George L. Burr Biography

George Lincoln Burr (1857–1938) received his PhD from Cornell University in 1881, where he taught ancient and medieval history until 1922. He also served as librarian at Cornell from 1888 until his death in 1938. He is best remembered for an article published in the American Historical Review, "Year 1000 and the Antecedents of the Crusades" (1901), that provided a key overview of the scholarship and disproved a number of myths.


Narratives of the witchcraft cases, 1648-1706, ed. by George Lincoln Burr with three facsimiles. New York: C. Scribner's Sons, 1914; Reprint, Mineola, N.Y.: Dover Publications, 2002.

George Lincoln Burr: his life, by Roland H. Bainton; selections from his writings, edited by Lois Oliphant Gibbons. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell university press, 1943.

Persecution and liberty; essays in honor of George Lincoln Burr. Freeport, N.Y.: Books for Libraries Press, 1968.

New England's place in the history of witchcraft. Freeport, N.Y.: Books for Libraries Press, 1971.