UC SPARK - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

Dr Chris Jones

School of Humanities and Creative Arts; History

Fields of Research

  • Medieval History
  • Political Theory
  • History of the Book

Researcher Summary

Chris is a medieval historian whose research explores the history of political thought and concepts of identity, with a particular focus upon France in the 13th and 14th centuries. He is also interested in the history of the book, and particularly in what book collecting can tell us about the development of colonial and post-colonial societies. He is an editorial adviser for the on-line 'International Encyclopaedia for the Middle Ages', for which he has written several entries, and is a member of the editorial board of the leading American journal of medieval and Renaissance studies, 'Viator'.

In 2015 Chris edited the first collection of essays to be published on the Dominican scholar John of Paris (Jean Quidort) for the Brepols series Disputatio. In 2011 he edited the 'Treasures of the University of Canterbury Library' with Bronwyn Matthews, a project to which he also contributed a number of articles. 2007 saw the publication of his first monograph, a study of French perceptions of the medieval Empire and concepts of political organisation in the 13th and early 14th centuries ('Eclipse of Empire?').  He has published multiple articles concerned with late medieval political theory and chronicles.

Subject Area: Disciplines

Affiliations

Research/Scholarly/Creative Works

Authored Books
  • Jones, C. (2007) Eclipse of Empire?: Perceptions of the Western Empire and Its Rulers in Late-Medieval France. Turnhout: Brepols.
Journal articles
  • Jones, C. (2016) Geoffroi of Courlon and Political Perceptions in Late Medieval France. Viator 47(1): 153-189.
  • Jones, C. (2016) Perspectives from the Periphery: French Kings and their Chroniclers. The Medieval Chronicle 10: 69-93.
  • Jones, C. (2015) A Warning to the Curious: Medieval and Early Modern Collections in Aotearoa New Zealand. Parergon 32(2): 1-16.
  • Jones, Chris. (2011) Understanding Political Conceptions in the Later Middle Ages: The French Imperial Candidatures and the Idea of the Nation-State. Viator 42(2): 83-114. http://dx.doi.org/10.1484/J.VIATOR.1.102245.
  • Jones, C. (2003) Rex Francie in regno suo princeps est': The Perspective of Pierre Dubois. Comitatus 34: 49-87.
Chapters
  • Tau, TM. and Jones, C. (2016) The Convention Centre Narrative. Grand Narratives: 176-182. Christchurch: Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority.
  • Jones, CN. (2015) Historical Understanding and the Nature of Temporal Power in the Thought of John of Paris. John of Paris: Beyond Royal and Papal Power: 77-118. Turnhout: Brepols. http://dx.doi.org/10.1484/M.DISPUT-EB.5.105238.
  • Barutciski, M. (2011) Introduction.
  • Clement, J., Matthews, B., Pritchard, B., Palmer, J., Round, D., Jones, C., Armstrong, P. and Mason, E. (2011) The British World. Treasures of the University of Canterbury Library Christchurch: Canterbury University Press.
  • Jones, C. (2011) Giles of Rome, Political Thought. Encyclopedia of Medieval Philosophy: Philosophy Between 500 and 1500: 417-423. Heidelberg: Springer.
  • Jones, C., Field, PS., Proudfoot, D., Tau, TM., Copeland, J. and Markoska-Cubrinovska, A. (2011) Ideas & Connections. Treasures of the University Canterbury Library Christchurch: Canterbury University Press.
  • Jones, C., Milne, A., Pritchard, G., Carrell, P. and Clement, J. (2011) Faith & Belief. Treasures of the University of Canterbury Library Christchurch: Canterbury University Press.
  • Jones, C., Montelle, C., Pratt, A., Pickles, K., Rack, U., Holdaway, RN., Pelser, PB. and Sykes, WR. (2011) Exploration & Discovery. Treasures of the University of Canterbury Library Christchurch: Canterbury University Press.
