Steven Ozment (1939-2019) was McLean Professor of Ancient and Modern History Emeritus at Harvard University and a leading scholar of early modern and modern Germany, the Protestant Reformation, and the family in early modern Europe. Born in Mississippi, and raised in Arkansas, he attended the University of Arkansas on a football scholarship, transferred to Hendrix College after two years, and began the academic study that became his life's calling. He was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in the field of Renaissance History. Over the years, he taught at Yale, Harvard, Stanford, and the University of Tubingen in Germany. In his thirteen books, he wed superb writing with erudite scholarship. He won the Schaff History Prize and was a finalist for the 1981 National Book Award. His The Burgermeister's Daughter: Scandal in a Sixteenth-Century German Town (St. Martin's, 1996), A Mighty Fortress: A New History of the German People (HarperCollins, 2004), and Protestants: The Birth of a Revolution (Viking, 1992) are each landmarks of German and human history.
THE BURGERMEISTER'S DAUGHTER: Scandal in a Sixteenth-Century German Town (St. Martin's, 1996)
FLESH AND SPIRIT: Private Life in Early Modern Germany (Viking, 1999)
A MIGHTY FORTRESS: A New History of the German People (HarperCollins, 2004)
PROTESTANTS: The Birth of a Revolution (Doubleday, 1993)
THE SERPENT AND THE LAMB: Cranach, Luther and the Making of the Reformation (Yale University Press, 2012)