MacArthur Fellows Program

Andrew W. Lewis

Medieval Historian | Class of March 1984

Medieval Historian
Springfield, Missouri
41 at time of award
October 24, 2017
Published March 1, 1984

About Andrew's Work

Andrew Lewis studies the history of medieval Europe with a focus on France during the tenth through thirteenth centuries.

His research centers on interrelated topics in social history, especially familial and property structures, on institutional studies, and on contemporaneous attitudes relative to them.  He is the author of the book Royal Succession in Capetian France: Studies on Familial Order and the State (1981) and of numerous scholarly articles, including “The Birth and Childhood of King John: Some Revisions,” published in Eleanor of Aquitaine: Lord and Lady (edited by John C. Parson and Bonnie Wheeler, 2003).  His other projects have included a study of the buffer territories between Paris and ducal Normandy during the eleventh through early-thirteenth centuries and a new edition of the historical notes of Bernard Itier (1163-1226), a monk and librarian at the abbey of Saint Martial at Limoges, France.


Lewis is a professor of history at Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri.

Lewis received an A.B. (1966) from Dartmouth College, an M.A. (1967) from the University of Chicago, and a Ph.D. (1973) from Harvard University.

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