  • Jones, C., Morrison, G., Tau, TM., Hawes, J., Clement, J., Boister, N. and Buckingham, J. (2011) Remembering the Past. Treasures of the University of Canterbury Library Christchurch: Canterbury University Press.
  • Jones, C. (2009) Paris: Pinnacle of Gothic Architecture. The Great Cities in History London: Thames and Hudson.
  • Jones, C. (2006) The Role of Frederick II in the Works of Guillaume de Nangis. Representations of Power in Medieval Germany, 800-1500: 273-294. Turnhout: Brepols. http://dx.doi.org/10.1484/M.IMR-EB.3.3443.
Conference - Other
  • Jones, CN. (2016) Crossing cultural boundaries or the embodiment of colonialism? Teaching the Middle Ages in New Zealand. University of Leeds, Leeds, UK: International Medieval Congress 2016, 4/7/2016.
  • Jones, CN. (2016) Mana & Magna Carta: The New Zealand Experience of a Medieval Legacy. University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia: Medieval Legacies of Human Rights in Australasia, Europe, and Muslim Societies.
  • Jones, C. (2015) Imperial Ambitions? Empire in Later Capetian Thought. 10th Biennial Conference of the Australian & New Zealand Association for Medieval & Early Modern Studies, 14/7/2015.
  • Jones, C. (2015) Imperial Ambitions? Empire in Later Capetian Thought. 49th Annual Conference of the Medieval Association of the Pacific, 9/4/2015.
  • Jones, C. (2015) No Man Can Serve Two Masters: John of Paris and the Problem of Royal Authority. Conflict Groups and Disputatio: Intra- and Extra-academic Lines of Conflict around the Parisian University, c. 1300, 10/12/2015.
  • Jones, C. (2015) What can the Magna Carta tell us about a bicultural society? Lecture Series on Magna Carta (Visions for the Future), 6/7/2015.
  • Jones, C. (2014) Chronicling the Peace: The English in French Thought after the 1259 Treaty of Paris. Seventh International Medieval Chronicle Conference, 7/7/2014.
  • Jones, C. (2014) Connecting the Urban Environment with Political Ideas in Late Capetian France. Urban Culture and Ideologies in Medieval and Early Modern Europe: c.1100-1600, 30/1/2014.
  • Jones, C. (2014) Imperial Ambitions? Empire in Later Capetian Thought. Leeds International Medieval Congress, 7/7/2014.
  • Jones, C. (2014) King and Emperor? Perceptions of Charlemagne in later Capetian France. Charlemagne après Charlemagne. 11e Symposium Annuel de la Société Internationale des Médiévistes - Paris, 26/6/2014.
  • Jones, C. (2012) Perspectives from the periphery: French kings and their chroniclers. 3rd Biennial Oxford/Cambridge International Chronicles Symposium (OCICS), 5/7/2012.
  • Jones, C. (2011) Marsilius of Padua and his Parisian Context. 86th Annual Meeting of the Medieval Academy of America, incorporating the Medieval Association of the Pacific, 14/4/2011.
  • Jones, C. (2011) Marsilius of Padua and his Parisian Context. Australian & New Zealand Association for Medieval & Early Modern Studies Biennial Conference, 2011, 2/2/2011.
  • Pedley, K. and Jones, C. (2011) Developing an Effective Peer Review Process for Teaching. Tertiary Education Research in New Zealand (TERNZ 2011), 23/11/2011.
  • Jones, C. (2010) Geoffroi de Courlon: A View from the Periphery. Medieval Association of the Pacific 2010 Conference, 5/3/2010.
  • Jones, C. (2010) John of Paris, Vincent de Beauvais and a Dominican Understanding of History. International Medieval Congress 2010, 12/7/2010.
  • Jones, C. (2008) Chronicles and the Construction of Identity in Capetian France. 54th Annual Meeting of the Society for French Historical Studies, 3/4/2008.
  • Jones, C. (2007) Friend, Foe, or simply Forgotten? The English in Late-Thirteenth Century French Thought. Medieval Association of the Pacific 2007 Conference, 2/3/2007.
