Prof. Dr. Christopher Schabel

University of Cyprus



Curriculum vitae
Born in sunny Buffalo, New York, in 1963, he grew up in Upstate New York, Illinois, Indiana, and Iowa, where he received his diplomata for high school (Ames, 1982), university undergraduate studies in history and in international studies (Iowa State University, BA 1985), and postgraduate studies in medieval history, under Professor Katherine H. Tachau (University of Iowa, MA 1989, PhD 1994). Having married a Greek Cypriot, he taught middle school English at the Lebanese Green Hill School in Limassol, Cyprus (1986-87), and at the American International School in Nicosia, Cyprus (1992-95), he was responsible for high school classes in history, economics, physics, AP chemistry, AP biology, and typing, in addition to middle school mathematics. At the University of Iowa he taught the history of science and medieval history (1988-91). He has been teaching medieval history and Latin palaeography at the University of Cyprus since 1995.  
Ed. with W. Duba, Gerald Odonis, Doctor Moralis and Franciscan Minister General. Studies in Honour of L.M. de Rijk , Leiden: Brill, 2009;
Bullarium Cyprium I-II: Papal Letters Involving Cyprus 11961314 , with an Historical Introduction by Jean Richard, 2 vols., Nicosia: Cyprus Research Centre, 2009 (= Texts and Studies in the History of Cyprus );
Ed. with A.D. Beihammer and M.G. Parani, Medieval Diplomatics in the Eastern Mediterranean 1000-1500: Aspects of Cross-Cultural Communication , Leiden: Brill, 2008;
Ed., Theological Quodlibeta in the Middle Ages , 2 vols., Leiden: Brill, 200607 (= Brill's Companions to the Christian Tradition 1 and 7);
Ed. with R.L. Friedman, Francis of Marchia - Theologian and Philosopher. A Franciscan at the University of Paris in the Early Fourteenth Century , Leiden: Brill, 2006;
Ed. with A. Nicolaou-Konnari and Chris Schabel, eds., Cyprus - Society and Culture 11911374 , Leiden: Brill, 2005 (= The Medieval Mediterranean 58);
Petri de Candia, Lectura in quatuor libros Sententiarum , ed. Paul J.J.M. Bakker, Stephen F. Brown, William O. Duba, Rondo Keele, Severin Kitanov, Andreas Kringos, and Chris Schabel (2004-):
The Synodicum Nicosiense and Other Documents of the Latin Church of Cyprus, 1196–1373 , Nicosia: Cyprus Research Centre, 2001 (= Texts and Studies in the History of Cyprus XXXIX);
Theology at Paris, 1316-1345: Peter Auriol and the Problem of Divine Foreknowledge and Future Contingents , Aldershot: Ashgate, 2000 (= Ashgate Studies in Medieval Philosophy I);
With N. Coureas, The Cartulary of the Cathedral of Holy Wisdom of Nicosia , Nicosia: Cyprus Research Centre, 1997 (= Texts and Studies in the History of Cyprus XXV).
His research interests are divided between his main field, later medieval intellectual history, and the study of the Latin East, primarily Frankish Cyprus. He has extensive collaborations with his former Iowa socii William Owen Duba and Russell Lance Friedman.