Rouse, Mary A(mes) 1934-
ROUSE, Mary A(mes) 1934-
PERSONAL: Born July 31, 1934, in De Soto, MO; daughter of Horace Walker (a postmaster) and Edith Blanche (a schoolteacher; maiden name, Farley) Ames; married Richard Hunter Rouse (a medieval historian and writer), September 7, 1959; children: Thomas Richard, Andrew Hunter, Jonathan Joseph. Education: Southeast Missouri State College (now University), B.A. (summa cum laude), 1955, B.S. (summa cum laude), 1957; Cornell University, M.A., 1961. Politics: "Jeffersonian Democrat." Religion: "Atheist."
CAREER: Teacher at public elementary schools in De Soto, MO, 1955-56; high school teacher of history, government, and Spanish, De Soto, 1957-58; junior high school teacher of American history in Trummansburg, NY, 1960-61; University of California—Los Angeles, managing editor of Viator: Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 1976—.
MEMBER: Mediaeval Academy of America, Medieval Association of the Pacific (member of council, 1982-84, 1993-95).
AWARDS, HONORS: Woodrow Wilson fellow, 1958-60.
(Editor, with W. M. Newman) Charters of St-Fursy of Péronne, Mediaeval Academy of America (Cambridge, MA), 1977.
(With husband, R. H. Rouse) Preachers, Florilegia, and Sermons: Studies on the Manipulus Florum of Thomas of Ireland, Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1979.
(With R. H. Rouse) Cartolai, Illuminators, and Printers in Fifteenth-Century Italy: The Evidence of the Ripoli Press, Department of Special Collections, University of California—Los Angeles, (Los Angeles, CA), 1988.
(Editor, with R. H. Rouse, and coauthor of introduction and notes) R. A. B. Mynors, Registrum Anglie de libris doctorum et auctorum veterum, British Library (London, England), 1991.
(With R. H. Rouse) Authentic Witnesses: Approaches to Medieval Texts and Manuscripts, University of Notre Dame Press (Notre Dame, IN), 1991.
(With R. H. Rouse) Manuscripts and Their Makers: Commercial Book Producers in Medieval Paris, 1200-1500, two volumes, Harvey Miller (Turnhout, Belgium), 2000.
Work represented in anthologies, including The Classics in the Middle Ages, edited by A. S. Bernardo and S. Levin, [Binghamton, NY], 1990; Medieval Book Production: Assessing the Evidence, edited by L. L. Brownrigg, [Los Altos Hills, CA], 1990; and Intellectual Life in the Middle Ages: Essays Presented to Margaret Gibson, edited by L. Smith and B. Ward, [London, England], 1992. Contributor to scholarly journals. Editor, MAP Newsletter and Chronica (annual), Medieval Association of the Pacific, 1992—.
SIDELIGHTS: Mary A. Rouse once told CA: "My husband and I are medieval historians who specialize in the culture that surrounds the handwritten books—the manuscripts—that served European readers from the beginning of history until the spread of the printing press in the late fifteenth century. From the beginning of our marriage, we have collaborated in the writing of everything we have produced. We are unique among our medievalist colleagues in working in this fashion and, surprisingly enough, we still remain rather good friends after all these years of trampling each other's egos."
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Book Collector, summer, 1992, review of Registrum Anglie de libris doctorum et auctorum veterum, p. 161.
Catholic Historical Review, April, 1982, review of Preachers, Florilegia, and Sermons: Studies on the Manipulus Florum of Thomas of Ireland, p. 308.
Libraries and Culture, fall, 1993, review of Registrum Anglie de libris doctorum et auctorum veterum, p. 476; winter, 1995, review of Authentic Witnesses: Approaches to Medieval Texts and Manuscripts, p. 115.
Library, December, 1994, review of Registrum Anglie de libris doctorum et auctorum veterum, p. 335.
Library Quarterly, April, 1994, review of Authentic Witnesses, p. 216.
Modern Language Review, April, 1995, review of Authentic Witnesses, p. 339.
Religious Studies Review, July, 1987, review of Preachers, Florilegia, and Sermons, p. 267.
Speculum, January, 1982, review of Preachers, Florilegia, and Sermons, p. 220; January, 1994, review of Registrum Anglie de libris doctorum et auctorum veterum, p. 248.
Times Literary Supplement, August 14, 1992, review of Registrum Anglie de libris doctorum et auctorum veterum, p. 24; December 21, 2001, John Lowden, review of Manuscripts and Their Makers: Commercial Book Producers in Medieval Paris, 1200-1500, p. 29.*