Academic journal article Arthuriana

Jeremy duQuesnay Adams

Academic journal article Arthuriana

Jeremy duQuesnay Adams

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Arthuriana mourns the loss of a good friend of the journal and ofArthurian studies internationally with the passing ofJeremy duQuesnay Adams on May 2, 2016. Jeremy, a historian of early medieval Europe, was Centennia Professor of History at Southern Methodist University, where he taught since L974 and is remembered by many former students as a passionate and inspiring ecturer. Prior to joining the faculty at SMU, Jeremy taught at Isidore Newman School in New Orleans (his hometown) and at Yale University. Earning his PhD in History from Harvard in 1967, Jeremy's early scholarship centerec on socio-political terminology among the Church Fathers and later on ethnic identity in Visigothic Spain and the political culture of Capetian France. His first book, Patterns of Medieval Society (Prentice Hall, 1969), showed Jeremy's attraction to the history of ideas, social patterns, and political authority. His second, The Populus of Augustine and Jerome (Yale, 1971), winner of the National Catholic Book Award in 1972, was an early and influential study o: Patristic terminology in Late Antiquity. While he continued to publish and present on late Roman and early medieval historical topics, his wide-ranging intellect took him into other areas as well, especially Arthurian studies and chivalry. …

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