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Peter Edbury

Professor Peter Edbury

Emeritus Professor

School of History, Archaeology and Religion


Research interests

  • Crusades
  • Latin East
  • Medieval Cyprus
  • Old French literature from the Latin East

Research project

  • A new edition of the Old French Continuation of William of Tyre and the associated text known as La Chronique d'Ernoul is now with the publisher.
  • A monograph on the Latin East, 1254-1291


To mark his retirement a one-day conference was held in October 2012, and the papers read were published as a Festschrift: Susan B. Edgington and Helen J. Nicholson (eds.), Deeds Done Beyond the Sea: Essays on William of Tyre, Cyprus and the Military Orders presented to Peter Edbury (Ashgate, 2014)



  • MA Medieval History, St Andrews, 1970
  • PhD, St Andrews, 1974

Career overview

  • 1973-1977 – Research Lecturer, Christ Church, Oxford.
  • 1977-2013 – Lecturer, then Senior Lecturer, Reader and (from 2000) Professor of Medieval History, Cardiff University