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Rosamond McKitterick

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Nationality  British
Name  Rosamond McKitterick
Fields  Middle Ages

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Born  31 May 1949 (age 66) (1949-05-31)
Institutions  Newnham College, Cambridge, Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge
Alma mater  University of Western Australia
Institution  Newnham College, Cambridge, Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge
Books  The Early Middle Ages, Charlemagne, The Carolingians and the w, History and memory in the Caroli, Carolingian Culture
Similar People  Joanna Story, Erik Kwakkel, Dorothy Whitelock, David Dumville

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Rosamond Deborah McKitterick (born 31 May 1949) is a British medieval historian, whose work focuses on the Frankish kingdoms in the 8th and 9th centuries, using palaeographical and manuscript studies to illuminate aspects of the political, cultural, intellectual, religious and social history of the early Middle Ages. From 1999 until 2016 she was Professor of Medieval History at the University of Cambridge.


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Early life

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McKitterick was born Rosamond Pierce in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England, on 31 May 1949. From 1951 to 1956 she lived in Cambridge, England, where her father had a position at Magdalene College. In 1956 she moved with her family to Western Australia where she completed primary and secondary school and completed an honours degree at the University of Western Australia. She holds the degrees of M.A., Ph.D., and Litt.D.

Academic career

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In 1971 she returned to Cambridge University to pursue her career. She was a Fellow of Newnham College, Cambridge and then became a Professorial Fellow of Sidney Sussex College.

Personal life

She married David John McKitterick, Librarian of Trinity College, Cambridge, and they have one daughter.


She is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and an FRSA (Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts).

Selected books

  • The Frankish Church and the Carolingian Reforms, 789-895 (1977)
  • The Frankish Kingdoms under the Carolingians, 751-987 (1983)
  • The Carolingians and the Written Word (1989)
  • Books, Scribes and Learning in the Frankish Kingdoms, 6th to 9th Centuries. (Collected Studies; 452.) Aldershot: Variorum, (1994)
  • The Frankish Kings and Culture in the Early Middle Ages (1995)
  • History and Memory in the Carolingian World (2004)
  • Perceptions of the Past in the Early Middle Ages (2006)
  • Charlemagne: the formation of a European identity (2008)
  • Books as editor
  • (ed.) The Uses of Literacy in Early Medieval Europe (1990)
  • (ed.) Carolingian Culture: emulation and innovation (1994)
  • (ed.) The New Cambridge Medieval History, II: c.700 - c.900 (1995)
  • (ed., with Roland Quinault) Edward Gibbon and Empire Cambridge University Press (1997)
  • (ed.) The Early Middle Ages, 400-1000 (2001)
  • (ed.) Atlas of the Medieval World (2004)
  • References

    Rosamond McKitterick Wikipedia