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Professor Andrew Jotischky


Andrew Jotischky


Tel: +44 1524 594979

Research overview

My interests are centred on medieval religious beliefs, traditions and practices, and on religious institutions. I write about medieval monasticism, including mendicant orders; the Crusades and the Crusader States; interactions between Latin and Greek Orthodox Christendom; pilgrimage; food and diet in the Middle Ages.   

Current Teaching

HIST292, 293, 313 HIST401

Research Interests

  • Monasticism and medieval Religious Orders.
  • Hermits and eremitical spirituality.
  • The Carmelite Order.
  • The Crusades and the Crusader States, especially cultural interaction between Franks and indigenous peoples.

Current research

The Norman Edge: Identity and State-Building on the Fronteris of Europe: AHRC funded project in partnership with Prof Keith Stringer, Dr Alex Metcalfe, Dr Ewan Johnson. See www.lancs.ac.uk/normanedge

Monasticism in the Crusader States: a joint project with Professor Bernard Hamilton (University of Nottingham). A comprehensive survey of Latin and Greek Orthodox monastic and religious houses in the Near East from the 11th to 14th centuries.

Crusaders and Native Peoples: a study of cultural attitudes of Frankish settlers to subject peoples of the Crusader States.

With Dr Sarah Barber and collaborators from Germany, France, USA, Sweden, Finland: Ethnicity and the Construction of Prejudice in Pre-Modern Europe, 1200-1700 (A British-Academy funded international network project).

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