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Richard Sharpe (born 1954) is Professor of Diplomatic at the University of Oxford, based at Wadham College. His interests are broadly the history of medieval England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. He has a special concern with first-hand work on the primary sources of medieval history, including the practices of palaeography, diplomatic and the editorial process, as well as the historical and legal contexts of medieval documents. He is the general editor of the Corpus of British Medieval Library Catalogues, and editor of a forthcoming edition of the charters of King Henry I of England.[1][2]


  • Sharpe, Richard (1977). Raasay: a study in island history. London: Grant and Cutler. ISBN 978-0-7293-0029-2.
  • Sharpe, Richard (1984). "Geoffrey le Baker's 'aves Ganymedis', Lundy Island, and Alexander Neckam". Notes and Queries. 31: 31–36. doi:10.1093/nq/31.1.31 (inactive 2019-08-20). ISSN 0029-3970.
  • Sharpe, Richard (1984). "Peter of Cornwall's De Reparatione Lapsus: a 'lost' work traced". Scriptorium. 38 (1): 79–81. doi:10.3406/scrip.1984.1340. ISSN 0036-9772.
  • Sharpe, Richard (1985). "Latin and Irish words for 'book-satchel'". Peritia. 4: 152–156. doi:10.1484/J.Peri.3.102. ISSN 0332-1592.
  • Sharpe, Richard (1991). Medieval Irish saints' lives an introduction to Vitae sanctorum Hiberniae. Oxford: Clarendon Press. ISBN 978-0-19-167821-9.
  • Sharpe, Richard (1991). "The Date of St. Mildreth's Translation from Minster-in-Thanet to Canterbury". Mediaeval Studies. 53: 349–354. doi:10.1484/J.MS.2.306680. ISSN 0076-5872.
  • Sharpe, Richard (1992). "An Irish Textual Critic and the Carmen paschale of Sedulius: Colmán's Letter to Feradach". Journal of Medieval Latin. 2: 44–54. doi:10.1484/J.JML.2.303971.
  • Sharpe, Richard (1995). "Modern Dictionaries of Medieval Latin". In Hamesse, Jacqueline (ed.). Bilan et perspectives des études mediévales en Europe: actes du premier Congres européen d'études médievales (Spoleto, 27-29 mai 1993). Textes et études du moyen âge. Louvain-la-Neuve: Fédération Internationale des Instituts d'Études Médiévales. pp. 289–304.
  • Sharpe, Richard (1991). Life of St. Columba. Harmondsworth, Middlesex: Penguin Books. ISBN 978-0-14-044462-9.
  • Sharpe, Richard; Carley, James P.; Thomson, Rodney M.; Watson, Andrew G. (1996). English Benedictine Libraries: the shorter catalogues. Corpus of British medieval library catalogues. London: British Library. ISBN 0-7123-0336-7.
  • Sharpe, Richard (1997). A Handlist of the Latin Writers of Great Britain and Ireland before 1540. Publications of the Journal of Medieval Latin. Turnhout: Brepols. ISBN 978-2-503-50575-6.
  • Sharpe, Richard (1998). "Reconstructing the medieval library of Bury St Edmunds Abbey: the lost catalogue of Henry of Kirkstead". In Gransden, Antonia (ed.). Bury St Edmunds: medieval art, architecture, archaeology, and economy. Conference transactions. Leeds: British Archaeological Association. pp. 204–218. ISBN 0-901286-88-5.
  • Sharpe, Richard (2003). Titulus: identifying medieval Latin texts. An evidence-based approach. Brepols essays in European culture. Turnhout: Brepols. ISBN 978-2-503-51258-7.
  • Sharpe, Richard (2004). "Richard Barre's Compendium Veteris et Noui Testamenti". Journal of Medieval Latin. 14: 128–146. doi:10.1484/J.JML.2.304218.
