Prof. Gabriele’s research is generally concerned with religion, violence, nostalgia, and apocalypse (in various combinations), both in the medieval & modern worlds. See his academic CV for a full list of his work or look below for summaries.
Prof. Gabriele has published articles on apocalypticism and the emperor Otto III, the image of Charlemagne in the Oxford Song of Roland, the anti-Jewish violence of the First Crusade, the use of memory by King Philip I (1060-1108) of Francia, the intellectual formation of Pope Urban II (1088-99), the use of prophecy in chronicles of the First Crusade, the problems inherent in contemporary Crusade Studies, and the ghosts of 19th-century historiography. All of his academic articles are available for free as PDFs. Click this link to view/ download them.
An Empire of Memory: The Legend of Charlemagne, the Franks, and Jerusalem before the First Crusade (Oxford UP, 2011).
“As with all the best exercises in intellectual archaeology, Gabriele’s book raises as many questions as it claims to answer. It is a monograph in the very best sense of the term, showing how a field that some might presume mined to exhaustion can still yield up a rich, albeit highly speculative seam of ore.” — Nicholas Vincent, History
- Winner, Best 1st Book from the Southeastern Medieval Association
- Buy from Oxford University Press or Amazon
The Legend of Charlemagne in the Middle Ages: Power, Faith, and Crusade, ed. Matthew Gabriele and Jace Stuckey (Palgrave, 2008).
Where Heaven and Earth Meet: Essays on Medieval Europe in Honor of Daniel F. Callahan, ed. Michael Frassetto, Matthew Gabriele, and John Hosler (Brill, 2014).
Apocalypse and Reform from Late Antiquity to the Middle Ages, ed. James T. Palmer and Matthew Gabriele (Routledge, 2019).