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Jonathan Good
Associate Professor of History picture of Dr. j. Good
Faculty Senate Chair, 2015-16

Academic Degrees
A.B., Dartmouth College, 1994
M.A., University of Toronto, 1995
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 2004

Teaching and Scholarly Interests: Ancient and Medieval history, late-medieval England, saints and saint cults, chivalry, national identity. 

Contact Information:

Jonathan Good teaches Reinhardt's Western Civilization survey courses, History 111 and 112, and upper-level courses on Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance and Reformation, Irish, and East Asian history. In 2009 he received Reinhardt's faculty research award, and in 2012 he received the Jane England Teaching Excellence Award. 

Dr. Good serves as the faculty advisor for Reinhardt's chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the honor society for students of history.

With Wendy Turner of Augusta University, Dr. Good founded the Georgia Medievalists' Group

Dr. Good maintains First Floor Tarpley, the blog of the Reinhardt History Program.

Recent Publications:  

Review of J. Massing and N. Zeeman, eds. King’s College Chapel, 1515-2015: Art, Music, and Religion in Cambridge (London: Harvey Miller, 2014), Sixteenth-Century Journal: The Journal of Early Modern Studies, forthcoming.

Review of S. Justice, Adam Usk’s Secret (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015), Sehepunckte 15.11.

Review of L. Smoller, The Saint and the Chopped-Up Baby: The Cult of Vincent Ferrer in Medieval and Early Modern Europe (Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 2014), Sixteenth-Century Journal 46.2 (2015).

Review of G.W.S. Barrow, Robert Bruce and the Community of the Realm of Scotland (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2013), Sixteenth Century Journal 46.1 (2015)

Review of Esther Dehoux, Saints guerriers: Georges, Guillaume, Maurice, et Michel dans la France médiévale (XIe-XIIIe siècles) (Rennes: Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2014), Sehepunkte 15.1 (2015). 

"'Mémoire touchant le Canada': A Plan to Save New France," The James Ford Bell Library Essays 4 (2014).

Review of G. Bernard, The Late Medieval English Church: Vitality and Vulnerability Before the Break with Rome (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2012), Journal of Early Modern History 17.2 (2013). 

Review of Stephanie Trigg, Shame and Honor: A Vulgar History of the Order of the Garter (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012), Reviews in History no. 1495.

"The Alien Clothworkers of London, 1337-1381," in The Ties that Bind: Essays in Medieval British History in Honor of Barbara Hanawalt, eds. Linda E. Mitchell, Katherine L. French, and Douglas L. Biggs (Farnham, Surrey and Burlington, Vt.: Ashgate, 2011), 7-20. 

The Cult of Saint George in Medieval England
(Woodbridge, Suffolk: Boydell, 2009).

"Richard II and the Cults of Saints George and Edward the Confessor," in Translatio, or the Transmission of Culture in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance: Modes and Messages, ed. Laura Hollengreen (Turnhout: Brepols, 2008), 161-78.

"Argent a Cross Gules: The Origins and English Use of the Arms of Saint George," The Coat of Arms 213 (Spring 2007): 9-18.

Full cv (pdf)