Thomas H. Bestul

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Curriculum Vitae

Medieval literature

Thomas Bestul teaches courses in medieval literature. His research interests include Chaucer, Anselm of Canterbury, devotional literature in Latin and English 1100-1500, and medieval theories of meditation. Recent books include the first Middle English edition of Walter Hilton's Scale Of Perfection; an anthology of Middle English and Anglo-Norman devotional writing; and a monograph, Texts Of The Passion: Latin Devotional Writing And Medieval Society. He is at work on an edition of the meditative commentaries of Alexander Nequam (d. 1217), and a larger project on popular religious writing of the fifteenth century. He is the moderator of Chaucernet, an international electronic discussion group..


Texts of Passion: Latin Devotional Literature and Medieval Society
University of Pennsylvania Press
Published: January 1996
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Cultures of Piety: Medieval English Devotional Literature in Translation
Cornell University Press
Published: November 1999
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