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Professor Malcolm Barber


Emeritus Professor since 2005

Areas of interest

High Middle Ages in Europe, especially crusades, military orders and the Cathar heresy.

Selected publications

Main Books

The Trial of the Templars (Cambridge UP, 1978, second ed. 2006)

The Two Cities. Medieval Europe 1050-1320 (Routledge, 1992, second ed., 2004)

The New Knighthood. A History of the Order of the Temple (Cambridge UP, 1994)

The Cathars. Dualist Heretics in Languedoc in the High Middle Ages (Longman, 2000, second ed. in preparation for 2012)


Barber M. and K. Bate, The Templars. Manchester Medieval Sources (Manchester UP, 2002)

Ailes, M. and M. Barber, The History of the Holy War. Ambroise's Estoire de la Guerre Sainte, 2 vols. (Boydell Press, 2003)

Barber, M. and K. Bate, Letters from the East. Crusaders, Pilgrims and Settlers in the 12th-13th Centuries. Crusade Texts in Translation 18 (Ashgate, 2010)

Most recent

The Challenge of State Building in the Twelfth Century: the Crusader States in Palestine and Syria. The Stenton Lecture, 2008 (University of Reading, 2009, and Reading Medieval Studies, 36, 2010, 7-22)

'The Military Orders and Egypt in the time of King Amalric', Deus Vult. Miscellanea di studi sugli Ordini militari, ed. C. Guzzo , 1, 2011, 9-19


The Crusader States in the Twelfth Century (Yale UP, 2012)


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