Teofilo F. Ruiz


e-mail: tfruiz@history.ucla.edu

phone; 69043

Fields of Interest: Medieval and Early Modern Spain: Social and cultural history

A student of Joseph R. Strayer, Teo received his Ph.D. from Princeton in 1974 and has taught at Brooklyn College, the CUNY Graduate Center, the University of Michigan, the Ecole des hautes Etudes en Sicences Sociales and Princeton--as 250th Anniversary Visiting Professor for Distinguished Teaching--before coming to UCLA in July 1998. A scholar of the social and cultural (popular culture) of late medieval and early modern Castile, Teo Ruiz is now completing two books: the first one, A Social History of Spain, 1400-1600, will be published by Longman. The second, From Heaven to Earth: The Reordering of Castilian Society in the Late Middle Ages, is forthcoming from Princeton University Press.

"I hope to be able to work closely with students and to help in providing a scholarly and nurturing environment for graduate studies in medieval history at UCLA."



250th Anniversary Visiting Professor for Distinguished Teaching, Princeton 1997-98; Premio del Rey, the American Historical Association Biennial Award for the best book on Spanish History, January 1995; Chosen as "Outstanding Master's Universities and Colleges Professor of the Year" by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, 1994-95; Director of Studies, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (Paris, France), January 1993, 1987, 1983; The Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey, 1983-84; NEH Fellowship, 1983-84.


From Heaven to Earth: The Reordering of Castilian Society, 1150-1350 (Princeton University Press, 2004)

Spanish Society, 1400-1600 (Longman, 2001)

Crisis and Continuity: Land and Town in Late Medieval Castile (University of Pennsylvania Press: Philadelphia, 1994)

The City and the Realm: Burgos and Castile in the Late Middle Ages (London: Variorum Reprints, 1992)

Co-author, Burgos en la Edad Media (Valladolid, 1984)

Sociedad y poder real en Castilla (Barcelona, 1981)

Co-editor of Order and Innovation in the Middle Ages: Essays in Honor of Joseph R. Strayer (Princeton, N.J., 1976).


"The Business of Salvation: Property and Charity in Late Medieval Castile," in Essays in Honor of Joseph F. O'Callaghan (Brill: Leiden, 1998), 63-89

"Límites: De la comunidad a la nación en la Castilla bajomedieval," in Anuarios de estudios medievales, 27/1 (1997), 23-41

"The Peasantries of Iberia, 1400 - 1800," in The Peasantries of Europe. From the Fourteenth to the Eighteenth Centuries, ed. Tom Scott (Longman: London, 1998), 49-73

"Women, Work and Daily Life in Late Medieval Castile," in Women at Work in Spain: From the Middle Ages to Early Modern Times, ed. M. Stone and C. Benito-Vessels (New York, 1998), 101-20

"Propietat i llengua: Canvis d valors a la Castella medieval," L'Avenç, 213 (abril 1997), 63-7; "Teaching as Subversion," in Inspiring Teaching: Carnegie Professors of the Year Speak, ed. John K. Roth (Jaffrey, NH: Anker, 1996), 158-165.

Plus over thirty additional articles and over seventy reviews in Annales, E.S.C., Past & Present, and other journals.


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