View Profile 
Shami Ghosh <email@example.com>
Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies
I am a scholar of the history of medieval and early modern Germany, and of literature in the older Germanic languages (principally Old Norse and Middle High German). The main thematic areas of my research are currently economic history, and the Grail Romance in Germany. I am also interested in lay religiosity and medieval historiography in Latin and the Germanic vernaculars.
|List Affiliations:||Reviewer for H-German
Early Modern History and Period Studies
Economic History / Studies
European History / Studies
German History / Studies
Medieval and Byzantine History / Studies
Religious Studies and Theology
Rural History / Studies
Urban History / Studies
BA (German), King's College London, 2003
MA (Medieval Studies), University of Toronto, 2005
PhD (Medieval Studies), University of Toronto, 2009
SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow, School of History, University of Leicester, 2009-10
Fellow by Examination, Magdalen College, Oxford, 2010-13
Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, 2014-15
1. Kings’ sagas and Norwegian history: problems and perspectives, The northern world, 54 (Leiden: Brill, 2011).
[Reviews: Patricia Pires Boulhosa in The Medieval Review (June 2012): http://hdl.handle.net/2022/14578; Ármann Jakobsson in (Norsk) Historisk tidsskrift (2012), 3: 465–9; Sirpa Aalto in Saga-Book, 36 (2012), 140–2; Jane-Anne Denison in Journal of the Australian Early Medieval Association, 8 (2012), 105–6; Sverre Bagge in Journal of English and Germanic Philology, 112 (2013), 98–100.]
2. Writing the barbarian past: studies in early medieval historical narrative.
[In preparation; expected to be submitted for peer review by Fall 2014.]
1. ‘Forms of kinship: unresolved tensions in Wolfram’s Willehalm’, Euphorion, 97, 3 (2003), 303–25.
2. ‘On the origins of Germanic heroic poetry: a case study of the legend of the Burgundians’, Beiträge zur Geschichte der deutschen Sprache und Literatur, 129, 2 (2007), 220–52.
3. ‘Condwiramurs’, Deutsche Vierteljahrsschrift für Literaturwissenschaft und Geistesgeschichte, 82, 1 (2008), 3–25.
4. ‘Conquest, conversion and heathen customs in Henry of Livonia’s Chronicon Livoniae and the Livländische Reimchronik’, Crusades, 11 (2012), 87–108.
5. ‘How should we approach the economy of “early modern India”?’
[Submitted to Modern Asian Studies in January 2014.]
6. ‘Rural economies and transitions to capitalism: Germany and England compared’
[Submitted for review to Journal of Agrarian Change in January 2014.]
7. ‘The imperial abbey of Ellwangen and its peasants: a study of the polyptych of 1337’.
[Submitted to Agricultural History Review in April 2014.]
8. [With Martin H. Jones] ‘Parzival’s growth, God’s grace, and the meaning of the Grail kingship’.
[In preparation; expected to be submitted to Zeitschrift für deutsches Altertum by September 2015.]
9. ‘The estates of Scheyern abbey in the fourteenth century: an essay in comparative economic history’.
[In preparation; expected to be submitted for review by September 2015.]