Lucia Waldschuetz

Position
Graduate Student
Bio/Description

For my dissertation research, I study the social, economic, and legal history of the late antique and early medieval period. My primary focus is on documents written on papyri, especially surety contracts, in Greek, Coptic, and Arabic, which I use to examine relationships of dependency between the landowning elite and estate tenants in Egypt and the broader Mediterranean. More generally, I am interested in how the law in its various shapes and forms was perceived and used by different social groups in late antique Egypt and early medieval Western Europe.

I received bachelor degrees in Ancient History as well as Art History and a master’s degree in Byzantine Studies from the University of Vienna, Austria.

Year of Study
Fourth Year
Area of Interest
Byzantine
Legal History
Microhistory
Peasant Studies
Social History
Home Department & Other Affiliations
History
Period
Antiquity
Late Antiquity
6th through 14th Centuries
Region
Europe
Mediterranean
Middle East and North Africa