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Scott G. Bruce

Professor Bruce is an historian of religion and culture in the early and central Middle Ages (ca. 400-1200), who specializes in medieval monasticism. His first book, Silence and Sign Language in Medieval Monasticism: The Cluniac Tradition (c. 900-1200) was published in 2007 by Cambridge University Press (UK) and won the University of Colorado's Kayden Book Award in History (2009). He recently edited a Festschrift in celebration of the retirement of his most influential college professor: Ecologies and Economies in Medieval and Early Modern Europe: Studies in Environmental History for Richard C. Hoffmann (Brill, 2010). Professor Bruce is currently at work on two book manuscripts: "Hagiography and the Construction of Islam: Cluny and the Muslims of La Garde-Freinet," which is near completion; and "Beyond the Cloister: A Short History of Christian Monasticism," which is under contract with New York University Press. He also an editor and frequent contributor to The Medieval Review, an on-line book review journal in medieval studies.