  • Sharpe, Richard (2005). "Monastic reading at Thorney abbey, 1323–1347". Traditio. 60: 243–278. doi:10.1017/S0362152900000271. ISSN 0362-1529. JSTOR 27832048.
  • Sharpe, Richard (2005). "Books stolen from Ely Cathedral Priory and found in Paris, c.1330". The Library. 7th ser. 6 (1): 76–9. doi:10.1093/library/6.1.76. ISSN 0024-2160.
  • Sharpe, Richard (2005). "Thomas Tanner (1674–1735), the 1697 Catalogue, and Bibliotheca Britannica". The Library. 7th ser. 6 (4): 381–421. doi:10.1093/library/6.4.381. ISSN 0024-2160.
  • Sharpe, Richard (2006). Norman rule in Cumbria, 1092–1136. Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society, Tract Series. 21. Kendal: Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society. ISBN 9781873124437.
  • Sharpe, Richard (2006). "The medieval librarian". In Leedham-Green, Elisabeth; Webber, Teresa (eds.). The Cambridge History of Libraries in Britain and Ireland, vol. 1: To 1640. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp. 218–241. doi:10.1017/CHOL9780521781947.011. ISBN 978-1-139-05530-7.
  • Sharpe, Richard (2007). "The contribution of manuscript catalogues to identifying medieval Latin texts". In Fabian, Claudia; Wagner, Bettina (eds.). Katalogisierung mittelalterlicher Handschriften in internationaler Perspektive: Vorträge der Handschriftenbearbeitertagung vom 24. bis 27. Oktober 2005 in München. Beiträge zum Buch- und Bibliothekswesen. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz. pp. 51–60. ISBN 978-3-447-05657-1.
  • Sharpe, Richard (2008). "Library catalogues and indexes". In Morgan, Nigel; Thomson, Rodney M. (eds.). The Cambridge History of the Book in Britain, vol. 2: 1100–1400. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp. 197–218. ISBN 978-0-521-58345-9.
  • Sharpe, Richard (2008). "The Present and Future of Incunable Cataloguing, II". The Library. 7th ser. 9 (2): 210–24. doi:10.1093/library/9.2.210. ISSN 0024-2160.
  • Sharpe, Richard (2009). "Anselm as author: Publishing in the late eleventh century" (PDF). Journal of Medieval Latin. 19: 1–87. doi:10.1484/J.JML.1.100545. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-06-08.
  • Sharpe, Richard (2012). "Addressing different language groups: charters from the eleventh and twelfth centuries". In Putter, Ad; Jefferson, Judith (eds.). Multilingualism in Medieval Britain (c. 1066–1520). Medieval Texts and Cultures of Northern Europe. 15. Turnhout: Brepols. pp. 1–40. doi:10.1484/M.TCNE-EB.1.100791. ISBN 978-2-503-54250-8.
  • Sharpe, Richard (2014). "John Eyton alias Repyngdon and the Sermones super euangelia dominicalia attributed to Philip Repyngdon". Medium Ævum. 83 (2): 254–65. ISSN 0025-8385.
  • Sharpe, Richard (2015). "Doing business with William Rufus: the Haddenham narrative". Textus Roffensis. Studies in the Early Middle Ages. 30. Brepols Publishers. pp. 363–85. doi:10.1484/M.SEM-EB.5.105568. ISBN 978-2-503-54233-1.
  • Sharpe, Richard (2015). "Medieval manuscripts found at Bonamargy friary and other hidden manuscripts". Studia Hibernica (41): 49–85.
  • Sharpe, Richard (2017). "Destruction of Irish manuscripts and the National Board of Education". Studia Hibernica (43): 95–116. doi:10.3828/sh.2017.4 (inactive 2019-08-20). ISSN 0081-6477.


  1. ^ "Professor Richard Sharpe". University of Oxford History Faculty.
  2. ^ "Richard Sharpe". University of Oxford History Faculty. Archived from the original on 2016-06-08. (Staff profile on former website with links to some publications.)