Sarah DeMaris, Ph.D.
Sarah DeMaris, Ph.D.

Sarah DeMaris, Ph.D., professor of German, studies writings for and by women of the Dominican Order in late medieval Germany, looking specifically at the observant reform in the order that led to complete enclosure of female Dominicans. Her recent book, “Johannes Meyer: Das Amptbuch” (2015) appears as volume 31 of “Monumenta Ordinis Fratrum Praedicatorum Historica,” a series published by the Dominican Historical Institute at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas. The book focuses on Meyer’s 15th-century German adaptation for Dominican women of Humbert of Romans’ 13th-century “De officiis ordinis.” Professor DeMaris’ article titled “Anna Muntprat’s Legacy for the Zoffingen Sisters: A Second Copy of the Unterlinden Schwesternbuch,” Zeitschrift für deutsches Altertum und deutsche Literatur 144 (2015) is forthcoming.