Drs. S.A.J.J. (Bas) Aarts



Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 5363
E-Mail: s.a.j.j.aarts@arch.leidenuniv.nl
Faculty / Department: Faculteit Archeologie, World Archaeology, Roman Prov., Middle Ages & Modern Period
Office Address: Van Steenis gebouw
Einsteinweg 2
2333 CC Leiden
Room number B117
Personal Homepage: www.basaarts.nl


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Historian, engaged on regional history and castellology.

Doing a PhD on the motte-and-bailey castles in the former Duchy of Brabant (NL/B).

Based on a comprehensive inventory of the existing and disappeared motte sites the phenomenon will be placed in the general context of castle typology and early castle building in Western Europe as well. The historical dimension will concentrate on the elite families involved and their role in the building process of the duchy (c 1000 – 1250).


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