History
College of Arts and Humanities

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

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Contact Information:

Department of History
Georgia Southern University, Armstrong
11935 Abercorn Street
Savannah, GA 31419-1997

Office: Hawes 105A
Tel.: 912.344.2850
Email: jtodesca@georgiasouthern.edu
Fax: (912) 478-0377

Selected Publications:

  • “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.

Current Research:

  • 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: 10/11/2018

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