Dr. Steven Rowan
Steven Rowan, Ph.D.
Fields of interest:
- Medieval History; History of Roman Law; Missouri Immigration; German activity in America in the 19th century
Ulrich Zasius: A Jurist in the German Renaissance, 1461-1535
(Frankfurt am Main, 1987) Law and Jurisprudence in the 16th Century
(St. Louis: Center for Reformation Research, 1986). Germans for a Free Missouri: Translations from the St. Louis Radical Press
(University of Missouri Press, 1983) Edited with Elizabeth Sims, Henry Boernstein, The Mysteries of St. Louis
(Chicago: Kerr, 1990) translated, Emil Klauprecht Cincinnati, or The Mysteries of the West
(New York: Lang, 1996) Henry Boernstein, Memoirs of a Nobody: The Missouri Years of an Austrian Radical
(Missouri Historical Society Press, 1998) Translated, Wilhelm Kaufmann, The Germans in the American Civil War
(Carlisle, PA: Kalmann, 1999) Translated and edited, Baron Ludwig von Reizenstein, The Mysteries of New Orleans
, (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002); Edited, Ludwig Freiherr von Reizenstein, Die Geheimnisse von New-Orleans
(Shreveport, LA: Les editions Tintamarre, 2004). The Baron in the Grand Canyon: Friedrich Wilhelm von Egloffstein in the Wes
t (University of Missouri Press, 2013).
- Research on the mos italicus consilia tradition in Roman law in the 16th century; further research on German Radicals in 19th century Missouri. Currently completing The Baron in the Grand Canyon: Friedrich Wilhelm von Egloffstein in the West (St. Louis Mercantile Library, being considered for publication). In cooperation with his
colleague Professor Carlos Schwantes, he has prepared a new translation of Michel
Chevalier, Letters on North America
(1836) currently under consideration by the University of Washington Press; he
is halfway through a translation of Chevalier's History and Description of the Routes of Communication in the United
States (1840-1843), which will amount to over 1000 pages single-space, also
in cooperation with Professor Schwantes.
Complete curriculum vitae is
To contact Dr. Rowan please use the following email Srowan@umsl.edu