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Bernard S Bachrach

Department of History 1114 HellerH 271 19th Ave S

Department Affiliations


  • early Angevin history
  • Fulk Nerra
  • Medieval Europe before 1200
  • medieval military
  • Renaissance


  • State-Building in Medieval France: Studies in Early Angevin History. Bachrach, Bernard, London: Variorum, 1995.
  • Pirenne and Charlemagne. Bachrach, Bernard, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1998.
  • Fulk Nerra-the Neo Roman Consul: A Political Biography of the Angevin Count (987-1040). Bachrach, Bernard, Berkeley: University of California Press, 1993.

Professional Activities

  • Editor and co-founding editor of Medieval Prosopography
  • Founding editor of Res Mitiraris


  • CEE Distinguished Teaching Award by the University of Minnesota, 1993
  • College of Liberal Arts Scholars of the College, University of Minnesota, 2000
  • McKnight Research Award

Courses Taught

  • Hist 1905 - Freshman Seminar
  • Hist 5900 - Topics in European/Medieval History
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Featured Faculty

  • Jean O'Brien, 2014 Sara Evans Faculty Woman Scholar/Leader Award

    Jean O'Brien has been awarded this year's Sara Evans Faculty Woman Scholar/Leader Award. Jean O'Brien joins Erika Lee (2012) as the second historian to receive Sara Evans Faculty Woman Scholar/Leader Award. Congratulations, Jeani!

    August 31st, 2014
  • Ann Waltner, 2014 President's Award for Outstanding Service

    Congratulations to Ann Waltner, who is a 2014 recipient of the President's Award for Outstanding Service.

    May 1st, 2014
  • Giancarlo Casale, Morse-Alumni Award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education

    Giancarlo Casale has been named winner of this year's Morse-Alumni Award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education.

    The department's nomination recognized his success in the classroom, his integration of language study and study abroad, his activity as a public intellectual, and his service as DUS.

    Each year since 1965, the University of Minnesota has recognized a select group of faculty members for their outstanding contributions to undergraduate education. This honor is awarded to exceptional candidates nominated by colleges in their quest to identify excellence in undergraduate education.

    Congratulations, Giancarlo!

    April 1st, 2014

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