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Medieval and Renaissance Studies

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6045 Wentworth Hall, Room 110
Hanover, NH 03755
Phone: (603) 646-2736 or (603) 646-2876
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Cecilia Gaposchkin


Cecilia Gaposchkin

Title: Associate Professor of History and Assistant Dean of Faculty for Pre-Major Advising
Office: 210 Carson Hall, 110 Wentworth Hall
Phone: 646-9280, 646-2876
Departmental Web Site: Cecilia Gaposchkin

Medieval and Renaissance Courses Taught

  • Hist 3: Europe in Medieval and Early Modern Times
  • Hist 6: Crusades and Culture, 1095-1350
  • Hist 6: The Transformation of Rome in Late Antiquity
  • Hist 7: Medieval Paris
  • Hist 43: Intellectual and Cultural History of the Middle Ages
  • Coco 12: Crusades and Jihad: The Mediterranean Experience 1095-1350 (with Kevin Reinhart, Religion)
  • Coco 9/2: Imaging Power: Ideology, Authority and Representation in Medieval Europe (with Jane Carroll, Art History)
  • History 98.4: Medieval Rulership

Areas of Research Interest


Cecilia Gaposchkin works on late medieval French cultural history, and has published on the intersection between politics, kingship, and representation. She is currently interested in art and culture under the Capetian Kings, as well as the influence of crusading and crusade ideology on culture and kingship in the West.

Selected Publications

  • Blessed LouisMaking of Saint LouisBlessed Louis, Most Glorious of Kings: Texts Relating to the Cult of Saint Louis of France. Translations with Phyllis B. Katz. (University of Notre Dame Press: forthcoming 2012). 
  • The Making of Saint Louis: Kingship, Crusades and Sanctity in the Later Middle Ages (Cornell University Press: 2008, paperback ed.: 2010).
  • "From Pilgrimage to Crusade: The Liturgy of Departure, 1095-1300." Speculum 88.1 (2013).
  • "The Role of Jerusalem in Western Crusading Rites of Departure (1095-1300)." Catholic Historical Review 99.1 (2013), 1-28.
  • "The Role of the Crusades in the Sanctification of Louis IX of France." Crusades: Medieval Worlds in Conflict (Ashgate: 2010).
  • “Louis IX, crusade, and the promise of Joshua in the Holy Land." Journal of Medieval History 34 (2008) 245-274.
  • “Portals, Pilgrimage, Processions and Piety: Saints Firmin and Honoré at Amiens” in Art and Architecture of Late Medieval Pilgrimage in Northern Europe and the British Isles, ed. Rita Tepikke and Sarah Blick, E. J. Brill: Leiden, 2004, 218-242.
  • “Boniface VIII, Philip the Fair, and the Sanctity of Louis IX” Journal of Medieval History, 29/1 (2003) 1-26.
  • “The King of France and the Queen of Heaven: The Iconography of the Porte Rouge at Notre-Dame of Paris” Gesta, 39/1 (2000) 58-72.

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