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
Bio: 

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

Courses he teaches include:

  • History 1010: Modern Western World
  • History 3015: History and Cinema
  • History 3020: World History to 1500
  • 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

He advises graduate students in medieval history and medieval studies interested in medieval Italy and the Mediterranean. 

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.

His books include:

  • 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:

  • 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).

Full listing of publications as of 2016.