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Dr Cornelia Linde

Cornelia Linde, who joined the GHIL in October 2012, studied Medieval Latin, Classical Latin and Auxiliary Sciences of History at the universities of Göttingen, Bologna and Freiburg im Breisgau. She holds an MA in Cultural and Intellectual History and a PhD in Combined Historical Studies from the Warburg Institute, University of London. From 2009 to 2012 she was a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of History, University College London.

Her current research project is entitled “The Dominicans and the University of Oxford, 1221-1538”.

Email: linde(ghi)

Current Responsibilities at the GHIL

Research Interests

  • the mendicant orders (esp. the Order of Preachers) until the Reformation
  • history of universities
  • medieval and early Renaissance cultural and intellectual history
  • history of institutions
  • scholasticism
  • the Latin Bible in the Middle Ages
  • Christian Hebraism
Academic Background
1996-2003 Universities of Göttingen, Bologna and Freiburg im Breisgau: Magistra Artium in Medieval Latin, Classical Latin and Auxiliary Sciences of History
2003-2004 The Warburg Institute, University of London: MA in Cultural and Intellectual History, 1300-1650
2005-2009 The Warburg Institute, University of London: PhD in Combined Historical Studies
2003-2004 School of Advanced Study (maintenance grant) and Arts and Humanities Research Council (fees-only award)
2005-2008 PhD Scholarships: School of Advanced Study (maintenance grant) and Arts and Humanities Research Council (fees-only award)
2009-2012 British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellowship


Monographs and Edited Volumes
Making and Breaking the Rules. Discussions, Implementation and Consequences of Dominican Legislation, ed. Cornelia Linde, Oxford: Oxford University Press 2018.

Nicolaus Maniacoria, Suffraganeus bibliothece, ed. Cornelia Linde, Turnhout: Brepols: (Corpus Christianorum: Continuatio Mediaevalis 262) 2013.

How to Correct the ‘Sacra Scriptura’? Textual Criticism of the Bible between the Twelfth and the Fifteenth Century, Oxford (Medium Ævum Monographs. New Series, XXIX), 2012.

‘Of Parish Priests and Hermaphrodites: Robert Holcot’s Discussion of Omnis utriusque sexus’, in Individuals and Institutions in Medieval Scholasticism, ed. Antonia Fitzpatrick and John Sabapathy [forthcoming].

‘Le scuole domenicane’, in ‘Contemplata aliis tradere’: Lo specchio letterario dei frati Predicatori, ed. Luciano Cinelli, OP [forthcoming].

‘Eine Predigt über den Prediger. Robert Bacons sermo ad litteratos’, in Bibelstudium und Predigt bei den Dominikanern: Geschichte, Ideal und Praxis, ed. Viliam Stefan Dóci, OP [forthcoming].

‘Making and Breaking the Rules: An Introduction to Sources and Perspectives’, in Making and Breaking the Rules, ed. C. Linde, Oxford 2018, pp. 1-15.

‘Disciplinary Deportations: Forced Resettlement as a Means of Control and Correction’, in Making and Breaking the Rules, ed. C. Linde, Oxford 2018, pp. 349-367.

‘Translating Aristotle in Fifteenth-Century Italy: George of Trebizond and Leonardo Bruni’, in “Et amicorum”: Essays on Humanism and Renaissance Philosophy in Honour of Jill Kraye, ed. Margaret Meserve and Anthony Ossa-Richardson, Leiden and Boston 2018, pp. 47-68.

‘Frati Predicatori e predicazione dalle origini fino alla fine del XVI secolo’, in [L’Ordine dei Predicatori. I Domenicani: storia, figure e istituzioni (1216-2016)], ed. Gianni Festa and Marco Rainini, Rom and Bari 2016, pp. 257-277.

‘Das Emanzipationsstreben der frühen Universität Oxford am Beispiel des Theologiestudiums’, in: Peter Gemeinhardt and Tobias Georges (eds.), Theologie und Bildung im Mittelalter. Münster: Aschendorff 2015, pp 215-228.

‘Western Medicine for the Masters of Damascus: Benvenutus Grapheus’s Experimenta’, (with Jonathan Rubin)), Al-Masaq. Islam and the Medieval Mediterranean 26.2 (2014), pp. 183-195.

‘Arguing with Lollards: Thomas Palmer, OP, and De translatione scripture sacre in linguam barbaricam’, Viator 46.3 (2015), pp. 235-254.

‘Twelfth-Century Notions of the Canon of the Bible’, in Reading the Bible in the Middle Ages, ed. D. Kempf and J. Nelson, London 2015, pp. 7-18.

‘Basic Instruction and Hebrew Learning: Nicolaus Maniacoria's Suffraganeus bibliothece’, Recherches de Théologie et Philosophie Médiévales 80 (2013), pp. 1-16.

‘John Pecham on the Form of Lamentations’, in Form and Function of the Late Medieval Bible, ed. Laura Light and Eyal Poleg, Leiden 2013, pp. 147-161.

‘Johannes Crastonus's 1481-Edition of the Psalms’, The Library, 7th series, 13 (2012), pp. 147-163.

‘Lorenzo Valla and the Authenticity of Sacred Texts’, Humanistica Lovaniensia 60 (2011), pp. 35-63.

‘Lorenzo Valla’s Textual Criticism of Livy’, in Neulateinisches Jahrbuch 12 (2010), pp. 191-224.

