Erling Ladewig Petersen

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Erling Ladewig Peterson (1929 – 2000) was a historian and an educator. He was listed as a notable teacher of History in Marquis Who's Who.

Biography[edit | edit source]

Erling Ladewig Peterson, born to Ella Ladewig and Southwest Peterson in Copenhagen on 1st April 1929, became a Danish historian. He was famous for his teaching method and thus enjoyed great respect from his students. Ladewig suffered two strokes in the later part of his life and therefore marked by weakness since 1996 when he suffered the first stroke. On 25th June 2000, Ladewig succumbed to his weakness after the second stroke had deprived him of speech.

Education[edit | edit source]

  • Ph.D. (History), University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen
  • Masters of Art (History), University Copenhagen, Copenhagen

Career[edit | edit source]

  • Assistant, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen (1951-1959)
  • Assistant Professor, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen (1959-1966)
  • Professor, University of Odense, Denmark (1966-2000)

Academic Activities[edit | edit source]

Chairman, Danish Historical Association (1982 – 2000)

Member, Royal Danish Society for History (1978 – 2000)

Editor, Association's journal, Danish Historical Association, (1973 – 1982)

Books[edit | edit source]

Articles[edit | edit source]

  • "Nyere Islamforskning" (Newer Islamic Research), Historical Journal 11th series, vol. 5, 1956 p. 145-163. Archived 5th March 2016 at Wayback Machine
  • "Fatwa og Jihad" (Fatwa and jihad), Historical Journal 16th series, vol. 6, 1997, p. 405-413. Archived 9th March 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  • "Den ældste islamiske historietradition i moderne forskning, 1890-1990" (The oldest Islamic historical tradition in modern research, 1890-1990), Historical Journal, 16th series, vol. 5, 1996, p. 109-133. Archived 4th March 2016 at the Wayback Machine