Middle Age Couriers: How Medieval Polish Manuscripts Turned Up in Milwaukee, and How They Got Back Home to Poland
Lecture by Neal Pease
Given at the University of Kansas on April 14, 2014
“He said he had something – a collection of stuff – that he wasn’t actually sure what it was, but he wanted to give it to the Archdiocese of Milwaukee because he suspected they were items of historical interest – would the archdiocese help him out.”
Neal Pease is professor of history at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He specializes in the history of Poland and East Central Europe, particularly the role of the Catholic Church in 20th century Poland. He is editor-in-chief of The Polish Review and a past president and current officer of the Polish American Historical Association. His most recent book, “Rome’s Most Faithful Daughter: The Catholic Church and Independent Poland, 1914-1939” (Ohio, 2009) was named co-winner of the 2010 ASEEES Kulczycki Prize for the best book in the field of Polish studies and winner of the 2010 John Gilmary Shea Prize given by the American Catholic Historical Association for the best book in the field of Catholic history.