Anthony Bale

Anthony Bale is an English medievalist.[1]


He is Professor of Medieval Studies at Birkbeck, University of London and Executive Dean of the School of Arts, and has written widely on medieval Christian-Jewish relations and on medieval culture and literature. He was awarded a Philip Leverhulme Prize 2011, a prize "awarded to outstanding scholars under the age of 36 who have made a substantial contribution to their field of study, are recognised at an international level, and whose future contributions are held to be of correspondingly high promise." He has published Feeling Persecuted: Christians, Jews and Images of Violence in the Middle Ages,[2] which was awarded the Beatrice White Prize of the English Association. He has published new editions of The Book of Marvels and Travels by Sir John Mandeville and The Book of Margery Kempe.[3] Most recently, he co-edited (with Sebastian Sobecki) Medieval English Travel: A Critical Anthology, and was Morton W. Bloomfield Fellow at Harvard University. Anthony Bale is currently President of the New Chaucer Society.


  1. ^ "Anthony Bale — Department of English and Humanities, Birkbeck, University of London". 2011-11-09. Retrieved 2012-01-29.
  2. ^ "Feeling Persecuted: Christians, Jews and Images of Violence in the Middle Ages | Reviews in History". 2011-12-20. Retrieved 2012-01-29.
  3. ^ "In Our Time: Margery Kempe and English Mysticism"". BBC Radio. 2016-06-02. Retrieved 2016-08-01.