Links:Woodworking,Dress,AEArchery,East Archery,French,E-Cards,Oslo,Scotch Whiskey,Fiction,Mead,Vikings,Leadership Skills,Information.Virtual References,17thC Music,Nonprofits,Ukraine,Middle English Lit., Instruments,15thC Hours,Palaces,Lost Empires,Science
- Greetings to all my fine friends on this glorious summer day! Below you will
find links to all sorts of interesting things, and I beg your pardon if
exploring these links keeps you from enjoying the recent good weather.
Our first link is called Electronic Neanderthal. Here you will find
historical (non-electric) woodworking tips, tools and treasures. Next is a
site to show how to recognize good gentles from their dress, arms, and
jewels. There are two archery sites: The Aethelmearc Archery Page and The
East Kingdom Archery Marshal's Handbook. French Resources for the SCA
follows, for both the native speaker and those who wish to do a better job
of speaking French, as well as those who wish more information about
medieval France. Gothic E-cards provides a series of great medieval-style
cards to send to your friends for free. There is a link on an article
regarding Medieval Oslow, and another with a Brief History of Scotch
Whiskey. Next comes a free e-book of Medieval Fiction, a site on Viking
Navigation and another on Viking Food.
The section below the Copyright notice for lii.org commences with a site
for those who find themselves in leadership roles (New Seneschal? Just hired
a band of Warriors?) without any previous training, called Big Dog's
Leadership Pages. Cornell University gives a site that can teach us how to
Critically Analyze Information Sources, helpful for reasearch purposes. Next
is the Virtual Reference Shelf and a Journal of 17th Century Music, a Guide
to Non-Profits, a page dedicated to the Ukraine, Middle English Literature,
E-Pact (Medieval Scientific Instruments), a 15th Century Book of Hours, a
Tour of Royal Palaces, Lost Empires, a Catalog of the Scientific Community
in the 16th and 17th Centuries, and a link to Labrynth, an invaluable
web-search tool for medievalists.
I hope you enjoy these links. Please feel free to forward them wherever they
may find interest so long as the copyright notice stay attached.
Traditional Woodworking Resources on the Web
(Site Excerpt) A repository of information on the use and preservation of
old and antique woodworking tools: sources of tools and materials, events,
organizations, books, and places to visit, both real and virtual.
Dress, Jewels, Arms and Coat of Arms: Material Culture and
Self-Representation in the Late Middle Ages
(Site Excerpt) The serious gentlemen on the image above are - no doubt -
feasting. Who can they be? One is startled by the huge 'stars' on their
'coats': are these the apostles receiving apocryph stigmata at the Last
Supper, or the jolly company at the feast of Cana? The supposed divine halo
is nothing more than a sign of earthly pride: the apostle-looking figures
represent the Order of the Star, l'Ordre de l'Etoile, a French order founded
in the 14th century ro rivalize the English Order of the Garter.
Aethelmearc Archery Web-page
(Site Excerpt) Welcome to the new online home of Aethelmearc Archery. It is
my pleasure to bring to the populace of Aethelmearc updated Royal Round
Averages, Archery News, Archery Standards, Archery Events and a score of
other Archery related topics.
East Kingdom Archery marshall's handbook
(Site Excerpt) Greetings from Master Krakken Gnashbone, Captain General of
the Archers. Thank you for your interest in becoming an archery marshal.
Archery is a fast growing activity in the East, and we need all the help we
can get. By contacting me, you've already taken your first step in becoming
a warranted marshal
French Resources for the SCA
(Site Excerpt) This web page is intended to be a tool for people in the SCA
who wish an opening toward French, and passionates who would like to use the
beautiful Molière language. It could proves useful for scribes and calligrap
hers for their scrolls, and for French speaking personas or anything else
that requires the use of French.
Gothic Cards: Free e-cards from New York Carver
Medieval Oslo gets a closer look
(Site Excerpt from News Article) Archaeologists are getting a closer look at
medieval life in Norway's capital as a project allows for an examination of
several skeletons buried around the Maria Church.
A Brief History of Scotch Whisky
(Site Excerpt) The word whisky originates from the Gaelic 'usquebac',
meaning 'the water of life.' The earliest documented record of distilling in
Scotland was 1494. In the Exchequer Rolls of Dunfermaline, the then capital,
'eight bolles of malt to Friar John Cor wherewith to make aquavitae (water
of life) - this is nearly a ton of barley, enought to make 1,400 bottles of
Medieval Fiction: The Midwife (a modernly written story/e-publication free
at New York Carver)
A Tale of the French Middle Ages by Myrrh Sagrada
Commercial Mead Producers
(Site Excerpt) An extensive list of the meaderies of the world! This is as
of December 29, 2001,
(Site Excerpt) Recent research has revealed that what appeared to be random
scratches on the Greenland "bearing dial" actually mark the shadow of the
sun at that latitude, enabling you to find the directions at other times
other than high noon
Ancient History: The Vikings: Viking Food
Some of theViking's foodlike cheeses and smoked meats needed no cooking.
Bread was baked and meat roasted on a spit or baked in a deep pit covered
with hot stones. Sometimes it was boiled in an iron cauldron. Foood and soup
was eaten in wooden bowls and drink taken from cups made from the horns of
animals. The Vikings used knives, fingers and sone very small spoons but no
forks. Beer and mead were drunk from the horns of catle.
