paul Edward Dutton, The Politics of Dreaming in the Carolingian Empire', Nottingham Medieval Studies  40 (1996), pp. 180-3


151.  'Constructing the past in the early middle ages: the case of the Royal Frankish Annals', Transactions of the Royal Historical Society, sixth series, 7 (1997), pp. 101-129. 


152. 'The illusion of royal power in the Carolingian annals', English Historical Review 115 (2000) pp. 1-20.


153.  'Paul the Deacon and the Franks', Early Medieval Europe  9 (2000), pp. 1-21.


154.   [review article]'Kenneth Levy's Gregorian Chant and the Carolingians', in Early Music History19 (2000), pp. 279-91.


155. 'Social memory, commemoration and the book', in Reading and the book in the Middle Ages, ed. S.J. Ridyard, Sewanee Medieval Studies  2001, pp. 5-26.


156. 'Reading history at St Amand in the ninth and tenth centuries', Reading and the book in the Middle Ages, ed. S.J. Ridyard,Sewanee Medieval Studies  2001, pp. 28-46.


157.  'Histoire et mémoire dans le monde carolingien, IXe et Xe siècles', CEM 6 (Centre d'Etudes médiévales, Auxerre)Etudes & Travaux 2001-2002 (Auxerre, 2002), pp. 33-56.


158. 'The Carolingian Church and the Book', in The Church and the Book, ed. R. Swanson, Studies in Church History37 (2003), pp. 46-73 


159. ‘History, law and communication with the past in the Carolingian period’, in Comunicare e significare nell’alto medioevo, Settimane di Studio del Centro Italiano di Studi sull’alto medioevo 52 (Spoleto, 2005) pp. 941-980 


160. ‘Perceptions of the past in the early middle ages’, in Historically Speaking8 (2007), pp. 8-9. 


161.  ‘The uses of literacy in Carolingian and post-Carolingian Europe: literate conventions of memory’, in Scrivere e leggere nel alto medioevo,Settimane di Studio del Centro Italiano di Studi sull’alto medioevo 59 (Spoleto, 2012), 179-212.


162. ‘The scripts of the Prague Sacramentary, Archivo O 83’, Early Medieval Europe20 (2012), pp. 407-427.


163 ‘Narrative strategies in the Liber Pontificalis: the case of St Paul, doctor mundidoctor gentium, and San Paolo fuori le mura’, Rivista di storia cristianesimo2013, pp. 115-30.


164.  A Carolingian manuscript fragment from the ninth century in Amsterdam University Library, used as the binding for I.E.22 (with Nicholas Pickwoad), Quaerendo43 (2013), pp. 185-213.


165. ‘Le pouvoir des mots : les glossaires, la mémoire culturelle et la transmission du savoir au Haut Moyen Âge’,Les Cahiers columbaniens 2013, ed. Pierre Riché(2014), pp. 16-58.


166. ‘The pleasures of the past: history and identity in the early middle ages’, Early Medieval Europe22 (2014), pp. 388-405. 


167. ‘The papacy and Byzantium in the seventh- and early eighth-century sections of the Liber pontificalis’ Papers of the British School at Rome 84 (2016), pp. 241-73.


168. ‘The popes as rulers of Rome in the aftermath of empire, 476-769’, in The Church and Empire, Studies in Church History 54 (2018), pp. 71-95.


In the press

169. ‘The Church and the Law in the early middle ages’, in R. McKitterick, C. Methuen and A. Spicer (eds), The Church and the Law, Studies in Church History 56 (2020)



To date, approximately 160 book reviews (varying in length from half a page to six pages, of books, edited texts and collected papers in:  English Historical Review, Journal of Ecclesiastical History, Journal of Theological Studies,  Times Literary Supplement, The Book Collector, The Library, Francia, Early Medieval Europe, History Today, Archiv für Kulturgeschichte, Revue Belge de Philologie et d'Histoire,  Journal of Roman Studies, Religion, French History, American Historical Review, The Catholic Historical Review, The History of European Ideas,  Bulletin of International Medieval Research, Mitteilungen des Instituts für Oesterreichische Geschichtsforschung, Deutsches Archiv für Erforschung des Mittelalters. Revue Mabillon, The New York Times, The Evening Standard, The Art Newspaper;Editionen in der Kritik.