Rachel Fulton Brown
Department of History
The University of Chicago
BA Theses Advised
· Becky Bealer, “The Pardons of Richard III: The King’s Power, the People, and the Politics of the Realm.” Department of History.
· Anna Pease, “Dueling Christians and Christian Dualism: Catholic Suppression of Cathar Christianity in the Medieval West.” Department of History.
· Wayne Ferrebee, “The Sackcloth and the Mitre: Asceticism and the Gallo-Roman Episcopate.” Department of History.
· 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.
· 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.
· Doug Pedersen, “The Cult of Edward the Martyr: A Medieval Murder Mystery.” Department of History.
· André Pleuss, “The Corpus Christi Cycles: The Relations between the English Mystery Plays and the Feast of Corpus Christi.” Department of History.
· Tamra J. Smith, “Baronial-Crown Relations in the Reign of Henry II.” Department of History.
· Eliza Chiasson, “Change as Degeneration and Restoration: Hugh of St. Victor, the Ark of Noah, and the Return to Stability.” Medieval Studies.
· James DeFrancis, “Potentia Infinita Dei: The 13th Century Inquiry into the Possibility of an Eternal Creation.” Medieval Studies.
· Todd Komoroski, “Manufacture of Faith: The Capital Frieze on the Royal Portal, Chartres Cathedral.” Medieval Studies [co-advisor with Professor Linda Seidel].
· Rachel Ziemba, “A Relic, a Broken Oath and a Banner: Justifying the Norman Conquest of England, 1066.” Department of History.
· Shino Kobayashi, “Spiritual Salvation as Historical Progress: John of Salisbury, Otto of Freising and the Changing Twelfth-Century Worldview.” Department of History.
· Rebecca Scharbach, “Rabbinic Thought in Transition: A Jewish Reaction to the Crusades.” Department of History.
· Jonathan Alpeyrie, “From Invasion to Permanent Viking Settlement of Western Frankia, from AD 840 to 924.” Department of History.
· Nate Claxton, “No Other Choice: Becoming a Prostitute in Late Medieval England.” Medieval Studies.
· Guyon Knight, “You Are What You Read: The Experience of the Text in the Twelfth-Century Carthusian Monastery.” Medieval Studies.
· Allison Mackay, “The Medieval Concept of Conversion as Represented in the Polemical and Apologetic Works of Ramon Martí and Ramon Llull.” Department of History.
· David Noah, “The Parisian Phoenix: How the University of Paris Was Born of Its Own Destruction.” Department of History.
· Scott Allen, “Byzantine Visual and Relic Culture and the Fourth Crusade: Reasons and Justifications for a Conquest.” Department of History.
· Hannah Barker, “The Ambassador of the Mongols Who Celebrated the Eucharist: Rabban Sauma and his Journey through Europe.” Department of History.
· Kevin Dean, “The Devil’s Invention: Re-examining the Technological Capabilities and Tactical Use of Infantry Firearms in Sixteenth-Century Battlefield Warfare.” Medieval Studies.
· Emma Mason, “It’s a wondrous business, going out of your door.” Department of History.
· Ralph Patrello, “‘Adore that which thou hast burned, burn that which thou adored’: Instruction, Baptism, and Conversion in the Frankish Empire.” Department of History.
· Alice Hutton, “Medieval Welsh Spirituality and Pastoral Care in the Twelfth-century Vitae sanctorum.” Department of History.
· Neil Weijer, “Making English History: The Brut as Social Dialogue.” Department of History.
· Charles Adam Smith, “Remembering Sacral Kingship: Hrotsvit of Gandersheim and the Legitimatization of Christian Rule.” Department of History.
· Erica Traut, “Coercing Contemplation: The Magical Spirituality of The Sworn Book of Honorius.” Department of History.
· Michael Powell [Salian political theory and the response to the Investiture Controversy]. Department of History.
· Sheridan Lardner, “'Thus He Falls': Wrestling Masters, Knights, and Duelists in Europe, 1350-1600.” Department of History.
· Henry Gruber, “Occupy Menorca: The Balearic Islands, Trade, and the Vandal Dream of a Maritime Empire in the Western Mediterranean.” Department of History.
· Alexa Boulton, "Understanding the Rise of the Bourgeoisie of Le Mans Through Vernacular Architecture." Department of History.
· Marisa Strom, "The English Laity and the Creation of the Cult of King Henry VI." Department of History.
· Celia Bever, "Pope Francis versus the Internet: The Dynamics and Possibilities of Confession Today." Religious Studies.
· Scotty Campbell, "The Black Death and English Historical Writing: Towards New Source Criticism and Historiographical Analysis." Department of History.
· Mihow Pawel McKenny, "Salvation through Art: Sacramental Penance in Dante's Divine Comedy." Department of History.
· Chloe Saddler, "Exercising Power without a Formal Station: How Anne Boleyn and Katherine Parr Reformed Religion." Department of History.
· Cynthia Campos Costanzo, "Illiterate-Friendly Entertainment with a Focus on Marionettes and the Mediterranean." Theater and Performance Studies.
· 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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