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Jordan receives Behrman Award

William Jordan, professor of history and director of the Program in Medieval Studies , has been honored with Princeton's Behrman Award for distinguished achievement in the humanities.

Jordan earned his Ph.D. in history from Princeton in 1973 and joined the faculty the same year. He has taught courses on subjects ranging from "English Constitutional History" and "The High Middle Ages" to "Law and Legal Education in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance" and "The Medieval City." Last year, he won the Princeton President's Award for Distinguished Teaching.

Jordan is the author of several books in the field of medieval history. He also has served as editor-in-chief of the Supplement to the Dictionary of the Middle Ages (Charles Scribner's Sons, 2003) as well as of an encyclopedia and a guide to the Middle Ages for young students.

Bestowed annually, the Behrman Award was established in 1975 by a gift from the late Howard Behrman, a physician and book collector.

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