G. W. S. Barrow


G. W. S. Barrow

__NOTOC__Geoffrey Wallis Steuart Barrow DLitt FBA FRSE is a British historian and academic, born at Headingley in Leeds. He is Professor Emeritus at the University of Edinburgh, and arguably the most prominent Scottish medievalist of the last century.

Barrow was Professor of Medieval History at the University of Newcastle 1961-1974, and then Professor of Scottish History at the University of St Andrews 1974-1979. He was Sir William Fraser Professor of Scottish History and Palaeography at the University of Edinburgh from 1979 to 1992.

He began his work by studying the nature of feudalism in Anglo-Norman Britain, but moved on to specialize more thoroughly on Scottish feudalism. His work has tended to focus on Normanization in High Medieval Scotland, as well as some aspects of native continuity, especially in reference to governmental institutions. His pioneering historical research continues to be an invaluable legacy to the field.

Publications

This is a short list with some of Barrow's most notable publications:

Books

* "Feudal Britain", (London, 1956).
* "Robert Bruce and the Community of the Realm of Scotland", (Edinburgh, 1965; 3rd edn., 1988).
* "The Kingdom of the Scots", (London, 1973), a collection of his scholarly articles.
* Editor of "The Scottish Tradition", (Edinburgh, 1974).
* "The Anglo-Norman Era in Scottish History", (Oxford, 1980).
* "Kingship and Unity: Scotland, 1000-1306", (London, 1981).
* "Scotland and its Neighbours in the Middle Ages", (London, 1992) - another collection of his scholarly articles.

Editions of texts

* Editor of "Acts of Malcolm IV, 1153-1165", (Edinburgh, 1960) - "Regesta Regum Scottorum", vol. i.
* Co-editor (with W.W. Scott) of "Acts of William I, 1165-1214" (Edinburgh, 1971)-"Regesta Regum Scottorum", vol. ii.
* Editor of "The Charters of King David I", (Woodbridge, 1999).

Papers

* Barrow, G.W.S. "Earl's of Fife in the 12th Century", (Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 1952-53), pp. 51-61.

External links

* [http://www.arts.ed.ac.uk/scothist/staff/gbarrow.html Barrow's Profile on the UOE Website]


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