Dr Mark Whelan


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Email: Mark.Whelan-2@Manchester.ac.uk

Office: Samuel Alexander Building S2.29

Office Hours: Wednesday 12:00-13:00 / Thursday 12:00-13:00


Teaching (academic year 2017-2018)


SALC700042 - Reading the Middle Ages and the Renaissance: History, Codicology, Palaeography and Source Analysis

SALC60090 - Postgraduate Dissertation Supervision

HIST64181 - Historical Research I: Methods, Theory and Sources


HIST10101 - History in Practice (The Hundred Years War)

HIST10691 - The Making of Europe, 400-1500

HIST20390 - Level Two Long Essay

HIST21141 - From Catastrophe to Crusade: Europe in the Aftermath of the Vikings 




Germany, Hungary and the Crusade against the Ottoman Turks during the Reign of Emperor Sigismund, c. 1400-1437 (Routledge, forthcoming – 2018)


Journal articles

‘Between Papacy and Empire: Cardinal Beaufort, the House of Lancaster, and the Hussite Crusades’, English Historical Review (forthcoming – 2018)

‘Pasquale de Sorgo and the Second Battle of Kosovo (1448): A Translation’, Slavonic and East European Review, 94 (2016), 126-45

Walter of Schwarzenberg and the Fifth Hussite Crusade reconsidered (1431)’, Mitteilungen des Instituts für Österreichische Geschichtsforschung, 122 (2014), 322-35

            - reviewed in Deutsches Archiv für Erforschung des Mittelalters, 71 (2015), 349


Chapters in edited volumes

'Dances, Dragons, and a Pagan Queen: Sigismund of Luxemburg and the Publicising of the Ottoman Turkish Threat’, in The Crusade in the Fifteenth Century: Converging and Competing Cultures, ed. Norman Housley (Routledge, 2016), 49-63

‘Catastrophe or Consolidation? Sigismund’s Response to Defeat after the Crusade of Nicopolis’, in Between Worlds: The Age of the Jagiellonians, ed. Florin Ardelean et al. (Peter Lang, 2013), 215-27


Articles in popular media

‘The Supreme Mouser in Historical Perspective – Cats in the Medieval Period’, Pet Histories: Pets and Family Life in England and Wales, 1837-1939 (blog post – access here: https://pethistories.wordpress.com/2017/10/16/the-supreme-mouser-in-historical-perspective-cats-in-the-medieval-period/)

‘A Bohemian Devil in Sweden: The Codex Gigas and its Travels’, The Friends of Czech Heritage, Issue 16 (2017), 13-14

‘Merchant, Administrator and General: Filippo Scolari (Pipo Spano) in the Service of the Hungarian King, c. 1397-1426’, Whispering Gallery, 115 (2012), 19-24


Book reviews

Review of Noble Society: Five Lives from Twelfth-Century Germany, by Jonathan R. Lyon (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2017), English Historical Review (under preparation)

Review of Heilige, Helden, Wüteriche: Herrschaftstile der Luxemburger (1308-1437), ed. Martin Bauch et al., (Vienna: Böhlau, 2017), English Historical Review (forthcoming)

Review of Rom 1312. Die Kaiserkrönung Heinrichs VII. und die Folgen. Die Luxemburger als Herrscherdynastie von gesamteuropäischer Bedeutung,ed. Sabine Penth and Peter Thorau (Vienna: Böhlau, 2016), English Historical Review (forthcoming)

Review of Antemurale Christianitatis: Zur Genese der Bollwerksrhetorik im östlichen Mitteleuropa an der Schwelle vom Mittelalter zur Frühen Neuzeit (Husum: Matthieson Verlag, 2015), by Paul Srodecki, English Historical Review, 131 (2016), 431-2

Review of Crusading and the Ottoman Threat (Oxford: OUP, 2012), by Norman Housley, and Visions of the Ottoman World in Renaissance Europe (London: Hurst & Co., 2012), by Andrei Pippidi, English Historical Review, 130 (2015), 431-3

Review of The Histories of a Medieval German City, Worms c. 1000-c. 1300 (Farnham: Ashgate, 2014), by David S. Bachrach, Urban History, 42 (2015), 169-70

Review of Kaiser Sigismund (1368-1437): Zur Herrschaftspraxis eines europäischen Monarchen, ed. Karel Hruza and Alexandra Karr (Vienna: Böhlau, 2012), English Historical Review, 129 (2014), 696-8



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