Allen E. Jones, Ph.D. Associate Professor and Interium Department Chair email@example.com
Education: B.S., Francis Marion College, 1987 M.A., University of South Carolina, 1992 Ph.D., University of South Carolina, 1998
Teaching Interests: Social, religious and intellectual history, Late Antiquity, Middle Ages, Renaissance
Research Interests: Late Antique Gaul Gregory of Tours and his World
Presently Jones is converting his dissertation into a publishable manuscript. The work investigates the extent to which people who were not part of the power structures of sixth-century Gaul impacted society as they pursued their own goals. It details how particular groupings of non-aristocrats--from lesser clerics and beggars registered at local churches to physicians and folk healers--cooperated and contended with socially prominent ecclesiastics. Saints and sorcerers! Fun stuff!
Otherwise, Jones is engaged in an exacting analysis of words pertaining to death (e. g., obiit, interiit, migravit) in the texts of Gregory of Tours and other late ancient writers. He is trying to determine whether the sixth-century bishop is conventional or original in his willingness to share his opinions on the salvation and damnation of dozens of individual deceased souls. Death and damnation! More fun!
Courses Taught at TROY: History 1101 Western Civilization I History 1102 Western Civilization II History 1103 Western Civilization I (Honors) History 1104 Western Civilization II (Honors) History 3341 Medieval Europe History 3342 Renaissance and Reformation History 3343 Age of Absolutism History 3344 Age of Reason History 3375 Research and Methodology History 4495 Selected Topics: Crusades History 4495 Selected Topics: Late Antiquity - or - The (Not So) Dark Ages