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Recent PhD Dissertations on Medieval Topics



An Examination of Aquinas’ Approach to Conscience
By Andrew W. Converse (2012)
Ph.D. Dissertation – Philosophy
Mentor: Joseph Koterski, S.J.

The Effects of the Origenist Controversy on the Pastoral Theology of Barsanuphius and John
By David Mezynski (2012)
Ph.D. Dissertation - Theology
Mentor: George Demacopoulos

Virtuous Vengeance: Anti-Judaism and Christian Piety in Medieval England
By Maija Birenbaum (2011)
Ph.D. Dissertation – English
Mentor: Mary C. Erler

Creating the Medieval Reader: Old Media, New Media, and Textual Interactivity, 1380-1500
By Heather Blatt (2011)
Ph.D. Dissertation – English
Mentor: Mary C. Erler

Mothers of Exile: Gender and Identity in Medieval Narratives of Foundation
By Rebecca June (2011)
Ph.D. Dissertation – English
Mentor: Katherine Little

Baptism and the Ideal of Unity and Universality of the Church in St Augustine’s Ecclesiology: An Exposition of his Theology of Baptism in Light of the Donatist Controversy
By Victor N. Mbanisi (2008)
Ph.D. Dissertation – Theology
Mentor: Joseph Lienhard, S.J.

The Monastic Choir Books of San Sisto in Piacenza and the Production of Liturgical Manuscripts in Fifteenth-century Italy
By Joanne Filippone Overty (2014)
PhD Dissertation - History
Mentor: Richard Gyug

The Possibility of a Thomistic Personalism
ByPaul Kucharski (2014)
PhD Dissertation - Philosophy
Mentor: Joseph Koterski, SJ

The Immateriality of the Intellect in Thomas Aquinas’ Philosophical Psychology
By Adam N. Wood (2012)
PhD Dissertation - Philosophy
Mentor: Gyula Klima

 Seizing Liberties: Private Rights, Public Good and Right of Marque in Medieval Marseille
By Christopher Beck (2012)
PhD. Dissertation – History
Mentors:  Maryanne Kowaleski and Daniel Smail

 Between the Roman Empire and the Middle Ages: The Struggle for Ravenna in the Eighth Century
By Nicole Lopez-Jantzen (2012)
Ph.D. Dissertation - History
Mentor: Richard Gyug

 Between the Law and the Worlds: Defining Women’s Religious Identity in the Later Middle Ages.
By Heidi Febert (2012)†
Ph.D. Dissertation - History
Mentor: Wolfgang Mueller

 The Mystical Daydream: Fictive Being and the Motive of Evil
by Krik Kanzelberger (2011)
Ph.D.Dissertation – Philosophy
Mentor: Joseph Koterski,S.J.

A Commentary on Ibycus of Rhegium
by Raymond Lewis Capra (2011)
PhD. Dissertation – Classics
Mentor: David Sider and Robert Penella.

 'De novo modo': The Birth of Fashion in the Middle Ages
By Laurel A. Wilson (2010)
Ph.D. Dissertation - History
Mentor: Maryanne Kowaleski

 Penitential Reform and Canon Law in Piers Plowman B and C Texts
By Arvind Thomas (2010)
Ph.D. Dissertation - English
Mentor: Eve Keller

 'Carving Nature at its Joints': The Platonic Method of Division in Plato, Aristotle, and their Neoplatonic Commentators
By Gary Gabor (2010)
Ph.D. Dissertation - Philosophy
Mentor: Dana Miller

 Creating the Medieval Reader: Old Media, New Media, and Textual Interactivity, 1380-1500
By Heather Blatt (2010)
Ph.D. Dissertation - English
Mentor: Mary Erler

 Virtuous Vengeance: Anti-Judaism and Christian Piety in Medieval England
By Maija Birenbaum (2010)
Ph.D. Dissertation - English
Mentor: Mary Erler

