Alain Stoclet

Alain J. Stoclet was educated at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (Licence, Agrégation) and at the University of Toronto’s Centre for Medieval Studies (Ph.D.). He is currently Maître de Conférences on leave from the Université Lyon 2 – Lumière (Lyons, France), where he has been teaching since 1992. He is also a member of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique’s Unité Mixte de Recherche 5648 (Lyons). He became Research Associate at the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies (University of St. Michael’s College, Toronto) and at the Centre for Medieval Studies (University of Toronto) in 2009. He has published numerous articles on Early Medieval political, cultural and religious history. « From Baghdad to Beowulf. Eulogising ―Imperial Capitals East and West in the Mid-Eighth Century », Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy 105C/4 (2005), p. 151-195, is a good example of this output, at the intersection of all three fields. In addition, he produced an anthology of texts in translation illustrating the social history of Early Medieval Europe (Les sociétés en Europe du milieu du VIe à la fin du IXe siècle, Lyons 2003, [Collection d’histoire et d’archéologie médiévales. 12]) and is the author of two substantial monographs, one on the Frankish expansion eastwards in the 8th c. (Autour de Fulrad de Saint- Denis [v. 710-784], Geneva and Paris 1993, [École Pratique des Hautes Études. Sciences historiques et philologiques. V. Hautes études médiévales et modernes. 72]) and the other on the Early Medieval state— Frankish, especially, but also Byzantine and Anglo-Saxon—as seen through the practicalities of toll-exemption (Immunes ab omni teloneo. Études de diplomatique, de philologie et d’histoire sur l’exemption de tonlieux au haut Moyen Age et spécialement sur la Praeceptio de navibus, Brussels and Rome 1999, [Institut Historique Belge de Rome. Bibliothèque. 45]). He is preparing a full-length study of Pippin « the Short » (c. 714 – 768) and is also starting a large international research project on the Letters of Boniface and Lul, which will produce a new edition, new translations and a full commentary.

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