M. Alison Stones, Ph.D., F.S.A.
Professor Emerita
Department of History of Art and Architecture, University of Pittsburgh

email: mastones@hotmail.com

Alison Stones was Professor of History of Art and Architecture at the University of Pittsburgh from 1984 to 2012. She received her degrees at the University of London. She specializes in medieval manuscript illumination, with a particular interest in the illustration of vernacular texts in French. She taught medieval art and architecture, iconography and palaeography. She is a corresponding fellow of the Société nationale des antiquaires de France and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London. She now lives between New York and Savignac-les-Églises, France.


Medieval Illumination, Glass and Sculpture in Minnesota Collections

La Vie de sainte Marguerite par Wace

The 'Codex Calixtinus' and the Shrine of St. James 

Les Manuscrits de Chrétien de Troyes: The Manuscripts of Chrétien de Troyes


Le livre d'images de Madame Marie

The Pilgrim's Guide to Santiago de Compostela: A Gazetteer

The Pilgrim's Guide to Santiago de Compostela: Critical Edition
Volume I:The Manuscripts

The Pilgrim's Guide to Santiago de Compostela: Critical Edition
Volume II:The Text

Le Roman de la Manekine 

Gautier de Coinci
Miracles, Music and Manuscripts

Gothic Manuscripts 1260-1320, Part I, vols. 1 and 2 (A Survey of Manuscripts Illuminated in France) (Turnhout: Harvey Miller/Brepols, 2013; Part II in proof).








St. James and Charlemagne


The Great

The Bute 
and the
Maître au menton fuyant

King Arthur, Lancelot
and the Grail

Vincent of Beauvais

Devotional Books and

The Vitae imperatorum Master

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WWW Public Sites

 The Lancelot-Graal Project

Images of Medieval Art and Architecture