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Frans van Liere, selected publications

For a complete list of publications and presentations, see Frans van Liere's CV.


With Franklin Harkins, eds. Interpretation of Scripture: Practice. Victorine Texts in Translation, vol. 6. Turnhout: Brepols, forthcoming in 2015.

An Introduction to the Medieval Bible. Cambridge University Press, 2014.

With Franklin Harkins, Fordham University, eds. Interpretation of Scripture: Theory. Victorine Texts in Translation, vol. 3. Turnhout: Brepols, 2012.

Translation and introduction. Andrew of Saint Victor, Commentary on Samuel and Kings, Corpus Christianorum in Translation. Turnhout: Brepols, 2009.

With Mark Zier. Andreae de Sancto Victore opera, tom. 8: Expositio super duodecim Prophetas, Corpus Christianorum, continuatio mediaeualis 53G. Turnhout: Brepols, 2007.

Andreae de Sancto Victore opera, tom. 2: Expositio hystorica in librum Regum, Corpus Christianorum, continuatio mediaeualis 53A. Turnhout: Brepols, 1996.

Articles in peer-reviewed journals and chapters in books

“Omnia disce: Hugh of Saint Victor on History, the Arts, and Exegesis.” In: Florilegium, 30 (2013): 191-210.

“Hugh of Saint Victor: On Meditation. Introduction and translation.” In: Writings on the Spiritual Life. Edited by Christopher P. Evans. Victorine Texts in Translation 4 (Turnhout: Brepols, 2013), 381-394.

“Richard of Saint Victor: Exposition of the Lord’s Prayer. Introduction and translation.” In: Writings on the Spiritual Life. Edited by Christopher P. Evans. Victorine Texts in Translation 4 (Turnhout: Brepols, 2013), 395-411.

“Richard of Saint Victor: Sermon ‘Ave Maris Stella.’ Introduction and translation.” In: Writings on the Spiritual Life. Edited by Christopher P. Evans. Victorine Texts in Translation 4 (Turnhout: Brepols, 2013), 471-482.

“Christ or Antichrist? The Jewish Messiah in Twelfth-Century Christian Eschatology.” In: From Knowledge to Beatitude. St. Victor, Twelfth-Century Scholars, and Beyond: Essays in Honor of Grover A. Zinn, Jr. Edited by E. Ann Matter and Lesley Smith (Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 2013), 342-357.

“The Text of the Latin Bible, 900-1400.” In New Cambridge History of the Bible. Edited by E. Ann Matter and Richard Marsden. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012.

“Biblical exegesis through the twelfth century." In The Practice of the Bible in the Western Middle Ages. Edited by Susan Boynton and Dianne Reilly, 157-178. New York: Columbia University Press, 2011.

“Andrew of Saint Victor and his Franciscan Critics.” In The Multiple Senses of Scripture. Edited by Ineke Van’t Spijker, 291-309. Commentaria: Interpretations of Sacred Texts in Medieval Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, 2. Leiden: Brill, 2009.

“Was the Medieval Church Corrupt?” In Misconceptions about the Middle Ages. Edited by Stephen Harris and Bryon L. Grigsby, 31-39. Routledge Studies in Medieval Religion and Culture. London: Routledge, 2007.

“Tools for Fools: Marchesinus of Reggio and his Mammotrectus.” Medieval Perspectives 18 (2003): 246-262.

“Andrew of St. Victor, Jerome, and the Jews: Biblical Scholarship in the Twelfth-Century Renaissance.” In Scripture and Pluralism: Reading the Bible in the Religiously Plural Worlds of the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Edited by Thomas J. Heffernan and Thomas E. Burman, 59-75. Studies in the History of Christian Traditions 123. Leiden: Brill, 2005.

“The Study of Canon Law and the Eclipse of the Lincoln Schools, 1175-1225.” History of Universities 18 (2003): 1-13.

“Twelfth-Century Christian Scholars and the Attribution of the Talmud.” Medieval Perspectives 17, no. 2 (2002): 93-104.

“Witchcraft as Political Tool? John XXII, Hugues Géraud, and Matteo Visconti.” Medieval Perspectives 16 (2001): 165-173.

