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David M. Gallo
David Gallo Associate Professor of History
Ph.D., Boston College 
M.Div., Weston Jesuit School of Theology
Th.M., Harvard University 
M.A., Boston College
B.A., Assumption College
  Areas of Interest
  • Reign of Louis XIV
  • Versailles and Court Culture
  • Byzantine Empire - Reign of Justinian & Theodora

  • HIST 202 Royalties and Revolutions: Pre-Modern to the Modern Worlds (C)* 
  • HIST 300 Classical Civilizations
  • HIST 301 Medieval History
  • HIST 302 Eastern Roman Empire
  • HIST 405 The Tudor Reformations
  • HIST 410 The French Monarchy, 1560-1789
  • HIST 495 Practicum in the Teaching of History  
Research Interests
Courtly life during reign of King Louis XIV
King Louis XIV of France
Royal chateaux
Marie Antoinette
Old Regime France

Honors and Awards
  • Teacher of the Year, 2006
  • Knight in a European Order of Chivalry (Capellán Caballero con Mérito in the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of St. George (Order of Chivalry bestowed by HRH the Infante Don Carlos of Borbon-Dos Sicilias, Duke of Calabria).

Professional Membership
The Society for Interdisciplinary French Seventeenth-Century Studies/Société d’études pluridisciplinaires du dix-septième siècle français

Recent Publications
"Royal Bodies, Royal Bedrooms: Louis XIV's Lever du Roy and the Theory of the `King's Two Bodies" for Cahiers du Dix-Septième: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2009.

“What’s Still Grand about the Grand Siècle: The Age of Louis XIV and the Education of the Heart” in Cahiers du Dix-Septième: An Interdisciplinary Journal, Actes du Colloque 2005.

The Château of Marly-le-Roi
. Musée de Marly-le-Roi, Louveciennes, France (in the English language section of the research library).

Conference Paper: "Royal Bodies, Royal Bedrooms: Louis XIV's Lever du Roy and the Theory of the 'King's Two Bodies'" given at the 25th Annual Conference,  Society for Interdisciplinary French

Conference Paper: Seventeenth-Century Studies, as part of a panel on "Body and Soul/Le Corps et l'Âme," October 13th, 2006, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA.