Constance M. Rousseau


Contact Information:


Ruane Center for the Humanities 217


Ph.D. - University of Toronto

Area(s) of Expertise:

Medieval History, Italian Renaissance History, 11th-13th Centuries, Medieval Canon Law, Western Civilization, Women, Family, Gender History

Selected Publications:

Rousseau, C. (2022) Pope Innocent III's Justice and Pastoral Care Concerning Extramarital Sexual Activity. Mediaeval Studies.(84), 273-316.

Rousseau, C. (2021) "Innocent III: A Lawyer Pope and His Consensual "Policy" of Marriage? A Reconsideration". Zeitschrift der Savigny-Stiftung fur Rechtsgeschichte, Kan. Abt. .(107), 172-218.

Rousseau, C. (2017) "Harbingers of the future: Marriage cases during the Pontificate of Innocent III and Lateran IV". Zeitschrift der Savigny-stiftung fur Rechtsgeschichte (Kanonistiche Abteilung).(134), 178-203.

Rousseau, C. (2014) "Neither Bewitched Nor Beguiled: Philip Augustus's Alleged Impotence and Innocent III's Response". Speculum.(89), 410-436.

Rousseau, C. (2008) "A Prudent Shepherd and a Pastoral Judge: Celestine III and Marriage". Pope Celestine III (1191-1198): Diplomat and Pastor.287-304.

Rousseau, C. (2004) "Produced in Sin: Innocent III's Rejection of the Immaculate Conception. Pope, Church, and City: Essays in Honor of Brenda M. Bolton.47-58.

Rousseau, C. , A. , E. (2004) Pope, Church, and City: Essays in Honor of Brenda M. Bolton. Leiden, Netherlands: Brill

Rousseau, C. (2002) "Home Front and Battlefield: The Gendering of Papal Crusading Policy (1095-1221)". Gendering the Crusades.31-44.

Rousseau, C. Bolton, B. (2002) "Palmerius of Picciati: Innocent III Meets His Martin Guerre". Proceedings of the Tenth International Congress of Medieval Canon Law.361-385.

Rousseau, C. (1999) "'Pater Urbis et Orbis': Innocent III and His Perspectives on Fatherhood". Archivum Historiae Pontificiae.(37), 25-37.

Rousseau, C. (1999) "Pregnant with Meaning: Pope Innocent III's Construction of Motherhood". Pope Innocent III and HIs World.101-112.

Rousseau, C. C., M. Bolton, B. (1999) In John C. Moore, Constance M. Rousseau, Brenda M. Bolton (Ed.), Pope Innocent III and His World. Ashgate Publishing Ltd.

Rousseau, C. (1998) "A Papal Matchmaker: Principle and Pragmatism During Innocent III's Pontificate". Journal of Medieval History.(24), 259-271.

Rousseau, C. (1998) "Gender Difference and Indifference in the Writings of Pope Innocent III". Studies in Church History.(34), 105-117.

Rousseau, C. (1998) "Kinship Ties, Behavioral Norms, and Family Counseling in the Pontificate of Innocent III". Women, Marriage, and Family in Medieval Christendom: Essays in Memory of Michael M. Sheehan, C.S.B..325-347.

Rousseau, C. T., R. (1998) Women, Marriage, and Family in Medieval Christendom: Essays in Memory of Michael M. Sheehan, C.S.B.. Kalamazoo, MICH: Medieval Institute Publications

Rousseau, C. K., D. (1996) "Chaucer's Orygenes upon the Maudeleyne: A Translation. Chaucer Review.(30), 319-342.

Rousseau, C. (1994) "Innocent III, Defender of the Innocents and the Law: Children and Papal Policy (1198-1216)". Archivum Historiae Pontificiae.(32), 31-42.

Rousseau, C. (1994) "The Spousal Relationship: Marital Society and Sexuality in the Letters of Pope Innocent III". Mediaeval Studies.(56), 89-109.

Rousseau, C. (1993) "Pope Innocent III and the Familial Relationships of Clergy and Religious". Studies in Medieval and Renaissance History.(24), 105-148.

Selected Presentations:

Rousseau, C. International Medieval Conference. , London, England - "Pope Celestine III's Construction of Marriage and Sexuality" July, 2005