Richard Gerberding

Part-Time Visiting Instructor (2013-2015)
Specialty: Latin; Ancient & Medieval History

Professor Gerberding taught Latin and Ancient History courses at Willamette University between Fall 2013 and Spring 2015.

Before then, he had retired from his position as a Professor of History and Director of Classical Studies at the University of Alabama in Huntsville in 2013 after 29 years of teaching there. During this time, he was honored with the National Teaching Award of the American Philological Association (1996).

Education

  • Ph.D., Oxford University (United Kingdom)

Publications

Books:

The Rise of the Carolingians And The 'Liber Historiae Francorum', Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1987.

Late Merovingian France: History and Hagiography 640-720 (Manchester Medieval Sources) (translated and edited with Paul Fouracre), Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1996.

Medieval Worlds: An Introduction to European History, 300-1492 (with Jo Ann H. Moran Cruz) Boston: Houghton-Mifflin, 2003.

How To Be Old: The Thinking Person's Guide To Retirement (a modern adaptation of Ciceros' essay On Old Age [De Senectute] with commentary), adapted by R. Gerberding, illustrated by Lance Rossi, New Orleans, LA: Quid Pro Books, 2014.

Articles:

• "Paris Bibliothèque Nationale Latin 7906: An Unnoticed Very Early Fragment of the 'Liber Historiae Francorum'," Traditio XLIII (1987), pp. 381-386.

• "716: A Crucial Year For Charles Martel," in J. Jarnut, U. Nonn, M. Richter, eds., Karl Martel und seine Zeit, Sigmaringen: Jan Thorbecke Verlag, 1994, pp. 205-16.

• "Gregory of Tours", in William W. Kibler & Grover A. Zinn., eds., Medieval France: An Encyclopedia, New York & London: Garland Press, 1995, pp. 801-2.

• "Fredegar", in William W. Kibler & Grover A. Zinn., eds., Medieval France: An Encyclopedia, New York & London: Garland Press, 1995, p. 705.

• "The Later Roman Empire," in Rosamond McKitterick and Paul Fouracre, eds., The New Cambridge Medieval History, Vol. I: AD 500-700, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005, pp. 13-34.

Reviews:

Book Reviews in Speculum, American Historical Review, and International History Review.