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Daniel La Corte

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Main Campus
Ambrose Hall, 226
518 W. Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52803


Dr. LaCorte likes to see the interaction between culture and religion, institutions of governance and legal history, as well as explore the classical roots to our modern culture. He specializes in early and high medieval monastic culture and spirituality.


Education and Training

Fordham University, The Bronx, New York

The Medieval Institute, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

University of Dallas, Irving, Texas


Courses Taught

Early European Ideas

Medieval History

Medieval Britain, Renaissance and Reformation

Medieval Monasticism
Medieval Medicine and Medieval Women

Medieval Church History 


Areas of Professional Interest

Intellectual Church History, Carolingian and Cistercian Monasticism, Medieval Spirituality.


Recent Publications

"Aelred as Abbot: Twelfth Century Cistercian Abbatial Renewal," to be published in a collection of articles edited by Marsha L. Dutton, (Turnholt, Belgium: Brill Publications, Forthcoming.)

2007 "The Expositio and Monastic Reform at Cîteaux." Introduction to Commentary on the Rule of Saint Benedict. Translated by David Barry, ed. E. Rozanne Elder (Kalamazoo, Michigan, Cistercian Publications, 2007.


Professional Associations

Member of the novitiate formation team at New Melleray Abbey, Peosta, Iowa
Board of Directors, Cistercian Studies Quarterly