Nebraska Authors

William J. Bouwsma

Born 1923-11-22 Ann Arbor, MI (USA)

Died 2004-03-02

The author was the Sather Professor Emeritus of History at the University of California at Berkeley. He grew up in Lincoln, and his father was Oets K. Bouwsma. A renowned scholar of Renaissance Europe, Bouwsma served as President of the American Historical Association in 1978.

Places Lived

Lincoln, 1928-1943

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


History; Reformation; Renaissance; Europe


Harvard, Cambridge, MA


Professor of Hisory
University administrator

Places Worked

University of California, Berkeley


Concordia Mundi: The Career and Thought of Guillaume Postel 1510-1581. 1957.
Venice and the Defense of Republican Liberty: Renaissance Values in the Age.
Of the Counter Reformation. 1968.
John Calvin: A Sixteenth-Century Portrait. 1987.
A Usable Past: Essays in European Cultural History. 1990.

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