Pieter Spierenburg







Born 1948  

PhD from the University of Amsterdam in 1978



Emeritus Professor of Erasmus University

Program Leader at Institute for War and Genocide Studies (NIOD)


Visiting Professorships

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh (History), Spring 2001

University of California at Berkeley (Law), Spring 2006




Selected Publications

Spierenburg, Pieter (2012) Violence and Punishment: Civilizing the Body through Time. Cambridge: Polity.

Spierenburg, Pieter (2008) A History of Murder: Personal Violence in Europe from the Middle Ages to the Present. Cambridge: Polity.

Spierenburg, Pieter (2004) Written in Blood: Fatal Attraction in Enlightenment Amsterdam. Columbus: Ohio State University Press.

Spierenburg, Pieter (1998) De Verbroken Betovering: Mentaliteit en Cultuur in Preïndustrieel Europa. Hilversum: Verloren.

Spierenburg, Pieter (1991) The Prison Experience: Disciplinary Institutions and their Inmates in Early Modern Europe. New Brunswick, London: Rutgers University Press (reprinted by Amsterdam University Press 2007).

Spierenburg, Pieter (1984) The Spectacle of Suffering: Executions and the Evolution of Repression: From a Preindustrial Metropolis to the European Experience. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (reprinted as paperback 2008).