Matthew Gabriele

Virginia Tech
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Blacksburg, VA 24061
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Matthew Gabriele is an associate professor and Coordinator of Medieval & Early Modern Studies in the Department of Religion and Culture. He teaches on the European Middle Ages, Renaissance, Reformation, the Age of Discovery, and modern perceptions of the “medieval.” He has published articles on the apocalypticism and emperor Otto III, the image of Charlemagne in the Oxford Chanson de Roland, the genesis of the anti-Jewish violence of the First Crusade, the memory of the Carolingians around King Philip I (1060-1108) of Francia, and the intellectual formation of Pope Urban II (1088-99). He authored An Empire of Memory: The Legend of Charlemagne, the Franks, and Jerusalem before the First Crusade (Oxford UP, 2011), has co-edited with Jace Stuckey, an interdisciplinary volume of essays entitled The Legend of Charlemagne in the Middle Ages: Power, Faith, and Crusade (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008), and co-edited with Benjamin E. Sax, a special issue of the journal Relegere: Studies in Religion and Reception entitled “Revisiting the ‘Judeo-Christian’ Tradition.” His next book, Prophecy, Apocalypse, and the Intellectual Transformation of the Medieval West (under contract with Oxford University Press), will investigate how a change in language became evident during the 11th century and how that shift altered how people of that period interacted with the world around them.