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Name Kate Cooper
Position Professor
Institutional Affiliation University of Manchester
Latitude 53.4668498
Longitude -2.2360724
Research Interests

Late antique history, angels, topography

Department Affiliation sh85005001
Websites https://www.research.manchester.ac.uk/portal/kate.cooper.html; http://manchester.academia.edu/KateCooper; https://kateantiquity.com/


Band of Angels: The Forgotten World of Early Christian Women (London: Atlantic Books, 2013; paperback, 2014)
The Fall of the Roman Household (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007)
The Virgin and The Bride: Idealized Womanhood in Late Antiquity (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1996; paperback, 1999)

Making Early Medieval Societies, eds. Kate Cooper and Conrad Leyser (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016)
Law and Order in Late Antiquity: The Impact of Christianity (Guest-edited special issue of the Journal of Early Christian Studies for December, 2011); ISSN: 1067-6341
Revival and Resurgence in Christian History, eds. Kate Cooper and Jeremy Gregory (Studies in Church History vol. 44, Woodbridge: Boydell and Brewer, 2008); 0-954-6809-44.
Religion, Dynasty, and Patronage in Early Christian Rome, 300-900, eds. Kate Cooper and Julia Hillner (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007) 327 pp.; ISBN 978-0-521-87641-4.
Discipline and Diversity, eds. Kate Cooper and Jeremy Gregory (Studies in Church History vol. 43, Woodbridge: Boydell and Brewer, 2007); 448pp., 0-954-6809-36.
Elite and Popular Religion, eds. Kate Cooper and Jeremy Gregory (Studies in Church History vol. 42, Woodbridge: Boydell and Brewer, 2006); 456pp., 0-9546809-28.
Signs, Wonders, and Miracles, eds. Kate Cooper and Jeremy Gregory (Studies in Church History vol. 41, Woodbridge: Boydell and Brewer, 2005); 496pp., 0-954-6809-1X.
Retribution, Repentance, and Reconciliation, eds. Kate Cooper and Jeremy Gregory (Studies in Church History vol. 40, Woodbridge: Boydell and Brewer, 2005); 398pp., 0-952-9733-91.
The Roman Martyrs as Icons of Memory and Exchange, ed. Kate Cooper (Oxford: Blackwell's, 2000; guest-edited special issue of Early Medieval Europe, vol. 9:3, 2000). Print ISSN: 0963-9462 Online ISSN: 1468-0254.
(completed manuscript with publisher): The Violence of Small Worlds: Conflict and Social Control in Late Antiquity, eds. Kate Cooper and Jamie Wood
(in preparation): Between Heaven and Earth: Law, Ideology, and the Social Order in Late Antiquity, ed. Kate Cooper (in preparation for submission to Cambridge University Press, by invitation)

“The Long Shadow of Constantine” (review essay), Journal of Roman Studies 104 (2014), 226-38.
“A Father, a Daughter, and a Procurator: Authority and Resistance in the Prison Memoir of Perpetua of Carthage”, Gender and History 23 (2011), 686-703.
“Christianity, Private Power, and the Law from Decius to Constantine: The Minimalist View”, Journal of Early Christian Studies 19 (2011), 327-43.
“Recent Work on Roman Women” (review essay), Women’s History Review 19 (2010), 321-26.
“Closely Watched Households: Visibility, exposure, and private power in the Roman domus”, Past and Present 197 (Nov. 2007), 3-33.
“Approaching the Holy Household”, Journal of Early Christian Studies 15 (2007), 131-42.
“The Gender of Grace: Impotence, Servitude and Manliness in the Fifth-Century West,” Gender & History 12:3 (2000), 536-551 (with Conrad Leyser).
“The Martyr, the matrona and the Bishop: Networks of Allegiance in Early Sixth-Century Rome,” Early Medieval Europe 8:3 (1999), 297-317.
“Contesting the Nativity: Wives, Virgins, and Pulcheria's imitatio Mariae,” Scottish Journal of Religious Studies 19 (1998), 31-43.
“The Voice of the Victim: Gender, Representation, and Early Christian Martyrdom,” Bulletin of the John Rylands Library 80:3 (1998), 147-57.
“A Saint in Exile: The Early Medieval Thecla at Rome and Meriamlik,” Hagiographica 2 (1995), 1-24.
“An(n)ianus of Celeda and the Latin Readers of John Chrysostom,” Studia Patristica 27 (1993), 249-55.
“Insinuations of Womanly Influence: An Aspect of the Christianization of the Roman Aristocracy,” Journal of Roman Studies 82 (1992), 113-27.

