Dr. James Todesca
Associate Professor of History (2004).
B.A. – Georgetown University(1980); M.A., Catholic University (1985); Ph.D., Fordham University (1996).
Teaching and Research Interests: Institutional and economic development of Europe and the Mediterranean, c.1000-1350
Upper Division Courses:
- HIST 3333 The Middle Ages
- HIST 4110 Medieval Spain
- HIST 5245 Topics in Medieval History
- HIST 5446 Topics in European History
Department of History
Georgia Southern University, Armstrong
11935 Abercorn Street
Savannah, GA 31419-1997
Office: Hawes 105A
- “The Monetary History of Castile-León (c.1100-1300) in Light of the Bourgey Hoard.” American Numismatic Society Museum Notes 33 (1988): 116-87.
- “Means of Exchange: Islamic Coinage in Christian Spain, 1000-1200.” In Iberia and the Mediterranean World of the Middle Ages: Studies in Honor of Robert I. Burns, vol. 1, edited by L. J. Simon, 232-58. Leiden, 1995.
- The Emergence of León-Castile c. 1065-1500: Essays Presented to J.F. O’Callaghan. Editor. Farnham, England: Ashgate Publishing, 2015.
- “Selling Castile: Coinage, Propaganda and Mediterranean Trade in the Age of Alfonso VIII.” In Regnans in Castella et in Toleto: The Kingdom of Castile under Alfonso VIII and Leonor Plantagenet, edited by Damian Smith et al. New York: Fordham University Press, forthcoming.
- “Mediterranean Trade in the Wake of Lateran IV: The Millares Revisited.” In Council and Crusade, ed. Damian Smith and Jessalynn Bird. Turnhout: Brepols Publishers, forthcoming.
Professional Activities, Awards, and Honors:
- Brockmeier Faculty Award, Armstrong State University (2003).
- Van Courtlandt Elliott Prize, Medieval Academy of America (1988) for “The Monetary History of Castile-León (c.1100-1300) in Light of the Bourgey Hoard.” American Numismatic Society Museum Notes 33 (1988): 116-87.
- Article Manuscript: “One With My Son: Urraca, Alfonso Raimúndez and the Kingdom of Spain, 1109-26”
- Article Manuscript: “Cortes and Currency: The Constitutional Restraint of Coinage in León, 1157-1230”
Last updated: 3/30/2022