  • Jones, C. (2005) Indispensable or Irrelevant?: The Empire in the Universal Chronicle of Geoffroi de Collon. The Medieval Chronicle, 15/7/2005.
  • Jones, C. (2004) French Attitudes and English Acceptance of the Loss of Normandy in the Reign of Henry III. Le royaume d’Angleterre au 13e siècle: les effets linguistiques et littéraires de la perte du duché de Normandie, 3/2004.
  • Jones, C. (2004) French Perceptions of the Apocalypse between 1250 and the Outbreak of the Hundred Years War. Multidisciplinary Conference on the History of Religion, 4/2004.
  • Jones, C. (2004) Guillaume de Nangis and the Emperor Frederick II. Representations of Power in Medieval Germany, 7/2003.
  • Jones, C. (2003) Saint and Sinner? Louis IX and Frederick II at the hands of the French Spin Doctors. Leeds International Medieval Congress, 7/2003.
  • Jones, C. (2001) Pierre Dubois and the Problem of Empire. Political Identities in Britain and Western Europe, 1200-1500, 28/8/2001.
Additional Publications
  • Jones, CN. (2017) Review of: Lisa Fagin Davis, La Chronique Anonyme Universelle: Reading and Writing History in Fifteenth-Century France. London and Turnhout: Harvey Miller Publishers (Brepols), 2014.. H-France Reviews 17(7): 1-5. Society for French Historical Studies. Online.
  • Jones, C. (2016) Imperial Ambitions? Empire in Later Capetian Thought.
  • Jones, C. (2016) The UC Magna Carta.
  • Jones, CN. (2016) Book Review: Alicia Marchant, The Revolt of Owain Glyndŵr in Medieval English Chronicles (Woodbridge: York Medieval Press, 2014). Parergon 33(1): 228-229. Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Renaissance Studies. Print and Online.
  • Jones, CN. (2016) Genealogical Rolls: New Approaches & Opportunities. University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany.
  • Jones, C. (2015) Connecting the Urban Environment with Political Ideas in Late Capetian France.
  • Jones, C. (2015) Continuity & Discontinuity in the Fifteenth Century: The Canterbury Roll and the Visualisation of English Identity.
  • Jones, C. (2015) Issues of Continuity & Discontinuity in the Fifteenth Century: The Canterbury Roll and the Visualisation of English Identity.
  • Jones, C. (2015) Issues of Continuity & Discontinuity in the Fifteenth Century: The Canterbury Roll and the Visualisation of English Identity.
  • Jones, C. (2015) Magna Carta - 800 Years and Beyond. The Jim Gardner Memorial Lecture 2015, 26/7/2015. In The Jim Gardner Memorial Lecture Annual Publication: 5-22.
  • Jones, C. (Ed.) (2015) Parergon 32(2). Special Issue: A Road Less Travelled: The Medieval and Early Modern World Reflected in New Zealand Collections. Perth: ANZAMEMS.
  • Jones, CN. (Ed.) (2015) John of Paris: Beyond Royal and Papal Power. Turnhout: Brepols.
  • Jones, C. (2014) Political ideas and medieval texts: methodologies and resources.
  • Jones, C. (2014) The Great Hall: An Overview.
  • Jones, C. (2013) Book Review: A Companion to Marsilius of Padua, ed. by Gerson Moreno-Riaño and Cary J. Nederman (Leiden: Brill, 2012). Parergon 30(1): 258-260. Book Review.
  • Jones, C. (2013) Ideas of Power in the Late Middle Ages, 1296-1417. Joseph Canning. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2011, ISBN: 9781107011410; 232pp. IHR Reviews in History Book Review.
  • Jones, C., Bak, JM. and Jurković, I. (2013) Central Middle Ages (c. 900 - c. 1300 A.D.) - France (incl. Flanders).: 294-306. Turnhout: Brepols. Reference Guide.
  • Jones, C., Bak, JM. and Jurković, I. (2013) Late Middle Ages (c. 1300 - c. 1500 A.D.) - France (incl. Normandy, Flanders).: 412-420. Turnhout: Brepols. Reference Guide.
  • Jones, C., Shirota, M., Johnson, M., Shaw-Brown, D. and Welch, E. (2013) Canterbury Roll. Digital Facsimile with Commentary.
  • Jones, C. (2012) Chronique anonyme finissant en 1356. Leiden: Brill. Online Encyclopaedia Entry.
  • Jones, C. (2012) Chronique dite de St. Magloire. Leiden: Brill. Online Encyclopaedia Entry.
  • Jones, C. (2012) Chronique normande du XIVe siècle. Leiden: Brill. Online Encyclopaedia Entry.
  • Jones, C. (2012) On the Benefits of being Ill-Informed: A Seminar on Perceptions from the Periphery.
  • Gagnon, S., Jones, C., Monti, A. and Field, P. (2011) Blended Learning' and the Arts.
  • Jones, C. (2011) Discovering Medieval & Early Modern Europe in New Zealand. i-Lash - Liberal Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities 2011: 84-85. iStudentadvisor. Online magazine.
  • Jones, C. (2011) Do no harm' and Industrial Action - Opinion & Feedback. Submitted to the National Ethics Advisory Committee.
  • Jones, C. (2011) Marsilius of Padua and his Parisian Context.
  • Jones, C. (2011) Richard Bressler, Frederick II: The Wonder of the World. Yardley, PA: Westholme Publishing, LLC, 2010. The Medieval Review 2011(10) Book Review.
  • Jones, C. (2011) Understanding Political Conceptions in the Later Middle Ages: The French Imperial Candidatures & the Idea of the Nation-State.
  • Jones, C. (2011) Understanding Political Conceptions in the Later Middle Ages: The French Imperial Candidatures & the Idea of the Nation-State.
  • Jones, C. and Matthews, B. (2011) Canterbury's King James Bible. Christchurch: University of Canterbury. Website.
  • Jones, C., Matthews, B. and Clement, J. (Ed.) (2011) Treasures of the University of Canterbury Library. Christchurch: Canterbury University Press.
  • Jones, Chris. (2011) <i>The Crusade of Frederick Barbarossa: The History of the Expedition of the Emperor Frederick and Related Texts</i> (review). Parergon 28(1): 239-240. http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/pgn.2011.0009.
  • Jones, CN. (2011) The King James Bible from James I to Barack Obama.
  • Jones, C. (2010) Chronique anonyme finissant en 1356. Leiden: Brill. Encyclopaedia Entry.
  • Jones, C. (2010) Chronique dite de St. Magloire.: 417-418. Leiden: Brill. Encyclopaedia Entry.
  • Jones, C. (2010) Chronique normande du XIV.: 379-380. Leiden: Brill. Encyclopaedia Entry.
  • Jones, C. (2010) Fragment de l'histoire de Philippe-Auguste roy de France. Leiden: Brill. Encyclopaedia Entry.
  • Jones, C. (2010) Medieval Paris.
  • Jones, C. (2010) Medieval Paris: Pinnacle of Gothic Architecture.
  • Jones, C. (2010) The Role of Conceptions of History in Shaping Political Ideas: The Case of the early fourteenth-century Dominican John of Paris.
  • Jones, C. (2009) Albigensian Crusade: A War with Unintended Consequences. Santa Barbara: ABC-Clio. Electronic Database Article.
  • Jones, C. (2009) Kooper, Erik, ed. The Medieval Chronicle V Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2008 pp. ix, 225. The Medieval Review 2009(3) Book Review.
  • Jones, C. (2009) Laurence W. Marvin, The Occitan War: A Military and Political History of the Albigensian Crusade, 1209-1218. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008; xxvi, 328pp. The Medieval Review 2009(3) Book Review.
  • Jones, C. (2009) Perceptions of the Western Empire and Its Rulers in Late Medieval France.
  • Jones, C. (2009) Perceptions of the Western Empire and Its Rulers in Late Medieval France.
  • Jones, C. (2009) The Role of Conceptions of History in Shaping Political Ideas: The Case of the early-fourteenth-century Dominican John of Paris.
  • Jones, C. (2009) The Role of Conceptions of History in Shaping Political Ideas: The Case of the early-fourteenth-century Dominican John of Paris. held at King's College, University of Cambridge, UK: Seminar Paper and presentation.
