Anders Winroth is professor of history at Yale where he teaches medieval history, including courses on the Viking Age. In 2003, Winroth was named a MacArthur Fellow by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
Anders is the author, most recently of The Age of the Vikings, published by Princeton University Press. In his review in the Wall Street Journal, Tom Shippey wrote, “Mr. Winroth’s account is superior to all its most recent competitors.”
His earlier book, The Conversion of Scandinavia: Vikings, Merchants, and Missionaries in the Remaking of Northern Europe, was published by Yale University Press and is the winner of the 2013 Gustav Ranis International Book Prize. The Making of Gratianâs Decretum was published by Cambridge University Press in 2000. An examination of a pivotal moment in the history of the western legal tradition, the book won the Samuel and Ronnie Heymann Prize of Yale University as well as the prestigious John Nicholas Brown Prize of the Medieval Academy of America.
A native of Sweden, he was educated in Stockholm and at Columbia University. His research is focused on the cultural, intellectual and legal history of the European High Middle Ages and on the economic and social history of early medieval Scandinavia.