Select books in the author’s research library.

Select References

Mark Richard Beaulieu began his research on the life of Eleanor of Aquitaine in 1971 at the University of Texas in Austin. He began reading her work again in 1995 trips and had made trips to her medieval regions of Aquitaine France in 1996.  The following select references are recommended to students of the subject.

Primary sources

  • Abelard, Peter, translated by Priscilla Troop. Yes and No - The Complete English Translation of Peter Abelard's Sic et Non. Penguin Classics, 2008. ASIN: B00DT7Y4YY ~mrb: rare book
  • Capellanus, Andreas, translated by John Jay Parry. The Art of Courtly Love. Columbia University Press, 1990. ISBN 978-0231073059 
  • Capellanus, Andreas. Andreas Capellanus On Love (De Amore). Translated by Patrick Gerard Walsh including Latin left pages. Duckworth, 1993. ISBN 978-0715616901 ~mrb: includes Latin source. 
  • Eleanor of Aquitaine. Epistolae: Medieval Women's Latin Letters / Eleanor of Aquitaine. Epistolae, 27 Mar. 2020, epistolae.ctl.columbia.edu/woman/24.html#letterslist.  ~mrb: all of Eleanor’s surviving charters and letters in Latin with translation to English.
  • Marie de France. Marie De France: Poetry, New Translations, Backgrounds and Contexts, Criticism. Translated by Dorothy Gilbert, W.W. Norton & Company, 2015.  
  • Odo of Deuil. De Profectione Ludovici VII in Orientem the Journey of Louis VII to the East. Translated by Virginia Gingerick Berry. Norton, 1965. ISBN 0393096629 

Secondary sources

  • Dalarun, Jacques. Robert of Arbrissel: Sex, Sin, and Salvation in the Middle Ages. Catholic University of America Press, 2006. ISBN 9780813214399 
  • Evans, Michael R. Inventing Eleanor: the Medieval and Post-Medieval Image of Eleanor of Aquitaine. Bloomsbury, 2016. ISBN 9781441169006 
  • Ghosh, Amitav. In an Antique Land: History in the Guise of a Traveler's Tale. Vintage, 1994. ISBN 9780679727835 
  • Hallam, Elizabeth M., editor. The Plantagenet Chronicles. Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1989. ISBN 9781555840181 
  • Holmes, Urban Tigner. Daily Living in the Twelfth Century: Based on the Observations of Alexander Neckam in London and Paris. Univ. of Wisconsin Pr., 1982. ISBN 299008541 
  • Moore, John Clare. Love in Twelfth-Century France: John C. Moore. University of Pennsylvania Press, 1972. ISBN 812276485 
  • Nicolle, David, and Christa Hook. The Second Crusade 1148: Disaster Outside Damascus. Osprey Publishing, 2009. ISBN 9781846033544 
  • Rinser, Luise, translated by Jean Snook. Abelards Love (Abaelards Liebe). Univ. of Nebraska Press, 1998. ISBN 08032-89685 
  • Troubadours, The Democratic Republic of Poetry, Leonardo Malcovati, Mar. 2020, www.trobar.org/troubadours/.  
  • Wheeler, Bonnie, and John Carmi Parsons. Eleanor of Aquitaine: Lord and Lady. Palgrave Macmillan, 2008. ISBN 978-0312295820 ~mrb: exceptional first essay by Elizabeth A.R. Brown. 
  • Yalom, Marilyn. How the French Invented Love. Harper Perennial, 2012. ISBN 9780062048318 


  • ELEANOR OF AQUITAINE  Kelly, Amy. Eleanor of Aquitaine and the Four Kings. Harvard University Press, 1978. LC 50-6545 
  • ELEANOR OF AQUITAINE  Owen, Douglas D. Eleanor of Aquitaine: Queen and Legend. Blackwell, 2000. ISBN  0631170723 
  • ELEANOR OF AQUITAINE  Turner, Ralph V. Eleanor of Aquitaine: Queen of France, Queen of England. Yale Univ. Press, 2011. ISBN 9780300119114 
  • ELEANOR OF AQUITAINE  Weir, Alison. Eleanor of Aquitaine: a Life. Ballantine Books, 2000. ISBN 0345405404 
  • KING HENRI II  Barber, Richard. Henry Plantagenet. Boydell Press, 1972. ISBN 0851150055 
  • KING HENRI II Warren, W. L. Henri II. University of California Press, 1973. ISBN  0520022823 
  • KING JOHN Warren, W. L. King John. Eyre Methuen, 1978. ISBN  0413455203 
  • KING RICHARD I Gillingham, John. Richard the Lionheart. Times Books, 1979. ISBN  0812908023 
  • THOMAS BECKET Guy, John. Thomas Becket: Warrior, Priest, Rebel: a Nine-Hundred-Year-Old Story Retold. Random House, 2012. ISBN  9781400069071 

Link of note

  •   Alienor d’Aquitaine,  http://www.alienor-aquitaine.org/ ~mrb: Ombriere Palace model. site expired.