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Dr. David  Routt
Dr. David Routt
Assistant Professor of History
I am at present working on an economic and social history of the estate held by the abbot of St. Edmund's abbey, a major English Benedictine house, during the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. The history examines the abbot's response as manager of a large landed endowment to the Great Famine, the Black Death, the English Peasants' Rebellion, and other instances of economic, social, political, and ecclesiastical crisis characteristic of the late Middle Ages. It also explores related themes such as patterns of aristocratic and peasant consumption, mobility of labor, peasant resistance to seigniorial authority, and the erosion of the medieval manorial institutions.
Ph.D., The Ohio State University
M.A., University of Kentucky
B.A., University of Kentucky
Contact Information
108 Ryland Hall
(804) 289-8885
(804) 287-1992 (Fax)
Areas of Expertise
Medieval Europe
Medieval England
Medieval Economy