School of Humanities, Religion & Philosophy
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Modules: The Making of Britain, Empires, The Visible Past, The World After Rome, The First Crusade, Late Anglo-Saxon England
Anthony Smart is Lecturer in Ancient and Medieval History at York St John University. He was a Visiting Lecturer in the academic year 2012-2013, and joined the team as a full member of academic staff in September 2013. He studied previously at the University of York, specializing in the writings and manuscripts of Archbishop Wulfstan (d. 1023).
He is currently looking at the role of violence in early medieval societies and the development of legal thought.
Publications and Papers
Bishops and their Books in Late Anglo-Saxon England, History Graduate Conference, University of York, (12th October 2012)
Sanctuary and Crime in the Middle Ages, The Journal of Legal History, 34. 1, (March, 2013), 463–466.
The PIP Crisis and the Protection of the Consumer in English Law, King’s Law Journal, 24.1, (April, 2013), 119-129
Bede, Wearmouth-Jarrow and Sacred Space, International Journal for the Study of the Christian Church, 14.1, (2014), 22-40
Bloodfeud: A Comparative History, Guest Speaker for the York St John History Society, (19th March, 2015)
York: City of An Empire, Tour through York’s Roman History, Find the Magic Week, (23rd June, 2015)
Relics, in P. J. Hayes (ed.), Miracles, An Encyclopedia of People, Places and Supernatural Events from Antiquity to the Present, (Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2016), 339-341
Archbishop Wulfstan and the importance of paying God his dues, International Journal for the Study of the Christian Church, (2016), 16:1, 24-41
Church Payments in Late Anglo-Saxon England, Guest Speaker for the York St John History Society, (28th April 2016)