Professor Joyce E. Salisbury, Ph.D.

Professor Joyce E. Salisbury
  • University of Wisconsin, Green Bay
  • Rutgers University
We humans do not walk lightly. We leave our imprint as we go, and I want to show you how each group has left its mark on Spain.

Joyce E. Salisbury is Professor Emerita of Humanistic Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay, where she taught history and served as associate dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences and director of International Education. She earned her Ph.D. in Medieval History at Rutgers University, specializing in religious and social history.

Professor Salisbury began her career performing research in Spain, and she has continued to travel there to conduct further research, lecture, and guide students and other travelers. She is currently working on a book about the history of early Christian martyrdom.

In addition to receiving the University of Wisconsin’s Outstanding Teaching award, she was named Professor of the Year in 1991 by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. She has taught three times on Semester at Sea, a study-abroad program on a ship that circumnavigates the world with more than 500 students for a full semester.

Professor Salisbury is a prolific author whose books include the award-winning Perpetua’s Passion: Death and Memory of a Young Roman Woman; The Beast Within: Animals in the Middle Ages; Rome’s Christian Empress: Galla Placidia Rules at the Twilight of the Empire; and the widely used textbook The West in the World. She has been interviewed many times on National Public Radio on topics from religion to the books she has written, and she appeared on the PBS special The Road from Christ to Constantine.

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  1. The History of Spain: Land on a Crossroad

    The History of Spain: Land on a Crossroad

    Joyce E. Salisbury
    4.6 out of 5
    83% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (112)
    Starting at $234.95 Starting at $234.95 $269.95 $234.95$269.95
    Spain has played a unique and pivotal role in Western civilization. In this course, you’ll learn its epic history, from its rule under Rome and the breathtaking drama of Islamic Spain to its emergence into the modern world, as well as its phenomenal contributions to art, architecture, literature, music, and learning. Travel with us to this remarkable culture, and savor the great human drama of the story of Spain.
  2. Warriors, Queens, and Intellectuals: 36 Great Women before 1400

    Warriors, Queens, and Intellectuals: 36 Great Women before 1400

    Joyce E. Salisbury
    4.5 out of 5
    87% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (16)
    Starting at $334.95 Starting at $334.95 $384.95 $334.95$384.95
    In unearthing these stories in Warriors, Queens, and Intellectuals, we are not only able to rediscover the contributions of women— often lost to time and whose stories were written to fit prevailing prejudices—but we are also able to see our own history in new, more nuanced ways. Beyond battles and dates and the names of great men, there are other stories that can give us a richer understanding of the past and...
  3. (SET) Warriors, Queens, and Intellectuals & The Other Side of History Set

    (SET) Warriors, Queens, and Intellectuals & The Other Side of History

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $774.90 Starting at $774.90 $904.90 $774.90$904.90
    Explore two often-overlooked aspects of the distant past with this two-course set filled with fresh perspectives and historical insights. In Warriors, Queens, and Intellectuals: 36 Great Women before 1400, get an unforgettable introduction to the great women—including Boudicca, Lady Murasaki, and Joan of Arc—who helped transform history from the Roman Empire to the Middle Ages. Then, in The Other Side of...
  4. (Set) The History of Spain & World’s Greatest Paintings Set

    (Set) The History of Spain & World’s Greatest Paintings

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $449.90 Starting at $449.90 $524.90 $449.90$524.90
    Explore the majestic unfolding of art and culture with this two-course set. Join an expert in a thrilling course on Spain’s unique history, culture, and people with The History of Spain: Land on a Crossroad. Then, participate in a compelling discovery of some of the most significant paintings in Western art with the World’s Greatest Paintings.
  5. (SET) Warriors, Queens, and Intellectuals & The Celtic World Set

    (SET) Warriors, Queens, and Intellectuals & The Celtic World

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $569.90 Starting at $569.90 $654.90 $569.90$654.90
    Travel back in time and explore often overlooked corners of Western history with this illuminating two-course set. First, get an unforgettable introduction to the great women—including Boudicca, Lady Murasaki, and Joan of Arc—who helped transform history from the Roman Empire to the Middle Ages in Warriors, Queens, and Intellectuals: 36 Great Women before 1400. Then, in The Celtic World, discover the incredible...
  6. (Set) The History of Spain & Lost Worlds of South America Set

