ANN CHRISTYS completed her doctorate on early Islamic Spain at the University of Leeds. She has contributed to the European Science Foundation Project on the Transformation of the Roman World and her publications include Christians in al-Andalus, 711–1000 (2002). She works as an anaesthetist in Leeds.
RICHARD CORRADINI is researcher at the Medieval History Research Unit of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and works on Frankish historiography and late antique and early medieval computus and perceptions of time. His publications include Zeit und Text. Studien zum tempus-Begriff des Augustinus (1997), Die Wiener Handschrift Cvp 430*. Ein Beitrag zur Historiographie in Fulda im fiuhen 9. Jahrhundert (2000).
WOLF LIEBESCHUETZ is Emeritus professor and a former head of the Departement of Classical and Archaeological Studies at the University of Nottingham. He is a Fellow of the British Academy. His books include: Antioch: City and Imperial Administration in the Later Roman Empire (1972), Continuity and Change in Roman Religion (1979), Barbarians and Bishops: Army, Church and State in the Age ofArcadius and Chrysostom (1990), From Diocletian to the Arab Conquest (1990), The Decline and Fall of the Roman City (2001).
MAX DIESENBERGER is researcher at the Medieval History Research Unit of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. He works on early medieval hagiography and its manuscript transmission, on perceptions of nature and on ideas of sacrality.
BONNIE EFFROS is Associate Professor of History at State University of New York at Binghamton, and recently concluded her tenure as a Sylvan C. Coleman and Pamela Coleman Memorial Fund Fellow in the Department of Medieval Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art (2001–2002). Her books are Caring for Body and Soul: Burial and the Afterlife in the Merovingian World (2002), Creating Community with Food and Drink in Merovingian Gaul (2002), Merovingian Mortuary Archaeology and the Making of the Early Middle Ages (2003).