Stanley M. Burstein

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Stanley Mayer Burstein
BornSeptember 16, 1941
Methuen, Massachusetts
Scientific career

Stanley Mayer Burstein is a historian whose writings primarily concern the Hellenistic period. He is Professor Emeritus of history at California State University, Los Angeles,[1] and the former Chair of the Department of History. He also served as Secretary-Treasurer and President of the Association of Ancient Historians.


Stanley Mayer Burstein was born on September 16, 1941 in Massachusetts. He married in 1966 and had two children. He received a PhD from the University of California, Los Angeles. He wrote many textbooks which are used by Common Core including The World from 1000 BCE to 300 CE and A Brief History of Ancient Greece, International Edition: Politics, Society, and Culture.[2][3][4]


Burstein was awarded the California State University, Los Angeles Outstanding Professor Award (1993) and President's Distinguished Professor Award (1997) along with the 2004 Wang Family Excellence Award.[5]


  1. ^ "Burstein Bio" (PDF).
  2. ^ Stanley M., Burstein (2006). World History Medieval to Early Modern Times. Holt, Rinehart and Winston. pp. Biography.
  3. ^ "Burstein, Stanley M. 1941-(Stanley M. Burstein, Stanley Mayer Burstein) - Dictionary definition of Burstein, Stanley M. 1941-(Stanley M. Burstein, Stanley Mayer Burstein) | FREE online dictionary". Retrieved 2017-02-11.
  4. ^ "Stanley M. Burstein". Retrieved 2018-11-06.
  5. ^ CSULA Emeriti Faculty Biography – Stanley M. Burstein