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Office: 307 McGraw Hall
Phone: (607) 255-2076
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Office Hours: Wednesday: 1:30-2:30; Thursday: 3:00-4:00


Fall 2012:
HIST 2142
Cultures of the Middle Ages
HIST 3680
Marriage and Sexuality in Medieval Europe
Spring 2013:
HIST 2590
The Crusades
HIST 4360
Conflict Resolution in Medieval Europe Syllabus


D.Phil Oxon, 1968
M.A. Oxon, 1967
B.A. Oxon, 1963

Recent Publications and Awards


"How Might We Read the Trial Sciences in Twelfth-Century Literature?" Medieval Perspectives (forthcoming).

Rancor and Reconciliation in Medieval England: Wrong and its Redress From the Tenth to Thirteenth Centuries (Cornell University Press, 2003).

"Normas and Legal Argument Before 1150," in Law and History, ed. Andrew Lewis and Michael Lobban (Oxford University Press: Current Legal Issues, vol. 6: Oxford, 2003), 41-61.

"Ius commune et Common Law au moyen age, les scelerats et les honnetes gens," Bibliotheque de l'ecole des chartes 158 (2000), 407-30. [An adaptation of no. 26.]

"Homage and Feudalism: A Judicious Separation," in Die Gegenwart des Feudalismus, ed. Natalie Fryde (Vanderhoeck and Ruprecht: Marx-Planck-Insrtitut fur Geschichte, Gottingen, 2003), 13-49.

"Nastiness and Wrong, Rancor and Reconciliation," in Warren Brown and Piotr Gorecki (eds.), Conflict in the Middle Ages (Ashgate: London, 2003), chap. 10, pp. 195-218.

"Feud and the State in Late Anglo-Saxon England," Journal of British Studies 20 (2001), 1-43.

Review article on Warren Brown, Unjust Seizure: Conflict, Interest, and Authority in An Early Medieval Society (Cornell University Press: Ithaca and London, 2001) in Medieval Review at

"Due Process Versus the Maintenance of Order in European Law: The Contribution of the Ius Commune," in Peter Coss (eds.) The Moreal World of the Law (Cambridge U.P.: Past and Present, in press 2000), cap. 5.

"Does it Matter When the English Began to Distinguish Between Crime and Tort?" in R.W. Kaeuper (ed.) Violence in Medieval Society (Boydell: Woodbridge, Suffolk, 2000), 107-28.

"What Did Henry III of England Think in Bed (and in French) About Kingship and Anger?" in B.H. Rosenwein (ed.), Wrath and Righteousness: The Social Uses of Anger in the Middle Ages (Cornell U.P.: Ithaca, NY 1997).

"The End of Feudalism?" Journal of Interdisciplinary History xxviii (1997), 655-62.


Medieval Studies Program
Charles Homer Haskins Society
Rancor and Reconciliation in Medieval England