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Recent Recipients of the John Nicholas Brown Prize















Anna Zayaruznaya, The Monstrous New Art: Divided Forms in the Late Medieval Mote (Cambridge University Press, 2015)


Dimitri Korobeinikov, Byzantium and the Turks in the Thirteenth Century (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014). 


Jacqueline E. Jung, The Gothic Screen: Space, Sculpture, and Community in the Cathedrals of France and Germany, ca. 1200-1400 (New York: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2013)


Jonathan R. Lyon, Princely Brothers and Sisters: The Sibling Bond in German Politics, 1100-1250 (Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press, 2013)



Galvez, Marisa. Songbook: How Lyrics Became Poetry in Medieval Europe. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2012.


Paul, Nicholas. To Follow in Their Footsteps: The Crusades and Family Memory in the High Middle Ages. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2012


Leslie Lockett, Anglo-Saxon Psychologies in the Vernacular and Latin Traditions (U. Toronto Press, 2011)  

Karl Shoemaker, Sanctuary and Crime in the Middle Ages, 400-1500 (Fordham Univ. Press, 2011)

Elina Gertsman, The Dance of Death in the Middle Ages (Brepols, 2010) 

Leah DeVun, Prophecy, Alchemy, and the End of Time: John of Rupescissa in the Late Middle Ages (Columbia University Press, 2009)

Nicole R. Rice, Lay Piety and Religious Discipline in Middle English Literature (Cambridge University Press, 2008)

Christopher MacEvitt, The Crusades and the Christian World of the East: Rough Tolerance (Philadelphia:University of Pennsylvania Press, 2007).


Leor Halevi, Muhammad's Grave: Death Rites and the Making of Islamic Society, Columbia University Press, 2007.

Carol Symes, A Common Stage, Theater and Public Life in Medieval Arras, Cornell University Press, 2007



Bissera V. Pentcheva, Icons and Power: The Mother of God in Byzantium, Pennsylvania State University Press, 2006,

Jonathan Ray, The Sephardic Frontier: The "Reconquista" and the Jewish Community in Medieval Iberia, Cornell University Press, 2006.


Jean A. Givens, Observation and Image-Making in Gothic Art, Cambridge University Press, 2005.


Sara S. Poor, Mechthild of Magdeburg and Her Book: Gender and the Making of Textual Authority, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2004.

Andrew P. Scheil, The Footsteps of Israel: Understanding Jews in Anglo-Saxon England University of Michigan Press, 2004.


Stephen Lahey, Philosophy and Politics in the Thought of John Wyclif, Cambridge University Press, 2003.


Rachel Fulton, From Judgment to Passion: Devotion to Christ and the Virgin Mary, 800-1200 Columbia University Press, 2002.


Bruce W. Holsinger, Music, Body, and Desire in Medieval Culture: Hildegard of Bingen to Chaucer
Stanford University Press, 2001.


Monica H. Green, Women's Healthcare in the Medieval West: Texts and Contexts. Aldershot, Eng.: Ashgate, 2000.

Anders Winroth, The Making of Gratian's "Decretum." Cambridge, Eng.: Cambridge University Press, 2000.


Sara Lipton, Images of Intolerance: The Representation of jews in the Bible Moralisee. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1999.


Christopher A. Jones, Ælfric's Letter to the Monks of Eynsham. Cambridge Studies in Anglo-Saxon England 24, (Cambridge, Eng.: Cambridge University Press, 1998).


Joel Kaye, Economy and Nature in the Fourteenth Century: Money, Market Exchange, and the Emergence of Scientific Thought. Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought, 4th ser., 35 (Cambridge, Eng.: Cambridge University Press, 1998).


Iain Macleod Higgins, Writing East: The "Travels" of Sir John Mandeville. University of Pennsylvania Press, 1997.


David Nirenberg, Communities of Violence: Persecution of Minorities in the Middle Ages. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1996.


Stephen P. Bensch, Barcelona and Its Rulers, 1096-1291. Cambridge, Eng.: Cambridge University Press, 1995.

Mary C. Mansfield, The Humiliation of Sinners: Public Penance in Thirteenth-Century France. Ithaca, N.Y., and London: Cornell University Press, 1995.


Olivia Remie Constable, Trade and Traders in Muslim Spain: The Commercial Realignment of the Iberian Peninsula, 900-1500. Cambridge, Eng.: Cambridge University Press, 1994.

Robin Chapman Stacey, The Road to Judgment: From Custom to Court in Medieval Ireland and Wales. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1994.


Margot Fassler, Gothic Song: Victorine Sequences and Augustininan Reform in Twelfth-Century Paris. Cambridge, Eng.: Cambridge University Press, 1993.


Kathleen Corrigan, Visual Polemics in the Ninth-Century Byzantine Psalters. Cambridge, Eng.: Cambridge University Press, 1992.


Larissa Taylor, Soldiers of Christ: Preaching in Late Medieval and Reformation France. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1992.


Anne Walters Robertson, The Service-Books of the Royal Abbey of Saint-Denis: Images of Ritual and Music in the Middle Ages. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1991.


Jeffrey Hamburger, The Rothschild Canticles: Art and Mysticism in Flanders and the Rhineland circa 1300. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1990.

Kathryn Kerby-Fulton, Reformist Apocalypticism and "Piers Plowman." Cambridge, Eng.: Cambridge University Press, 1990.


Carolyn Dinshaw, Chaucer's Sexual Poetics. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1989.


Carole Straw, Gregory the Great: Perfection in Imperfection. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1988.

Katherine H. Tachau, Vision and Certitude in the Age of Ockham: Optics, Epistemology, and the Foundation of Semantics, 1250-1345. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1988.


Mark D. Johnston, The Spiritual Logic of Ramón Llull. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1987.


Elizabeth Sears, The Ages of Man: Medieval Interpretations of the Life Cycle. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1986.


Jo Ann Hoeppner Moran, The Growth of English Schooling, 1340-1548: Learning, Literacy, and Laicization in Pre-Reformation York Diocese. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1985.


Teodolinda Barolini, Dante's Poets: Textuality and Truth in the "Comedy." Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1984.


Allen J. Frantzen, The Literature of Penance in Anglo-Saxon England. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1983.


John H. Van Engen, Rupert of Deutz. Berkeley, Los Angeles, London: University of California Press, 1983.


Bernard F. Reilly, The Kingdom of Léon-Castilla under Queen Urraca, 1109-1126. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1982.


Andrew W. Lewis, Royal Succession in Capetian France: Studies on Familial Order and the State. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1981.


Daniel H. Kaiser, The Growth of the Law in Medieval Russia. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1980.


David Berger, The Jewish-Christian Debate in the High Middle Ages: A Critical Edition of the Nizzahon Vetus with an Introduction, Translation and Commentary. Philadelphia: The Jewish Publication Society of America, 1979.


John J. Contreni, The Cathedral School of Laon from 850 to 930: Its Manuscripts and Masters. Munich: Arbeo-Gesellschaft, 1978.


Madeline H. Caviness, The Early Stained Glass of Canterbury Cathedral circa 1175-1220. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1977.


John Monfasani, George of Trebizond: A Biography and a Study of His Rhetoric and Logic. Columbia Studies in the Classical Tradition. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1976.


Clairborne W. Thompson, Studies in Upplandic Runography. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1975.


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