John Klassen

John Klassen

Position:Professor of History

Degrees: B.A. (Goshen); M.A. (McGill); Ph.D (Washington).

Areas of expertise: Medieval Europe, Reformation, family & gender.

Selected publications:

Books

  • The Letters of the Rozmberk Sisters.  Gender and Family in Fifteenth-Century Bohemia (Boydell & Brewer, 2001).
  • Warring Maidens, Captive Wives, and Hussite Queens (East European Monographs/Columbia University Press, 1999).
  • The Nobility and the Making of the Hussite Revolution (East European Quarterly/Columbia University Press, 1978).

Articles

  • "The Public and Domestic Faces of Ulrich of Rozmberk" in Sixteenth Century Journal, 31 (2000).
  • "Images of Anti-Majesty in Hussite Literature" in Bohemia (Collegium Carolinum  of Mnchen, 33(1992)
  • "The Disadvantaged and the Hussite Revolution" in International Journal of Social History, 35 (1990).
  • "Household Composition in Medieval Bohemia" in Journal of Medieval History, 16 (1990).
  • "Gifts for the Soul and Social Charity in Medieval Bohemia" in sterreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften Philosophisch-Historische Klasse Sitzungsberichte, 554. Band (Vienna, 1990)
  • "Gifts for the Soul and Social charity in Medieval Bohemia" in Osterreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften Philosophisch-Historische Klasse Sitzungsberichte, 554. Band (Vienna, 1990).
  • "The Development of the Conjugal Bond in Late Medieval Bohemia" in Journal of Medieval History, 13 (1987).

Papers

  • "The rhetoric of domestic morality in last wills and testaments in 16th century Prague" at the Symposium on the Bohemian Reformation and Religious Practice, June 2004, sponsored by the Centre of Medieval Studies and the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague.
  • "Acts of Kindness and Religious Rhetoric in Prague Old Town, 1518-1531" at the Symposium on the Bohemian Reformation and Religious Practice, June 2002, sponsored by the Centre of Medieval Studies and the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague.
  • "The Hussite Revolution:  Ideals and Reality" [Plenary Address] at the University of British Columbia/Vancouver School of Theology, conference on the Hussite Revolution and the Bible, 17 March 1989.

Notable accomplishments and experiences:

  • Awards, Social Science & Humanities Research Council Grant, 1999-2001.
  • Frantisek Palacky Silver Mediallion by the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, 1991.
  • Hiking the West Coast Trail, Vancouver Island, 1991 and 1994.

 

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