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University of Calgary
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Medieval France, Marseille, Black Death, labour, spirituality, gender, children, testaments
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About Me

I am a professor of history (emerita) at the University of Calgary.

For 35 years, I have studied medieval France from Marseille’s oldest archival series, with a interest on labour, family and religious history. My current research focuses on testamentary practice in the late Middle Ages, with a special emphasis on female spirituality.

Recent Publications

Earning Dignity. Labour Conditions and Relations during the Century of the Black Death in Marseille, Turnhout: Brepols, 2016, xiii, 236 p.

“Wills and Testaments”, in Death in Medieval Europe. Death Scripted and Death Choreographed, ed. Joëlle Rollo-Koster, New York: Routledge, 2016, pp. 114-129.

“Marc Bloch”, in French Historians, 1900-2000: New Historical Writing in Twentieth-Century France, eds. Philip Whalen and Philip Daileader: Chichester (UK): Wiley-Blackwell, 2010, p. 38-61.

“Wills of Pilgrims”, Encyclopedia of Medieval Pilgrimage, ed. Larissa J. Taylor et alii, Leiden: Brill, 2010, 822-825.

“Le pauvre transformé: les hommes, les femmes et la charité à Marseille du XIIIe siècle jusqu’à la Peste noire”, Revue historique, CCCXI-2 (2009), p. 243-290.

“From Apprentices to Wage-Earners: Child Labour before and after the Black Death,” in Medieval Childhood, ed. Joel Rosenthal, Donington (Lincolnshire, U.K.): Shaun Tyas / Paul Watkins Publishing, 2007, p. 75-92.


Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
Expertise by Chronology
Expertise by Topic
Economic History, Family, Gender, Law, Religion, Women