Dr. Louis HaasDr. Louis Haas

Associate Professor

E-mail: louis.haas@mtsu.edu
Phone: (615) 898-5828
Office Location and Mailing Address: Peck Hall Room, 263
MTSU Box 23
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

FIELDS: Medieval and Renaissance Europe

BIOGRAPHY: Having been influenced by the French Annales School of Historiography I specialize in the social and religious history of the family in Europe during the late middle ages and the early modern period. I do research to solve questions that I want answered rather than what society asks, though I hope in answering them society does find some utility therein. Nevertheless, I do research for myself. Having been well-trained as a teaching assistant at both The Ohio State University and the University of Illinois, discussion and cooperative learning are at the core of my teaching methodology. I teach to please myself, to have fun with the material arranging it, rearranging it, presenting it, though if I do this well, students will also learn well.


  • History 1110, Survey of World Civilization I
  • History 1120, Survey of World Civilization II
  • History 2010, Survey of United States History I
  • History 2020, Survey of United States History II
  • History 3010, Historian's Craft
  • History 4210, Middle Ages
  • History 4220, Renaissance Europe
  • History 4420, Medieval Mediterranean


  • History 5210, Middle Ages
  • History 5220, Renaissance Europe
  • History 6010, Historiography
  • History 6205/7205, Research Seminar in European History


Haas, Louis. The Renaissance Man and His Children: Childbirth and Early Childhood in Florence 1300-1600. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1998.

Haas, Louis. "Women and Politics in the Urban Milieu," in Women in Medieval Western European Culture, edited by Linda Mitchell. New York: Garland Press, 1999. 221-240

Haas, Louis. "Historiographical Reflections and the Revolt of the Medievalists," co-authored with Joel Rosenthal in Essays on Medieval Childhood: Responses to Recent Debates, 2007.


Like Little Adults: the Historiography of Childhood in the Past

A video clip of Dr. Haas speaking about the classes he teaches at MTSU:


Ph.D.,  Medieval History, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1990
M.A.,     Medieval History, The Ohio State University, 1982
B.A.,     University of Southern Indiana, 1980

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