This edition of texts resulting from supplications by the University of Paris for papal benefice support in the second half of the fourteenth century provides new biographical information on some 1600 Parisian masters, many of them previously undocumented.
William J. Courtenay, Ph.D. (1967), Harvard, is the Charles Homer Haskins Professor of Medieval History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has published extensively in the areas of medieval intellectual history and the history of universities. Among his recent books are
Schools and Scholars in Fourteenth-Century England (Princeton, 1987) and
Parisian Scholars in the Early Fourteenth Century (Cambridge, 1999).
Like its predecessor, this will be an indispensable tool to anyone studying the university, its personnel, and their careers for many years to come.' Christopher Ocker,
Sixteenth Century Journal, 2005.
The primary market will be libraries of research universities around the world, research institutes in Europe, and most libraries with manuscript or pre-modern research collections. Secondary but important markets will be scholars working in history of universities; late medieval social history; French history; church history for the European Continent; local church history, especially in France; the history of the papacy; and medieval intellectual history.