Constance Brittain Bouchard

Constance Brittain Bouchard is Distinguished Professor of Medieval History at the University of Akron. Among her many books are "Every Valley Shall Be Exalted," "Strong of Body, Brave and Noble," Holy Entrepreneurs, and Sword, Miter, and Cloister, all from Cornell.

"Every Valley Shall Be Exalted"
The Discourse of Opposites in Twelfth-Century Thought
Constance Brittain Bouchard
In high medieval France, men and women saw the world around them as the product of tensions between opposites. Imbued with a Christian culture in which a penniless preacher was also the King of Kings and the last were expected to be...



"Strong of Body, Brave and Noble"
Chivalry and Society in Medieval France
Constance Brittain Bouchard
Medieval society was dominated by its knights and nobles. The literature created in medieval Europe was primarily a literature of knightly deeds, and the modern imagination has also been captured by these leaders and warriors. This book explores the...



Holy Entrepreneurs
Cistercians, Knights, and Economic Exchange in Twelfth-Century Burgundy
Constance Brittain Bouchard
The twelfth century was characterized by intense spirituality as well as rapid economic development. Drawing on unprecedented research, Constance Brittain Bouchard demonstrates that the Cistercian monks of Burgundy were exemplary in both...



Holy Entrepreneurs
Cistercians, Knights, and Economic Exchange in Twelfth-Century Burgundy
Constance Brittain Bouchard
The twelfth century was characterized by intense spirituality as well as rapid economic development. Drawing on unprecedented research, Constance Brittain Bouchard demonstrates that the Cistercian monks of Burgundy were exemplary in both...



Sword, Miter, and Cloister
Nobility and the Church in Burgundy, 980–1198
Constance Brittain Bouchard
Bouchard provides a fresh perspective on social and ecclesiastical life in the High Middle Ages, drawing on a vast range of primary sources to reveal the surprisingly close relationship between monasteries and the nobility.



"Strong of Body, Brave and Noble"
Chivalry and Society in Medieval France
Constance Brittain Bouchard
Medieval society was dominated by its knights and nobles. The literature created in medieval Europe was primarily a literature of knightly deeds, and the modern imagination has also been captured by these leaders and warriors. This book explores...








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