Frederick S. Paxton (NHC Fellow, 2006–07)

Project Title

Sickness, Death and Dying in Early Medieval Europe

Connecticut College

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Fellowship Work Summary, 2006–07

Frederick S. Paxton completed work on Anchoress and Abbess in Ninth-Century Saxony: The Lives of Liutbirga of Wendhausen and Hathumoda of Gandersheim (Medieval Texts in Translation; The Catholic University of America Press, in press). He completed the Latin edition, English translation, and, with the collaboration of Isabelle Cochelin, the French translation of The Death Ritual at Cluny in the Central Middle Ages (under contract with Brepols for the series Disciplina Monastica, forthcoming 2009). In addition, he drafted a chapter for his book The Quick and the Dead: The Early Growth of the Medieval Economy of Salvation for the Longman series The Medieval World, and wrote a book review for Speculum.