Theresa Vann


Contact Information:
Office: Richarda N12
Phone: 320 363 5318
Educational Information:
Ph.D.: Fordham University, Bronx, NY 
M.A.: Fordham University, Bronx, NY
B.A.: Fordham University, Manhattan, NY

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Academic Interests:
Medieval warfare, religious military orders, crusades in Spain, crusades in Latin east, Mediterranean history, books and manuscripts

My research examines frontier areas in the Mediterranean region between Christians and Muslims in the period of the 11th-15th centuries.  I am particularly interested in the differences between the realities of frontier life and the official versions composed for northern Europeans.  I am finishing a book on the 1480 Ottoman siege of the Knights Hospitaller on the island of Rhodes, and I have been collecting materials on piracy and Hospitaller Rhodes.