Rachel Fulton Brown

Department of History

The University of Chicago

 

BA Theses Advised

 

1995

Š      Becky Bealer, “The Pardons of Richard III: The King’s Power, the People, and the Politics of the Realm.”  Department of History.

Š      Anna Pease, “Dueling Christians and Christian Dualism: Catholic Suppression of Cathar Christianity in the Medieval West.” Department of History.

 

1996

Š      Wayne Ferrebee, “The Sackcloth and the Mitre: Asceticism and the Gallo-Roman Episcopate.”  Department of History.

Š      Raegan Russell, “‘Here may I no lenger now abide’: ‘The Floure and the Leafe’ and the ‘Dream of Beauty in the Forms of Social Life’ in the late Fifteenth Century.”  Medieval Studies and Department of English Language and Literature.

 

1997

Š      George Aspland, “King John and the Victorians: A Study of the Underlying Preconceptions and Images that Shaped the Victorian Narrative of King John’s Submission to Pope Innocent III.” Department of History.

Š      Doug Pedersen, “The Cult of Edward the Martyr: A Medieval Murder Mystery.” Department of History.

Š      André Pleuss, “The Corpus Christi Cycles: The Relations between the English Mystery Plays and the Feast of Corpus Christi.”  Department of History.

 

1998

Š      Tamra J. Smith, “Baronial-Crown Relations in the Reign of Henry II.”  Department of History.

 

2001

Š      Eliza Chiasson, “Change as Degeneration and Restoration: Hugh of St. Victor, the Ark of Noah, and the Return to Stability.”  Medieval Studies.

Š      James DeFrancis, “Potentia Infinita Dei: The 13th Century Inquiry into the Possibility of an Eternal Creation.”  Medieval Studies.

Š      Todd Komoroski, “Manufacture of Faith: The Capital Frieze on the Royal Portal, Chartres Cathedral.”  Medieval Studies [co-advisor with Professor Linda Seidel].

Š      Rachel Ziemba, “A Relic, a Broken Oath and a Banner: Justifying the Norman Conquest of England, 1066.”  Department of History.

 

2002

Š      Shino Kobayashi, “Spiritual Salvation as Historical Progress: John of Salisbury, Otto of Freising and the Changing Twelfth-Century Worldview.”  Department of History.

Š      Rebecca Scharbach, “Rabbinic Thought in Transition: A Jewish Reaction to the Crusades.”  Department of History.

 

2003

Š      Jonathan Alpeyrie, “From Invasion to Permanent Viking Settlement of Western Frankia, from AD 840 to 924.”  Department of History.

Š      Nate Claxton, “No Other Choice: Becoming a Prostitute in Late Medieval England.”  Medieval Studies.

Š      Guyon Knight, “You Are What You Read: The Experience of the Text in the Twelfth-Century Carthusian Monastery.”  Medieval Studies.

Š      Allison Mackay, “The Medieval Concept of Conversion as Represented in the Polemical and Apologetic Works of Ramon Martí and Ramon Llull.”  Department of History.

Š      David Noah, “The Parisian Phoenix: How the University of Paris Was Born of Its Own Destruction.”  Department of History.

 

2005

Š      Scott Allen, “Byzantine Visual and Relic Culture and the Fourth Crusade: Reasons and Justifications for a Conquest.”  Department of History.

Š      Hannah Barker, “The Ambassador of the Mongols Who Celebrated the Eucharist: Rabban Sauma and his Journey through Europe.”  Department of History.

Š      Kevin Dean, “The Devil’s Invention: Re-examining the Technological Capabilities and Tactical Use of Infantry Firearms in Sixteenth-Century Battlefield Warfare.” Medieval Studies.

Š      Emma Mason, “It’s a wondrous business, going out of your door.”  Department of History.

 

2006

Š      Ralph Patrello, “‘Adore that which thou hast burned, burn that which thou adored’: Instruction, Baptism, and Conversion in the Frankish Empire.”  Department of History.

 

2007

Š      Alice Hutton, “Medieval Welsh Spirituality and Pastoral Care in the Twelfth-century Vitae sanctorum.”  Department of History.

Š      Neil Weijer, “Making English History: The Brut as Social Dialogue.”  Department of History.

 

2008

Š      Charles Adam Smith, “Remembering Sacral Kingship: Hrotsvit of Gandersheim and the Legitimatization of Christian Rule.” Department of History.

Š      Erica Traut, “Coercing Contemplation: The Magical Spirituality of The Sworn Book of Honorius.”  Department of History.

 

2010

Š      Michael Powell [Salian political theory and the response to the Investiture Controversy]. Department of History.

 

2011

Š      Sheridan Lardner, “'Thus He Falls': Wrestling Masters, Knights, and Duelists in Europe, 1350-1600.” Department of History.

 

2012

Š      Henry Gruber, “Occupy Menorca: The Balearic Islands, Trade, and the Vandal Dream of a Maritime Empire in the Western Mediterranean.”  Department of History.

 

2014

Š      Alexa Boulton, "Understanding the Rise of the Bourgeoisie of Le Mans Through Vernacular Architecture."  Department of History.

Š      Marisa Strom, "The English Laity and the Creation of the Cult of King Henry VI."  Department of History.

 

2015

Š      Celia Bever, "Pope Francis versus the Internet: The Dynamics and Possibilities of Confession Today." Religious Studies.

Š      Scotty Campbell, "The Black Death and English Historical Writing: Towards New Source Criticism and Historiographical Analysis." Department of History.

Š      Mihow Pawel McKenny, "Salvation through Art: Sacramental Penance in Dante's Divine Comedy." Department of History.

Š      Chloe Saddler, "Exercising Power without a Formal Station: How Anne Boleyn and Katherine Parr Reformed Religion." Department of History.

 

2016

Š      Cynthia Campos Costanzo, "Illiterate-Friendly Entertainment with a Focus on Marionettes and the Mediterranean." Theater and Performance Studies.

Š      Emma Pauly, "All Magic Comes With a Price (And All Doorways Too): An Exploration of the Rules, Regulations, Perks and Disadvantages of Portal Fantasy." Theater and Performance Studies.

 

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