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Medieval Academy Prize Goes to Sara Poor

Sara S. Poor’s Mechthild of Magdeburg and Her Book: Gender and the Making of Textual Authority has received another award. The Medieval Academy selected this study of a thirteenth-century mystic as cowinner of the 2008 John Nicholas Brown Prize for the best first book in Medieval Studies.

Poor is the third Penn Press author to win this Medieval Academy prize. She is preceded by Iain Macleod Higgins, author of Writing East: The "Travels" of Sir John Mandeville, and Robin Chapman Stacey, author of  The Road to Judgment: From Custom to Court in Medieval Ireland and Wales.