Luigi Andrea Berto

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Luigi Andrea Berto
Professor of History
Office: 
(269) 387-4580
Location: 
4432 Friedmann Hall, Mail Stop 5334
Mailing address: 
Department of History
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5334 USA
Education: 
  • Ph.D., European History, University of Venice (Italy), 2001
Research interests: 
  • Medieval Venice and early medieval Italy
  • Perception of war and violence (including perception of the "others"), writing history, uses of the past
  • Relations between Christians and Muslims, identity, and historiography
Bio: 

Dr. Luigi Andrea Berto is Professor of medieval history at Western Michigan University.

Courses he teaches include:

  • History 1000: Early Western World
  • History 1010: Modern Western World
  • History 2020: World History to 1500
  • History 3015: History and Film
  • History 4495: Colonialism and Protest in Film
  • History 4495: Christians and Muslims in the Middle Ages
  • History 6120: Making History in the Early Middle Ages
  • History 6120: Cultural History of Medieval Italy
  • History 6820: Medieval and Renaissance Venice
  • History 6820: “Francia” and Italy in the Early Middle Ages
  • History 6820: Medieval Mediterranean

 He advises graduate students interested in medieval Italy.

His books include:

  • Christians under the Crescent and Muslims under the Cross c.630–1923 (Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2021).
  • Early Medieval Venice: Cultural Memory and History (Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2020).
  • Christians and Muslims in Early Medieval Italy: Perceptions, Encounters, and Clashes (London and New York: Routledge, 2020).
  • Making History in Ninth-Century Northern and Southern Italy (Pisa: Pisa University Press, 2018).
  • Cristiani e musulmani nell’Italia dei primi secoli del Medioevo. Percezioni, scontri e incontri (Milan: Jouvence, 2018).
  • I raffinati metodi d’indagine e il mestiere dello storico. L’alto medioevo italiano all’inizio del terzo millennio (Mantua: Universitas Studiorum, 2016).La guerra, la violenza, gli altri e la frontiera nella “Venetia” altomedievale (Pisa: Pisa University Press, 2016).
  • In Search of the First Venetians: Prosopography of Early Medieval Venice, Studies in the Early Middle Ages (Turnhout: Brepols, 2014).
  • The Political and Social Vocabulary of John’s the Deacon’s ‘Istoria Veneticorum’, Cursor Mundi 12, Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, University of California at Los Angeles (Turnhout: Brepols, 2013).

Editions and Translations of Medieval Latin Texts:

  • TheLittle History of the Lombards of Benevento by Erchempert: A Critical Edition and Translation of ‘Ystoriola Longobardorum Beneventum degentium’,edition and translation into English (Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2021).
  • Franks and Lombards in Italian Carolingian Texts: Memories of the Vanquished, edition and translation into English (Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2021).
  • Storia dei vescovi napoletani (I secolo – 876) / Gesta Episcoporum Neapolitanorum, edition and translation into Italian (Pisa: Pisa University Press, 2018).
  • Italian Carolingian Historical and Poetic Texts, edition and translation into English (Pisa: Pisa University Press, 2016).
  • Erchemperto, Piccola Storia dei Longobardi di Benevento / Ystoriola Longobardorum Beneventum degentium, edition and translation into Italian, Nuovo Medioevo (Naples: Liguori, 2013).
  • Giovanni Diacono, Istoria Veneticorum, edition and translation into Italian, Istituto storico Italiano per il Medioevo (Bologna: Zanichelli, 1999).

Publications as of Fall 2021