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Richard Abels received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Columbia College in 1973.
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Richard Abels was given a Master of Arts by Columbia University in 1975. In 1982 he was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy degree by the same university.
(This biography of Alfred the Great, king of the West Saxo...)
This biography of Alfred the Great, king of the West Saxons (871-899), combines a sensitive reading of the primary sources with a careful evaluation of the most recent scholarly research on the history and archaeology of ninth-century England.
(The studies in this book examine and illuminate the Anglo...)
The studies in this book examine and illuminate the Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Norman military institutions that supported and shaped the conduct of war in northwestern Europe in the central middle ages.
Richard Abels received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Columbia College in 1973. Two years later he was given a Master of Arts by Columbia University. In 1982 he was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy degree by the same university.
Richard Abels began his academic career as a preceptor at Columbia University in 1977. He held this position until 1980, becoming an instructor there in 1981. From 1981 to 1982 he served as a visiting assistant professor at Cornell College.
In 1982 Abels began his life-long cooperation with the United States Naval Academy, first as an assistant professor of history till 1986, then as an associate professor of history, finally becoming a full professor in 1991. From 2008 to 2014 he also was Chair of the history department at the academy. Nowadays he is a professor emeritus.
As an author and historian, he specializes in Anglo-Saxon England and medieval military history. Abels’ dissertation in this field became the basis for his first study, Lordship and Military Obligation in Anglo-Saxon England. In Abels’ second study, he composes a biographical portrait of the medieval king Alfred the Great, emphasizing Alfred’s battles. He also authored two more books Raoul of Cambrai: An Old French Epic and The Normans and their Adversaries: Essays in Memory of C. Warren Hollister.
(This biography of Alfred the Great, king of the West Saxo...)1998
(The studies in this book examine and illuminate the Anglo...)2001
Richard Abels is a member of the American History Association, Medieval Academy of America, Charles Homer Haskins Society of which he was the president in 1998-2001. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.
Richard Abels married Ellen Harrison on May 31, 1975. The marriage produced two children - Paul and Rebecca.