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Frans van Liere, selected publications


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

“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

“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

“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

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.