“Property, Power, and Conflict: Re-Thinking the Constantinian Revolution”, in Kate Cooper and Conrad Leyser, Making Early Medieval Societies (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016), 16-32.
“Religion, Conflict, and ‘The Secular’: The View From Early Christianity”, in John Wolffe and Gavin Moorhead, eds., Religion, Security, and Global Uncertainties (Milton Keynes: Open University, 2014), pp. 13-15.
“The Bride of Christ, the “Male Woman,” and the Female Reader in Late Antiquity”, in Judith Bennett and Ruth Mazo Karras, eds, Oxford Handbook of Women and Gender in Medieval Europe (New York: Oxford University Press, 2013), 529-44.
“Love and Belonging, Loss and Betrayal in the Confessions”, in Mark Vessey, ed., A Companion to Augustine (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012), 69-86.
“Augustine and Monnica”, in Conrad Leyser and Lesley Smith, eds., Motherhood, Religion, and Society in Medieval Europe, 400-1400 (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2011), 7-20.
“The Household as a Venue for Religious Conversion”, in Beryl Rawson, ed., A Companion to Families in the Greek and Roman Worlds (Oxford: Wiley, 2010), 183-197.
“Gender and the Fall of Rome”, in Philip Rousseau, ed., A Companion to Late Antiquity (Oxford: Blackwell, 2009), 187-200.
“Boethius, Gregory the Great, and the Christian ‘afterlife’ of classical dialogue” (with Matthew Del Santo), in Simon Goldhill, ed., The End of Dialogue in Antiquity (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008), 173-189.
“Poverty, Obligation, and Inheritance: Roman Heiresses and the Varieties of Senatorial Christianity in Fifth-Century Rome”, in Kate Cooper and Julia Hillner, eds., Dynasty, Patronage, and Authority in Early Christian Rome, 300-900 (Cambridge University Press, 2007), 165-189.
“Introduction” (with Julia Hillner), in Kate Cooper and Julia Hillner, eds., Dynasty, Patronage, and Authority in Early Christian Rome, 300-900 (Cambridge University Press, 2007), 1-18.
“The Patristic Period”, in John Sawyer, The Blackwell Companion to the Bible and Culture (Oxford: Blackwell, 2006), 28-38.
“Chastity”, Encyclopedia of Religion (2nd edition; Framington Hills, Michigan: Thomson/Gale, 2004).
(in proof): “The Heroine and the Historian: Procopius of Caesarea on the Troubled Reign of Queen Amalasuentha”, in Jonathan J. Arnold, Michael Shane Bjornlie, and Kristina Sessa, eds, A Companion to Ostrogothic Italy (Leiden: Brill, forthcoming 2016).
(completed MS with publisher): [with Jamie Wood]: “The Violence of Small Worlds: Re-thinking Small-scale Social Control in Late Antiquity”, in Kate Cooper and Jamie Wood, The Violence of Small Worlds: Conflict and Social Control in Late Antiquity (completed MS with Cambridge University Press).

