Thomas F. Mayer

Posted by Tom Gray, Publisher (Early Modern History)

It is with great sadness that Ashgate learnt of the death last month of Professor Thomas F. Mayer. As well as publishing several books with Ashgate (notably his editions of Cardinal Pole’s correspondence), Professor Mayer also established the Catholic Christendom 1300-1700 series in 2001, which he edited for over ten years. In this time the series published 36 books, and under his stewardship helped fundamentally reshape and reconceptualise the way we think about late-medieval and early-modern Catholicism. Everyone who worked with Professor Mayer here at Ashgate will miss both his incisive scholarship and dry, concise wit, and we offer our sincere condolences to his family and friends.

A Celebration of Life service was held 11 a.m. Sat., Feb. 1, at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Quad Cities in Davenport, Iowa. Professor Mayer’s obituary and a place for online condolences can be found here. Memorial donations can be directed to the World Wildlife Fund or The Nature Conservancy.

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