Paul Freedman

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Paul Freedman during a book reading in Oxford, Mississippi, 2016

Paul H. Freedman is the Chester D Tripp Professor of History at Yale University. He specializes in medieval social history, the history of Spain, the study of medieval peasantry, and medieval cuisine.

Freedman was awarded a BA at the University of California at Santa Cruz and an MLS from the School of Library and Information Studies at the University of California at Berkeley. He received a Ph.D. in History at Berkeley in 1978 and then taught for 18 years at Vanderbilt University before joining the Yale faculty in 1997.[1]

His 1999 book Images of the Medieval Peasant won the Medieval Academy's prestigious Haskins Medal.


  • The Diocese of Vic: Tradition and Regeneration in Medieval Catalonia, 1983
  • The Origins of Peasant Servitude in Medieval Catalonia, 1991
  • Images of the Medieval Peasant, 1999
  • Food: The History of Taste (ed.), 2007
  • Out of the East: Spices and the Medieval Imagination, 2008
  • Ten Restaurants That Changed America, 2016



  1. ^ "Paul Freedman". Yale University. Retrieved 5 January 2019.

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