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David Ditchburn
Associate Prof in Medieval History, History

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Towns and Trade in, editor(s)Keith J Stringer and Angus J L Winchester , Northern England and Southern Scotland in the Central Middle Ages, Woodbridge, Boydell, 2017, pp299 - 326, [David Ditchburn] Book Chapter, 2017

Salmon, salt and the internationalization ofAberdeen's economy in the later middle ages in, editor(s)Jesus Angel Solorzano Telechea, Beatriz Arizaga Bolumburu, Michel Bochaca , Las Socieddades portuarias de la Europe atlantica en la edad media, Logrono, 2017, pp49 - 66, [David Ditchburn] Book Chapter, 2017

Religion, rirual and the rythm of the year in later medieval St Andrews in, editor(s)Michael Brown and Katie Stevenson , Medieval St Andrews: Church, Cult, City, Woodbridge, Boydell, 2017, pp99 - 116, [David Ditchburn] Book Chapter, 2017

The Scottish Historical Review, 95, 2, , 241, (2016), 139 - 258p, David Ditchburn and Graeme Morton, [eds.] Journal, 2016

Scottish Historical Review, 95, 1, (2016), 1 - 138p, David Ditchburn and Graeme Morton, [eds.] Journal, 2016

Anglo-Scottish Relations in the Later Middle Ages: The Other Side of the Coin in, editor(s)Peter Crooks, David Green and W. Mark Ormrod , The Plantagenet Empire 1259-1453, Donington, Shaun Tyas, 2016, pp310 - 334, [David Ditchburn] Book Chapter, 2016

Locating Aberdeen and Elgin in the Later Middle Ages: Regional, National and International Paradigms in, editor(s)Jane Geddes , Medieval Art, Architecture and Archaeology in the Dioceses of Aberdeen and Moray, Abingdon, Routledge, 2016, pp1 - 15, [David Ditchburn] Book Chapter, 2016

David Ditchburn, Scotland, France and the Auld Alliance: Was There a Burgundian Alternative?, Medievalia et Humanistica, New Series, 41, 2016, p81 - 100 Journal Article, 2016

Scottish Historical Review, 94, 2, 239, (2015), 121 - 291p, David Ditchburn and Graeme Morton, [eds.] Journal, 2015

Scottish Historical Review, 94, 1, 238, (2015), 1 - 120p, David Ditchburn and Graeme Morton, [eds.] Journal, 2015

Economy and Trade in Medieval Man in, editor(s)Sean Duffy and Harold Mytum , A New History of the Isle of Man, Volume III: The Medieval Period, 1000-1406, Liverpool, Liverpool University Press, 2015, pp377 - 410, [David Ditchburn and Benjamin T. Hudson] Book Chapter, 2015

Scottish Historical Review, 93, 1, 236, (2014), 1 - 160p, David Ditchburn & Catriona Macdonald, [eds.] Journal, 2014

Scottish Historical Review, 93, 2, 237, (2014), 162 - 314p, David Ditchburn & Catriona Macdonald, [eds.] Journal, 2014

David Ditchburn & Catriona Macdonald, Bannockburn, World War I and the Referendum, Scottish Historical Review, 93, 2, (237), 2014, p161 - 170 Journal Article, 2014

Scottish Historical Review, 92, 2, (2013), 179 - 314p, David Ditchburn & Catriona Macdonald, [eds.] Journal, 2013

The Scottish Historical Review, 92, 1, (2013), 1 - 177p, David Ditchburn & Catriona MacDonald, [eds.] Journal, 2013

The Hanseatic League in, editor(s)Philip Parker , The Great Trade Routes: A History of Cargoes and Commerce over Land and Sea, London, Conway, 2012, pp116 - 119, [David Ditchburn] Book Chapter, 2012

Scottish Historical Review, 91, 1, (2012), 1 - 195p, David Ditchburn & Catriona Macdonald , [eds.] Journal, 2012

