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Research
My research interests focus on north-western Europe in the eleventh and twelfth centuries. I am particularly interested in social history, power, and the law.

Current Research
I am beginning research on new project, which will explore the problem of forgery and historical consciousness in medieval France, England, and Flanders, which is provisionally titled "'Twice Told Tales: Monastic Forgers and Their Histories."

Web Projects
I'm always trying to keep up with new developments on the web, particularly as they relate to the field of history. I welcome suggestions from any source. I particularly find comments about this website useful and helpful, especially if something does not work or a link becomes outdated. Please email me and I will try to fix/improve it as soon as I can.

Publications
My book Day of Reckoning: Power and Accountability in Medieval France was published in May 2004.

Day of Reckoning

If you are interested, you can consult the University of Pennsylvania Press online catalogue.

In Spring 2005, a volume I helped edit was published called "The Experience of Power in Medieval Europe, 950-1350."

If you are interested, you can consult Ashgate Publishing's online catalogue.

My article "Marriage, Lordship, and the 'Greater Unfree' in Twelfth-Century France," was published in Past and Present 173, no. 1 (2001), 3-27. In 1997, I participated in a round table at the Ecole des Chartes in Paris devoted to the written word and administration in eleventh-century France. My paper, "L'Ecrit de Gestion" was subsequently published in a special volume (no. 155) of the Bibliothèque de l' Ecole des Chartres.


Robert F. Berkhofer
Dept. of History
4301 Friedmann Hall
Western Michigan University
1903 W. Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5334

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