Dr Giles Gasper
Lecturer in the Department of History
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 46570
Member of the Institute of Medieval and Renaissance Studies
(email at email@example.com)Giles Gasper specializes in the intellectual history of the high middle ages (11th-13th centuries), particularly in the development of theology. He also has interests in Patristic and early medieval thought, and in the history of the Crusades. He has written extensively on Anselm of Canterbury, including Anselm of Canterbury and His Theological Inheritance (2004) and papers on various aspects of Anselm’s thought, career and posthumous reputation. He is currently working on a study of Anselm in the post-Reformation English church, and a study of biblical commentary on the story of the creation of light in the 12th and 13th centuries. He would welcome inquiries from postgraduates in any aspect of intellectual or cultural history of the 11th-13th centuries, especially the development of theology, and the crusades and the idea of crusading.
- Historiography of the Middle Ages
- Medieval intellectual history
- 2004 Anselm of Canterbury and his Theological Inheritance, Ashgate, 228 pp.
- 2012 (co-edited with Logan, Ian) Saint Anselm of Canterbury and His Legacy, Pontifical Institue of Mediaeval Studies, Toronto.
- 2006 (co-edited with Kohlenberger, H.) Anselm and Abelard: Investigations and Juxtapositions, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, 256 pp.
- 2013 (co-edited with Dinkova-Bruun, Greti, Huxtable, Michael, McLeish, Tom C.B., Panti, Cecilia & Smithson, Hannah) The Dimensions of Colour: Robert Grosseteste's De colore Edition, Translation and Interdisciplinary analysis, PIMS.
Essays in edited volumes
- 2012 (co-authored with Logan, Ian) 'Anselm: A Portrait in Refraction', in (ed.), Saint Anselm of Canterbury and His Legacy, pp. 1-25
- 2012 'Tractarian Echoes: Michael Ramsey and the Anglican Responses to Anselm of Canterbury', in Gasper, Giles & Logan, Ian (eds.), Saint Anselm of Canterbury and His Legacy, Pontifical Institute for Medieval Studies, Toronto Institute of Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Durham University, pp. 341-359
- 2007 (co-edited with R. Gameson ed.) ''A northern monastic sermon collection'', in (ed.), Treasures of Durham University Library, Third Millenium, pp. 42-43
- 2006 'An Anglican Anselm', in Gasper, Giles E.M. & Kohlenberger, H. (eds.), Anselm and Abelard: Investigations and Juxtapositions, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, pp. 103-117
- 2001 'Towards a theology of light in the twelfth-century renaissance', in M. Henig and C. Finn (ed.), Outside Archaeology: Material Culture and Poetic Imagination, Oxford, pp. 21-27
- 2000 'The Norman arrow finds a ready target', in H. Chadwick (ed.), Not Angels But Anglicans: The Story of Christianity in the British Isles, Canterbury Press.
Journal papers: academic
- 2012 (co-authored with Smithson, Hannah E., Dinkova-Bruun, Greti, Huxtable, Mike, , McLeish, Tom C. B., & Panti, Cecilia,) 'A three-dimensional color space from the 13th century', Journal of the Optical Society of America A 29, pp. A346-A352
- 2012 (co-authored with Gullbekk, Svein) 'Money and its use in the thought and experience of Anselm, archbishop of Canterbury (1093–1109)', Journal of Medieval History 38, pp. 155-182
- 2011 'Anselm of Canterbury and His Legacy', Bulletin de Philosophie Médiévale 53, pp. 274-281
- 2011 'Oil upon the waters: On the Creation of Light from Basil to Peter Lombard', Archa Verbi 8, pp. 9-31
- 2010 'Envy, Jealousy and the Boundaries of Orthodoxy: Anselm, Eadmer and the Genesis of the Proslogion', Viator 41, pp. 45-68
- 2009 'Thinking Afresh about Saint Anselm of Canterbury', Archa Verbi 6, pp. 174-180
- 2004 '‘A doctor in the house’? The context for Anselm of Canterbury’s interest in medicine with reference to a probable case of malaria', Journal of Medieval History 30, pp. 245-261
- 2004 (co-authored with Wallis, F.) 'Anselm and the Articella', Traditio: Studies in Ancient and Medieval History, Thought and Religion 59, pp. 129-174
- 1999 'Anselm of Canterbury's Cur deus homo and Athanasius of Alexandria's De incarnatione verbi dei: some questions of comparison', Studia Anselmiana 128, pp. 147-164
- Medieval Britain c.1000-c.1300
- Medieval Europe c.1000-c.1300