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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. releases Jennifer Deane's new book

Posted by Judy Korn on Friday, Feb. 4, 2011


Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. has released Jennifer Kolpacoff Deane’s new book, A History of Medieval Heresy and Inquisition. An associate professor of history at the University of Minnesota, Morris, Deane’s recent publication reflects her research and her expertise in the area of medieval religious history.

A History of Medieval Heresy and Inquisition has received excellent reviews. Noting that the topic is extremely complex, scholars especially appreciate the book’s accessibility and clarity.

Says Richard Kieckhefer, professor of religion and history, Northwestern University, “Deane lets us see the heretics both through their own eyes and through those of their opponents. She places the history of heresy within the general history of the later Middle Ages, gives a creative synthesis of recent scholarship, and explains how to interpret difficult historical sources. This is a masterful achievement.”

A History of Medieval Heresy and Inquisition is part of Rowman & Littlefield’s Critical Issues in History series focusing on world and international history.

Deane earned a doctorate from Northwestern University and a bachelor of arts from the University of Washington in Seattle. At Morris, she teaches courses in medieval history, Renaissance and Reformation Europe, early Islam, religious and cultural history, and gender studies.