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Peter Larson (he/him/his)

Peter Larson (he/him/his), Ph.D.

Education

  • Ph.D. from Rutgers University (2004)

Research Interests

Medieval & Early Modern England; social and economic history; legal history.

Recent Research Activities

Peter Larson's research focuses on the social and legal history of premodern England, and the relation of local/regional to national history. His first book, Conflict and Compromise in the Late Medieval Countryside: Lords and Peasants in Durham, 1348 to 1400, is a study of the reactions of lords and peasants in County Durham as they struggled to put their lives and society back together in the half-century following the Black Death. His forthcoming book, Rethinking the Great Transition: Community and Economic Growth in County Durham, 1349-1660 investigates the so-called "transition from feudalism to capitalism" by examining agricultural expansion in northeast England as a necessary precursor to the industrial revolution and a contributor to the 'Little Divergence" that saw England emerge as a global economic power. His next project is an exploration of identity, occupation, and the emergence of industry in northern England. Other interests include English Common Law, and women & gender in premodern England.

Selected Publications

Books

  • Forthcoming Rethinking the Great Transition: Community and Economic Growth in County Durham, 1349-1550 (Oxford University Press, 2022).
  • Conflict and Compromise in the Late Medieval Countryside: Lords and Peasants in Durham, 1348 to 1400 (Routledge, 2006).

Articles/Essays

  • “Widow-right in Durham, England (1349-1660),” in Continuity & Change 33:2 (2018): 173-201.

     

  • "Village Voice or Village Oligarchy The Jurors of the Durham Halmote Court, 1349-1424," in The Law and History Review 28:3 (2010): 675-709.

Book Sections/Chapters

  • Forthcoming

    "Gendered roles and female litigants in northeastern England, 1300-1700," in Litigating Women: Gender and Justice in Europe c.1200-c.1750, ed. by Deborah Youngs and Teresa Phipps (Routledge, 2022).

  • "Peasant Opportunities in Rural Durham: Land, Vills and Mills, 1349-1500," in Commercial Activity, Markets and Entrepreneurs in the Middle Ages: Essays in Honour of Richard Britnell, ed. by Ben Dodds and Christian D. Liddy (Boydell, 2011), pp. 141-164.
  • "Rural transformation in northern England: village communities of Durham, 1340-1440," in Agriculture and Rural Society after the Black Death: Common Themes and Regional Variations, ed. by Richard H. Britnell and Benjamin Dodds (University of Hertfordshire, 2008), pp. 99-114.
  • "Local Law Courts in Late Medieval Durham," in Richard H. Britnell and Christian D. Liddy, eds., North-East England in the Later Middle Ages (Boydell & Brewer, 2005).

Awards

  • 2020 Elected Fellow, Royal Historical Society
  • 2013 CAH Award for Excellence in Graduate Education.
  • 2009 UCF Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Education.
  • 2009 CAH Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Education.

Courses

No courses found for Spring 2023.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
81534 EUH2000 Western Civilization Ⅰ Face to Face (P) Tu,Th 01:30 PM - 02:45 PM Unavailable
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Course Number Course Title Mode Session Date and Time Syllabus
61700 EUH4504 English Legal History Ⅰ Web-Based (W) C Unavailable
No Description Available

No courses found for Spring 2022.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
80101 HIS6159 Historiography Face to Face (P) W 06:00 PM - 08:50 PM Unavailable
No Description Available

No courses found for Summer 2021.

Updated: Oct 26, 2021