Congratulations to Professor John Howe for being awarded the Howard R. Marraro Prize for Before the Gregorian Reform: The Latin Church at the Turn of the First Millennium

I was so pleased and proud to contribute images to Professor Howe's book.  Here is an excerpt given with the award praising the book .

"In this learned, wide-ranging study, John Howe boldly reframes the long tenth century, not as a fallow interval in the history of the Latin Church in Western Europe, but as period whose creative ferment made the Gregorian Reform possible.  Howe deploys his arguments with exemplary economy and clarity, calling attention to the significant roles played by actors inside and outside the Church, and to the value of exploiting visual and material evidence alongside textual sources."

Here is a link to Cornell Press where copies can be purchased.  Below you will find the illustrations from this engaging project.