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Blake Beattie

Dr. Blake Beattie

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Dr. Blake Beattie received his Ph.D. in Medieval Studies from the University of Toronto in 1992 and joined the faculty at the University of Louisville in 1994. He is a specialist in the history of later medieval Europe, with primary interests in the Avignon papacy and in thirteenth- and fourteenth-century Italy.


Select publications:

Angelus Pacis. The Legation of Cardinal Giovanni Gaetano Orsini, 1326-1334, The Medieval Mediterranean, vol. 67 (Brill: Leiden & Boston, 2007).


 “Catherine of Siena and the Papacy,” in A Companion to Catherine of Siena, ed. C. Muessig et al. (Brill: Leiden & Boston, 2012), 73-98.


“Die Kardinäle und das kulturelle Leben im päpstlichen Avignon,” in Geschichte des Kardinalats im Mittelalter, ed. Jürgen Dendorfer & Ralf Lützelschwab, Päpste und Papsttum 39 (Hersemann: Stuttgart 2011), 281-301.


"The Antipope Who Wasn't There: Three Formal Submissions to Pope John XXII," in La vie culturelle, intellectuelle et scientifique a la cour des papes d’Avignon, ed. J. Hamesse (Fédération Internationale des Instituts d’Études Médiévales: 2006), 197-236.


“A Curial Sermon by Cardinal Bertrand du Poujet,” Mediaeval Studies 67 (2005), 75-98.


 “Coram Papa Preaching and Rhetorical Community at Papal Avignon,” in Preacher, Sermon and Audience in the Middle Ages, ed. Carolyn Muessig (Brill, 2002), 63-86.

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