Kiril Petkov is Professor of Medieval and Mediterranean History at the University of Wisconsin, River Falls. He has received M.A. degrees from the State University of New York (Albany) and Central European University (Budapest) and holds a Ph.D. from New York University.
Professor Petkov works on the cultural history of the Middle Ages, the sociology of pre-modern religion and interfaith and inter-cultural relationships in the pre-modern Mediterranean. He has been awarded grants for research in Germany, France, Belgium and England.
Among his publications are Infidels, Turks, and Women: The South Slavs in the German Mind (New York: Peter Lang, 1997); The Kiss of Peace (Leiden: Brill, 2003); The Voices of Medieval Bulgaria (Leiden: Brill, 2008); The Anxieties of a Citizen Class: The Miracles of the True Cross of San Giovanni Evangelista, Venice (Leiden: Brill, 2014); and his edition of Coriolano Cippico, The Deeds of Commander Pietro Mocenigo (New York: Italica Press, 2014). He is the co-editor with Vassil Gjuzelev of Church and State: Studies in Medieval Bulgaria and Byzantium (Sofia: American Research Center, 2011); and with Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski of Philippe de Mézières and His Age: Piety and Politics in the Fourteenth Century (Leiden: Brill, 2011).
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