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A. Lloyd Moote

Emeritus Professor of History

Contact Information
Phone: (213) 740-1657
Office: SOS 153

Curriculum Vitae


M.A. , University of Minnesota
Ph.D. , University of Minnesota
B.A. , University of Toronto

Academic Appointment, Affiliation, and Employment History

Tenure Track Appointments

Assistant Professor to Professor,, University of Southern California, 09/01/1962-08/31/1992  
Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati, 09/01/1961-08/31/1962  

Non-Tenure Track Appointments

Emeritus Professor, University of Southern California, 09/01/1993-  
Lecturer, University of Toronto, 09/01/1958-08/31/1961  

Other Employment

Affiliated Professor, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, 09/01/1994-  
Visiting Professor, Queens University, Canada, 09/01/1965-08/31/1966  
Visiting Professor, University of Minnesota, 06/30/1965-08/15/1965  

Description of Research

Summary Statement of Research Interests

During his teaching years Lloyd Moote wrote on the history of early modern Europe, with a focus on seventeenth-century French political history, and an interest in the new social and cultural histories. In retirement he and his wife, Dorothy Moote, a medical microbiologist, devoted ten years to researching and co-authoring a book on the Great Plague of London in 1665, which told the personal stories of persons who stayed when they could have fled and the story of those who could not flee, based on original research in over twenty archives, and combining medical, social, economic, political, religious and cultural history. He is now writing a very broad work on the history of regicide (and its modern equivalent in republican states) from the ancient gods to the present, The King Must Die: The Story of Sacred Sacrifice. He also organizes talks on wide-ranging subjects in an informal setting, Early Modern Historians of Rutgers, Princeton, and Philadelphia.

Honors and Awards

Pulitzer Prize nomination for The Great Plague, 2004  
Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis, faculty fellow, 1994-1996  
University of Essex, fellow, 1993-1994  
Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, London, fellow, 1993-1994  
Wellcome Trust (UK) and Burroughs-Wellcome (US) grants, 1993-1994  
USC Phi Kappa book award and USC Associates creative scholarship and research award, 1990  
Institute for Advanced Study, member, 1988-1989  
President, Society for Historical Studies, 1985  
Guggenheim Fellowship Recipient, 1976-1977  
Haynes Foundation fellowship, 1973  
National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship Recipient, 1969-1970  
American Philosphical Society, 1962  
Koren Prize for best article in French history by an American or Canadian, 1962  
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