Professor Simon Barton
BA (Wales), MA D.Phil. (York), FRHistS
Telephone: 01392 724429
My research focuses primarily on the political, social and cultural history of the Iberian Peninsula during the medieval period. I have published extensively on the aristocracy, chronicles and chroniclers, and Christian-Muslim relations, especially with regard to the peninsular crusading movement and the activities of Christian mercenaries in Muslim Iberia and North Africa. I also have a broader interest in the history of Spain and in the development of Spanish national identity through the ages.