Portfolio – Archive
- I’m contributing to Fortress Press’s social media project, “The Road to the Reformation,” in anticipation of the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s ninety five theses in October 2017. The daily posts are available on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!
- Having translated my second book-length manuscript in 2016, I’m diving straight into book number three! This one deals with a small twentieth-century religious community in central Germany and their resistance to the Nazi regime. Stay tuned for more details!
St Paul’s Church, Strasbourg, France
Completed book translations:
- Patricia Hertel, The Crescent Remembered: Islam and Nationalism on the Iberian Peninsula, trans. Ellen Yutzy Glebe (Eastbourne: Sussex Academic Press, 2015).
Examples of my German to English translation work are readily available here:
Translation of historical sources:
- Key Documents of German-Jewish History: A Digital Source Edition
- Decree of King Christian IV of Denmark extending privileges to the Jews in Altona (1641)
- Excerpt from Johannes Müller’s “Judaism” on the question as to “whether Christians can with good conscience permit Jews to live in their midst” (1644)
- Excerpt from “Jüdische Merckwürdigkeiten” (1714)
- German History in Documents and Images, Vol. 1
An example of a transcription of a historical document which I completed for my dissertation on sixteenth-century Hessian Anabaptism:
Academic writing samples:
Follow the link below to read the introduction to my dissertation on Anabaptism in the Landgraviate of Hesse during the Reformation period:
My dissertation is available for purchase here:
“Anabaptists in their Hearts?: Religious Dissidence and the Reformation in the Landgraviate of Hesse .” Ph. D. diss., UC-Berkeley, 2008.
The greater part of an essay I published on Landgrave Philipp and his relatively tolerant stance towards religious dissidents can be viewed here (p. 293ff.):
“Landgrave Philipp’s Dilemma: The Roots of Tolerance and the Desire for Protestant Unity ,” in Politics and Reformations: Histories and Reformations: Essays in Honor of Thomas A. Brady, Jr., ed. by Christopher Ocker, Michael Printy, Peter Starenko, & Peter Wallace (Brill: Leiden, 2007).
There are also several publicly accessible book reviews that I have written:
- Review of Held, Wieland; Hoyer, Siegfried, eds., Quellen zu Thomas Müntzer. H-German, H-Net Reviews. February 2006.
- Review of Roth, John D.; Stayer, James M., eds., A Companion to Anabaptism and Spiritualism, 1521-1700. H-German, H-Net Reviews. July 2007.
- Review of Waite, Gary K., Eradicating the Devil’s Minions: Anabaptists and Witches in Reformation Europe, 1525-1600. H-German, H-Net Reviews. February 2009.
- Review of de Bakker, Willem; Driedger, Michael; Stayer, James, Bernhard Rothmann and the Reformation in Münster, 1530–1535. Mennonite Quarterly Review, vol. 85. October 2011.
- Review of Baschera, Luca; Gorden, Bruce; Moser, Christian, Following Zwingli: Applying the Past in Reformation Zurich, H-German, H-Net Reviews, March 2016.
Header photo: View of the Alhambra, Granada, Spain