A Companion to Medieval Art brings together cutting-edge scholarship devoted to the architecture, manuscript illumination, and sculpture of the Romanesque and Gothic periods in Northern Europe. Comprising 30 original theoretical and historiographic essays written by renowned and emergent scholars, the volume covers the vibrancy of medieval art from both thematic and sub-disciplinary perspectives. The book is international in scope and ambitious in its range, including coverage of reception, Gregory the Great, collecting, pilgrimage art, gender, patronage, the marginal, and spolia, as well as architecture, painting, and sculpture. This Companion will be a prized reference work for anyone studying this reinvigorated period of art history.
Conrad Rudolph is Professor of Medieval Art at the University of California, Riverside. He is the author of Violence and Daily Life: Reading, Art, and Polemics in the Cîteaux Moralia in Job (1997) and Pilgrimage to the End of the World: The Road to Santiago de Compostela (2004).