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Medieval Studies Expert Headlines Kinnison Endowed Lecture

March 3, 2010  
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Currently the director of the Medieval Studies Program at Princeton University, William Chester Jordan is best known for his work, Louis IX and the Challenge of the Crusade: A Study in Rulership, the most comprehensive secondary source account of the seventh crusade. Members of the Wittenberg and surrounding communities will have the chance to learn more when Jordan presents during the Witt Series-sponsored William A. Kinnison Endowed Lecture at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 18, at Bayley Auditorium.

Jordan has had a broad and varied career in medieval studies including scholarship not only on the crusades but also on English constitutional history, gender, economics and disease. His most recent research is on church-state relations in the 13th- and 14th-centuries. He is a recipient of the Charles Homer Haskins medal from the Medieval Academy of America.

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