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Peter Harrington

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Title of thesis

  • The Papacy and the cult of St Peter in sixth century Rome


  • Dr Caroline Goodson and Professor Vanessa Harding

Research interests

  • The Papacy in the early medieval period; the adoption of Christianity in the Roman empire as well as the absorption of classical ideas and culture in Christian thought; the development of religious ideas and culture in the context of social and political change.

Grants, prizes, honours and awards

  • Driver Prize in History, Royal Holloway College 1977 (joint award)
  • State Studentship (full funding) for MA 1978