Associate Professor of HistoryAssistant Dean of Faculty for PreMajor Advising
Cecilia Gaposchkin received her Ph.D. from Berkeley in 2001. She works on late medieval cultural history, and has published on the crusades, on the Capetians (the kings of France between 987 and 1328), on kingship, and on liturgy. Her most recent book is on how liturgy and church ritual underwrote holy war and crusading. It is Invisible Weapons: Liturgy and the Making of Crusade Ideology (Cornell UP, 2017). She is also the author of The Making of Saint Louis (IX) of France: Kingship, Sanctity and Crusade in the Later Middle Ages (Cornell UP, 2008), Blessed Louis, The Most Glorious of Kings: Texts relating to the Cult of Saint Louis of France (Notre Dame: 2012; translations done with Phyllis Katz), and, with Sean Field and Larry Field, The Sanctity of Louis IX: Early Lives of Saint Louis by Geoffrey of Beaulieu and William of Chartres (Cornell UP: 2014). She is now working on liturgy and ceremony in thirteenth-century Paris. She also serves as the Assistant Dean of Faculty for Pre-Major Advising.
Invisible Weapons: Liturgy and the Making of Crusade Ideology (2017)
The Making of Saint Louis: Kingship, Sanctity, and Crusade in the Late Middle Ages (2008, pbk 2010).
With Sean Field and Larry Field. The Sanctity of Louis IX: Early Lives of Saint Louis by Geoffrey of Beaulieu and Louis IX (2014).
Blessed Louis, Most Glorious of Kings: Texts Relating to the Cult of Saint Louis of France (2012). Translation with Phyllis Katz.
The Role of the Crusades in the Sanctification of Louis IX of France. In Crusades: Medieval Words in Conflict. T. Madden (ed.), (2010) 195-209.
“Portals, Pilgrimage, Processions and Piety: Saints Firmin and Honoré at Amiens,” in The Art and Architecture of Late Medieval Pilgrimage, S Blick and R Tepikke (eds.), (2004) 218-242.
“The King of France and the Queen of Heaven: the Iconography of the Porte Rouge of Notre-Dame of Paris.” Gesta 39:1 (2000) 58-72.