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Ralph W Mathisen

Professor of History
Professor of Classics
Professor of Medieval Studies

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Late Antiquity, Roman History, Roman Law, Ancient Numismatics, Prosopography, Computer applications



  • The Querolus: Law, Society, and Classical Culture in Late Antiquity (under contract, Johns Hopkins Univ. Press). Desiderius of Cahors and other Seventh-Century Gallic Epistolographers (with D.R. Shanzer) (under contract, Liverpool Univ. Press) Romans, Barbarians, and the Transformation of The Roman World: Cultural Interaction and the Creation of Identity in Late Antiquity (edited, with D.R. Shanzer) (under contract, Ashgate Press) People, Personal Expression, and Social Relations in Late Antiquity. Volume I. With Translated Texts from Gaul and Western Europe, and People, Personal Expression, and Social Relations in Late Antiquity. Volume II. Selected Latin Texts from Gaul and Western Europe (Univ. of Michigan Press, 2003). Society and Culture in Late Antique Gaul. Revisiting the Sources (Ashgate Press, 2001) (edited with D.R. Shanzer). Law, Society, and Authority in Late Antiquity (Oxford University Press, 2001) (edited volume) Ruricius of Limoges and Friends: A Collection of Letters from Visigothic Aquitania (Liverpool University Press, 1999) Shifting Frontiers in Late Antiquity (Ashgate Press, 1996) (edited with H. Sivan). Roman Aristocrats in Barbarian Gaul: Strategies for Survival in an Age of Transition (Austin: Univ. of Texas Press, 1993). Studies in the History, Literature, and Society of Late Antiquity (Adolf Hakkert, 1991) (volume of author's previously published and unpublished studies). Ecclesiastical Factionalism and Religious Controversy in Fifth-Century Gaul (Catholic Univ. Press, 1989).. . 2003.