“Marriage, Law, and Christian Rhetoric in Vandal Africa”, in Susan T. Stevens and Jonathan P. Conant, North Africa under Byzantium and Early Islam (Washington, DC: Dumbarton Oaks, 2016), 237-249. [ISBN 978-0-88402-408-8]
[with James Corke-Webster] ""Conversion, Conflict, and the Drama of Social Reproduction: Narratives of Filial Resistance in Early Christianity and Modern Britain"", in Brigitte Secher Bøgh, ed., Conversion and Initiation in Antiquity: Shifting Identities - Creating Change (Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2015), 169-83
“Martyrdom, Memory, and the ‘Media Event’: Visionary Writing and Christian Apology in Second-century Christianity”, in Dominic Janes and Alex Houen, eds., Terrorism and Martyrdom: Pre-Modern to Contemporary Perspectives (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014), 23-39.
“Resistance, Obedience, and Conversion in the Early Christian Household”, in Peter Clarke and Charlotte Methuen, eds., The Church and the Household (Studies in Church History, Woodbridge: Boydell & Brewer, 2014), 5-22.
“Reti di famiglia, reti di evangelizzazione”, in Peter Brown, Rita Lizzi, eds., Pagans and Christians in the Roman Empire (Zurich: Lit Verlag, 2011), 245-269.
“Melania paterfamilias: il proprietario romano, l’ascesi, e l’evoluzione delle comunità monastiche nelle Vite di Melania la Giovane”, in Stefano Gasparri, ed., Le trasformazioni del V secolo. L'Italia, i barbari e l'occidente romano (Turnhout: Brepols, 2010), 259-84.
“Family, Dynasty, and Conversion in the Roman Gesta Martyrum”, in Maximilian Diesenberger, ed., Zwischen Niederschrift und Wiederschrift: Frühmittelalterliche Hagiographie und Historiographie im Spannungsfeld von Kompendienüberlieferung und Editionstechnik (Vienna: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 2010), 273-281.
“‘If Your Delight is in Souls, Love them in God’: Augustine of Hippo and the Relational Self”, in Rosamond McKitterick and Richard Corradini, eds., Ego Trouble: Authors and their identities in the early middle ages (Vienna: Austrian Academy of Sciences, 2010), 23-30.
“‘Only virgins can give birth to Christ’: The Virgin Mary and the problem of female authority in late antiquity”, in Bonnie McLaughlin and Judith Fletcher, eds., Virginity Revisited: Configurations of the Unpossessed Body (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2007), 100-115.
“Poteri invisibili: La matrona cristiana tra obsequium e autorità legittima all’epoca di sant’Agostino”, in C. La Rocca, ed., Agire da Donna: Modelli e pratiche di rappresentazione (secoli VI-X) Turnhout: Brepols, 2007), 7-21.
“Dark Age Rome: An Interactive Topography. A GIS Project of the Centre for Late Antiquity, University of Manchester”, (with Julia Hillner and Conrad Leyser), in: L. Lavan/W. Bowden (eds.), The Social and Political Archaeology of Late Antiquity (Leiden: Brill, 2006), 311-337.
“Household and Empire: The materfamilias as miles Christi in the anonymous Handbook for Gregoria,” in Anneke Mulder-Bakker and Jocelyn Wogan-Browne, eds., Household, women, and Christianities in late antiquity and the Middle Ages (Leiden: Brill, 2005), 91-107.
“The Household and the Desert: Monastic and Biological Communities in the Lives of Melania the Younger”, in Anneke Mulder-Bakker and Jocelyn Wogan-Browne, eds., Household, women, and Christianities in late antiquity and the Middle Ages (Leiden: Brill, 2005), 11-35.
“The Virgin as Social Icon,” in Mathilde Vin Dijk and Renée Nip, eds., Saints, Scholars, and Politicians: Gender as a Tool in Medieval Studies (Leiden: Brill, 2005; Medieval Church Studies 15), 9-24.
“Ventriloquism and the Miraculous: Conversion, Preaching, and the Martyr Exemplum in Late Antiquity,” in Kate Cooper and Jeremy Gregory, eds., Signs, Wonders, and Miracles (Studies in Church History vol. 41, Woodbridge: Boydell and Brewer, 2005), 22-45.
“Empress and Theotokos: Gender and Patronage in the Christological Controversy”, in R.N. Swanson, ed., The Church and Mary (Woodbridge: Boydell and Brewer, 2004), 39-51.
“The Widow as Impresario: Gender, Authority, and Legendary Afterlives in Eugippius’ Vita Severini,” in Walter Pohl and Maximilian Diesenberger, eds., Eugippius und Severinus: Der Autor, der Text, und der Heilige (Vienna: Austrian Academy of Sciences, 2000), 53-64.
“Matthidia’s Wish: Division, reunion, and the early Christian family in the pseudo-Clementine Recognitions, “ in George J. Brooke and Jean-Daniel Kaestli, eds., Narrativity in Biblical Studies (Leuven: Peeters, 2000), 243-264.
“Of Romance and mediocritas: Re-reading the Martyr exemplum in the Passio Anastasiae,” in Giulia Barone et al., eds., Modelli di comportamento e modi di santità (Turin: Rosenberg & Sellier, 1994), 107-23."
from http://manchester.academia.edu/KateCooper/CurriculumVitae on 6-21-17.

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