Department of History
 

Deborah Mauskopf Deliyannis

  • Associate Professor, Department of History
  • Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of History

Education

  • B.A. at Yale University, 1988
  • Ph.D. at University of Pennsylvania, 1994

Contact Information

Ballantine Hall, Rm. 708
(812) 855-3431
www.indiana.edu/~dmdhist/

Background

Deborah Mauskopf Deliyannis

I specialize in the history and material culture of early medieval Europe. I have a background in archaeology and architectural history, and I combine those topics with the study of the way history was written in the Early Middle Ages. I have published a Latin edition and an English translation of the ninth-century author Agnellus' Liber pontificalis ecclesiae Ravennatis (Book of Pontiffs of the Church of Ravenna). Each of these volumes includes a study of the text, in which I explore Agnellus' literary models and sources, and explain why the text has its rather idiosyncratic form and chronological structure. I have also edited a book entitled Historiography in the Middle Ages.  My most recent book, Ravenna in Late Antiquity, a history of the city and monuments of Ravenna from the fifth to the ninth centuries, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2010.  My current project considers the role of bishops as church-builders, from late antiquity through the Carolingian period. Finally, I am the Executive Editor of The Medieval Review, an online book review journal in medieval studies. I teach surveys and upper-level courses on medieval history, as well as more specialized courses on topics related to the western European Early Middle Ages.

Research Interests

  • Late antique and early medieval Europe
  • Medieval historiography
  • Urban change in Late Antiquity
  • Material culture and archaeology

Courses Recently Taught

  • Christians and Pagans in the Early Middle Ages
  • Medieval historiography
  • Medieval Heroes
  • Medieval Civilization
  • Early Medieval History
  • Byzantine History
  • The Carolingian Empire
  • Anglo-Saxon England

Publication Highlights

Books

Ed., Historiography in the Middle Ages, E.J. Brill Academic Publishers, 2003.

The Book of Pontiffs of the Church of Ravenna. English translation with introduction. Washington, DC: The Catholic University of America Press, 2004.

Agnellus Ravennatis. Liber pontificalis ecclesiae Ravennatis, edited Latin text with introduction. Corpus Christianorum Continuatio Mediaevalis 199. Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols Publishers, 2006.

Ravenna in Late Antiquity, Cambridge University Press, January, 2010.

Articles

"Ravenna, St. Martin, and the Battle of Vouillé." In D. Shanzer and R. Mathisen, eds., The Battle of Vouillé, 507 CE:  Where France Began, pp. 167-180.  De Gruyter, 2012.

"The Holy Man and the Conqueror:  the Legend of Attila and Pope Leo I."  In M. Coumert, M.-C. Isaïa, K. Krönert, and S. Shimahara, eds., Rerum gestarum scriptor. Histoire et historiographie au Moyen Âge:  Mélanges Michel Sot, pp. 235-243. Presses de l'Université Paris-Sorbonne, 2012.

"The Mausoleum of Theoderic and the Seven Wonders of the World." Journal of Late Antiquity 3 (2010):  365-385.

 

Other Links

http://www.indiana.edu/~histweb/grad/ancientmaster.shtml