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Richard Raiswell

Degrees: 
  • B.A., Carleton
  • M.A., Toronto
  • Ph.D., Toronto
Position: 
Assistant Professor
Department: 
history
Faculty: 
Arts
Phone: 
(902) 566-0504
Research Interests: 
  • European knowledge of India before 1600
  • Fraud and deceit 1300-1650
  • Demonological possession in early modern Europe
  • History of geographical thought before 1650
Citations: 
  1.  "Joachim of Fiore (c. 1135-1202)," Monte Corvino, John of (1247 – 1328/30)," "Marco Polo." In Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages. Ed. R. J. Bjork. Oxford: Univ. Press, forthcoming, 2010. 
  2. "Italy and the European Commercial Revolution," "Lorenzo the Magnificent," "The West’s Rediscovery of Plato: The Early Years," "Byzantine Scholars in Renaissance Italy," "Cardinal Bessarion," "The House of the Bardi." In ABC-Clio World History Encyclopedia. Ed. A. J. Andrea. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO Press, forthcoming, 2010.
  3. Medieval Geography in the Age of Exploration: The Fardle of Facions in its English Context," in Renaissance Medievalisms, ed. Konrad Eisenbischler, (Toronto, 2008) .
  4. "Demon Possession in Anglo-Saxon and Early Modern England: Continuity and Evolution in Social Context," Journal of British Studies 47 (October 2008): 738-761 (with Peter Dendle).
  5. "Age before Reason." In Misconceptions of the Middle Ages, ed. Stephen Harris and Byron Grigsby. (New York, 2008).
  6. Shell Games: Studies in Frauds, Scams and Deceit in Early Modern Culture, 1300-1650, with Mark Crane and Margaret Reeves. Toronto: CRRS Publications, 2004.
  7. “Introduction.” In Shell Games: Studies in Frauds, Scams and Deceit in Early Modern Culture, 1300-1650. Ed. Richard Raiswell, Mark Crane and Margaret Reeves. Toronto: CRRS Publications, 2004.
  8. “Faking It: A Case of Counterfeit Possession in the Reign of James I,” Renaissance and Reformation / Renaissance et Réforme, 23:3 (1999): 29-48.
  9. “Webbe, Edward, (b.1553/4),” “Shirley, Sir Robert, Count Shirley in the papal nobility (c. 1581-1628),” “Shirley or Sherley, Sir Anthony, (1565 - 1635),” “Sherley, Sir Thomas (1564-1633/4),” “Glemham, Edward (d. in or after 1594),“ ”Meyrick, Sir John (c. 1559-1638/9),“ ”Mundy, Peter (b. c. 1596, d. in or after 1667),“ ”Timberlake, Henry (d. 1625/6).“ In Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Ed. H. C. G. Matthew and Brian Harrison. Oxford: Univ. Press, 2004.