Read Our Work

‘So this is all very well’, you might say, ‘but I want more! Where can I find things you’ve published in academic journals and such?’ Fear not, reader: this page answers your cry. Here you can find our publications, including links to them where they’re online. I’ll keep this updated as and when new things come out. Happy reading!


Fraser McNair

The Kriegsfahne of Queen Gerberga and the Liudolfing Ascendancy in the West‘, Viator 52 (2022), pp. 115-136 (Not open access). 

‘A lost diploma of Louis IV for the church of Chalon-sur-Saône?’, Francia 49 (2022), pp. 479-490 (Not open access yet, but expect that to change in the next couple of years).

Governance, locality and legal culture: The advocates of Saint-Martin of Tours’, Early Medieval Europe 29 (2021), pp. 201-224 (open access).

“A girly man like you can’t rule us real men any longer”: Sex, violence and masculinity in Dudo of Saint-Quentin’s Historia Normannorum’, Anglo-Norman Studies 42 (2020), pp. 101-117 (not open access). 

Political culture and ducal authority in Aquitaine, c. 900-1040’, The History Compass 18 (2020), pp. 1-10 (open access).

Nullus alicui clerico episcopatum conferre debeat nisi rex”: Royal authority and disputed episcopal elections during the late Carolingian period’, The Medieval Low Countries 6 (2019), pp. 55-73 (not open access).

A post-Carolingian voice of dissent: The Historia Francorum Senonensis’, The Journal of Medieval Latin 28 (2018), pp. 15-47 (not open access).

Kingship and consent in the reign of Charles the Simple: The case of Sint-Servaas (919)‘, The Mediaeval Journal 7.2 (2017), pp. 1-22 (not open access). 

The young king and the old count: Around the Flemish succession crisis of 965’, Revue Belge de Philologie et d’Histoire 95 (2017), pp. 145-162 (open access).

Sub-kingdoms and the spectrum of kingship on the western border of Charles the Bald’s kingdom’, The Heroic Age 17 (2017, open access).

After Soissons: The last years of Charles the Simple (923-929)’, Reti Medievali Rivista 18 (2017), pp. 1-20 (open access).

Vikings and Bretons? The language of factional politics in late Carolingian Brittany’, Viking and Medieval Scandinavia 11 (2015), pp. 183-202 (not open access).

A saint, an abbot, his documents and her property: Power, reform and landholding in the monastery of Homblières under Abbot Berner (949-982)’, Journal of Medieval History 41 (2015), pp. 155-168 (open access).

The politics of being Norman in the reign of Richard the Fearless (943-996)’, Early Medieval Europe 23 (2015), pp. 302-328 (open access).


Sam Ottewill-Soulsby

Making Men and Cities: Francesc Eiximenis on the Reasons for City-Founding‘, in Rome and the Colonial City: Rethinking the Grid, ed. Sofia Greaves & Andrew Wallace-Hadrill, Impact of the Ancient City, vol. 3 (Oxbow: 2022), pp. 83-100.

(with Javier Martínez Jiménez) ‘Ancient Cities in New Worlds: Neo-Latin Views and Classical Ideals in the Sixteenth Century‘, in Rome and the Colonial City, as above (2022), pp. 101-121. 

‘”Hunting Diligently Through the Volumes of the Ancients”: Frechulf of Lisieux on the First City and the End of Innocence‘, in Remembering and Forgetting the Ancient City, as below (2022), pp. 225-245.

(with Javier Martínez Jiménez) ‘Zimbabwe and Rome: Remembering and Forgetting Ancient Cities‘, in Remembering and Forgetting the Ancient City, as below (2022), pp. 1-20.

Remembering and Forgetting the Ancient City, edited with Javier Martínez Jiménez, Impact of the Ancient City, vol. 2 (Oxbow: 2022).

William of Tyre and the Cities of the Levant‘, in Cities as Palipsests?: Responses to Antiquity in Eastern Mediterranean Urbanism, ed. Elizabeth Key Fowden, Suna Çağaptay, Edward Zychowicz-Coghill, Louise Blanke, Impact of the Ancient City, vol. 1 (Oxbow:2022), pp. 141-154.

First Cities in Latin Antique Christian Thought‘, Journal of Early Christian Studies 30 (2022), pp. 373-402 (not open access).

City of Dog‘, Journal of Urban History 46 (2020), pp. 1-19 (open access). 

Abbāsid-Carolingian Diplomacy in Early Medieval Arabic Apocalypse‘, Millennium 16 (2019), pp. 213-231 (not open access; institutional repository link).

The camels of Charles the Bald‘, Medieval Encounters 25 (2016), pp. 263-292 (not open access; institutional repository link).

“Those same cursed Saracens”: Charlemagne’s campaigns in the Iberian Peninsula as religious warfare‘, Journal of Medieval History 42 (2016), pp. 405-428 (not open access; institutional repository link).