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  

  • Department of History
  • 3502 Trousdale Parkway
  • Social Sciences Building (SOS) 153
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • 90089-0034