John Van Engen

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John H. Van Engen is an American historian, and Andrew V. Tackes Professor of Medieval History, at the University of Notre Dame.[1]


He graduated from Calvin College, with a BA, and from University of California, Los Angeles with a PhD, where he studied with Gerhart Ladner. He studied at Heidelberg University, with Peter Classen.


He is a 1984 Guggenheim Fellow,[2] and 2011 Berlin Prize Fellow. His book, Sisters and Brothers of the Common Life: The Devotio Moderna and the World of the Later Middle Ages (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008) won the 2009 John Gilmary Shea Prize,[3] the 2010 Otto Gründler Book Prize,[4] and the 2013 Haskins Medal.[5]



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