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Gabrielle M. Spiegel

SpiegelGabrielleGABRIELLE M. SPIEGEL, A&S 1970 (MA), 1974 (PhD), a Krieger-Eisenhower Professor, is internationally recognized as a creative and imaginative medievalist and has had a transformative impact on the study of historical writing in 12th- and 13th-century France. A second major strand of her work has been devoted to contemporary theory in relation to historiography generally, and her essays are among the most widely read and influential in the field of medieval history. A fellow of the Medieval Academy, Dr. Spiegel served as president of the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians, and from 2008-09 as president of the American Historical Association. She is the author of The Chronicle Tradition of Saint-Denis: A Survey; Romancing the Past: The Rise of Vernacular Historiography in Thirteenth-Century France; The Past as Text: The Theory and Practice of Medieval Historiography, and Practicing History: New Directions in Historical Writing after the Linguistic Turn.