 Mothers of Exile: Gender and Identity in Medieval Narratives of Foundation
By Rebecca June (2010)
Ph.D. Dissertation - English
Mentor: Katherine Little

 Justice, Jurisdiction, and Choice: The Fifteenth-Century Church Court of Carpentras
By Elizabeth Hardman (2010)
Ph.D. Dissertation - History
Mentor: Daniel Smail

A Matter of Time: Church, Civic Administration, and the Idea of the Hour in Medieval France
By Kenneth Mondschein (2010)
Ph.D. Dissertation - History
Mentor: Richard Gyug

 Politics and Emotion in Thirteenth-Century Iberia
By Jennifer M. Speed (2009)
Ph.D. Dissertation – History
Mentor: Daniel Smail

 Philipp Melanchthon and the Cappadocians: The Reception of Greek Patristic Soures in the Sixteenth Century
By H. Ashley Hall (2009)
Ph.D. Dissertation – Theology
Mentor: Joseph Lienhard, S.J.

 Intellectus and Induction: Three Aristotelian Commentators on the cognition of first Principles, Including an Original Translation of John Buridan's Quaestiones in Duos Aristotilis Libros Posteriorum Analyticorum
By Ariane E. Economos (2009)
Ph.D. Dissertation – Philosophy
Mentor: Gyula Klima

 Spaces and Practices of Religious Reclusion in Medieval Studies
By Allison Diane Clark (2009)
Ph.D. Dissertation – History
Mentor: Richard Gyug

 A Reappraisal of the Christology of St. Justin Martyr
By Carl F. Baechle (2009)
Ph.D. Dissertation – Theology
Mentor: Joseph Lienhard, S.J.

 A Philological and Theological Analysis of the Ancient Latin Translations of the Vita Antonii
By Lois Gandt (2008)
Ph.D. Dissertation – Theology
Mentor: Joseph Lienhard, S.J.

 Aristocratic Male Friendship in the Anglo-Norman World
By Rebecca Slitt (2008)
Ph.D. Dissertation – History
Mentor: Maryanne Kowaleski

 The Foundation of Universal and Necessary Propositions in Select Writings of St. Thomas Aquinas
By James Stone (2008)
Ph.D. Dissertation – Philosophy
Mentor: Joseph Koterski, S.J.

 Aquinas, God, and Ontotheology
By Joseph G. Trabbic (2008)
Ph.D. Dissertation – Philosophy
Mentor: Joseph Koterski, S.J.

 A Philological and Theological Analysis of the Ancient Latin Translations of the Vita Antonii
By Lois Gandt (2008)
Ph.D. Dissertation – Theology
Mentor: Joseph Lienhard, S.J.

 The Foundation of Universal and Necessary Propositions in Select Writings of St. Thomas Aquinas
By James Stone (2008)
Ph.D. Dissertation – Philosophy
Mentor: Joseph Koterski, S.J.

 Aquinas, God, and Ontotheology
By Joseph G. Trabbic (2008)
Ph.D. Dissertation – Philosophy
Mentor: Joseph Koterski, S.J.

Damsels in Distress or Partners in Crime? The Abduction of Women in Medieval England
By Caroline Dunn (2007)
Ph.D. Dissertation - History
Mentor: Maryanne Kowaleski

Alexander Neckman's Encyclopedias: Work at a Juncture-Point in Medieval Intellectual and Social History
By Tomas Zahora (2007)
Ph.D. Dissertation – History
Mentor: Richard Gyug

Prosper of Aquitaine:  A Study of His Life and Works
By Alexander Hwang (2006)
Ph.D. Dissertation – Theology
Mentor: Joseph Lienhard, S.J.

Prime Matter According to St. Thomas Aquinas
By Matthew Kent (2006)
Ph.D. Dissertation – Philosophy
Mentor: Joseph Koterski, S.J.

The Use of Maximus the Confessor's Writing on the Filoque at the Council of Ferrara-Florence
By A. Edward Siecienski (2006)
Ph.D. Dissertation – Theology
Mentor: Joseph Lienhard, S.J.

