- IU Kokomo
East Building, KE 346
Ph.D. in Medieval and Early Modern History
M.A. in History
My research focuses on the intersection of violence, chivalry, and the powerful cultural forces of honor-shame in Late Medieval/Early Renaissance Italy, especially Tuscany. My current book project examines the important influence of chivalric ideology on the lifestyle and mentality of the Florentine 'chivalric elite', a group of strenuous knights and arms bearers whose membership transcended traditional social and cultural boundaries. Specifically, I study chivalry's influence on their identity, which was closely connected to the profession of arms (war), as well as the exercise of honor- and social-violence. Moreover, I study the attitudes, ideas, and ideas that informed the mentality of these warriors.
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