Bibliography and Resources

The Morgan Picture Bible

Links to online images of the entire Morgan Picture Bible in the Morgan Library and Museum.  Also provides further information such as provenance.

The Psalter of Louis IX

Links to images of the Psalter of Louis IX viewed through Gallica Labs, the program used by the Bibliotheque nationale de France to offer high-resolution images of manuscripts online.  Also provides further information such as provenance.  Website in French.


Primary Sources

 Barber, Malcolm, and A. K. Bate. Letters from the East: Crusaders, Pilgrims and Settlers in the 12th-13th Centuries. Surrey: Ashgate, 2010.

de Joinville, Jean. The Life of Saint Louis. Translated by M. R. B. Shaw. Middlesex: Penguin Books, 1963.

Paris, Matthew. Chronicles of Matthew Paris: Monastic Life in the Thirteenth Century. Translated by Richard Vaughn. Gloucestershire: St. Martin's Press, 1984.

Sarrasin, John. "John Sarrasin, Chamberlain of France, Describes the Capture of Damietta." In Crusade and Christendom: Annotated Documents in Translation from Innocent III to the Fall of Acre, 1187-1291, edited by Jessalyn Bird, Edward Peters, and James M. Powell, 354-360. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013.



Abels, Richard. “Cultural Representations of Warfare in the High Middle Ages: The Morgan Picture Bible.” In Crusading and Warfare in the High Middle Ages: Realities and Representations, edited by Simon John and Nicholas Edward Morton, 13-35. Burlington: Ashgate Publishing, 2014

Elukin, Jonathan M. “Warrior or Saint?  Joinville, Louis IX’s Character, and the Challenge of the Crusade.” In Center and Periphery: Studies on Power in the Medieval World in Honor of William Chester Jordan, edited by G. Geltner, Katherine L. Jansen, and Anne E. Lester, 183-194. Leiden: Brill, 2013

Fliegel, Stephen N. “The Art of War: Thirteenth-Century Arms and Armor.” In The Book of Kings: Art, War, and the Morgan Library’s Medieval Picture Bible, eds. William Noel and Daniel Weiss, 82-97. London: Third Millennium Publishing, 2002.

France, John. Western Warfare in the Age of the Crusades, 1000-1300. Ithaca: Cornell University Press. 1999.

Gaposchkin, M. C. “Louis IX, Crusade, and the Promise of Joshua in the Holy Land.” Journal of Medieval History 34 (2008): 245-274. 

Gaposchkin, M. C. The Making of Saint Louis: Kingship, Sanctity, and Crusade in the Later Middle Ages. Ithaca: Cornell University Press. 2008. 

Guest, Gerald B. “Between Saul and David: Picturing Rule in the Morgan Library Old Testament.” In Between the Picture and the Word: Manuscript Studies from the Index of Christian Art, edited by Colum Hourihane, 72-80. University Press: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2005

Guest, Gerald B. “The People Demand a King: Visualizing Monarchy in the ‘Psalter of Louis IX.’” Studies in Iconography 23 (2002): 1-27. 

Hollengreen, Laura H. “The Politics and Poetics of Possession: Saint Louis, the Jews, and Old Testament Violence.” In Between the Picture and the Word: Manuscript Studies from the Index of Christian Art, edited by Colum Hourihane, 51-71. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2005.

Jordan, William C. Louis IX and the Challenge of the Crusade: A Study in Rulership. Princeton: Princeton University Press. 1979. 

Le Goff, Jacques. Saint Louis. Translated by Gareth Evan Gollrad. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 2009.

Smith, Caroline. Crusading in the Age of Joinville. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2006.

Stones, Alison. “Sacred and Profane Art: Secular and Litrugical Book Illumination in  the Thirteenth Century.” In The Epic in Medieval Society: Aesthetic and Moral Value, edited by Harald Scholler, 106-112. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press. 1973. 

Weiss, Daniel H.  Art and Crusade in the Age of Saint Louis. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1998. 

Weiss, Daniel H. “Biblical History and Medieval Historiography: Rationalizing Strategies in Crusader Art.” MLN 108, no. 4 (1993): 710-737.