Edward Peters

Henry Charles Lea Professor of History Emeritus
empeters@sas.upenn.edu

Edward Peters, Henry Charles Lea Professor of History, specializes in the early history of Europe, from the second to the seventeenth centuries. His chief interests are political and constitutional history, including church history, intellectual and legal history, and historiography. His current research deals with various aspects of crime and punishment, on the one hand, and with the idea of curiosity and the limits of intellectual inquiry, on the other. And a great deal else in between.

Courses Taught: 
  • HIST 001 Europe in a Wider World
  • HIST 031 The World of the Middle Ages, 1000 - 1500
  • HIST 101 The First Crusade: The Invention of Crusading, 1000 - 1146
  • HIST 201 The World of Charlemagne
  • HIST 201 Witchcraft and Sorcery in Early Europe, 400 - 1700
  • HIST 201 Crusading, 1095 - 2007
  • HIST 337/338 University and Society: From the Origins of the University to the Present
  • HIST 406 Society, Art and Devotion in the Low Countries
  • HIST 408 The World of Dante
  • HIST 410 The Popes, Rome and the World to 1600
  • HIST 410 King's Two Bodies