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- Department of History, Washington University in St. Louis
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- Renaissance, Reformation, national identity, history of knowledge, humanism, European global expansion
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- About Me
I study Renaissance Germany, particularly transformations in knowledge, power, and identity during this era of intellectual discovery and rediscovery, political retrenchment, and religious challenge. I am interested in exploring how knowledge (broadly understood) is generated, circulated, and used to impel action within specific historical contexts and under changing configurations of power and authority.
- Recent Publications
The German Discovery of the World: Renaissance Encounters with the Strange and Marvelous. (Charlottesville, VA: University of Virginia Press, 2008)
The German Nation of the Holy Roman Empire, 1440-1556 (manuscript in progress).
“Commerce and Consumption” in The Oxford Handbook of the Protestant Reformations, ed. Ulinka Rublack (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017).
“Between the Human and the Divine: Glarean’s De geographia and the Span of Renaissance Geography,” in Heinrich Glarean’s Books: The Intellectual World of a Sixteenth-Century Musical Humanist, ed. Iain Fenlon and Inga Mai Groote (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013), 139-158.
“Creating a Usable Past: Vernacular Roman Histories in Renaissance Germany,” The Sixteenth Century Journal, 40:4 (Winter 2009), 1069-90
“Buying Stories: Ancient Tales, Renaissance Travelers, and the Market for the Marvelous,” Journal of Early Modern History, 11:6 (November 2007), 405-446.
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- Expertise by Geography
- Expertise by Chronology
- Pre-17th century, Early Modern
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- Colonialism, Politics