Assistant Professor, European Medieval History
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Nickiphoros Tsougarakis studied for an MA and then a PhD at the Institute for Medieval Studies of the University of Leeds. His PhD thesis, supervised by Prof. Graham Loud and Prof. Peter Lock and funded by the Onassis Foundation, examined the history of the Latin religious orders in Greece in the aftermath of the Fourth Crusade. After obtaining his PhD (2008), he taught medieval Latin at the University of Leeds and medieval palaeography at the University of Kent, before being appointed Lecturer and then Senior Lecturer of Medieval History at Edge Hill University. In 2022 he was appointed Assistant Professor of Medieval History at the University of Crete.
His research interests revolve around the interaction of Latins and Greeks in the late Middle Ages. He is particularly interested in the history of the Latin religious orders, and especially the Franciscans, in the Eastern Mediterranean. He is also interested in the history of late medieval pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Among other things, he has written on Venetian jurisprudence in medieval Crete, on the heresy of the Fraticelli in Greece, on the interaction of western pilgrims with eastern Christians, and on the impact of the Fourth Lateran Council on the organisation of the Church in Frankish Greece.
He is the author of The Latin Religious Orders in Medieval Greece, 1204-1500 (Turnhout: Brepols, 2012); and the co-editor (with Peter Lock) of A Companion to Latin Greece (Leiden: Brill, 2015).