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Medieval French Art and Culture

This pathfinder was created by Elizabeth Albert, a student of SLIS, in Summer 2010

Last updated September 2010



Ambrose, Kirk. 2006. The nave sculpture of Vézelay: the art of monastic viewing. Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies.

Benton, John F., and Thomas N. Bisson. 1991. Culture, power and personality in Medieval France. London: Hambledon Press.

Blum, Pamela Z. 1992. Early Gothic Saint-Denis: restorations and survivals. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Brown-Grant, Rosalind. 2008. French romance of the later Middle Ages: gender, morality, and desire. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Bull, Marcus Graham. 2002. France in the central Middle Ages: ages 900-1200. The short Oxford history of France. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Burns, E. Jane. 2002. Courtly love undressed: reading through clothes in medieval French culture. The Middle Ages series. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.

Camille, Michael. 1996. Master of death: the lifeless art of Pierre Remiet, illuminator. New Haven, Conn: Yale University Press.

Chastel, André. 1994. French art. Paris: Flammarion.

Gathercole, Patricia May. 2008. The depiction of clothing in French medieval manuscripts. Lewiston: Edwin Mellen Press.

Gathercole, Patricia May. 2006. The depiction of architecture and furniture in medieval French manuscript illumination. Lewiston [N.Y.]: Edwin Mellen Press.

Gathercole, Patricia May. 2004. The depiction of angels and devils in medieval French manuscript illumination. Studies in French civilization, v. 32. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press.

Gathercole, Patricia May. 1997. The landscape of nature in medieval French manuscript illumination. Lewiston, N.Y.: Edwin Mellen Press.

Hayward, Jane, Mary B. Shepard, and Cynthia Clark. 2003. English and French medieval stained glass in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Corpus vitrearum, 1. New York, N.Y.: Harvey Miller Publishers and the Metropolitan Museum of Art for American Corpus Vitrearum, Inc.

Hedeman, Anne Dawson. 1991. The royal image: illustrations of the Grandes chroniques de France, 1274-1422. California studies in the history of art, 28. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Hess, Erika E. 2004. Literary hybrids: cross-dressing, shapeshifting, and indeterminacy in medieval and modern French narrative. Studies in medieval history and culture, v. 21. New York: Routledge.

Horste, Kathryn. 1992. Cloister design and monastic reform in Toulouse: the Romanesque sculpture of La Daurade. Clarendon studies in the history of art. Oxford [England]: Clarendon Press.

Hunt, Elizabeth Moore. 2007. Illuminating the borders of northern French and Flemish manuscripts, 1270-1310. Studies in Medieval history and culture. New York: Routledge.

Kupfer, Marcia A. 1993. Romanesque wall painting in central France: the politics of narrative. New Haven: Yale University Press.

L'Estrange, Elizabeth. 2008. Holy motherhood: gender, dynasty and visual culture in the later Middle Ages. Manchester: Manchester University Press.

Mâle, Emile, and Harry Bober. 1986. Religious art in France: the late Middle Ages : a study of medieval iconography and its sources. Bollingen series, 90:3. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press.

McGrady, Deborah L. 2006. Controlling readers: Guillaume de Machaut and his late Medieval audience. Studies in book and print culture. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

Nash, Susie. 1999. Between France and Flanders: manuscript illumination in Amiens. The British Library studies in medieval culture. London: British Library.

Nickolaus, Keith. 2002. Marriage fictions in Old French secular narratives: a critical re-evaluation of the Courtly Love debate based on secular narratives from 1170-1250. Studies in medieval history and culture, v. 6. New York: Routledge.

O'Meara, Carra Ferguson. 2001. Monarchy and consent: the coronation book of Charles V of France. London: Harvey Miller.

O'Neill, John Philip. 1996. Enamels of Limoges: 1100-1350. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Over, Kristen Lee. 2005. Kingship, conquest, and patria: literary and cultural identities in medieval French and Welsh Arthurian romance. New York: Routledge.

Recht, Roland. 2008. Believing and seeing: the art of Gothic cathedrals. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Regalado, Nancy Freeman, Eglal Doss-Quinby, Roberta L. Krueger, and E. Jane Burns. 2007. Cultural performances in medieval France: essays in honor of Nancy Freeman Regalado. Rochester, N.Y.: D. S. Brewer.

Rouchon-Mouilleron, Véronique, and Daniel Faure. 1999.Vézelay: the great Romanesque church. New York: Harry N. Abrams.

Tesnière, Marie-Hélène, and Prosser Gifford. 1995.Creating French culture: treasures from the Bibliothèque nationale de France. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.

Weigert, Laura. 2004. Weaving sacred stories: French choir tapestries and the performance of clerical identity. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.

Weiss, Daniel H., and Lisa Mahoney. 2004. France and the Holy land: Frankish culture at the end of the crusades. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.

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Art, Medieval--France

Christian art and symbolism--France

Church decoration and ornament--France

French literature--to 1500

Illumination of books and manuscripts, French
Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval--France



Art History Resources on the Web: Early Medieval Art 

International Center of Medieval Art 

Images of Medieval Art and Architecture 

Intute French Art and Architecture 

Artcyclopedia, Gothic Art 

The building of the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris 

Amiens Cathedral Project 

French Literature 

The Tres Riches Heures 

Medieval Bestiary 

Creating French Culture: Treasures 

Internet Medieval sourcebook 

last updated: 9/12/2010