Dr. Madden's most recent books include Venice: A New History, The New Concise History of the Crusades, Empires of Trust, and the award-winning Enrico Dandolo and the Rise of Venice. He has also written and lectured extensively on the ancient and medieval Mediterranean as well as the history of Christianity and Islam.
Awards for his scholarship include the Medieval Academy of America's Charles Homer Haskins Medal and the Medieval Institute's Otto Grundler Prize.
In 2012 he was named a Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.
Thomas F. Madden is Professor of History and Director of the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Saint Louis University. As an author and historical consultant he has appeared in such venues as The New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and The History Channel.