Walter A. Goffart

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Date: 2002
Publisher: Gale
Document Type: Brief biography
Length: 162 words
Content Level: (Level 2)
Lexile Measure: 800L

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About this Person
Born: February 22, 1934 in Berlin, Germany
Nationality: American
Occupation: Historian
Other Names: Goffart, Walter Andre; Goffart, Walter A.
Updated:Jan. 1, 2002

Education: Harvard Univ, AB, 55, AM, 56, PhD, 61. Memberships: Int Soc Anglo-Saxonists; Hagiography Soc; Can Soc Medievalists; Medieval Acad Am; Royal Hist Soc. Addresses: Contact: Dept History, Univ of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada M5S 1A1.


Field of interest: Medieval History; Research: Late Roman and early medieval history; Career history: Lectr to assoc prof, 60-71, PROF MEDIEVAL HISTORY, UNIV TORONTO, 71-; vis asst prof, Univ Calif Berkeley, 65-66; vis fel, Inst Advan Stud, Princeton, 67-68; vis fel, Dumbarton Oaks Ctr Byzantine Stud, 73-74.


Connaught sr fel, 83; Can Coun leave fel, 67-68; Coun Learned Soc fel, 73-74; Guggenheim fel, 79-80; SSHRCC leave fel, 85-86, res grant, 90-92; Haskins Medal, Medieval Acad Am, 91; fel, Royal Soc Can, 96.


  • Auth, Le Mans Forgeries, 66; auth, Caput and Colonate, 74; auth, Barbarians and Romans A.D. 418-584, 80; auth, The Narrators of Barbarian History (A.D. 550-800), 88; auth, Rome's Fall and After, 89; co-transl, The Origin of the Idea of Crusade, 78; ed bd, Speculum.


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Gale Document Number: GALE|K1612531391