‘Notandum duas hic litteras, phe et ain, ordine praeposteratas esse: Rupert of Deutz, Guibert of Nogent and the Glossa ordinaria on the Incorrect Order of the Hebrew Alphabet’, Archa Verbi. Yearbook for the Study of Medieval Theology 7 (2010), pp. 68-78.

‘Some Remarks on Nicola Maniacutia’s Suffraganeus Bibliothece’, in Retelling the Bible: Literary, Historical and Social Contexts, ed. Lucie Doležalová and Tamás Visi, Frankfurt am Main 2011, pp. 155-164.

‘“Augustine” versus Jerome: Commentaries on Gratian’s Decretum, D. 9, c. 6, from Paucapalea to Juan de Torquemada’, Tijdschrift voor Rechtsgeschiedenis / The Legal History Review 77 (2009), pp. 367-384.

translations of several of Johannes Kepler’s astrological writings in Kepler's Astrology. Special double issue of Culture and Cosmos. A Journal of the History of Astrology and Cultural Astronomy 14.1&2 (2010):

  • 'Helisaeus Röslin's Delineation of Kepler's Birthchart, 1592' (pp. 33-39);
  • 'David Fabricius and Kepler on Kepler's Personal Astrology, 1602' (pp. 41-54; with Dorian Greenbaum);
  • 'Kepler and Michael Mästlin on their Sons' Nativities, 1598' (pp. 65-78; with Dorian Greenbaum);
  • 'Kepler's Methods of Astrological Interpretation for Rudolf II, 1602' (pp. 79-104; with Dorian Greenbaum);
  • 'Kepler's Astrological Interpretation of Rudolf II by Traditional Methods, 1602' (pp. 105-116; with Dorian Greenbaum);
  • 'Kepler's Letter to an Official on Rudolf II and Astrology, 1602' (pp. 117-121; with Dorian Greenbaum);
  • 'The Nativities of Mohammed and Martin Luther, 1604' (pp. 141-149; with Dorian Greenbaum);
  • 'The Nativity of Augustus' (pp. 151-162; with Dorian Greenbaum);
  • 'On Directions' (pp. 235-270; with Dorian Greenbaum);
  • 'David Fabricius and Kepler on Astrological Theory and Doctrine' (pp. 271-295);
  • 'David Fabricius and Kepler on Fabricius's Directions, 1603-1604' (pp. 297-301);
  • 'On Aspects' (pp. 303-313; with Dorian Greenbaum).

‘Die Rethorici colores des Magisters Onulf von Speyer’, Mittellateinisches Jahrbuch 40 (2005), pp. 333-381.

contribution to „Holbein and the Hansa“ for Germany: Memories of a Nation, BBC Radio 4

Book Reviews
William O. Duba, The Forge of Doctrine. The Academic Year 1330-31 and the Rise of Scotism at the University of Paris, Turnhout: Brepols 2017, in Archa Verbi. Yearbook for the Study of Medieval Theology [forthcoming]

Montse Leyra Curiá, ‚In hebreo‘: The Victorine Exegesis of the Bible in the Light of its Northern-French Jewish Sources, Turnhout: Brepols (Bibliotheca Victorina XXVI), 2017, in Mittellateinisches Jahrbuch [forthcoming]

Martin Heale, The Abbots and Priors of Late Medieval and Reformation England, Oxford 2016, Oxford University Press, in Zeitschrift für Historische Forschung 45 (2018), pp. 161-163.

J. Patrick Hornbeck II, Mishtooni Bose, Fiona Somerset, A Companion to Lollardy, Leiden und Boston 2016, in Zeitschrift für Historische Forschung 44 (2017), pp. 240-242.

Hanns Peter Neuheuser / Ralf M. W. Stammberger / Matthias M. Tischler (eds.): Diligens Scrutator Sacri Eloquii. Beiträge zur Exegese- und Theologiegeschichte des Mittelalters. Festgabe für Rainer Berndt SJ zum 65. Geburtstag, Münster: Aschendorff 2016, in:

Peter Abelard, Historia calamitatum: Consolation to a Friend: Edited from Troyes, Médiathèque du Grand Troyes, MS 802, ed. Alexander Andrée, in Editionen in der Kritik 9 (2017), pp. 139-143.

Comment le Livre s’est fait livre. La fabrication des manuscrits bibliques (IVe-XVe siècle). Bilan, résultats, perspectives de recherche, hg. v. Chiara Ruzzier und Xavier Hermand, Turnhout 2015, in Mittellateinisches Jahrbuch 52 (2017), pp. 164-168

Consuetudines et regulae: Sources for Monastic Life in the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Period, hg. v. C. Marino Malone und C. Maines (Disciplina Monastica 10), Turnhout: Brepols 2014, in Archa Verbi. Yearbook for the Study of Medieval Theology 12 (2015), pp. 188-190

Frans van Liere, An Introduction to the Medieval Bible, Cambridge University Press 2014, in Journal of Ecclesiastical History 66.2 (2015), pp. 399-400

Richard FitzRalph. His Life, Times and Thought, hg. v. M. Dunne und S. Nolan, Dublin, Four Courts Press 2013, in Historische Zeitschrift 299.2 (2014), pp. 471-473

John Monfasani, ‘Bessarion scholasticus’: A Study of A Study of Cardinal Bessarion’s Latin Library, Turnhout: Brepols 2012, in Medium Ævum 82.1 (2013), pp. 135-136

Hugh Houghton, Augustine’s Text of St John, Oxford: OUP 2008, in Reviews of Biblical and Early Christian Studies,