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Ruth Mazo Karras (February 23, 1957) is an American historian of the Middle Ages whose interests are masculinity in Christian and Jewish societies. Ruth Mazo Karras is Distinguished Teaching Professor of History at the University of Minnesota.[1][2][3][4]

Recent publicationsEdit

  • “The Regulation of Sexuality in the Late Middle Ages: England and France,” Speculum: A Journal of Medieval Studies 86 (2011) 1010-1039.
  • [Tiffany Vann Sprecher and Ruth Mazo Karras,] “The Midwife and the Church: Ecclesiastical Regulation of Midwives in Brie, 1499-1504,” Bulletin of the History of Medicine 85 (2011), 171-192.
  • [Cameron Bradley and Ruth Mazo Karras,] “Masculine Sexuality and a Double Standard in Early Thirteenth-Century Flanders?” Leidschrift 25 (2010), 63-77.
  • [Ruth Mazo Karras and Jacqueline Murray,] “The Sexual Body,” in A Cultural History of the Human Body, vol. 2, In the Medieval Age, ed. Linda Kalof (Oxford: Berg, 2010), 59-75.
  • “Marriage, Concubinage, and the Law,” in Law and the Illicit in Medieval Europe, ed. Ruth Mazo Karras, Joel Kaye, and E. Ann Matter (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008), 117-129.


  1. ^ "Ruth Mazo Karras". Retrieved November 18, 2017.
  2. ^ "Ruth Mazo Karras". Retrieved November 18, 2017.
  3. ^ "Fellows". Retrieved November 18, 2017.
  4. ^ "Book Review". Retrieved November 18, 2017.