Michael McCormick

Michael McCormick

Francis Goelet Professor of Medieval History; Chair of the Initiative for the Science of the Human Past
Ph.D. Université Catholique de Louvain
Michael McCormick

A specialist on Late Antiquity and early medieval Europe, Professor McCormick has focused upon the historiography, politics, and economic history of the Merovingian and Carolingian world. Currently, he is leading a cross-disciplinary research initiative on the history of the late Roman empire, integrating textual studies with archeological and physical scientific approaches to diet, disease, and the impact of climate upon ancient and medieval populations. He is the author of a number of books, including Eternal Victory: Triumphal Rulership in Late Antiquity, Byzantium, and the Early Medieval West(Cambridge University Press, 1986), Origins of the European Economy: Communications and Commerce, A.D. 300-900 (Cambridge University Press, 2001), and most recentlyCharlemagne's Survey of the Holy Land (Harvard University Press, 2011). 

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