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Ian N. Wood
Ian N. Wood, (born 1950) is an English scholar of early medieval history, and a professor at the University of Leeds who specializes in the history of the Merovingian dynasty and the missionary efforts on the European continent.Patrick J. Geary called him "the leading British historian of Francia".
He taught at the University of Leeds from 1976 onwards. He became Professor of Early Medieval History in 1995, the same year he delivered the Jarrow Lecture. He retired from teaching in 2015. Wood taught a range of courses on Roman history and early medieval history at Leeds including a special subject on 'The Fall of the Roman Empire'.
He is the author of several monographs and edited collections as well as around two hundred scholarly articles. His first monograph, The Merovingian Kingdoms (450-751), was called a "wonderful book" and "one of the finest results of this new interest" in the Merovingian dynasty.
A Festschrift in his honour is to be published in 2019. In July 2019, he was elected a Fellow of the British Academy (FBA), the United Kingdom's national academy for the humanities and social sciences.
The Merovingian Kingdoms (450-751) (London, 1994)