Dr Nora Berend

Fellow
1996
Medieval European history; frontiers; conversion; the formation of identity
Reader

Dr Nora Berend is Reader in European History at the Faculty of History, and (with Dr Tim Rogan) directs studies in History. She has worked on medieval social and religious history, including minorities and state building. At the Gate of Christendom: Jews, Muslims and Pagans in Medieval Hungary c. 1000 - c. 1300, which won the Gladstone Prize, explores the relationship between Christians and non-Christians in a kingdom on the frontier of Latin Europe. The edited volume Christianization and the Rise of Christian Monarchy: Scandinavia, Central Europe and Rus' c. 900-1200 analyses the interconnected processes of Christianization and the establishment of political power. The co-authored Central Europe in the High Middle Ages is an overview of the medieval history of Bohemia, Hungary and Poland. Currently, she works on the formation of identity in medieval and modern times. 

  • At the Gate of Christendom: Jews, Muslims and "Pagans" in Medieval Hungary c. 1000-c. 1300 (Cambridge University Press, 2001)
  • Co-edited Medieval Frontiers: concepts and practices (Ashgate, 2002)
  • Edited Christianization and the Rise of Christian Monarchy: Scandinavia, Central Europe and Rus' c. 900-1200 (Cambridge University Press, 2007)
  • with Przemysław Urbańczyk and Przemysław Wiszewski, Central Europe in the High Middle Ages, c. 900-c.1300, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013