Paul Freedman

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Sept. 15, 1949

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Paul Harris Freedman (born September 15, 1949) is an American historian and medievalist who serves as the Chester D. Tripp Professor of History at Yale University; he is a recipient of the Haskins Medal for his work regarding Medieval Europe. Freedman specializes in medieval social history, the history of Catalonia, the study of medieval peasantry, and the history of American cuisine. Freedman is the author of more than 10 books and 40 academic papers having been published by Princeton University, Yale University, Harvard University, Cambridge University, University of Toronto, and the University of Bologna, among others. He wrote extensively on the history of the Middle Ages during his career as a historian though he has recently shifted to culinary history. Freedman was awarded a BA at the University of California, Santa Cruz and an M.L.S. from the School of Library and Information Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. He received a doctorate in History at Berkeley in 1978 and then taught for 18 years at Vanderbilt University before joining the faculty of Yale University in 1997. Freedman was a member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, from 1986 until 1987 and was elected to the …

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