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Dr Stuart Pracy

Lecturer in Medieval History

My research interests lie in the social and economic history of Western Europe and, more broadly, Eurasia from c. 800 to c. 1200 CE. In particular, I focus on the agency of the peasantry in shaping the social landscape, the ways in which status and rank were negotiated, social mobility, and inequality. My research considers issues such as the inclusion and exclusion of social groups from the discourse(s) of power, the conceptual dimensions of rank and reciprocity, and the legacy of such ideas in the wider cultural memory.

I began my current role as a Lecturer in Medieval History at the University of Exeter in the spring of 2021, after completing a PhD at the University of Manchester.