'Violence as Redemption' the Subject of Nov. 8 Lecture
Release Date: 11-03-2010
Contact: University Communications Staff
Phone: (802) 656-2005 FAX: (802) 656-3203
The Burack President's Distinguished Lecture Series will bring Mark G. Pegg, professor of history at Washington University in St. Louis, to give a talk titled "Killing and Dying for God: Violence as Redemption in the Medieval and Modern World." It will be held on Monday, Nov. 8 at 5 p.m. in North Lounge, Billings, with a reception immediately following in the Billings Library Apse.
Pegg specializes in medieval history, specifically concerning the Inquisition, the Albigensian Crusades, the history of heresy, and holiness. His two books, A Most Holy War: The Albigensian Crusade and the Battle for Christendom (2007) and The Corruption of Angels: The Great Inquisition of 1245-1246 (2001), have made him a respected and prominent member of the field. Pegg has a third forthcoming book titled Beatrice's Last Smile: A History of the Medieval World, 300-1500, and has also written numerous articles.
Pegg was born and raised in Australia. He holds a doctorate and master's both from Princeton University, and a bachelor's degree from the University of Sydney in Australia.
The event is hosted by the Department of History and co-sponsored by the Department of Religion.
Information: (802) 656-4408.