Essays in Medieval Life and Thought: Presented in Honor of Austin Patterson Evans

Essays in Medieval Life and Thought: Presented in Honor of Austin Patterson Evans

Essays in Medieval Life and Thought: Presented in Honor of Austin Patterson Evans

Essays in Medieval Life and Thought: Presented in Honor of Austin Patterson Evans

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Austin Patterson Evans has left his mark upon those who sign this brief tribute. As teacher and master he has not always been an easy man. His insistence on humility before the facts, his habit of worrying whatever seemed to him doubtful, his punctiliousness in questions of detail, his strong sense of what is right and proper--all these, though they often balked our haste, made him our trusted guide, while his patient aid has forever bound us to him. This volume is not supposed to repay the debt we owe him. We offer it as a simple token of our appreciation, respect, and affection.

The editors wish to thank Professor J. Bartlet Brebner, Chairman of the Dunning Fund Committee of the Department of History, Columbia University. The William A. Dunning Fund has provided the basic subvention for the publication of this book. The Columbia University Press has also contributed generously to the cost of publication, and, in the person of J. Christopher Herold, has shared in the editorial work. One of Professor Evans' past students, Dr. Georgene Davis, unable to find time to prepare an article, has graciously given a substantial sum to meet the incidental expenses involved in this undertaking. Professors Maristella de P. Bove, Walther I. Brandt, and Paul Oskar Kristeller have given us valuable aid on specific points ofscholarship.

On behalf of those who have contributed to the volume, we wish Austin Evans well as he enters the seventh decade of his life. May he know many more years of service in his calling.

Not all of the former students of Professor Evans are represented in the present volume by essays. A number of those who had wished to participate were prevented by the great press of other duties from completing papers in time to meet our stringent . . .

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