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William Courtenay Courtenay
Professor Emeritus

Email: wjcourte@wisc.edu

Curriculum Vitae: View PDF

Education: PhD: Harvard; STB: Harvard; AB: Vanderbilt

Bio Sketch:

My specializations are Medieval social & intellectual, Latin paleography, Medieval education

My Research and Teaching Interests include Medieval Intellectual History, incl. philosophy, theology, and political thought, esp. for the 12-14th centuries. Medieval Education and history of Universities. Monasticism.

Selected Publications:

  • Rotuli Parisienses. Supplications to the Pope from the University of Paris, 2 vols., Education and Society in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, 14-15.  Leiden: E. J. Brill, 2002, pp. xiii, 551; 2004, pp.xii, 690.
  • Universities and Schooling in Medieval Society, ed. W. J. Courtenay and J. Miethke, Education and Society in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, 10 (Leiden: Brill, 2000).  Pp. vi, 244.
  • Parisian Scholars in the Early Fourteenth Century: A Social Portrait. Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought, fourth series, 41. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999. Pp. xix, 284.
  • Capacity and Volition. A History of the Distinction of Absolute and Ordained Power. Quodlibet: Richerche e strumenti di filosofia medievale, 8. [Milan lectures] Bergamo: Pierluigi Lubrina, 1990. Pp. 214.

Courses Taught:

Lecture Courses:

  • History 215 - Life in the Middle Ages: An Inter-Departmental Course
  • History 311 - Schools and Learning in the Medieval World
  • History 312 - The Medieval Church
  • History 316 - Latin Paleography
  • History 317 - Medieval Social and Intellectual History, 400-1200
  • History 318 - Medieval Social and Intellectual History, 1200-1450 - Syllabus 2007 (pdf)
  • History 366 - Medieval Monasticism - Syllabus 2008 (pdf)
  • History 550 - Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies in Medieval Civilization

Undergraduate Colloquia:

  • History 200 - Historical Studies
  • History 600 - Advanced Seminar in History - Topics: "12th Century Renaissance"

Graduate Courses:

  • History 719 - Proseminar in Medieval History - Syllabus 2007 (pdf)
  • History 805 - Seminar: Medieval History - Topics: "Medieval Intellectual History"
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