Michael Barbezat

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Ph.D. program

Michael’s research interests include: medieval religious history; medieval intellectual history; visions and revelations; the imagination in the Middle Ages; medieval culture and the supernatural; Anglo-Norman historiography.

Advisory Committee

Joseph Goering (Supervisor), Suzanne Akbari, Jill Ross, Bob Sweetman

Thesis Title

Doubt, Proof and the World to Come: Peter of Cornwall’s Book of Revelations and the Supernatural in Twelfth-Century England

Conference Papers

“In a Corporeal Flame: The Development of the Materiality of Hellfire before the Resurrection in Western Eschatology,” presented at The 47th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, May 10-13, 2012.
“The Liber revelationum of Peter of Cornwall,” presented at the Marco Manuscript Workshop, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, February 3-4, 2012.
“‘With His Own Bodily Eyes’: The Other World, Materiality, Doubt and Proof in the Tractatus de Purgatorio sancti Patricii” presented at the California Medieval History Seminar at the Huntington Library, San Marino, May 12, 2007.