Laurence Marvin

Laurence Marvin

Professor of History

Department: History
Phone: (706) 238-7961
Campus Box: 5010
Location: Evans 124

Teaching Interests

As Professor of History at Berry College, Laurence W. Marvin teaches both halves of the foundations world history surveys as well as upper division level European history courses before 1300 (History 302 and History 311).  He also teaches a Military History course that spans the pre-classical age to the twentieth century (History 347) and the History Department’s senior capstone course, Historiography (History 491).

Research Interests

As a scholar Dr. Marvin specializes in the European Middle Ages, specifically the long twelfth century (AD 1095-1225). 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. His recent article on command and control in the long twelfth-century appeared in War & Society in the summer of 2016. Currently he is writing a book on the military history of the Fifth Crusade.