Thomas Madden
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"Thomas F. Madden" (born 1960) is an United States/American historian, a former Chair of the History Department at Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri, and Director of Saint Louis University's Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies. He is considered one of the foremost medieval scholars and experts on the Crusades, and was often called upon as a historical consultant after the events of September 11, to discuss the connections between Jihad, the medieval Crusades and modern Islamic terrorism.

He has frequently appeared in the media, as a consultant for various programs on the History (U.S. TV channel)/History Channel and National Public Radio.[ Media / Thomas F. Madden] In 2007, he was awarded the Haskins Medal from the Medieval Academy of America, for his book Enrico Dandolo and the Rise of Republic of Venice/Venice, which was also a "Book of the Month" selection by the BBC/BBC History magazine. In 2012 he was named a Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.

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