Giles Constable

Giles Constable
Born (1929-06-01) 1 June 1929
Nationality British
Academic background
Alma mater Harvard University
Academic work
Discipline Historian
Institutions Institute for Advanced Study
Main interests Medieval History

Giles Constable (born June 1, 1929 in London) is a Medieval Historian. Constable is mainly interested in the religion and culture of the 11th and 12th centuries, in particular the abbey of Cluny and its abbot Peter the Venerable.[1]

Constable is the son of the art historian William George Constable.

Education and career

Constable got his A.B. at Harvard University in 1950 and his Ph.D. at the same school in 1957. He taught at the University of Iowa from 1955 to 1958 and at Harvard University from 1958 to 1984. He was the Henry Charles Lea-Professor of Medieval History at Princeton University from 1966 to 1977. From 1977 to 1984 he was Director of the Dumbarton Oaks Research Library. He joined the faculty of the Institute for Advanced Studies as a Medieval History Professor in the School of Historical Studies in 2003.[2]


He is a member of the Medieval Academy of America and the American Philosophical Society, the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres , the Bavarian Academy of Sciences, the British Academy and the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei. He was a member of the scientific council of the Revue d'Histoire Ecclésiastique.[3]



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