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This bibliography is not comprehensive, but includes the major works used by the author in compiling this site.

It also includes the sources Dan Brown drew on most heavily and just some of the many books which have been written about the DVC's historical claims.

Non-academic works, New Age books and other less-credible amateur works have been listed separately.


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Primary Sources

Chretien de Troyes, Perceval (ed. Ruth Harwood Cline), (Penguin: 1985)
Eusebius, Life of Constantine (eds. Averil Cameron; Stuart Hall), (Oxford University Press: 1999)
Eusebius, The History of the Church (eds. Andrew Louth; G.A. Williamson), (Penguin: 1990)
Flavius Josephus, The Jewish Wars (ed. William Whiston), (Hendrickson: 1980)
Flavius Josephus, Life (ed William Whiston), (Hendrickson: 1980)
Jacob Sprenger; Heinrich Kraemer, Malleus Maleficarum (ed. Montague Summers), (Dover: 1948)
Jacobus de Voragine, Legenda Aurea (ed. William Granger Ryan), (Princeton University Press: 1993)
Leonardo Da Vinci, Notebooks (ed. Richter, Jean Paul), (Dover: 1970)
Marcus Vitruvius Pollio, De Architectura (eds. Ingrid D. Rowland and Thomas Noble Howe), (Cambridge University Press: 1999)
Robert de Boron, Joseph d'Arimathie (ed. Nigel Bryant), (D.S. Brewer: 2005)
Giorgio Vasari, The Lives of the Artists (Oxford University Press: 1998)
Wolfram von Eschenbach, Parzival (ed. A.T. Hatto), (Penguin: 1980)

Secondary Sources

Addison, Charles G. The History of the Knights Templars, (Adventures Unlimited: 1842, 1997)
Barber, Malcolm The New Knighthood: A History of the Order of the Temple, (Cambridge University Press: 1994)
Barber, Malcolm The Trial of the Templars, (Cambridge University Press: 1978)
Barber, Richard The Holy Grail: Imagination and Belief, (Harvard University Press: 2004)
Barney, Robert Knight "This Great Symbol: The Tricks of History" (Olympic Review, No. 301, 1992, pp.627-31)
Chaudry, Kashaf (dir) The Real Da Vinci Code (DVD) (Channel Four Film: 2006)
Dungan, David L. Constantine's Bible: Politics And the Making of the New Testament, (Fortress Press: 2006)
Eco, Umberto Foucault's Pendulum, (Ballantine: 1989)
Ehrenreich, Barbara; English, Deidre Witches, Midwives and Nurses: A History of Women Healers, (The Feminist Press: 1973)
Ehrman, Bart D. Lost Christianities: The Battles for Scripture and the Faiths We Never Knew, (Oxford University Press: 2003)
Eller, Cynthia The Myth of Matriarchal Prehistory, (Beacon Press: 2000)
Ehrman, Bart D. Truth and Fiction in The Da Vinci Code, (Oxford University Press: 2004)
Field, D. M. Leonardo da Vinci, (Regency House: 2002)
Fredriksen, Paula From Jesus to Christ: The Origins of the New Testament Images of Christ, (Yale Nota Bene: 2000)
Garlow, James L.; Jones, Timothy Paul; Williams, April The Da Vinci Codebreaker: An Easy-to-use Factchecker for Truth Seekers, (Bethany House: 2006)
Haag, Michael; Haag, Veronica; McConnachie, James The Rough Guide to The Da Vinci Code, (Rough Guides: 2005)
Harley, David "Historians as Demonologists: The Myth of the Midwife-Witch" (Social History of Medicine 3 (1990), pp. 1-26.)
Johnson, Paul History of Christianity, (Touchstone: 1979)
Layton, Bentley The Gnostic Scriptures: A New Translation with Annotations, (Anchor Press: 1995)
Loomis, Roger Sherman The Grail: From Celtic Myth to Christian Symbol (Princeton University Press: 1991)
Ludwig Jansen, Katherine The Making of the Magdalen: Preaching and Popular Devotion in the Later Middle Ages, (Princeton University Press: 2001)
Mack, Burton L. The Lost Gospel: The Book of Q and Christian Origins, (Harper: 1994)
Metzger, Bruce M. The Canon of the New Testament: Its Origin, Development, and Significance, (Oxford University Press: 1997)
Newman, Sharan The Real History Behind The Da Vinci Code, (Berkley Trade Press: 2005)
Nicholl, Charles Leonardo Da Vinci: Flights of the Mind, (Penguin: 2005)
Olsen, Carl E. & Miesel, Sandra The Da Vinci Hoax: Exposing the Errors in The Da Vinci Code, (Ignatius Press: 2004)
Partner, Peter The Knights Templar and their Myth (Destiny Books: 1990)
Purkiss, Diane The Witch in History, (Routledge Press: 1997)
Putnam, Bill The Treasure of Rennes-le-Chateau: A Mystery Solved, (Sutton Publishing: 2005)
Robinson, James M. The Nag Hammadi Library (Harper: 1978, 1990)
Rubenstein, Richard E. When Jesus Became God: The Struggle to Define Christianity during the Last Days of Rome, (Harvest Books: 2000)
Rudolph, Kurt Gnosis: The Nature and History of Gnosticism, (Harper: 1987)
Vermes, Geza Jesus the Jew: An Historian's Reading of the Gospels, (Fortress Press: 1981)
Wallace-Hadrill, J.M. The Long-haired Kings and Other Studies in Frankish History, (Methuen 1962)
Wilson, Ian Jesus: The Evidence (Regenery Publishing: 1984)

New Age and Other Amateur Works Referred To

Baigent, Michael; Leigh, Richard The Dead Sea Scrolls Deception, (Summit Books: 1986)
Baigent, Michael; Leigh, Richard; Lincoln, Henry Holy Blood Holy Grail, (Dell Books: 1982)
Burstein, Daniel (ed.) Secrets of the Code: The Unauthorised Guide to the Mysteries Behind The Da Vinci Code, (Weidenfield & Nicholson: 2004)
Eisler, Riane The Chalice and the Blade: Our History, our Future, (Harper: 1987)
Freke, Timothy; Gandy, Peter Jesus and the Lost Goddess: The Secret Teachings of the Original Christians, (Harmony: 2001)
Graves, Kersey The World's Sixteen Crucified Saviors, (Lushena Books: 1875, 2004)
Hislop, Alexander The Two Babylons: Or The Papal Worship Proved to be the Worship of Nimrod and His Wife, (Nuvision Publications: 1858, 2006)
Picknett, Lynn; Prince, Clive The Templar Revelation: Secret Guardians of the True Identity of Christ, (Touchstone Books: 1998)
Picknett, Lynn; Prince, Clive The Stargate Conspiracy: The Truth about Extraterrestrial life and the Mysteries of Ancient Egypt, (Berkley Trade: 2001)
Starbird, Margaret The Woman With The Alabaster Jar: Mary Magdalene and the Holy Grail, (Bear & Co.: 1993)
Starbird, Margaret The Goddess in the Gospels: Reclaiming the Sacred Feminine, (Bear & Co.: 1998)
Stone, Merlin When God was a Woman, (Harvest Books: 1978)
Woodrow, Ralph Babylon Mystery Religion: Ancient & Modern, (Self-published: 1981)


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