Patricia Turning, Ph.D.

Patricia Turning, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of History; Chair of Department
pturning@albright.edu
Masters Hall 108
610-921-6733

B.A, M.A. – The University of Akron
Ph.D. – The University of California, Davis


Areas of Expertise

  • Crime and Punishment
  • The Middle Ages
  • Medieval France
  • Gender Studies

Areas of Research

Book
Municipal Officials, Their Public and the Negotiation of Justice in Medieval Languedoc: “Fear Not the Madness of the Raging Mob” (Brill, 2012).

Articles:

“A Case of Mariticide in Late Medieval France,” Medieval and Early Modern Murder: Legal, Literary and Historical Contexts, ed. Larissa Tracy (Woodbridge. U.K.: The Boydell Press, 2018), 395-416

“‘And Thus She Will Perish:’ Gender, Jurisdiction, and the Execution of Women in Late Medieval France,” in Death in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Time: The Material and Spiritual Conditions of the Culture of Death, ed. Albrecht Classen and Connie Scarborough. Fundamentals of Medieval and Early Modern Culture (Berlin and New York: de Gruyter, 2016), 311-337

“Competition for the Prisoner’s Body: Wardens and Jailers in Fourteenth-Century Southern France,” in Crime and Punishment in Medieval and Early Modern Times, ed. Albrecht Classen and Connie Scarborough. Fundamentals of Medieval and Early Modern Culture (Berlin and New York: de Gruyter, 2012), 283-299

“Entrusted with the Key: Prison Wardens, Jailers and Guards in the Middle Ages,” ed. Jean-Marie Fritz and Silvère Menegaldo (Éditions Universitaires de Dijon: Dijon, 2012), 207-223

“The Right to Punish: Jurisdictional Disputes between Royal and Municipal Officials in Medieval Toulouse” (French History, March, 2010), 1-19

“Women on Trial: Piecing Together Women’s Intellectual World from Courtroom Testimony” (Medieval Feminist Forum,46.1, Fall, 2010), 66-73

“‘With Teeth Clenched and an Angry Face:’ Vengeance, Visitors and Urban Residents in Fourteenth-Century Toulouse,” in Urban Space in the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Age, ed. Albrecht Classen and Marilyn Sandidge. Fundamentals of Medieval and Early Modern Culture, 4 (Berlin and New York: de Gruyter, 2009), 353-371

Courses Taught

  • -The Middle Ages
  • Medieval/Early Modern Civilization
  • History of England
  • -The Renaissance,
  • -The Reformation,
  • -Sex and Society
  • -Medieval Christianity
  • -The Crusades
  • -Medieval Prisons
  • -Violence and Torture in the pre-modern world.