Office: Trinity 210
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Dr. Sistrunk's current research focuses on the connections between scientific and technological change, the environment and law from the 12th through the 14th centuries in Western Europe.
Professor Sistrunk is the author of Law, Custom and Language: Ideas in Practice in the Legal Writings of Cino da Pistoia (Catholic University Press, forthcoming). He also has published several articles including "The Right to the Wind in the Middle Ages" in Wind and Water in the Middle Ages: Fluid Technologies from Antiquity to the Renaissance, ed. Steven A. Walton (Tempe AZ: ACMRS, 2006), 153-167; "Rector civitatis and the Ius Commune" in Proceedings of the Tenth International Congress of Medieval Canon Law, August 1996, eds. Kenneth Pennington, Stanly Chodorow, and Keith Kendall (Vatican City: Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, 2001), 575-589; "The Function of Praise In the Contract of a Medieval Public Physician," Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences 48 (1993): 320-334; "The Emperor is Married to the Res Publica," Journal of Medieval History 17 (1991): 115-121 and "Obligations of the First-born Son In Dante's Monarchia," Dante Studies 105 (1987): 95-112.
Timothy Sistrunk's CV (pdf)