Judith Abbott

Title: Professor

Concentration: Early and High Middle Ages, Republic and Empire, Early England

Education: Ph.D.,University of Connecticut

Office: Stevenson 2085

Phone: (707) 664-2415

Email: judith.abbott@sbcglobal.net

Bio: Judy Abbott grew up on Lake Minnetonka in Minnesota.  She had a varied college career, as was common with women of her generation.  She attended Smith College and the University of Massachusetts/Amherst before getting a B.A. in History at the University of Minnesota in 1970.  She started graduate work at Trinity College, Hartford, and then earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in Medieval Studies at the University of Connecticut in Storrs in 1989. She taught at the Hartford campus of the University of Connecticut and two years at the State University of New York at Plattsburgh before coming to Sonoma State University in 1991.

Courses:

  • HIST 371: Norse in the Viking Age
  • HIST 400: Roman Republic
  • HIST 401: Roman Empire
  • HIST 406: History of the Crusades
  • HIST 408: Early Middle Ages
  • HIST 409: High Middle Ages
  • HIST 425: Britain to 1399
  • HIST 498: Anglo-Saxon England

Selected Scholarship:

Typical conference papers, “The Murder of King Edward the Martyr, 978,” “Edmund Ironside and Succession Politics,” “Political Strategy in the Coronation of Queen Matilda,” “Another Look at the Anti-Monastic Reaction”

Current Research:

A translation and historical commentary on the Merovingian Vita Sancti Dagoberti III, Regis Francorum.