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The field of Medieval Studies explores European and Mediterranean civilization from the 4th to the 15th centuries. This period, which has a critical importance for the understanding of Western culture, can best be approached through a combination of several disciplines, from history to literature, from art to archaeology, from religion to gender studies. As such, it is constantly responding to the emergence of new interpretations and ideas for scholars to consider. In addition to the extensive scholarship which already exists, much of the most recent work has moved online so that today’s students and researchers have ready access to primary source texts and a range of other electronic resources. Managing the ever-expanding universe of scholarly information in this field of study has proved to be a monumental if not near impossible task. Oxford Bibliographies in Medieval Studies provides students and scholars with a reliable and authoritative solution to the problem of information overload.
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Christopher Kleinhenz is Professor Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he taught 13th- and 14th-century Italian literature (1968–2007). Special interests include Dante, Petrarch and Boccaccio, the Romance lyric tradition, palaeography and manuscript studies, and the relationship of art and literature. Selected books and editions: Medieval Manuscripts and Textual Criticism (1976); The Early Italian Sonnet (1986); Medieval Italy: An Encyclopedia (2004); Courtly Arts and the Art of Courtliness (2006); The Medieval Francophone World and its Neighbours (2011); Approaches to Teaching Petrarch’s Canzoniere and the Petrarchan Tradition (2014); Dante intertestuale e interdisciplinare: saggi sulla “Commedia” (2015); and Approaches to Teaching Dante’s Divine Comedy (2020), and more than one-hundred articles. Past President: American Association of Teachers of Italian; American Boccaccio Association; Medieval Association of the Midwest. Editor: Dante Studies (1988–2002), Letteratura cavalleresca italiana (2019–), and Rivista internazionale di ricerche dantesche. (2020–). Honors: UW Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching; AATI Distinguished Service Award; Fiorino d’oro (Società Dantesca Italiana and the City of Florence); Distinguished Service Award, Dante Society of America; Fellow, Medieval Academy of America.
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