Two Princeton faculty members have been awarded high honors by the British government. David Cannadine, the Whitney Oates Senior Research Scholar in the Council of the Humanities and a lecturer in the history department, has received a knighthood. Linda Colley, the Shelby Davis 1958 Professor of History, has been appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire.
Barack Obama's historic candidacy for president made Princeton professor Joshua Guild think of Shirley Chisholm. In 1972, Chisholm, then a member of Congress, became the first African American candidate for president from a major political party, but her name barely came up during the 2008 presidential campaign.
"A Tale of Two Monasteries: Westminster and Saint-Denis in the Thirteenth Century" by William Chester Jordan
A Tale of Two Monasteries takes an unprecedented look at one of the great rivalries of the Middle Ages and offers it as a revealing lens through which to view the intertwined histories of medieval England and France. This is the first book to systematically compare Westminster Abbey and the abbey of Saint-Denis--two of the most important ecclesiastical institutions of the thirteenth century--and to do so through the lives and competing careers of the two men who ruled them, Richard de Ware of