Anders Winroth teaches medieval European history at Yale University since 1998. He is an expert in the history of the Vikings and the legal and intellectual history of the European Middle Ages. His most recent book, The Age of the Vikings (2014), allows the full story of that exciting but difficult period to be told, while dismantling many widespread myths. He has also written The Conversion of Scandinavia: Vikings, Merchants and Missionaries in the Remaking of Northern Europe (2012), and The Making of Gratian’s Decretum (2000). In 2003, Professor Winroth’s creativity was recognized with the prestigious John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fellowship, and he has held the Forst Family Chair in History since 2013.