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Reference books in the Edith Hamilton Library

The Library has lots of great reference books for you to use for this paper. To find more, check the online catalog.  If you can't find a reference book on your topic, remember to BROADEN your search. For example, to find a reference book on universities, you might have to search under the Middle Ages.


The Luttrell psalter; two plates in colour and one hundred and eighty-three in monochrome from the Additional manuscript 42130 in the British Museum;    
   [ Book ]   Ref 096.1 L   
  Published 1932
The Très riches heures of Jean, Duke of Berry. Musée Condé, Chantilly.    
   [ Book ]   Ref 096.1 M    Introd. and legends by Jean Longnon and Raymond Cazelles. Pref. by Millard Meiss. [Translated from the French by Victoria Benedict]
  Published 1969
Weapons & warfare. Volume 1, Ancient and medieval weapons and warfare (to 1500)    
   [ Book ]   Ref 623.4 W v.1    editor, John Powell ; managing editor, Christina J. Moose.
  Published 2002
The dictionary of art    
   [ Book ]   Ref 703 D    editor, Jane Turner.
  Published 1996

Check the index for cathdrals, castles, and illuminated manuscripts.


Dictionary of the Middle Ages,    
   [ Book ]   Ref 909.07 D    Joseph R. Strayer, editor in chief.
  Published 1982
The Middle Ages    
   [ Book ]   Ref 909.07 M v.1    William Chester Jordan, editor in chief for the American Council of Learned Societies.
  Published 1996
Dictionary of saints    
   [ Book ]   Ref 920 D    Delaney, John J.
  Published 1980
Military and religious life in the Middle Ages and the period of the Renaissance.    
   [ Book ]   Ref 940.1 L    Lacroix, Paul.
  Published 1900

Books on reserve in the Edith Hamilton Library

The following books are on reserve in the Edith Hamilton Library.  To find more, search the online catalog under your topic.  Remember that you might have to BROADEN your topic.


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355.009 F

Bede, The Ecclesiastical History of the English People Check here for Saint Hilda or Hild


France, John. Western warfare in the age of the Crusades, 1000-1300. Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 1999.

378.09 L

Leff, Gordon. Paris and Oxford universities in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. New York : Wiley, 1968.

378.1 R

Ross, Murray G. The universities : the anatomy of academe. New York : McGraw-Hill, 1976.

378.155 G

Grant, Michael 1914-. Cambridge. London, England : Mowbrays, 1969.

378.45 G

Grendler, Paul F. The universities of the Italian Renaissance. Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002.
"Italian Renaissance universities were Europe's intellectual leaders in humanistic studies, law, medicine, philosophy, and science. Employing some of the foremost scholars of the time - including Pietro Pomponazzi, Andreas Vesalius, and Galileo Galilei - the Italian Renaissance university was the prototype of today's research university. This is the first book in any language to offer a comprehensive study of this most influential institution."--BOOK JACKET.

399 T

Tunis, Edwin, 1897-. Weapons, : a pictorial history,. [1st ed.]. Cleveland, : World Pub. Co., [1954].
Describes in text and pictures weapons used through the ages, from the stones of prehistoric man to the bombs of modern times.

723.5 T

Temko, Allan. Notre-Dame of Paris. New York, : Viking Press, 1955.

726 B

Briggs, Martin S. (Martin Shaw), b. 1882. Cathedral architecture. London : Pitkin Pictorials, c1972s.

726.6 K

King, Ross. Brunelleschi's dome : how a Renaissance genius reinvented architecture. New York : Walker & Co., 2000.

726.6 S

Simson, Otto Georg von, 1912-. The Gothic cathedral; : origins of Gothic architecture and the medieval concept of order. [2d ed., rev. with additions. New York] : Pantheon Books, [1962].

914.4 M

Marshall, Herbert. Cathedral cities of France. Dodd, 1907.

921 Abelard

Pernoud, Régine, 1909-. Heloise and Abelard. New York, : Stein and Day, [1973].

921 Eleanor

Brooks, Polly Schoyer. Queen Eleanor, independent spirit of the Medieval world : a biography of Eleanor of Aquitaine. 1st ed. New York : J.B. Lippincott, c1983.
A biography of the twelfth-century queen, first of France, then of England, who was the very lively wife of Henry II and mother of several notable sons, including Richard the Lionhearted.

921 Eleanor

Kelly, Amy Ruth, 1878-. Eleanor of Aquitaine and the four kings. Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, c1978.

921 Francis

Jewett, Sophie. God's troubadour : the story of Saint Francis of Assisi. Crowell, 1957.

921 Francis

Sabatier, Paul. Life of St. Francis of Assisi. Scribner, 1930.





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