Prof. Mark Greengrass
Sample Lecture – The French Wars of Religion, 1562-98
Mark Greengrass studied at Oxford University where he took his MA and DPhil degrees. He came to Sheffield in 1973, becoming Reader in 1994 and Professor of Early-Modern History in 1997. He was Professeur associé at the University of Pau in 1985-6, Professeur invité at the University of Paris-1 in 1999 and the University of Tours (François Rabelais) in 2001, Directeur d’études at the Ecole des Hautes-Etudes (Paris) in 1993 and 2001, and Visiting Fellow at Trinity College, Oxford in 1998. He was Invited Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Studies at the University of Indiana in 2005. Since retirement from his post at the University of Sheffield in 2009, he taught for a year at the University of Paris-1 and then spent a year and a half at the University of Freiburg im Breisgau where he was Senior External Research Fellow at the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS). He has also been Honorary Fellow at the Department of History, University of Warwick (2011-2013) and Gustave Gimon Visiting Fellow at Stanford University (2013). He has published widely on the political culture of early-modern France, on the Protestant Reformation and its impact, and on religious violence. He has also directed important online editorial projects, including the Hartlib Papers Online and the British Academy John Foxe Project. His most recent publications include Governing Passions: Peace and Reform in The French Kingdom, 1576-1585 (Oxford: Oxford U.P., 2007); and edited collections (with Lorna Hughes) on The Virtual Representation of the Past (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2008) and (with Scott Dixon and Dagmar Freist) Living with Religious Diversity in Early Modern Europe (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2009). Christendom Destroyed – A History of Europe (1517-1648), volume 5 of the Penguin History of Europe Series, edited by David Cannadine, (London: Penguin: New York, Viking, 2014) will be coming out in a Chinese translation shortly.
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