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Keith Thomas

AKA Keith Vivian Thomas

Born: 2-Jan-1933
Birthplace: Wick, Glamorgan, Wales

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Historian

Nationality: Wales
Executive summary: Religion and the Decline of Magic

    High School: Barry County Grammar School
    University: Balliol College, Oxford University
    Fellow: All Souls College, Oxford University (1955-57)
    Fellow: St. John's College, Oxford University
    Reader: Modern History, Oxford University (1978-85)
    Professor: Modern History, Oxford University (1986-2000)
    President: Corpus Christi College, Oxford University (1986-2000)
    Fellow: All Souls College, Oxford University (2000-)

    Academia Europaea 1993
    American Academy of Arts and Sciences
    British Academy 1979 (as President, 1993-97)
    Learned Society of Wales
    National Gallery London Trustee (1991-98)
    Royal Historical Society 1970
 
    Knighthood 1988
    Wolfson Prize 1972 for Religion and the Decline of Magic

Author of books:
Religion and the Decline of Magic: Studies in Popular Beliefs in Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century England (1971, history)
Man and the Natural World: Changing Attitudes in England, 1500-1800 (1983, history)
Changing Conceptions of National Biography: The Oxford DNB in Historical Perspective (2005, criticism)
The Ends of Life: Roads to Fulfilment in Early Modern England (2009, social studies)


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