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Caroline Humfress


Caroline Humfress
Postal address:
School of History
Mediaeval History
71 South Street
St Andrews
United Kingdom


Direct phone: +44 (0)1334 462893

Research overview

Caroline Humfress is Deputy Director of the University of St Andrews' Institute of Legal and Constitutional Research ( and Postgraduate Convenor of the new MLitt in Legal and Constitutional Studies (

She has published widely on the history of Late Antiquity (c.200-c.600AD) and is currently finishing a monograph for Oxford University Press: Multi-legalism in Late Antiquity. She has also published on the history of empires, recently co-editing a volume on Law and Empire: Ideas, Practices, Actors, in addition to researching early Christian history and ecclesiastical law. Some of her recent research also explores contemporary approaches to law and legal history within the disciplines of anthropology and sociology.

Current international research projects include the European Commission-funded project Power and Institutions in Medieval Islam and Christendom and The Cambridge Comparative History of Ancient Law: the first project of its kind in the field of Comparative Ancient Legal History, working with an international team of scholars specialising in the fields of Ancient Greek, Roman, Indo-European, Near-Eastern and Chinese Law.

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