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Lomax publishes essay

John Lomax, professor of history, is spotlighted in the AHA (American Historical Association) blog for Jan. 14, 2015.

He is also the author of an essay published in Religion, Power, and Resistance from the Eleventh to the Sixteenth Centuries: Playing the Heresy Card, ed. K. Bollermann, T. M. Izbicki, and C. J. Niederman (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014), 171-193. 

Titled "Hints and Allegations: The Charge of Infidelity in Papal and Imperial Propaganda, 1239-1245," it is an analysis of the ways that Emperor Frederick II and his papal adversaries used legal arguments to attack each other on charges of feudal and spiritual infidelity. Lomax says he did nearly all of the research and writing for this article in the David C. Crago Rare Book and Special Collections Room of the Taggart Law Library. 

He adds, “The Rare Book Room a great place to work. I get a lot done when I am in its chilly confines, working with the early printed editions of legal sources that the College of Law has acquired for its special collections. I am using it regularly these days, which is one of the great pleasures of being here at Northern. Much thanks to all who make it possible for me to use this fine collection.”