Elisabeth van Houts

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Elisabeth van Houts (born 1952) is a Dutch-born British historian specializing in medieval European history. Van Houts was born in Zaandam in the Netherlands.[1] She is an Honorary Professor of Medieval European History in the Faculty of History and a Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge.[2]

Van Houts was elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society in 1983. She has published and lectured on Anglo-Norman history, medieval historiography and literature and the history of gender in the Middle Ages.[2] She has been an expert panelist on In Our Time for "The 12th Century Renaissance"[3] and "The Domesday Book".[4]

Selected publications[edit]

  • Van Houts, Elisabeth M. C. (2019). Married Life in the Middle Ages, 900-1300. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780198798897.
  • Crick, Julia; van Houts, E. M. C. (2011). A Social History of England, 900-1200. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-1-13950-085-2.
  • Harper-Bill, Christopher; Van Houts, Elisabeth M. C. (2003). A Companion to the Anglo-Norman World. Woodbridge: Boydell. ISBN 9780851156736.
  • Van Houts, Elisabeth Maria Cornelia (2001). Medieval Memories: men, women and the past in Europe, 700–1300. Women and Men in History. Longman. ISBN 9780582369023.
  • Van Houts, Elisabeth Maria Cornelia (2000). The Normans in Europe. Manchester Medieval Sources. Manchester: Manchester University Press. ISBN 9780719047510.
  • Van Houts, Elisabeth M. C. (1999). Memory and Gender in Medieval Europe, 900–1200. Basingstoke: Macmillan. ISBN 9780333568583.
  • Van Houts, Elisabeth M. C. (1995). Local and Regional Chronicles. Typologie des sources du Moyen Age occidental. 74. Turnhout: Brepols. ISBN 2503360009.


  1. ^ "Professor Elisabeth van Houts". University of Cambridge. Retrieved 2019-03-31.
  2. ^ a b Jake, 3rd Year (2016-12-14). "Professor Elisabeth van Houts | Fellows". Emmanuel College, Cambridge. Retrieved 2016-12-18.
  3. ^ "BBC Radio 4 - In Our Time, The 12th Century Renaissance". BBC. 2016-10-20. Retrieved 2016-12-18.
  4. ^ "BBC Radio 4 - In Our Time, The Domesday Book". BBC. 2014-04-17. Retrieved 2016-12-18.