Scottish Historical Review, 91, 2, (2012), 197 - 238p, David Ditchburn and Catriona MacDonald, [eds.] Journal, 2012 DOI

The Black Death in, editor(s)Philip Parker , The Great Trade Routes: A History of Cargoes and Commerce over Land and Sea, London, Conway, 2012, pp147 - 148, [David Ditchburn] Book Chapter, 2012

Northern Scotland, New Series, vol. 3, (2012), 1 - 177p, David Ditchburn, Marjory Harper, [eds.] Journal, 2012

Bruges, Flanders and the Europeanization of Commerce in, editor(s)Philip Parker , The Great Trade Routes: A History of cargoes and Commerce over Land and Sea, London, Conway, 2012, pp112 - 115, [David Ditchburn] Book Chapter, 2012

Rituals, space and the marriage of James II and Mary of Guelders, 1449 in, editor(s)Frances Andrews , Ritual and Space in the Middle Ages, Donington, Shaun Tyas, 2011, pp179 - 196, [David Ditchburn] Book Chapter, 2011

David Ditchburn, Simon MacLean and Angus MacKay, Atlas de Europa medieval, 2nd, Madrid, Catedra, 2011, 1 - 365pp Book, 2011

The Scottish Historical Review, 90, 1, (2011), 1 - 177p, David Ditchburn & Catriona Macdonald, [eds.] Journal, 2011

The 'McRoberts thesis' and patterns of sanctity in late medieval Scotland in, editor(s)Steve Boardman , The Cult of Saints and the Virgin Mary in Medieval Scotland, Woodbridge, Boydell & Brewer, 2010, pp177 - 194, [David Ditchburn] Book Chapter, 2010

The Scottish Historical Review, 89/1, (2010), 1 - 134p, David Ditchburn and Catriona M M Macdonald, [eds.] Journal, 2010

The Scottish Historical Review, 89/2, (2010), 135 - 288p, David Ditchburn and Catriona M. M. Macdonald, [eds.] Journal, 2010

Maritime Ports and Transport, c.1200-1560 in, editor(s)Kenneth Veitch , Scottish Life and Society. Volume 8: Transport and Communications, Edinburgh, John Donald, 2009, pp23 - 50, [David Ditchburn] Book Chapter, 2009

Union before Union: The failure of 'Britain' in the Middle Ages in, editor(s)Andrew Mackillop and Micheal O Siochru , Forging the State: European State Formation and the Anglo-Scottish Union of 1707, Dundee, Dundee University Press, 2009, pp47 - 65, [David Ditchburn] Book Chapter, 2009

David Ditchburn, «Une grande ténacité doublée d'une loyauté remarquable»: l'Ecosse et le Schisme, 1378-1418 , Etudes Roussillonnaises, 24, 2009, p137 - 146 Journal Article, 2009

'Saints at the door don't make miracles'? The contrasting fortunes of Scottish pilgrimage, c.1450-1550 in, editor(s)Julian Goodare & Alasdair A Macdonald , Sixteenth-Century Scotland. Essays in Honour of Michael Lynch, Leiden, Brill, 2008, pp69 - 98, [David Ditchburn] Book Chapter, 2008

Ditchburn, D., MacLean, S., & MacKay, A.,eds., Atlas of Medieval Europe, Revised 2nd ed., London, Routledge, 2007, xi, 339pp Book, 2007

Scotland and Europe in, Scotland: The Making and Unmaking of the Nation, c.1100-1707. Volume I: The Scottish Nation: Origins to c.1500 , B. Harris and Alan R MacDonald, eds., Dundee UP & Open UP, 2006, pp103 - 120, [Ditchburn, D.] Book Chapter, 2006

Saints and Silver: Scotland and Europe in the Age of Alexander II in, editor(s)R.D. Oram , Essays on the Reign of Alexander II, Leiden, Brill, 2005, pp179 - 209, [Ditchburn, D.] Book Chapter, 2005

