The Reading List : The Middle Ages

Beowulf

St. Anselm (c. 1033-1109)

  • Works

Abbot Suger (c. 1081-1151)

  • On the Abbey Church of St. Denis and Its Art Treasures

Hugh of Victor (c. 1096-1141)

  • Works

St. Bernard of Clairvaux (1090-1153)

  • Works

Cantar de Mio Cid

St. Francis of Assisi (c. 1181-1226)

  • Works

The Song of Roland (12th c.)

The Nibelungenlied (13th c.)

St. Bonaventure (c. 1221-1274)

  • Works

Jean de Joinville (1224-1317)

  • Life of Saint Louis

The Saga of Burnt Njal

St. Thomas Aquinas (c. 1225-1274)

  • Works

Dante Alighieri (1265-1321)

  • Works

Petrarch (1304-1374)

  • Works

Boccaccio (1313-1375)

  • Works

Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1340-1400)

  • Works

St. Catherine of Siena (1347-1380)

  • Works

Leon Battista Alberti (1404-1472)

  • Works

Christopher Columbus (1451-1506)

  • Diaries

Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)

  • Notebooks

Pico della Mirandola (1463-1494)

  • Works

Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527)

  • The Prince
  • Discourses on the First Ten Books of Livy

Desiderius Erasmus (c. 1469-1536)

  • The Praise of Folly

Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543)

  • On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres

St. Thomas More (c. 1478-1535)

  • Utopia

Martin Luther (1483-1546)

  • Three Treatises
  • Table-Talk

St. Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556)

  • Works

Francois Rabelais (c. 1495-1553)

  • Gargantua and Pantagruel
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