|Dr. Kathleen Parrow, associate professor of
history, has written a chapter for a book that will be
Parrow was recently informed that Boydell
and Brewer/University of Rochester Press has agreed to
publish a book on the intersection of historiography and
political thought. Her chapter is entitled Prudence
or Jurisprudence? Etienne Pasquier and the Responsa
Prudentium as a Source of Law. She wrote the
essay while on sabbatical last year with an NEH
Fellowship at the Folger Shakespeare Library. The essay
discusses the 16th century French lawyer
Etienne Pasquier's consideration of the question of
whether or not the formal legal opinions of lawyers in
ancient Rome or in sixteenth-century France ever became
law and if so, in what circumstances.
Another research project from her recent sabbatical at
the Folger resulted in a paper The Use of Law in
Catherine des Roches's `Dialogue de Placide, et
Severe' which she presented in October at the
Sixteenth Century Studies
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This paper examines a passage in one of Catherine des
Roches's dialogues which refers to both Roman law and to
local French provincial customary law. The article Parrow
is writing from this paper adds further discussion about
des Roches's own family's legal background; the uses of
the literary dialogue in sixteenth-century France; and
the functions of the sixteenth-century salon, especially
that conducted by the des Roches family.
also recently informed that she has been selected as one
of the readers for the Advanced Placement in European
history essays exams which are administered to
college-bound high school students by the Educational
Testing Service. The reading and grading of the essays
takes place over a one-week period in the summer.
Parrow is the state president of the Council of Higher
Education (COHE), the faculty union affiliated with SDEA
Parrow joined the BHSU history department in 1991. She
earned a Ph.D. in history from the University of
Rochester in 1986.