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Nicholas, David

Nicholas, David

Professor Emeritus


Ph.D., Brown (1967)

Dr. Nicholas retired in 2006 as Kathryn and Calhoun Lemon Professor of History. He came to Clemson in 1989 from the University of Nebraska, where he taught for 22 years. Professor Nicholas is the author or editor of sixteen books and numerous scholarly articles and book chapters. At Clemson, Dr. Nicholas taught courses in Medieval History, The Era of the Hundred Years War, pre-modern urbanization, the European family, and the History of England to 1688.

Selected Professional Works

Books (Published)

The Northern Lands. Germanic Europe, c.1270-c.1500. Wiley-Blackwell, 2009.

Urban Europe, 1100-1700 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2003).

The Transformation of Europe, 1300-1600 (London: Edward Arnold, 1999).

The Growth of the Medieval City: From Late Antiquity to the Early Fourteenth Century (London: Longman, 1997).

The Later Medieval City, 1300-1500 (London: Longman, 1997).

Trade, Urbanization and the Family: Studies in the History of Medieval Flanders (Variorum, 1996)

The Evolution of the Medieval World: Society, Government and Thought in Europe, 312-1500 (Longman, 1992).

Medieval Flanders (Longman, 1992).

The van Arteveldes of Ghent: The Varieties of Vendetta and the Hero in History (Cornell, 1988).

The Metamorphosis of a Medieval City: Ghent in the Age of the Arteveldes, 1302-1390 (Nebraska, 1987).

The Domestic Life of a Medieval City: Women, Children, and the Family in 14th-Century Ghent (Nebraska: 1985).

Town and Countryside: Social, Economic and Political Tensions in 14th-Century Flanders (Bruges, 1971).