Christopher MacEvitt specializes in the history of medieval Christian communities, particularly around the Mediterranean. After studying Classics and Medieval Studies at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut (B.A. 1995), he did his graduate work at Princeton University in the department of History (Ph.D. 2002). His courses explore both the ancient and medieval history of Christian communities, with particular interests in gender and identity. He has recently published his first book, which examines the idea and practice of tolerance in the twelfth-century crusader principalities in Syria and Palestine, and is currently studying competing images of Jerusalem in the fourteenth-century Mediterranean, as well as Franciscans who died as martyrs in Islamic lands.
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