André Vauchez

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André Vauchez (born 24 July 1938, Thionville) is a French medievalist specialising in the history of Christian spirituality. He has studied at the École normale supérieure and the École française de Rome. His thesis, defended in 1978, was published in English as Sainthood in the Later Middle Ages in 1987 and has become a standard reference work.[1]

Vauchez served as the director of medieval studies at the École française de Rome (1972–1979), master of studies at the French National Centre for Scientific Research, and professor of medieval history at the University of Rouen (1980–1982) and at the University of Paris X Nanterre (1983–1995). He was awarded the Balzan Prize for Medieval History in 2013.

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As author
  • La spiritualité du Moyen Âge occidental VIIIe–XIIIe (The spirituality of the medieval West), Paris, Presses universitaires de France, 1975.
  • La sainteté en Occident aux derniers siècles du Moyen Âge (1198-1431), Rome, École française de Rome, 1981 [English trans.: Sainthood in the Later Middle Ages, Cambridge, 1987 and Italian trans.: La santità nel Medioevo, Bologne, 1989].
  • Les laïcs au Moyen Âge (The Laity in the Middle Ages), Paris, Cerf, 1987.
  • Saints, prophètes et visionnaires : le pouvoir du surnaturel au Moyen Âge (Saints, prophets and visionaries: the power of the supernatural in the Middle Ages), Paris, Albin Michel, 1999.
  • François d'Assise (Francis of Assissi), Paris, Fayard, 2009 (Prix Chateaubriand 2010)[2]
As editor
  • Histoire du christianisme, Paris, Desclée, t. IV, V et VI, 1990-1993.
  • Dictionnaire encyclopédique du Moyen Âge, Paris, Cerf, 2 vol., 1997-1998.
  • Christianisme : dictionnaire des temps, des lieux et des figures, Paris, Le Seuil, 2010.
  • Rome au Moyen Âge, Riveneuve éditions, 2010.

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