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John J. Hurt

  • Professor Emeritus of History

John J. Hurt taught European history at the University of Delaware from 1969 to 2015. He specialized in seventeenth-century France and the reign of Louis XIV and taught courses in those areas and in the French Revolution and Napoleon. Late in his career, he became interested in European military history and offered a military history survey course and an upper-level course in World War II in Europe. He studied history and French literature at Mercer University, Macon, Ga., where he graduated in 1960. He earned an M.A. (1962) and a Ph.D. (1970) in history at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and was a Fulbright Scholar in France, 1966-1968. He was a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army in 1962-1964. Dr. Hurt was chair of the Department of History, 2008 to 2013.



  • Louis XIV and the Parlements (Manchester University Press, 2002).

Edited Volumes

  • Odyssey of a Bombardier: The POW Log of Richard M. Mason with Steven E. Sidebotham (University of Delaware Press, 2014).

Links to Publications

Department of History • 236 John Munroe Hall • Newark, DE 19716 • USA
Phone: 302-831-2371 • Fax: 302-831-1538

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