Lawrence G. Duggan specializes in the later Middle Ages, Renaissance, and Reformation, with an emphasis on church and German history. He received his A.B. from Holy Cross in 1965 and his Ph.D. from Harvard in 1971 and has been at the University since 1970. He is the author of Bishop and Chapter: The Governance of the Bishopic of Speyer to 1552 (Rutgers, 1978), Armsbearing and the Clergy in the History and Canon Law of Western Christianity (Boydell and Brewer, 2013), and Sense and Nonsense in Machiavelli (forthcoming), and various articles, including “Was Art Really the ‘Book of the Illiterate’?” and “Fear and Confession on the Eve of the Reformation.” Currently he is preparing the manuscripts of Ecclesiastical "Moneylending" in Later Medieval Germany and The Renaissance? A Reassessment (under contract with Rowan and Littlefield in their Critical Issues in History series).
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