    (Set) The History of Spain & Lost Worlds of South America

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $449.90 Starting at $449.90 $524.90 $449.90$524.90
    Discover a history that often gets overlooked in traditional studies with this two-course set. Discover the dramatic empire building, religious passions, and royal dynasties of Spain in The History of Spain: Land on a Crossroad. Then, embark on an adventurous trek of discovery through the wilds of South America to the great, mysterious civilizations of the ancients in Lost Worlds of South America.
  7. (SET) Warriors, Queens, and Intellectuals & King Arthur Set

    (SET) Warriors, Queens, and Intellectuals & King Arthur

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $569.90 Starting at $569.90 $654.90 $569.90$654.90
    Explore some of the most legendary figures from the ancient and medieval world in this eye-opening, two-course set. First, get an unforgettable introduction to the great women—including Boudicca, Lady Murasaki, and Joan of Arc—who helped transform history from the Roman Empire to the Middle Ages in Warriors, Queens, and Intellectuals: 36 Great Women before 1400. Then, explore the saga of King Arthur and the...
  8. Set The History of Spain & The Other 1492 Set

    Set The History of Spain & The Other 1492

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $469.90 Starting at $469.90 $469.90 $469.90$469.90
    Travel into the spellbinding drama of Spanish history with this two-course set. Uncover the breathtaking human story of a great country in The History of Spain: Land on a Crossroad. Then, delve into The Other 1492: Ferdinand, Isabella, and the Making of an Empire and use a pivotal year as a focal point to follow events that enabled Spain to become a country and then an empire.
  9. (SET) Warriors, Queens, and Intellectuals & The Black Death Set

    (SET) Warriors, Queens, and Intellectuals & The Black Death

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $569.90 Starting at $569.90 $654.90 $569.90$654.90
    Voyage into the centuries before 1400 with this engaging two-course set. In Warriors, Queens, and Intellectuals: 36 Great Women before 1400, get an unforgettable introduction to the great women—including Boudicca, Lady Murasaki, and Joan of Arc—who helped transform history from the Roman Empire to the Middle Ages. And in The Black Death: The World’s Most Devastating Plague, embark on a fascinating exploration...
  10. (Set) The History of Spain & Learning Spanish Set

    (Set) The History of Spain & Learning Spanish

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $569.90 Starting at $569.90 $654.90 $569.90$654.90
    Delve into the majestic drama of Spanish history in this eye-opening two-course set. Start by gaining a superb overview of this great civilization—its culture, its people, and its unique role in the West—with The History of Spain: Land on a Crossroad. Then, discover an exciting and practical way to quickly build the ability to communicate in Spanish with Learning Spanish: How to Understand and Speak a New...
  11. (Set) Celtic World & The History of Spain Set

    (Set) Celtic World & The History of Spain

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $469.90 Starting at $469.90 $539.90 $469.90$539.90
    Uncover the often-overlooked history of two ground-breaking civilizations in this historical set. Travel through time from 500 B.C. to today and rediscover the Celtic World. Then, explore the broad and fascinating panorama of Spanish history, spanning the centuries from the first Neolithic settlement of the peninsula to Spain’s 20th century Civil War with The History of Spain: Land on a Crossroad.
  12. (SET) Warriors, Queens, and Intellectuals & Medieval World Set

    (SET) Warriors, Queens, and Intellectuals & Medieval World

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $654.90 Starting at $654.90 $759.90 $654.90$759.90
    Enjoy unique perspectives on the past with these two 36-lecture courses that, together, add new depth to your overall picture of Western history. Start with Warriors, Queens, and Intellectuals: 36 Great Women before 1400, in which you’ll get an unforgettable introduction to the great women—including Boudicca and Joan of Arc—who helped transform history from the Roman Empire to the Middle Ages. Then, go beyond...
  13. (Set) The History of Spain & Living the French Revolution and the Age of Napoleon Set on sale

    (Set) The History of Spain & Living the French Revolution and the Age of Napoleon

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $629.00 Starting at $106.90 $789.90 $106.90$789.90
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  14. (SET) The Great Tours: England, Scotland, and Wales & The History of Spain Set

    (SET) The Great Tours: England, Scotland, and Wales & The History of Spain

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $569.90 Starting at $569.90 $654.90 $569.90$654.90
    Look at two fascinating regions with this set of courses that will transport you to Europe. Discover the history, people, and places of Great Britain with The Great Tours: England, Scotland, and Wales. Then, discover the fascinating panorama of Spanish history, spanning the centuries from the first Neolithic settlement of the peninsula to Spain’s 20th century Civil War with The History of Spain: Land on a...