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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).

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

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

Contact Info:
Office: Rm 7 Wallace Hall