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Everyday Renaissances

Revealing a Renaissance beyond Michelangelo and the Medici, Associate Professor of History Sarah Gwyneth Ross recovers the experiences of everyday men and women who were inspired to pursue literature and learning, in her new book Everyday Renaissances: The Quest for Cultural Legitimacy … Continue reading

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Fleming is MacArthur Fellow

Congratulations to medieval historian Robin Fleming, author of Britain After Rome: The Fall and Rise, 400-1070, who has been named a 2013 MacArthur Fellow. Fleming is a professor of history at Boston College and scholar of early medieval Britain. The … Continue reading

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A look at a medieval “bestseller”

The Book of Hours was the most commonly produced and owned book in medieval and early modern Europe. In her book French Books of Hours: Making an Archive of Prayer, c. 1400-1600 (Cambridge University Press), Boston College Associate Professor of … Continue reading

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Why Europe and not Asia?

Why Europe Grew Rich and Asia Did Not: Global Economic Divergence, 1600–1850, by Boston College Associate Professor of History Prasannan Parthasarathi, offers a new answer to the question of why Europe industrialized from the late 18th century, but Asia did … Continue reading

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Britain’s history depicted in a new light

A hoard of beautiful gold military objects found in 2009 in a Staffordshire, England field drew attention to the mysterious world of 7th and 8th century Britain. This time period is the focus of Boston College History Professor Robin Fleming’s … Continue reading

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