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Bibliography - The Medieval World 1200 - 1500 (HI127)

Intellectual and Cultural Life
  • Bolgar, R.R., The Classical Heritage and its Beneficiaries (London, 1973)
  • Colish, Marcia L., Medieval Foundations of the Western Intellectual Tradition 400-1400 (New Haven and London, 1997)
  • Gombrich, Ernst, The Story of Art, 14th ed. (Oxford, 1984)
  • Huizinga, J., The Waning of the Middle Ages (Harmondsworth, 1955)
  • Murray, A., Reason and Society in the Middle Ages (Oxford, 1985)
  • Panofsky, E., Renaissance and Renascences in Western Art (London, 1972)
  • Piltz, A., The World of Medieval Learning, trans. David Jones (Oxford, 1981)
  • Price, B.B., Medieval Thought: An Introduction (Oxford, 1992)
  • Sekules, Veronica, Medieval Art (Oxford, 2001)
The Carolingian Renaissance
  • Contreni, John J., ‘The Carolingian Renaissance: Education and Literary Culture’, in Rosamund McKitterick (ed.), The New Cambridge Medieval History, vol. II c. 700-c.900 (Cambridge, 1995), pp. 709-57.
  • Dutton, P.E. (ed. and trans.), Carolingian Civilisation: A Reader (Ontario, 1993) [An important collection of primary sources]
  • McKitterick, Rosamund, The Carolingians and the Written Word (Cambridge, 1989)
  • McKitterick, Rosamund (ed.), Carolingian Culture: Emulation and Innovation (Cambridge, 1994)
  • Mayr-Harting, H., ‘Charlemagne as a patron of art’, in D. Wood (ed.), Studies in Church History 28 (1992)
The Twelfth-Century Renaissance
  • Benson, Robert, et al. (eds.), Renaissance and Renewal in the Twelfth Century (Oxford, 1982)
  • Haskins, Charles Homer, The Renaissance of the Twelfth Century (Cambridge, Mass., 1927)
  • Swanson, R.N., The Twelfth-Century Renaissance (Manchester, 1999)
The Rise of the Universities
  • Cobban, Alan B., The Medieval Universities (London, 1975)
  • Le Goff, Jacques, Intellectuals in the Middle Ages, trans. T.L. Fagan (Cambridge, Mass., 1993)
  • de Ridder Symoens, Hilde (ed.), A History of the University in Europe, vol. 1, Universities in the Middle Ages (Cambridge, 1992)
  • Thorndike, Lynn (ed. and trans.), University Records and Life in the Middle Ages (New York, 1944; rept. 1972)
The Italian Renaissance
  • Black, Robert (ed.), Renaissance Thought: A Reader (London, 2001) [A collection of key articles and essays]
  • Burckhardt, Jacob, The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy, with an introduction by Peter Burke (Harmondsworth, 1990)
  • Brown, Alison, The Renaissance, 2nd ed. (Harlow, 1999)
  • Cassirer, Ernst et al. (eds. and trans.), The Renaissance Philosophy of Man (Chicago, 1948) [An important collection of essays]
  • Davies, Jonathan, Florence and its University during the Early Renaissance (Leiden, 1998)
  • Findlen, Paula (ed.), The Italian Reniassance: The Essential Readings (Oxford, 2002) [A collection of key articles and essays]
  • Goldthwaite, Richard A., Wealth and the Demand for Art in Italy 1300-1600 (Baltimore and London, 1993)
  • Hale, J.R., The Civilisation of Europe in the Renaissance (London, 1994)
  • Hankins, James, ‘The Myth of the Platonic Academy of Florence’, Renaissance Quarterly 44 (1991), 429-75.
  • Kristeller, P.O., Renaissance Thought, 2 vols. (New York, 1965)
  • Martin, John Jeffries (ed.), The Renaissance: Italy and Abroad (London, 2003) [A collection of key articles and essays]
  • Porter, Roy, and Teich, Mikulas (eds.), The Renaissance in National Context (Cambridge, 1992)
  • Vasari, Giorgio, Lives of the Painters, Sculptors, and Architects, trans. Gaston de Vere, with an introduction by David Ekserdjian, 2 vols. (London, 1996)
  • Welch, Evelyn, Art and Society in Italy 1350-1500 (Oxford, 1997)