Professor Sarah Foot

 

 

Graduate Supervision:

I welcome enquiries from graduate students interested in studying an aspect of earlier medieval ecclesiastical history (before c. 1200), or on the history of England before the Norman Conquest. Doctoral theses recently completed under my supervision include: ‘Sickness and Disability in England, 700-1200’; ‘Bede’s Temple: an image and its interpretation’; ‘Intercessory prayer in the early medieval West’; ‘Angels in Anglo-Saxon England, 700-1000’; ‘Perceptions, representations and uses of the idea of Rome in ninth-century England’.

General Interests:
Historiography and historical theory. The history of England before the Norman Conquest.

Selected Publications

  • Plenty, Portents and Plague: Anglo-Saxon Readings of the Natural World

  • Heaven and Hell in Anglo-Saxon England. Theology and Society in an Age of Faith

  • The King's Body: Burial and Succession in Late Anglo-Saxon England

  • Cuthbert and the search for a patron

  • Food, Eating and Identity in Early Medieval England

  • Women, prayer and preaching in the early English Church

  • WHY CAN THE DEAD DO SUCH GREAT THINGS? Saints and worshippers from the martyrs to the Reformation

  • Households of St Edmund

  • The Abbey’s armoury of charters

  • The earliest English Benedictines? Monasticism in England before the Conquest

  • Internal and External Audiences: Reflections on the Anglo-Saxon Archive of Bury St Edmunds Abbey in Suffolk

  • Public and Private Audiences: Reflections on the Archive of Bury St Edmunds Abbey in Suffolk

  • Bede’s Church

  • The SAGE Handbook of Historical Theory

  • Has ecclesiastical history lost the plot?

  • Wilfrid’s monastic empire

  • The Oxford History of Historical Writing Volume 2: 400-1400

  • The Cambridge History of Christianity, vol 3, Early Medieval Christianities, c.600-c.1100

  • Annals and Chronicles in Western Europe

  • Internal and External Audiences: Reflections on the Anglo-Saxon Archive of Bury St Edmunds Abbey in Suffolk

  • Æthelstan

  • Where English becomes British: Rethinking Contexts for Brunanburh

  • Monastic life in Anglo-Saxon England, c. 600-900

  • Essays on Anglo-Saxon and related themes in memory of Lynne Grundy

  • Charters of Abingdon Abbey, Part 1

  • Charters of Abingdon Abbey, Part 2

  • Edward the Elder, 899-924

  • Medieval memories. Men, women and the past, 700-1300

  • The Anglo-Saxon state

  • Charters of the New Minster, Winchester

  • Anglo-Saxon myths: State and Church 400-1066

  • Communities and warfare, 700-1400

  • Anglo-Saxon England, vol 28

  • The construction of nationhood. Ethnicity, religion and nationalism

  • Veiled Women I: the Disappearance of Nuns from Anglo-Saxon England

  • Veiled Women II: Female Religious Communities in England, 871-1006

  • Remembering, forgetting and inventing: Attitudes to the past in England at the end of the first viking age

  • The role of the minster in earlier Anglo-Saxon society

  • The making of Angelcynn: English identity before the Norman Conquest

  • THE ENGLISH CHURCH AND THE CONTINENT IN THE 10TH-CENTURY AND 11TH-CENTURY - CULTURAL, SPIRITUAL AND ARTISTIC EXCHANGES - ORTENBERG,V

  • MEDIEVAL HANDBOOKS OF PENANCE - A TRANSLATION OF THE PRINCIPAL LIBRI-POENITENTIALES AND SELECTIONS FROM RELATED DOCUMENTS - MCNEILL,JT, GAMER,HM

  • The Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Lindsey

  • Anglo-Saxon minsters: a review of terminology

  • “With water in the spirit”: the administration of baptism in early Anglo-Saxon England

  • Glastonbury’s early abbots

  • Violence against Christians? The vikings and the Church in ninth-century England

  • MINISTERS AND PARISH-CHURCHES - THE LOCAL CHURCH IN TRANSITION, 950-1200 - BLAIR,J

  • More
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