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As Professor of history at Berry College, Laurence Marvin teaches both halves of the general education world history surveys as well as upper division level European history courses before 1600. Besides those courses he teaches a Military History course that spans the pre-classical age to the twentieth century, and a Film as History course that analyzes the depiction and use of history on feature film. Finally he teaches the senior capstone course, Historiography.
As a scholar he specializes in the European Middle Ages, specifically the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. Most of his published work has been on Medieval warfare. His 2008 book, The Occitan War, discusses the Albigensian Crusade, a crusade conducted against the people of Southern France in the early thirteenth century. He has published a number of articles, book chapters and encyclopedia articles on various aspects of this crusade as well as other facets of Medieval military history. He has an article forthcoming on massacre and atrocity in the Middle Ages. Currently he is working towards a book on the concept of command and control in Medieval warfare.
In May 2010 he received the Mary S. and Samuel Poe Carden Award for outstanding teaching, scholarship and service to Berry College.