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William Urban

Academic Biography:
He taught at the University of Kansas, 1965-66, before coming to Monmouth College. He has been director of Associated Colleges of the Midwest programs in Florence,1974-75; Yugoslavia 1986; and the Czech Republic, 1994; he taught at the Estonian Institute for the Humanities in Tallinn, May-June 1992, and several summers for the Eastern Michigan University Cultural Studies program in Europe (traveling from Britain to Italy). He has held Fulbright Hays grants: 1964-65 Travel ; and a senior research grant 1975-76 in Marburg/Lahn, Germany.He was the first recipient of the Burlington Northern Teaching award.

Research Interests:
He has published more than 25 books (counting translations into Polish, Lithuanian, Swedish, Hungarian, Italian and Russian); the most recent are: The Teutonic Knights: a military history. London: Greenhill, 2003; Medieval Mercenaries: the Business of War. London: Greenhill, 2006; and Bayonets for Hire: Mercenaries at War, 1550-1763. London: Greenhill, 2007; Matchlocks to Flintlocks (London: Frontline, 2011) and Bayonets and Scimitars (London: Frontline, October 2013)

He has written five murder mysteries, most recently, Why The Dean Is Dead (2013, available as an inexpensive e-book).

http://department.monm.edu/history/urban/vita.htm

Courses Taught:
200 Historiography
240 the crusades
130 the PeloponnesianWar
INTG 207 Terrorism
230 Stalin
210 Family History
130 Peloponesian War
130 Ancient History
240 war and peace

Education:
BA University of Texas 1961
MA University of Texas 1963
Ph.D. University of Texas 1967

Contact Info:
Office: Rm 7 Wallace Hall
Email: urban@monmouthcollege.edu