Boston University Historian Honored for Her Scholarship on Seventeenth-Century France

Diefendorf_BarbaraBarbara Diefendorf, professor of history at Boston University, is the 2013 recipient of the Pierre Coste Prize from Vincentian Studies Institute at DePaul University in Chicago. Dr. Diefendorf was honored “for her signal contributions to the religious histography of seventeenth-century France.” She is the author of several books including Beneath the Cross: Catholics and Huguenots in Sixteenth-Century Paris (Oxford University Press, 1991) and From Penitence to Charity: Pious Women and the Catholic Reformation in Paris (Oxford University Press, 2004).

Professor Diefendorf holds bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in history from the University of California at Berkeley.

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