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 historyl. His 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 current project investigates the so-called "transition from feudalism to capitalism" by examining agricultural expansion in northeast England as a necessary precursor to the industrial revolution. His other interests include English law; the intersection of social status, geography, and wealth; and ideas of freedom and subjection from the classical period to the present.


Selected Publications

Books

  • Conflict and Compromise in the Late Medieval Countryside: Lords and Peasants in Durham, 1348 to 1400 (Routledge, 2006).

Articles/Essays

  • "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

  • "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 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.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
20823 EUH4504 English Legal History Ⅰ Web-Based (W) Unavailable
No Description Available

No courses found for Fall 2020.

No courses found for Summer 2020.

Updated: Oct 28, 2020