My Academic Work
It's been a long time since I was a student at the University of Queensland:
almost five years now since I stopped working on my unfinished PhD thesis. I
didn't write very much as a PhD candidate, so everything on this page dates
back to my honours year (1993) or earlier.You can read my one published PhD
article, Royal Participation in Episcopal Elections in Merovingian Gaul,
elsewhere on the web at Electronic
So, here's what I have in pdf format in the order I wrote it. Anyone who wants
to cite these works should keep in mind that they are close to ten years old,
and are certainly no longer cutting edge (which may seem an odd thing to say
about late antique and early medieval history, but there you go).
- In Praise of Constantine
[50K, zipped] (1992) - my first big assignment, from third year.
- Why Were the Vandals So Unpopular? [45K,
zipped] (1993) - the big assignment from the first semester of my Honours
- The Chronicles of Spain [694K,
zipped] (1993) - my Honours thesis. I'm especially pleased by the fourth chapter,
which contained original material at the time I wrote it.
- Translations of the Chronicles
[79K, zipped] (1993) - I suffered and struggled through the translation of
my original sources from Latin to English during my Honours year, so I feel
it's a public service to make my very literal and sometimes incomprehensible
translations available to others. I have translations of the chronicles of
Hydatius of Lemica (including passages in italics that were translated by
S. Muhlberger in his book, The Fifth-Century Chroniclers, published
in 1990), the Continuation of Hydatius, the parts of Isidore of Seville that
fall within the scope of my thesis, plus the anonymous (and blessedly short)
Chronicle of Zaragoza. There's a translation of John of Biclaro's Chronicle
in K.B. Wolf's Conquerors and Chroniclers of Early Medieval Spain,
also published in 1990, though I disagree withsome of Wolf's interpretations.
maintained by Gary Johnson (gwzjohnson at optusnet.com.au)
last updated 4 July 2003