“The Literal Sense of the Books of Samuel and Kings; From Andrew of St Victor to Nicholas of Lyre.” In Nicholas of Lyre; The Senses of Scripture. Edited by Philip Krey and Lesley Smith, 59-80. Studies in the History of Christian Thought 90. Leiden: Brill, 2000.

“The School of St. Victor in Perspective.” Medieval Perspectives 11 (1996): 209-22.

“Andrew of St Victor and the Gloss on Samuel and Kings.” In Media Latinitas. A Collection of Essays to Mark the Occasion of the Retirement of L.J. Engels, edited by R.I.A. Nip and H. van Dijk, 249-53. Instrumenta Patristica 28. Steenbrugge/Turnhout: Brepols, 1995.

“Andrew of St Victor, Scholar between Cloister and School.” In Centres of Learning. Learning and Location in Pre-Modern Europe and the Near East, edited by J.W. Drijvers and A.A. MacDonald, 187-95. Leiden: Brill, 1995.

“Armand of Belvézer on Eschatology. An Edition of his Responsiones ad 19 Articulos (1333).” Archivum historicum ordinis Praedicatorum 62 (1992): 7-134.

“Hugo van Fleury's geschiedbeschouwing in zijn politieke tractaat De Regia Potestate en Sacerdotale Dignitate.” Groniek, historisch tijdschrift 110 (1990): 25-34 (Hugh of Fleury's theory of history in his political treatise On royal power and priestly dignity).

“Rooms-Katholieke kerkbouw en kerkinrichting in negentiende- en twintigste-eeuws Groningen.” In Geloven in Groningen; Capita selecta uit de geloofsgeschiedenis van een stad, edited by J.M.M. Hermans and F.R.J. Knetsch, 155-161. Kampen: Kok, 1990. (Roman Catholic church architecture and church furnishing in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Groningen).

“Johannes XXII en het conflict over het moment van de visio beatifica,” Nederlands theologisch tijdschrift 44 (1990): 208-222. (John XXII and the debate over the moment of beatific vision).

Encyclopaedias and works of reference

“Hebraica Veritas,” in The Encyclopaedia of The Bible and Its Reception, ed. Dale. C. Allison, Volker Leppin, and others. (Berlin: De Gruyter, 2015), vol. 11, 608-610.

“Biblical Exegesis”, and “Glosses.” In Handbook of Medieval Studies: Concepts, Methods, Historical Developments, and Current Trends in Medieval Studies. Edited by Albrecht Classen, 137-145 and 1785-1790. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2010.

"Ark of the Covenant. IV: Medieval Christianity." In The Encyclopaedia of The Bible and Its Reception. Edited by B. McGinn and W. Klauck, 758-760. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2009, vol. 2, 758-760.

“Marchesino di Reggio Lepidi.” In Dizionario biografico degli Italiani, vol. 66. Edited by Alberto M. Ghisalberti. Roma: Istituto della Enciclopedia italiana, 2006.

“Andreas de Sancto Victore.” In C.A.L.M.A.: Compendium auctorum Latinorum Medii Aevi: 500-1500. Edited by Michael Lapidge, Gian Carlo Garfagnini, and Claudio Leonardi, vol. I.3, 255-256. Tavarnuzze: SISMEL, Edizioni del Galluzzo, 2003.

“Agricola, Rudolph,” “Aureoli, Peter,” “Benedict XII, Pope,” “Durand of Saint-Pourçain,” “Groote, Gerard,” and “John XXII, Pope.” In The Late Medieval Age of Crisis and Renewal, 1300-1500, A Biographical Dictionary. Edited by Clayton J. Drees, 5-7, 23-4, 41-2, 131-2, 200-202, 255-7. Westport: Greenwood, 2000.

Publications for a Wider Audience

“Is there a place for Medieval Exegesis in Evangelical Christianity?” Invited op-ed for The Bible and Interpretation, a blog maintained by Mark Elliot, University of Saint Andrews. March 2014.

“The News as History.” In Using National Newspapers in the College Classroom; Resources to Improve Teaching and Learning. Edited by Steven Knowlton and Betsy Barefoot, 99-100. New York Times Monograph Series 28. Columbia: National Resource Center, 1999. Also online.

