Reflections on David Nirenberg’s Communities of Violence on the 20th Anniversary of Its Publication
AHA Session 189
Saturday, January 7, 2017: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Centennial Ballroom F (Hyatt Regency Denver, Third Floor)
William Chester Jordan, Princeton University
Teofilo F. Ruiz, University of California, Los Angeles
Published in 1996, David Nireberg's Communities of Violence was a landmark both for its importance to and its impact beyond medieval studies. In this panel, a series of distinguished scholars working in a variety of fields beyond the European Middle Ages return to and reflect upon Communities of Violence. Whether examing this book through the lens of their own research or rethinking its importance in the light of Nirenberg's own scholarly trajectory, they all agree that Communities of Violence remains vitally important and urgent to scholars across numerous disciplines.
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