  • Jones, C. (2008) Eclipse of Empire? Perceptions of the Western Empire and Its Rulers in Late Medieval France.
  • Jones, C. (2008) Geoffroi de Collon, Benedictine chronicler, d. before 1295. Turnhout: Brepols. Web-based encyclopedia entry.
  • Jones, C. (2008) Gerson Moreno-Riano (Ed.), The World of Marsilius of Padua, Disputatio, vol. 5. Turnhout: Brepols, 2006. The Medieval Review 2008(1) Book Review.
  • Jones, C. (2008) Herwig Wolfram (Denise A. Kaiser, trans.), Conrad II, 990-1039: Emperor of Three Kingdoms. University Park: Penn State University Press, 2006. Parergon 25(2): 190-192. Book Review.
  • Jones, C. (2008) Ora Limor and Guy G. Stroumsa (Eds), Christians and Christianity in the Holy Land: From the Origins to the Latin Kingdoms. Cultural Encounters in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages 5. Turnhout: Brepols, 2006. Parergon 25(2): 172-173. Book Review.
  • Jones, C. (2008) Paris (Paris, France), treaty (1259). Turnhout: Brepols. Web-based encyclopedia entry.
  • Jones, C. (2007) Elaine Graham-Leigh, The Southern French Nobility and the Albigensian Crusade. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 2005. The Medieval Review 2007(12) Book Review.
  • Jones, C. (2006) Amiens, Mise of (23 January 1264). Turnhout: Brepols. Web-based encyclopedia entry.
  • Jones, C. (2006) Living in Different Worlds? Comparing the World Picture of a thirteenth-century chronicler of Sens with that of his Parisian contemporaries.
  • Jones, C. (2006) The End of Christendom and the Beginning of Europe? France, England and the Hundred Years’ War.
  • Jones, C. (2005) Giles of Rome's On Ecclesiastical Power, ed. R. W. Dyson (Columbia, 2004). Comitatus 36: 234-238. Book Review.
  • Jones, C. (2005) Imagining a Medieval English Nation, ed. K. Lavezzo (Columbia, 2004). Comitatus 36: 245-250. Book Review.
  • Jones, C. (2005) Political organisation from a fourteenth-century perspective: Christendom through French eyes.
  • Jones, C. (2005) The Experience of Crusading, I: Western Approaches, ed. by Marcus Bull and Norman Housley (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003) for Comitatus 36 (2005). Comitatus: A Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies 36: 222-226. Book Review.
  • Jones, C. (2005) The Writings of Agnes of Harcourt, ed. and trans. S. Field (Notre Dame, 2003). Comitatus 36: 315-318. Book Review.
  • Jones, CN. (2005) The Experience of Crusading: Volume Two: Defining the Crusader Kingdom. Edbury, Peter and Jonathan Phillips, eds. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003. The Medieval Review Book Review.
  • Jones, CN. (2003) The Eclipse of Empire? Perceptions of the Western Empire and its Rulers in Thirteenth- and Early Fourteenth-Century France.
  • Jones, C. (2000) The Imperial Idea and Perceptions of the western Empire, ca. 1250 - ca. 1350: Approaches to Investigation.
  • Jones, C. (1999) A Game of Strange Alliances?' The Context and Purpose of Marsilius of Padua's Defensor pacis.
  • Jones, C. and Murray, S. (0) Canterbury Tales. [Exhibition of Rare Books and Objects].
  • Jones, C. and Murray, S. (0) Canterbury Tales. [Physical Exhibition of Rare Books & Objects].
  • Jones, C. and Murray, S. (0) Family Ties. [Curators].
  • Jones, C. and Murray, S. (0) From myth to history. [Exhibition of Family History Representations].
  • Jones, C. and Parker, T. (0) The Mana of the Magna Carta: The New Zealand Experience of a Medieval Legacy. [Display of Historical Objects with Caption Boards].
  • Jones, CN. and Matthews, B. (0) Through a glass, darkly': Canterbury's King James Bible - 400 Years of Mystery, Power & Imagination. [Static Display incorporating e-learning].