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Laura Wangerin

Professor
Department of Religion
Seton Hall University
United States of America

Laura Wangerin

Biography

Laura Wangerin is a medievalist and a legal historian. Her main areas of research are the Ottonians, the tenth century Saxon dynasty that founded what would become the Holy Roman Empire, and the Anglo-Saxons, who ruled in England from the fifth to the eleventh centuries. Her current book project focuses on Ottonian government, research which offers new ways of understanding medieval kingship, ideologies of rulership, and the administration of justice throughout the medieval European world. She is also interested in medieval queenship, and her next book project will examine Ottonian queens, continuing her examination of medieval governance by investigating the complex relationships between women, power, sanctity, and legitimacy.

Research Interest

Ottonians, the tenth century Saxon dynasty that founded what would become the Holy Roman Empire, and the Anglo-Saxons, who ruled in England from the fifth to the eleventh centuries

Publications

  • • "Royal Feuds and the Politics of Sanctity in Anglo-Saxon England and Ottonian Saxony." Mirabilia 18, no. 1 (2014), ed. Ian Wood, et al., 78-94. http://www.revistamirabilia.com/sites/default/files/pdfs/18-06.pdf

  • • "Empress Theophanu, Sanctity and Memory in Early Medieval Saxony," Central European History 47, no. 4, December 1, 2014, 716-736. https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/central-european-history/article/div-classtitleempress-theophanu-sanctity-and-memory-in-early-medieval-saxonydiv/3BA47130D8EAC2B64A74D9C1A92ED4E6

  • • "Holy Relics, Authority, and Legitimacy in Ottonian Germany and Anglo-Saxon England," Haskins Society Journal 27, 2015 (December, 2016). https://boydellandbrewer.com/the-haskins-society-journal-27-hb.html

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