St. Thomas Aquinas's Confrontation with Neoplatonic Thought in Three Commentaries and in the Treatise on Separate Substances
By John Stefancyk (2006)
Ph.D. Dissertation - Philosophy
Mentor: Joseph Koterski, S.J.

Social Resources and Institutional Change in the Dominican Province of Aragon
By Michael Vargas (2006)
Ph.D. Dissertation - History
Mentor: Richard Gyug

Of Ministers and Mistresses: Henry Bradshaw's Abbesses and the Hagiography of the Household
By Christina Carlson (2005)
Ph.D. Dissertation - English
Mentor: Jocelyn Wogan-Browne

 Libido Dominandi: Augustine’s Geneaology of a Fallen World
By Brian Harding (2005)
Ph.D. Dissertation – Philosophy

Chronicle and Community in Northern Italy, 1270-1360
by Laura Morreale (2004)
PhD. Dissertation – History
Mentor: Daniel Smail

Monarchy and Military Practice During the Reign of Alfonso XI (1312-1350)
By Nicolas Agrait (2003)
Ph.D. Dissertation - History
Mentor: Joseph O'Callaghan

Urban Lordship in England: Lay Seigneurs in the West Midlands and Welsh March, 1066 - 1348
By Steven Spishak (2003)
Ph.D. Dissertation - History
Mentor: Maryanne Kowaleski

St. Elizabeth of Hungary and the Franciscan Tradition
By Lori Pieper (2002)
Ph.D. Dissertation - History
Mentor: Richard Gyug

Aquinas and the Free Will Defense
By W. Grant (2002)
Ph.D. Dissertation - Philosophy
Mentor: Brian Davies

Aquinas on Human Survival After Death
By Silas Langley (2002)
Ph.D. Dissertation - Philosophy
Mentor: Brian Davies, O.P.

Hospitality, Conviviality, and the English Gentry: Social Networks of the Landed Elite in Late Medieval Suffolk
By Elizabeth Kunz (2001)
Ph.D. Dissertation - History
Mentor: Maryanne Kowaleski

The Power of Liturgy and the Liturgies of Power in the Eleventh and Twelfth Centuries
By Louis I. Hamilton (2000)
Ph.D. Dissertation - History
Mentor: Richard Gyug

Social Commentary in the Works of Theodulf of Orleans: A Study of Carolingian Humanism
By June-Ann T. Greeley (2001)
Ph.D. Dissertation - Classics
Mentor: John Clark

The Fontalis Plenitudo in Bonaventure as a Symbol for His Metaphysics
By Janet Kvamme (2000)
Ph.D. Dissertation - Theology
Mentor: Ewert Cousins

Lyrical Dialectic as Historiographical Discourse in the Italian Dialogues of Giordano Bruni
By Gilmar Visoni (2000)
Ph.D. Dissertation - History
Mentors: W. David Myers; H. Wayne Storey

The Heart of Christ at Helfta
By Paul Zarowny (2000)
Ph.D. Dissertation - Theology
Mentor: Ewert Cousins

Transformation in the Thoughts of Martin Luther
By Peter Breitsch (2000)
Ph.D. Dissertation - History
Mentor: Louis Pascoe, S.J.

Sanctifying the World: Ritual Blessing and Lay Piety in Medieval Religion and Culture
By Derek Rivard (2000)
Ph.D. Dissertation - History
Mentor: Richard Gyug

A Medieval Maritime Community in England: The Ancient Town of Winchelsea and the Cinque Ports
By David Sylvester (2000)
Ph.D. Dissertation - History
Mentor: Maryanne Kowaleski

The Doctrine of Transcendentals in Thomas Aquinas and Meister Eckhart
By Robert Dobie (2000)
Ph. D. Dissertation - Philosophy
Mentor: Joseph Koterski, S.J.

 


 


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