Fr. Francis S. Betten, S.J. (1863-1942) was a historian and member of the faculty of Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He served as Vice-President of the American Catholic Historical Association (1929). His books, The Ancient World and Ancient and Medieval History, were used in Catholic schools of America and other countries for decades. The Catholic Historian features this book as an online resource for those looking for Catholic perspectives on history.