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Ronald Delph

Professor

 701-R Pray-Harrold

734.487.0905

rdelph@emich.edu

Degrees

Ph.D., University of Michigan

Professional Associations/Memberships

Representative Courses Taught

Hist 101 Western Civilization to 1648
Hist 102 Western Civilization 1648-WWII
Hist 110 World Civilization since 1500
Hist 300 Research and Writing History
Hist 327 Europe in the Early Middle Ages 400-1050
Hist 328 Europe in the Later Middle Ages 1050-1400
Hist 329 Power, Place & Image in Florence & Rome
Hist 330 Renaissance and Reformation Europe
Hist 505 Historical Methods
Hist 514 Renaissance and Reformation Europe
Hist 516 Medieval and Renaissance Florence and Rome
Hist 591 Rogue Queens of Early Modern Europe
Hist 592 The European Witch Craze
Hist 592 The Crusades

Advising

Interests and Expertise

Professor Delph teaches courses on Europe in the Middle Ages, and on European culture and society in the Renaissance and Reformation eras. His specialty is Renaissance Italy, and he frequently teaches his course, “Power, Place and Image in Florence and Rome,” in these two lovely Italian cities over winter break, accompanied by Eastern students.

His articles appear in the Encyclopedia of World History, and the Encyclopedia of the Reformation. Book reviews appear in Erasmus of Rotterdam Society YearbookCatholic Historical Review, and Sixteenth Century Journal

Selected Publications

“Emending and Defending the Vulgate Old Testament: Agostino Steuco’s Quarrel with Erasmus,” in Biblical Humanism and Scholasticism in the Age of Erasmus, ed. Erika Rummel, (Leiden: E.J. Brill, 2008).

Heresy, Culture, and Religion in Early Modern Italy: Contexts and Contestations, ed. Ronald Delph, Michelle Fontaine, and John Martin (Kirksville, Mo.: Truman State University Press, 2006).

Renovatio, Reformatio, and Humanist Ambition in Rome,” in Religion and Culture in Early Modern Italy: Contexts and Contestations, ed. Ronald Delph, Michelle Fontaine, and John Martin (Kirksville, Mo.: Truman State University Press, 2006).

Russ Olwell and Ronald Delph, “Implementing Assessment and Improving Undergraduate Writing: One Department’s Experience,” History Teacher 38 (2004):21-35.

“Valla ‘Grammaticus’, Agostino Steuco and the Donation of Constantine,” Journal of the History of Ideas 57 (1996):55-77.

“From Venetian Visitor to Curial Humanist: The Development of Agostino Steuco’s Counter-Reformation Thought.” Renaissance Quarterly 47 (1994): 102-39.

“Curial Strategies for Polishing the Papal Image: The Case of Agostino Steuco,” Sixteenth-Century Journal 23 (1992): 35-74.