UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
Professor of History
member of graduate faculty
History and Philosophy
Office: 320 Kleinpell Fine Arts
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.
Giovanni Pietro Contarini, From Cyprus to Lepanto: History of the Events, which Occurred from the Beginning of the War Brought Against the Venetians by Selim the Ottoman, etc. Edited and translated by Kiril Petkov, Italica Press: New York and Bristo, UK, 2019.
The Maltese Dialogue: Giuseppe Cambiano, History, Institutions, and Politics of the Maltese Knights (1554/1556). Translated by Kiril Petkov, London and New York: Routledge, 2019.
The Anxieties of a Citizen Class: The Miracles of the True Cross of San Giovanni Evangelista, Venice 1370-1480 (Medieval Mediterranean), Kiril Petkov, Brill Academic Publishers, Jan. 2014.
Coriolano Cippico: The Deeds of Commander Pitero Mocenigo, Kiril Petkov, ed. and trans., New York: Italica Press, 2104.
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.
The Voices of Medieval Bulgaria, Seventh to Fourteeth Century: The Records of a Bygone Culture, Leiden and Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, 2008.
Infidels, Turks, and Women: The South Slavs in the German Mind, Ca. 1400-1600, Peter Lang Publishing, 1997.
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.
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