History Faculty Awarded Prestigious Prize for Article

Assistant Professor of History Susanna Throop has been awarded this year’s Denis Bethell Prize, by the Charles Homer Haskins Society, for the best article based on a conference paper during the preceding year. The articles are judged on contribution to medieval scholarship and worthiness for publication. In the Judge’s evaluation of Throop’s article, “Christian Community and the Crusades: Religious Practices in the De expugnatione Lyxbonens,” it is noted that “This essay  represents an extraordinarily competent analysis, firmly grounded in the principal primary source as well as in a wide-ranging body of secondary literature. It demonstrates time and again an awareness of other time-frames and other aspects of the topic. It is beautifully composed and technically highly proficient. It ‘speaks’ to us as historians.” The research was completed with support from a Summer 2000 Grant from Ursinus College.