Petkov, Kiril
Petkov, Kiril

Kiril Petkov

Professor of History
member of graduate faculty

History and Philosophy
Office: 320 Kleinpell Fine Arts
Phone: 715-425-3164

Email: kiril.petkov@uwrf.edu

Education

Ph.D. New York University

M. A . State University of New York (Albany) and Central European University, Budapest, Hungary

B. A. University of Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

Dr. Petkov was educated in medieval and early modern western and southeastern European and Mediterranean history, history of Byzantinum and the Ottoman Empire in Bulgaria, Hungary and the U. S. He has been awarded several grants for long-and shorter-term research in Germany, France, Belgium and England. His research interests are in areas such as the holy and building of national narratives in pre-modern Mediterranean and southeastern Europe, the cultural history of arrogance, inter-cultural interaction and paleosociology of religion.

Areas of Interest

  • Medieval and early modern Europe
  • Premodern Mediterranean
  • Islamic Middle East to 1500
  • Study tours to Italy

Publications

Philippe de Mézières and His Age: Piety and Politics in the Fourteenth Century, Kiril Petkov and Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski, eds., Leiden and Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, Nov. 2011.

Church and State: Studies in Medieval Bulgaria and Byzantium, Kiril Petkov and Vassil Gjuzelev, eds., Sofia: American Research Center in Sofia, Nov. 2011.

The Voices of Medieval Bulgaria, Seventh to Fourteeth Century: The Records of a Bygone Culture, Leiden and Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, 2008.

The Kiss of Peace: Ritual, Self, and Society in the High and Late Medieval West (Cultures, Beliefs and Traditions Medieval and Early Modern Peoples), Brill Academic Publishers, 2003.

Infidels, Turks, and Women: The South Slavs in the German Mind, Ca. 1400-1600, Peter Lang Publishing, 1997.

Edited Works

Church and State: Studies in Medieval Bulgaria and Byzantium, Kiril Petkov and Vassil Gjuzelev, eds., Sofia: American Research Center in Sofia, 2011.

Philippe de Mézières and His Age: Piety and Politics in the Fourteenth Century, Kiril Petkov and Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski, eds., Leiden and Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, 2011.

Want a taste of Dr Petkov's courses?

Click here for a sample syllabus on HIST 332: The Middle East in the Making of the Muslim World, Seventh-Seventeenth Centuries