Charlie Steen

Photo: Charlie Steen

Professor Emeritus

Phone: (505) 277-2639
Office: Mesa Vista 2060


A.B. in History, University of New Mexico, 1964
Ph.D. in Early Modern European History, University of California, Los Angeles, 1970

Research Interests:

France, Netherlands, Early Modern Europe

Research Statement:

Cultural and intellectual history of Early Modern Europe, particularly France, Italy, and the Netherlands.


Professor Steen began his teaching career at the University of New Mexico in 1969. In addition to teaching both Western Civilization survey course, Steen also offers a variety of upper-division undergraduate courses including the Reformation Era, the History of Europe in the 18th Century and the History of the French Revolution. Professor Steen has published five books and a variety of articles.

Recent/Select Publications:

Margaret of Parma: A Life (2013)

A Chronicle of Conflict: Tournai, 1559-1567 (1985)

The Time of Troubles in the Low Countries: The Chronicles and Memoirs of Pasquier de le Barre of Tournai, 1559-1567 (1989)

The Reign of Louis XIV, with Paul Sonnino, William Roosen, and John C. Rule, eds. (1990)


  • Western Civilization to 1648
  • Western Civilization since 1648
  • Reform Era 1500-1600
  • Europe in the 18th Century
  • French Revolution - Napoleon 1789-1815
  • Revolution
  • Europe in the 17th Century