For medieval historians, a large part of the job tends to be working against common myths, using research to push back especially against narratives that erase people or that oversimplify complex issues. This week, Danièle speaks with Matthew Gabriele and David M. Perry, who have teamed up to write a new history of the Middle Ages in counterpoint to these old ideas: The Bright Ages.
Matthew Gabriele is a professor of medieval studies and the chair of the Department of Religion and Culture at Virginia Tech. His research and teaching focus on religion, violence, nostalgia, and apocalypse (in various combinations), whether manifested in the Middle Ages or modern world. You can learn more about Matthew on his personal website or follow him on Twitter @prof_gabriele
— Matt Gabriele (@prof_gabriele) December 7, 2021
David M. Perry is a freelance journalist covering politics, history, education, and disability rights. He was a professor of Medieval History at Dominican University from 2006-2017, and his research focuses on Venice, the Crusades, and the Mediterranean World. You can learn more about David on his personal website or follow him on Twitter @Lollardfish
" #TheBrightAges offers a refreshingly critical look at an era burdened with misconceptions and it’s sure to become a new standard for those seeking a comprehensive and inclusive review of medieval times."
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— David M. Perry (@Lollardfish) December 7, 2021
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