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Scott G. Bruce

A headshot of Dr. Scott Bruce, Professor of History

Professor of History
Email: sbruce3@fordham.edu
Office: Dealy 614
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Education

PhD History, 2000
Princeton University

MA History, 1996
Princeton University

BA History and Latin, 1994
York University 

Research Interests

Scott G. Bruce is an historian of religion and culture in the early and central Middle Ages (c. 400-1200).  He earned his Ph.D. in History at Princeton University (2000).  His research interests include monasticism, hagiography, and the reception of the classical tradition.  He has published several books on the monks of Cluny, including Silence and Sign Language in Medieval Monasticism: The Cluniac Tradition (c. 900-1200) (Cambridge University Press, 2007); and Cluny and the Muslims of La Garde-Freinet: Hagiography and the Problem of Islam in Medieval Europe(Cornell University Press, 2015).  He has edited and translated two historical anthologies for Penguin Classics: The Penguin Book of the Undead (2016); and The Penguin Book of Hell (2018).  His new book projects include The Lost Patriarchs Project (on the reception of Greek patristic authors in the medieval Latin tradition); Cluniac Nights: Miracles, the Devil, and the Dead in Twelfth-Century Monasticism (on Abbot Peter the Venerable's De miraculis); and The Penguin Book of Dragons (forthcoming from Penguin Classics in 2020).  In the fall of 2018, he is teaching HIST 1300: UHC Medieval History; and HIST 3212: Medieval Christianity. 

Publications

"The Dark Age of Herodotus: Shards of a Fugitive History in Early Medieval Europe," Speculum 94 (2019), forthcoming.

(ed.) The Penguin Book of Hell (Penguin Classics, 2018).

(ed. and trans. with Christopher A. Jones) The Relatio metrica de duobus ducibus: A Twelfth-Century Cluniac Poem on Prayer for the Dead (Brepols, 2016).

(ed.) The Penguin Book of the Undead: Fifteen Hundred Years of Supernatural Encounters (Penguin Classics, 2016).

Cluny and the Muslims of La Garde-Freinet: Hagiography and the Problem of Islam in Medieval Europe (Cornell University Press, 2015).

Silence and Sign Language in Medieval Monasticism: The Cluniac Tradition (c. 900-1200) (Cambridge University Press, 2007).

 

 

Courses Taught

HIST 1030 Understanding Historical Change: Medieval History

HIST 3212: Medieval Christianity

Curriculum Vitae

For more information about Professor Bruce's publications, please visit www.medievalimagination.com and http://fordham.academia.edu/ScottGBruce