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Art: Medieval Art

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Medieval Art - Essential Resources

Books - A selected List


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  • Early medieval art - Lawrence Nees 2002 
  • Medieval Art - Marilyn Stokstad 1986  
  • Medieval Art - Veronica Sekules 2001 
  • Gardner, Helen, d. 1946. Gardner's art through the ages / Fred S. Kleiner, Christin J. Mamiya. Belmont, CA : Thomson/Wadsworth, c2005.
  • Linehan, Janet L. and Peter Linehan.  The medieval world.    London ; New York : Routledge, 2001.
  • Vauchez, Andre, ed. Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages [electronic resource]  translated by Adrian Walford. Oxford : Oxford University Press, c2001.


  • Friedman, John Block. Medieval iconography: a research guide. New York: Garland Publishing, 1998.
  • Reading Medieval Images, ed. E. Sears and T. Thomas, University of Michigan Press, 2002
  • Meyer Schapiro, Romanesque Art New York : George Braziller, 1993
  • Wolfgang Kemp, Typological Narrative: The Narratives of Gothic Stained Glass, Cambridge University Press, 1997
  • Emmerson, R. and B. McGinn. The Apocalypse in the Middle Ages, ed. R. Emmerson and B. McGinn, Ithica, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1992
  • Suzanne Lewis, The Rhetoric of Power in the Bayeux Tapestry, New York: Cambridge University Press, 1999
  • Hilmo, Maidie, Medieval Images, Icons, and Illustrated English Literary Texts, Aldershot, Hampshire, England ; Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2004
  • Farr, Carol Ann. The Book of Kells. Its Function and Audience, London : British Library ; Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, 1997
  • The Age of Sutton Hoo [computer file] : the seventh century in north-western Europe, [electronic book] Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK : Boydell Press, 1992
  • Marquardt, Janet and Alyce A. Jordan, eds. Medieval art and architecture after the Middle Ages.  Newcastle : Cambridge Scholars, 2009.
  • Rudolph, Conrad, ed. A companion to medieval art : Romanesque and Gothic in Northern Europe.  Malden, MA : Blackwell, 2006.
  • Calkins, Robert G. Monuments of medieval art.  Ithaca : Cornell University Press, [1985?], c1979.
  • Kitzinger, Ernst, 1912- Early medieval art in the British Museum. Early medieval art, with illustrations from the British Museum and British Library collections.   Rev. ed. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 1983.
  • Smith, Norris Kelly. Medieval art; an introduction to the art and architecture of Europe, A. D. 300-A. D. 1300. Dubuque, Iowa, W. C. Brown [1967]. 
  • Beckwith, John, 1918-  Early medieval art.  New York, Praeger [1964] 
  • Huyghe, René. ed.  Art et l'homme. English. Larousse encyclopedia of Byzantine and medieval art. New York, Prometheus Press [1963]. 
  • Strickland, Debra Higgs, 1958-  Saracens, demons, & Jews : making monsters in medieval art. Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c2003. 
  •  Landes, Richard, Andrew Gow and David C. Van Meter. The apocalyptic year 1000 : religious expectation and social change, 950-1050     Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003. 
  • Bartlett, Robert.  Medieval panorama. Los Angeles : J. Paul Getty Museum, 2001. 
  • NetSERF [electronic resource] : the Internet connection for medieval resources.  [Washington, DC] : Dept. of History, Catholic University of America, c1995-
  • Gerson, Paula Lieber, ed.  Abbot Suger and Saint-Denis : a symposium.  New York : Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1986.
  • Gesta [electronic resource]. Fort Tryon Park, N.Y. [etc.] International Center of Medieval Art.
  • Ashley, Kathleen M., 1944-  Being a pilgrim : art and ritual on the medieval routes to Santiago / Kathleen Ashley and Marilyn Deegan.
  • Farnham : Lund Humphries, 2009.
  • Brown,  Katharine Reynolds, and Dafydd Kidd, and Charles T. Little, eds..  From Attila to Charlemagne : arts of the early medieval period in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York : Metropolitan Museum of Art ; New Haven : Distributed by Yale University Press, c2000. 
  • Lepage, Jean-Denis. Castles and fortified cities of medieval Europe : an illustrated history / Jean-Denis G.G. Lepage. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2002.
  • Linehan, Peter and Janet L. Nelson, eds..  The medieval world.  London ; New York : Routledge, 2001.
  • Vale, Malcolm Graham Allan.  The princely court : medieval courts and culture in north-west Europe, 1270-1380. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001. 
  • Vauchez, Andre, ed. Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages [electronic resource]  translated by Adrian Walford. Oxford : Oxford University Press, c2001.
  • Duby, Georges. Art et société au Moyen-âge. English. Art and society in the Middle Ages ; translated by Jean Birrell. Cambridge, UK : Polity Press ; Malden, MA : Blackwell Publishers,  2000.
  • Cohen, Adam S.  The Uta Codex : art, philosophy, and reform in eleventh-century Germany.  University Park : Pennnsylvania State University Press, c2000.
  • Hourihane, Colum, ed. Virtue & vice : the personifications in the Index of Christian art. Princeton, N.J. : Index of Christian Art, Dept. of Art and Archaeology, Princeton University in association with Princeton University Press, 2000.
  • Claman, Henry N., 1930- . Jewish images in the Christian church : art as the mirror of the Jewish-Christian conflict, 200-1250 C.E..  Macon, Ga. : Mercer University Press, 2000.
  • Wixom, William D., ed. Mirror of the medieval world. with contributions by Barbara Drake Boehm ... [et al.] New York : Metropolitan Museum of Art : Distributed by H.N. Abrams, c1999.
  • France, John. Western warfare in the age of the Crusades, 1000-1300.  Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 1999.
  • Drury, John, 1936-  Painting the word : Christian pictures and their meanings. New Haven : Yale University Press ; London : In association with National Gallery Publications, c1999
  • Stalley, R. A. Early medieval architecture . Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.

Surveys of Medieval Art

Nees, Lawrence. Early Medieval Art -2002

Stokstad, Marilyn . Medieval Art -1986

Sekules, Veronica. Medieval Art - 2001

Gardner, Helen. Gardner's art through the ages -2005.

Linehan, Janet L. and Peter Linehan. The medieval world. - 2001.

Vauchez, Andre, ed. Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages [electronic resource] Oxford : Oxford University Press. - 2001.

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