Historian John Van Engen has received another prize for Sisters and Brothers of the Common Life: The Devotio Moderna and the World of the Later Middle Ages. Van Engen was awarded the Otto Gründler Book Prize at this year’s International Congress on Medieval Studies for his study of the Devotio Moderna, or Modern Devout, religious movement in northern Europe.
Van Engen, a professor at the University of Notre Dame, was the mentor to several other Penn Press authors, including Christine Caldwell Ames (Righteous Persecution: Inquisition, Dominicans, and Christianity in the Middle Ages) and Daniel Hobbins (Authorship and Publicity Before Print: Jean Gerson and the Transformation of Late Medieval Learning).
Notably, the 2009 Grundler prize winner was also a Penn Press
author. Caroline Walker Bynum won for Wonderful Blood: Theology and Practice in Late Medieval Northern Germany and Beyond.