Ditchburn, D., Scotland and the Netherlands in the Later Middle Ages: The other 'auld alliance, Handelingen van de Koninklijke Kring voor Oudheidkunde, Letteren en Kunst van Mechelen, 105, (2001), 2002, p33 - 55 Journal Article, 2002

Dennison, E.P.D., Ditchburn, D. & Lynch, M. (eds),, Aberdeen, 1100-1800: A New History, East Linton, Tuckwell, 2002, xxviii, 498pp Book, 2002

Ditchburn, D., Scotland and Europe: The Medieval Kingdom and its Contacts with Christendom, 1214-1560. Volume 1: Religion, Culture and Commerce, 1214-1545, East Linton, Tuckwell Press, 2001, xiv, 335pp Book, 2001

Medieval Scotland, 1100-1560 in, editor(s)R.A. Houston and W. Knox , The New Penguin History of Scotland, London, Penguin, 2001, pp96 - 181, [Ditchburn, D., & Macdonald, A.J.] Book Chapter, 2001

Bremen piracy and Scottish periphery: the North Sea world in the 1440s in, editor(s)T. Riis, A. Macinnes and F. Pedersen , Ships, Guns & Bibles in the North Sea and Baltic States, 1350-1700, East Linton, Tuckwell, 2000, pp1 - 29, [Ditchburn, D.] Book Chapter, 2000

Brotherstone, T., & Ditchburn, D., (eds), Freedom and Authority: Scotland c.1050-1650, East Linton, Tuckwell Press, 2000, xii, 292pp Book, 2000

Port towns: Scotland, 1300-1540 in, editor(s)D. Palliser , The Cambridge Urban History of Britain. Volume 1: 600-1540, Cambridge, Cambridge UP, 2000, pp495 - 504, [Ditchburn, D.] Book Chapter, 2000

MacKay, A., & Ditchburn, D., (eds), Atlas of Medieval Europe, London, Routledge, 1997, 271pp Book, 1997

Who are the Scots? Some perceptions and misconceptions in late medieval Europe in, editor(s)P. Dukes , Frontiers of European Culture, Lampeter, Edward Mellen, 1996, pp89 - 100, [Ditchburn, D.] Book Chapter, 1996

The place of Guelders in Scottish foreign policy, c.1449-c.1542 in, editor(s)G.G. Simpson , Scotland and the Low Countries, 1124-1994, East Linton, Tuckwell, 1996, pp59 - 75, [Ditchburn, D.] Book Chapter, 1996

Ditchburn, D., The pirate, the policeman and the pantomime star: Aberdeen's alternative economy in the early fifteenth century, Northern Scotland, 12, 1992, p19 - 34 Journal Article, 1992

Piracy and war at sea in late medieval Scotland in, editor(s)T.C. Smout , Scotland and the Sea, Edinburgh, John Donald, 1992, pp35 - 58, [Ditchburn, D.] Book Chapter, 1992

A note on Scandinavian trade with Scotland in the later middle ages in, editor(s)G.G. Simpson , Scotland and Scandinavia, 800-1800, Edinburgh, John Donald, 1990, pp73 - 89, [Ditchburn, D.] Book Chapter, 1990

Ditchburn, D., Cargoes and commodities: Aberdeen's trade with Scandinavia and the Baltic, c.1302-c.1542, Northern Studies, 27, 1990, p12 - 22 Journal Article, 1990

Trade with northern Europe, 1297-1513 in, editor(s)M. Lynch, M. Spearman and G. Stell , The Scottish Medieval Town, Edinburgh, John Donald, 1988, pp161 - 179, [Ditchburn, D.] Book Chapter, 1988

Research Expertise


Medieval Scotland, and especially its social, economic, religious and political connections with foreign countries.


Medieval Britain; Medieval Europe; Medieval Scotland; SCOTLAND; Scottish history