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Professor Elisabeth Van Houts

Professor Elisabeth  Van Houts

Honorary Professor of Medieval European History


Subject groups/Research projects

Ancient and Medieval History:

Departments and Institutes

Emmanuel College:

Research Interests

Medieval History of Europe and Britain (900-1200) and in particular the Anglo-Norman realm. Latin Historiography and literature in the central Middle Ages. The History of Gender in the Middle Ages.

Research Supervision

The history of continental Europe and Britain in the central Middle Ages.

Key Publications

  • Gesta Normannorum Ducum. Een studie over de handschriften, de tekst, het Geschiedwerk en het genre (Groningen 1982)
  • Local and Regional Chronicles, Typologie des sources du moyen Age occidental, 74 (Turnhout 1995)
  • The Gesta Normannorum Ducum of William of Jumièges, Orderic Vitalis and Robert of Torigni, ed. and trans., 2 vols (Oxford 1992-5)
  • Memory and Gender in Medieval Europe 900-1200 (London 1999)
  • History and Family Traditions in England and the Continent 1000-1200, Variorum Collected Studies Series (Aldershot 1999)
  • The Normans in Europe, Manchester Medieval sources, ed. and trans. (Manchester 2000)
  • Medieval Memories. Men, Women and the Past 700-1300, ed., Women and Men in History ed. (London, 2001)
  • A Companion to the Anglo-Norman World, ed., [with C. Harper-Bill] (Woodbridge, 2003)
  • Exile in the Middle Ages, ed., [with L. Napran], International Medieval REsearch, vol. 13 (Turnhout, 2004)
  • A Social History of England 900-1200, ed., [with J. Crick] (Cambridge, 2011)
  • Medieval Writings on Secular Women, trans. [with P. Skinner], Penguin Classics (London, 2011)

Other Publications

'Conversations amongst monks and nuns, 1000-1200,' Understanding Monastic Practices of Oral communication (Western Europe, tenth-thirteenth centuries, ed. S. Vanderputten (Turnhout, 2011), 267-92

'Intermarriage in eleventh-century England', Normandy and its Neighbours. Essays in Honour of David Bates, ed. D. Crouch and K. Thompson (Turnhout, 2011), [forthcoming]