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Alain Boureau is directeur d’études (professor of History) at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (Paris), and manages the Groupe d’Anthropologie Scolastique. His recent works include La Raison scolastique (3 volumes 20063 volumes 20073 volumes 2008) and the critical edition of Richard of Mediavilla’s Quaestiones disputatae (vol. 4, 2011, vol. 1, vol. 2 and vol. 3, 2012, vol. 5 and 6 forthcoming), Paris, Les Belles Lettres.

David Burr earned his B.A. from Oberlin College (1958), a B.D. from Union Theological Seminary (1963), and his Ph.D. from Duke University (1966). He spent his teaching career at Virginia Tech from 1966–2001, where he is currently Emeritus Professor of History. His publications include (in reverse chronological order): Angelo Clareno, A Chronicle or History of the Seven Tribulations of the Order of the Brothers Minor, translated by David Burr and E. Randolph Daniel, Saint Bonaventure, NY, Franciscan Institute Publications, 2005; The Spiritual Franciscans, University Park, Penn State Press, 2001, Pierre de Jean Olieu: Franciscain Persécuté, Friburg, Switzerland: Editions Universitaires de Friburg, 1997, Olivi’s Peaceable Kingdom: A Reading of The Apocalypse Commentary, Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Press. 1993; Petrus Ioannis Olivi's Quaestio de Usu Paupere and Tractatus de Usu Paupere, Florence, Leonardo Olschki, 1992; Olivi and Franciscan Poverty, Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Press, 1989.

Maria Cambray I Amenós is connected with the University of Barcelona. She was born in 1956 in a small town in Catalonia, Balaguer, is divorced with no children. She has been the minister of the Franciscan Secular Order in Catalonia since 2005.

Pantelis Charalampakis (b. 1981, Heracleion, Crete, Greece) studied history at the University of Ioannina, Greece (Ph.D. [End Page 455] 2008: “Problems of historical geography of the Pontus Euxinus: the Crimea, 1st c. B.C.-6th c. A.D.”). His research interests focus on the history and topography of Ancient and Medieval Crimea, Byzantine history and culture and the history of Crete. He has taught Byzantine history at the School for Tourist Guides (Heracleion, 2009) and Medieval and Modern history of the Black Sea area at the International Hellenic University (Thessaloniki, 2010–11). He knows Greek, French, English, Russian, Slovenian and Italian. Among his publications are “An unknown Saint Romanos” (in Greek), Byzantiaka 28 (2009): 275–93; “The Daimonoioannes family 13th–17th c.” (in Gr.), Lakonikai Spoudai 19 (2010): 173–218; “A contribution to the Cretan bibliography: Studies about Crete written in Slavic languages, 1828–2009” (in Gr.), Palimpseston 25 (2010): 165–96; “Trapezus in the Crimea: A re-examination of the sources,” Ancient Civilizations from Scythia to Siberia 17:1 (2011): 125–33; “Paulicianism and Bogomilism: religious heresies and public movements” (in Gr.), E-Historika (Dec. 2011): 49–84; “Assas: A difficult-to-interpret place name in the Crimea,” under publication in Ancient Civilizations from Scythia to Siberia.

Boyd Taylor Coolman, Ph.D., in History of Christianity, University of Notre Dame. He earned the M.Div. in Historical Theology from Princeton Theological Seminary and his B.A. in Philosophy/Economics from Wheaton College. Prior to joining the faculty at Boston College, Coolman was a visiting professor at Duke Divinity School (2002–2005) and at Yale Divinity School (2004–2005). His research interests are in the history of Christian theology, particularly in the medieval period. He is especially interested in the life and thought of the Victorines in the first half of the twelfth century and in developments in early thirteenth-century scholastic theology at the Universities of Paris and Oxford.

Dale M. Coulter is an associate professor in the School of Divinity at Regent University. Originally from Florida, he prefers warms climates and sunny days. He is happily married [End Page 456] to Esther and together they share three young and vibrant children – Bella, Sophie, and Christian. He received his doctorate from the University of Oxford and has written on the twelfth century. He also is part of Evangelicals and Catholics Together and serves as co-editor for Pneuma: The Journal of the Society for Pentecostal Studies.

Dr. Małgorzata Krasnodebska-D’Aughton lectures in Medieval History at University College Cork, Ireland. She specializes in the cultural and religious history of the...