“Was the Medieval Church Corrupt?” In Misconceptions about the Middle Ages. Edited by Stephen Harris, online, March 2, 1999.

“Geschiedenis van de missionering 732-1309,” Geschiedenis van het christendom, leereenheid II,1 (Heerlen/Kampen, Open Theologisch Onderwijs, 1991): 11-24 (A history of mission, 732-1309).

“Het hoogaltaar in de St. Jozefkerk te Groningen,” Groninger Kerken 3 (1987): 65-71. (The high altar in St Joseph's church, Groningen.)

De beeldende kunst in de St. Jozefkerk te Groningen, Groningen: Instituut voor Liturgiewetenschap, 1987. (The visual art in St Joseph's church, Groningen).

Book reviews

Anselmus Laudunensis. Glosae super Iohannem. Edited by Alexander Andrée. Corpus Christianorum, continuatio mediaeualis 267. Turnhout: Brepols, 2014. In: Speculum 90:3 (2015), 766-67.

Nicolaus Maniacoria. Suffraganeus Bibliothece. Edited by Cornelia Linde. Corpus Christianorum, continuatio mediaeualis 262. Turnhout: Brepols, 2013. In: Journal of Medieval Latin (forthcoming, 2015).

Marks of Distinction. Christian Perceptions of Jews in the High Middle Ages. By Irven M. Resnick. Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press, 2012. In The Medieval Review, 14.10.22.

How to Correct the Sacra Scriptura? Textual Criticism of the Latin Bible between the Twelfth and the Fifteenth Century, by Cornelia Linde. In: Speculum. A Journal of Medieval Studies 88 (2013), 1123-25.

Holy Scripture and the Quest for Authority at the End of the Middle Ages, by Ian Christopher Levy. In: Marginalia. A Review of books in history, theology and religion, 22 May 2013.

Eamon Duffy, Ten Popes Who Shook the World (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2011), in The Historian (forthcoming).

Vocabularius Thetonicus. Überlieferungsgeschichtliche Edition des mittelniederdeutsch-lateinischen
. Edited by Robert Damme. Niederdeutsche Studien, 54,1-3. Köln, Weimar, Wien:
Böhlau Verlag, 2011, in Mediaevistik (forthcoming).

Mary Dove. The Earliest Advocates of the English Bible: The Texts of the Medieval Debate. (Exeter: Exeter
University Press, 2010) in Textual cultures: texts, context, interpretation 6.2 (2011), 160-61.

Guillelmi de Luxi Postilla super Baruch, Postilla super Ionam. Edited by Andrew T. Sulavik. Corpus Christianorum, contunuatio mediaeualis 219 (Turnhout: Brepols, 2006), in Vivarium 46 (2008): 120-121.

Brian Murdoch, The Medieval Popular Bible. Expansions of Genesis in the Middle Ages (Cambridge: Brewer, 2003), in Studi Medievali 47 (2006): 978-979.

Patrick Nold, Pope John XXII and His Franciscan Cardinal. Bertrand de la Tour and the Apostolic Poverty Controversy ( Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2003) for The Medieval Review [online]. 06.10.24. Kalamazoo: Western Michigan University, 2006.

Deborah L. Goodwin, “Take hold of the Robe of a Jew,” Herbert of Bosham’s Christian Hebraism. Studies in the History of Christian Tradition, 126 (Leiden: Brill, 2005) for The Medieval Review [online]. 06.05.18. Kalamazoo: Western Michigan University, 2006.

Donald A. Bullough, Alcuin: Achievement and Reputation ( Leiden: Brill 2004) for Sixteenth Century Journal 37 (2006): 148-149.

James M. Powell, introd. and trans., The Deeds of Pope Innocent III by an Anonymous Author ( Washington D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press, 2004) for The Historian 67 (2005): 796-797.

Willemien Otten, From Paradise to Paradigm: A Study of Twelfth-Century Humanism. Brill’s Studies in Intellectual History, 127 (Leiden: Brill, 2004) for The Medieval Review [online]. 05.08.15. Kalamazoo: Western Michigan University, 2005.

