Profiles 23 scholars who have shaped the modern understanding of medieval Europe over the past 300 years. Among the best known names are Edward Gibbon, Henri Pirenne, Marc Bloch, Eileen Power, and Dorothy Whitlock. All have pioneered or revolutionized research methods or traditional views in such areas as diplomatic, economic, social, religious, and constitutional history. Two subsequent volumes are projected to cover scholars of literature and philology, and religion and art. Includes primary and secondary bibliographies. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
This is the second of a three-volume set that presents biographical essays on the scholars whose work has defined medieval studies. Covers 35 scholars from the 16th to the 20th centuries whose subjects were the languages and literatures of Europe between 500 and 1500. The selections cover topics such as Chaucer, Dante, Arthurian Romance, manuscript and archival studies, folklore, dialectology, phonology, and cultural history. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Introduction to Volume 1, Giles Constable * Jean Bolland (1596-1665) and the Early Bollandists, Donald Sullivan * Jean Mabillon (1632-1707), Rutherford Aris * Lodovico Antonio Muratori (1672-1750), Susan Nicassio * Edward Gibbon (1737-1794), Patricia Craddock * Georg Waitz (1813-1886), Robert L. Benson and Loren J. Weber * William Stubbs (1825-1901), James Campbell * Henry Charles Lea (1825-1909), Edward Peters * L opold Delisle (1826-1910), David Bates * Henry Adams (1838-1918), Karl F. Morrison * Frederic William Maitland (1850-1906), Robert Brentano * Henri Pirenne (1862-1935), Bryce Lyon * Charles Homer Haskins (1870-1937), Sally Vaughn * Lynn Thorndike (1882-1965), Michael H. Shank * Marc Bloch (1886-1944), Carole Fink * Eileen Power (1889-1940), Ellen Jacobs * Claudio S nchez-Albornoz y Mendui-a (1893-1984), James F. Powers * Percy Ernst Schramm (1894-1970), J nos Bak * Ernst H. Kantorowicz (1895-1963), Robert E. Lerner * Salo Wittmayer Baron (1895-1989), Norman Roth * Dorothy Whitelock (1901-1982), Henry Loyn * George Ostrogorsky (1902-1976), Barissa Krekic * Beryl Smalley (1905-1984), Henrietta Leyser * Gustave E. von Grunebaum (1909-1972), Franz Rosenthal * Index