Viginia Tech
Frederic J. Baumgartner
Professor of History
College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences
Virginia Tech

History Department 0117
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University,
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061
BA, Mount Saint Paul College, Waukesha, Wisconsin, 1967
MA, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, 1969
PhD, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, 1972

I have been a faculty member at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University since 1976.
Previously I was an assistant professor of History at Georgia College, Milledgeville, Georgia.


History 1025, History of Europe I
History 1026, History of Europe II
History 2004, Historical Methods
History 2165, History of France to 1750
History 3344, The Reformation Era
History 3524, Early European Military History
History 4074, Senior Seminar


Radical Reactionaries: The Political Thought of the French Catholic League.
(Geneva: Librairie Droz, 1976), 317 pp.

Change and Continuity in the French Episcopate: The Bishops and the Wars of
Religion. (Durham, North Carolina: Duke University Press, 1986), 325 pp.



Henry II King of France. (Durham, North Carolina: Duke University Press, 1988),
365 pp. Second Edition. (Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall/Hunt, 1996). Recipient of the
Charles Smith Book Prize, Southern Historical Association, 1988

From Spear to Flintlock: A History of War in Europe to the French Revolution.
(Westport, Connecticut: Praeger Press, 1991), 353 pp.


Louis XII. (New York: St. Martin's Press; 1994; paper-cover edition, 1996),,317 pp.


France in the Sixteenth Century. (New York: St. Martin's Press; and London,
Macmillan, 1995; hard-bound and paper-cover editions), ,352 pp,.


Longing for the End: A History of Millennialism in Western Civilization. (New York:
St. Martin’s Press, 1999, paper-cover edition, 2001), 286 pp.

Behind Locked Doors: A History of Papal Elections. (New York: Palgrave, 2003;
paper-cover edition, 2005), 272 pp.



Declaring War in Early Modern Europe. New York (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2011)


Office Phone: 540 231-8364
Fax: 540 231-8724