Henry Chadwick, East and West: The Making of a Rift in the Church. From Apostolic Times until the Council of Florence ( Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003) in Fides et Historia 36 (2004): 147-149.

Christopher Ocker, Biblical Poetics Before Humanism and Reformation (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002) for Calvin Theological Journal 39 (2004): 222-224.

Ross Brann, Power in the Portrayal. Representations of Jews and Muslims in Eleventh- and Twelfth-Century Islamic Spain (Princeton, Princeton UP, 2002) for Fides et Historia 35 (2003): 159.

Peter Biller, The Waldenses, 1170-1530. Between a Religious Order and a Church. Variorum Collected Studies Series CS676 (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2001) for Calvin Theological Journal 37 (2002): 361.

Richard Gameson, ed., St Augustine and the Conversion of England (Stroud: Sutton Publishing, 1999) for Calvin Theological Journal 37 (2002): 373-74.

John Aberth, From the Brink of the Apocalypse. Confronting Famine, War, Plague, and Death in the Later Middle Ages (New York, London: Routledge, 2000) for The Historian 65 (2002): 197-98.

Jeremy Cohen, Living Letters of the Law. Ideas of the Jew in Medieval Christianity (Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2000) for Medieval Encounters 7 (2001): 238-40.

Francis of Assisi: Early Documents. Vol. 2: the Founder, eds. Regis J. Armstrong, Wayne Hellman, and William J. Short (New York, London, and Manila: New City Press, 2000) for Calvin Theological Journal 37 (2002): 133.

T.R. Slater and Gervase Rosser, eds., The Church in the Medieval Town (Aldershot: Ashgate, 1998) for Calvin Theological Journal 37 (2002): 154.

Caterina Mordeglia, ed. and trans., Minor Fabularius. Favolisti latini medievali e umanistici 8 (Genova: Dipartimento di archeologia, filologia classica e loro tradizioni, 2000) for Studi Medievali 43 (2002): 485.

Wolfgang Eggert, ed., Dokumente zur Geschichte des deutschen Reiches und seiner Verfassung, 1331-1335. Monumenta Germaniae Historica, Constitutiones et Acta Publica vi, 2, Faszikel 2 (Hannover: Hahnsche Buchhandlung, 1999) for The Medieval Review [online]. 00.08.16. Kalamazoo: Western Michigan University, 2000.

Johannes Heil, Kompilation oder Konstruktion? Die Juden in den Pauluskommentaren des 9. Jahrhunderts, Forschungen zur Geschichte der Juden, Abteilung A: Abhandlungen, 6 (Hannover: Hahnsche Buchhandlung, 1998) for Scriptorium, International Review of Manuscripts Studies 53 (1999): 196*.

Francesco Mosetti Casaretto, ed. and trans., Teodulo, Ecloga. Il canto della verità e della menzonga, Per Verba, Testi mediolatini con traduzione, 5 (Firenze: Edizioni del Galluzzo, 1997) for Studi Medievali 40 (1999): 990-1.

Olga Weijers and Louis Holtz, L'enseignement des disciplines à la Faculté des arts. Paris et Oxford, XIIIe-XVe siècles, Studia Artistarum 4 (Turnhout: Brepols, 1997) for Vivarium 36 (1999): 293-5.

Nico den Bok, Communicating the Most High. A Systematic Study of Person and Trinity in the Theology of Richard of St. Victor (d. 1173), Bibliotheca Victorina 7 (Turnhout: Brepols, 1996) for Millenium, tijdschrift voor middeleeuwse studies 12 (1998): 153-4.

Hugo van St Victor, De drie dagen van het onzichtbare licht, intr. and trans. Jan van Zwieten (Kampen/Kapellen: Kok Agora, 1996) for Millenium, tijdschrift voor middeleeuwse studies 11 (1997): 65-7.

Rainer Berndt, André de Saint-Victor (d. 1175); Exégète et théologien, Bibliotheca Victorina 2 (Paris/Turnhout: Brepols, 1991) for Nederlands theologisch tijdschrift 47 (1993): 328-9.