2014-15 Faculty Publications

The Department of History at Western Michigan University proudly recognizes our faculty for their scholarly achievement through their outstanding publishing efforts. Research regularly appears in leading academic journals and periodicals and is frequently cited by the press. For additional publications, visit faculty directory pages and scholarworks.wmich.edu.


 Berto, Luigi. In Search of the First Venetians: Prosopography of Early Medieval Venice, Studies in the Early Middle Ages. Turnout: Brepols, 2014.

Coryell, Janet and Faires, Nora. A History of Women in America. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2011; Second Edition, 2015.

Palmitessa, James, editor. Between Lipany and White Mountain: Essays in Late Medieval and Early Modern Bohemian History in Modern Czech Scholarship, with an introduction and bibliography by James R. Palmitessa. Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2014.

Xiong, Victor. Heavenly Khan: A Biography of Emperor Tang Taizong (Li Shimin). Taipei: Airiti Press, 2014.

Articles and Chapters

 Benac, David. “The New Orleans Lakefront: Created Land and Planned Development.” Journal of Urban History  41:3(2015): 388-403.

Berto, Luigi.  “‘As an Angel revealed to her’: Miracles, visions, predictions, and supernatural phenomena and the politics of memory in early medieval Venice.” Mediterranean Studies 23:1(2015): 1-26.

Berto, Luigi. “The Muslims as Others in the Chronicles of Early Medieval Southern Italy.” Viator: Medieval and Renaissance Studies 45:3(2014): 1-24.

Berto, Luigi. “Da ‘prodotto’ del ‘Fascist period’ (2009) alla pubblicazione presso Einaudi (1941) e alla ‘bocciatura’ della Reale Accademia d'Italia (1942). Un percorso nelle ‘molte’ vite del Medio Evo barbarico d’Italia di Gabriele Pepe.” Mediterranean Chronicle: A Journal on Culture/s in the Mediterranean World 4(2014): 165-217.

Berto, Luigi. “L’onomastica latina di Treviso longobarda e i suoi rapporti con la Venetia lagunare.” Studi Veneziani 68(2013): 273-295.

Berto, Luigi. “Tutto bene sul fronte occidentale?: L’immagine della frontiera della Venetia altomedievale tra secondo e terzo millennio.” Studi Veneziani  68 (2013): 17-30.

Borish, Linda. “American Jewish Women on the Court: Seeking an Identity in Tennis in the Early Decades of the Twentieth Century.” In Beyond Stereotypes: American Jews and Sports, ed. Bruce Zuckerman, Ari F. Sclar, and Lisa Ansell, 43-72. West Lafayette, IN: Purdue University Press, 2014.

Cousins, James. “‘Character of a University’: The Journey of a College President in the Early Republic.” American Educational History Journal 41:1/2 (2014): 21-40.

Rubin, Eli. “Home.” In Beyond The Wall: The East German Collection of The Wende Museum. New York: Taschen Verlag, 2014.

Simon, Larry. “Julian Deahl, Here, There, and Everywhere.” In The Book of Julian, ed. Marti Huetink and Marcella Mulder, 99-102. Leiden: Brill, 2015.

Strong, Anise. “A Christian Concubine in Commodus' Court.” EuGeSta (European Network on Gender Studies in Antiquity) 4(2014).

Strong, Anise. “Hypatia and Brian: Early Christianity as Mythological Drama.” In Classical Myth on Screen, ed. M. Safran and M. Cyrino. New York: Palgrave/Macmillan, 2015.

Book Reviews

Berkhofer, Robert. Review of Monastic Reform as Process: Realities and Representations in Medieval Flanders, 900-1100. by Steven Vanderputten. H-France Review 14 (February, 2014) (electronic journal)

Gray, Marion. Review of Freedom’s Price: Serfdom, Subjection, and Reform in Prussia, 1648–1848 by S. A. Eddie. German History 32:4(2014): 638-640.

Hadden, Sally. Review of The Passenger Cases and the Commerce Clause: Immigrants, Blacks, and States’ Rights in Antebellum America, byTony Freyer. Civil War Book Review Online (Winter 2015)

Pyenson, Lewis. Review of Uncovering the Germanic Past: Merovingian Archaeology in France,1830-1914, by Bonnie Effros and Race, Science, and the Nation: Reconstructing the Ancient Past in Britain, France and Germany, by Chris Manias. American Historical Review  119:4(2014): 1368-1370. 

Xiong, Victor. Review of The Capital of the Yuan Dynasty, by Gaohua Chen. CHOICE March 2015.

Yoshida, Takashi. Review of Engineering War and Peace in Modern Japan, 1868-1964, by Takashi Nishiyama  Journal of Japanese Studies 41:2 (2015): 389-392.

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