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Carlos Eire
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Carlos Eire '74 MA, '76 MPhil, '79 PhD

Carlos Eire, who received his PhD from Yale in 1979, specializes in the history of late medieval and early modern Europe, with a focus on the Protestant and Catholic Reformations; the history of popular piety; the history of the supernatural, and the history of death. Before joining the Yale faculty in 1996, he taught at St. John's University in Minnesota and the University of Virginia, and was a member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton for two years. He is the author of War Against the Idols (1986); From Madrid to Purgatory (1995); A Very Brief History of Eternity (2010); Reformations: The Early Modern World (2016); and The Life of Saint Teresa of Avila: A Biography (2019). His latest book, They Flew: A History of the Impossible in Early Modern Europe, is scheduled for publication in 2023. He is also co-author of Jews, Christians, Muslims: An Introduction to Monotheistic Religions (1997), and has ventured into the twentieth century and the Cuban Revolution in the memoir Waiting for Snow in Havana (2003), which...

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