NOTE: Use of the annotations from this list must be accompanied by:
Copyright 2002 by Librarians' Index to the Internet, lii.org.
Big Dog's Leadership Page - Presentation Skills
This site covers a range of presentation skills needed to be
an effective communicator, covering topics such as the
speaker's voice, body, nerves, habits, and many simple,
effective tips and techniques. Templates (to download):
PowerPoint Visual Aid Presentation, Presentation
Outline, and Training Outline provide additional tools.
Subjects: Public speaking...
Created by: jh
Critically Analyzing Information Sources
"Learning how to determine the relevance and authority of a
given resource for your research is one of the core skills of
the research process." This guide from the Cornell University
Libraries is designed to help develop this skill.
Subjects: Information resources -- Evaluation...
Created by: mg
Virtual Reference Shelf: Selected Web Resources Compiled by the
Library of Congress
This site gathers a collection of links to Internet sites
organized into about thirty subject divisions, including public
and university library links organized by state, city, and
county. If you don't find an answer among the links, click
Ask a librarian for e-mail help from a division, specialized
reference service, or reading room in the Library of
Subjects: Electronic reference sources
Created by: rv
Journal of Seventeenth Century Music
An online journal "published by the Society for Seventeenth-Century Music to
provide a refereed forum for scholarly studies of the musical cultures of
the seventeenth century. These include historical and archival studies,
performance practice, music theory, aesthetics, dance and theater."
Subjects: Music -- Periodicals | Music -- 17th century | Music -- 17th
century -- History and criticism | More new
Category: Specific Resources
Created by: tm on May 22, 2002 - updated May 27, 2002
Subject Index for Nonprofits
An annotated directory of over 800 Internet resources for nonprofits. It
contains sites on "management and governance, fund raising and grants,
topical publications, program evaluation, donor prospect research, public
policy issues, government, and much more."
Subjects: Nonprofit organizations -- Directories | More new
Created by: dl on May 19, 2002 - updated May 25, 2002
An extensive site with both content and many links, divided into these
areas: Arts & Culture includes WAV files of Ukrainian music, wedding
traditions, folklore, dictionaries, and Ukrainian cuisine and recipes; News
and Media lists headline news from both newspapers and radio, and newspaper
archives; Business includes company names and more; Government of the
Ukraine has government and embassy information; Current Social Issues
especially for women; About Ukraine gives general information, a
chronological history, data on Chernobyl, education, and more; Sports; and
Travel. There is a calendar of events and more topics, too numerous to list.
Created by: msc on Oct 10, 1999
Middle English Literature Anthology (1350-1485)
A selection of major authors and works, including Geoffrey Chaucer, Sir
Thomas Malory ("Morte d'Arthur"); Medieval lyrics, plays, and the tales of
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight; and two little-known women, Juliana of
Norwich ("Revelations of Divine Love") and Margery Kempe ("The Book of
Margery Kempe"). Each section features an index of e-texts, bibliographies,
and other Web sites, along with links to essays and articles.
Subjects: English literature -- Middle English, 1100-1500 | Full-text
Category: Specific Resources
Created by: cl on Sep 4, 1998 - updated Dec 12, 2000
Famous Last Words:
Epact: Scientific Instruments of Medieval and Renaissance Europe
Epact is an online database of medieval and Renaissance scientific
instruments made before 1600 A.D. There are over 500 entries which include
astrolabes, armillary spheres, sundials, quadrants, nocturnals, compendia,
and surveying instruments. Digital pictures of each instrument accompany
descriptive text. The actual collection is housed in four museums: the
Museum of the History of Science, Oxford; the Istituto e Museo di Storia
della Scienza, Florence; the British Museum, London; and the Museum
Boerhaave, Leiden. There is also biographical information on the 128
instrument makers. "Epact" was the age of the moon on the first day of the
medieval year, which began on March 21st.
Subjects: Scientific apparatus and instruments -- History | Scientists --
Created by: lpb on Mar 9, 2001 - updated Mar 14, 2001
Selective, organized list of links to sites (in French) in the areas of
French history, current events, media; language literature libraries,
e-texts, publishing; art culture tourism; industry trade government;
gateways; and search engines/tools. Maintained by the library director at
Subjects: France | French language
Created by: cl on Oct 2, 2000 - updated Oct 3, 2000
Mid 15th Century Book of Hours
Digital replication of a complete book of hours, "a manuscript written on
vellum with initials illuminated in red, blue or gold and containing 13
illuminations in color." Viewable in different sizes and by single pages or
two side by side. The book is from the Mark O. Hatfield Library at
Willamette University, Salem, Oregon reproduced here by the university's
Digital Mimesis Project.
Subjects: Books of hours | Catholic Church -- Prayer-books and devotions |
Manuscripts, Latin (Medieval and modern) | Illumination of books and
Created by: wh on Mar 2, 2002 - updated Mar 19, 2002
Historic Royal Palaces
Five "magnificent buildings -- some of the most visited
historical attractions in Britain." Find information on the
Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, Kensington
Palace, Banqueting House, and Kew Palace. Within each
selection is a brief history, conservation projects, and tourist
Subjects: Palaces -- Great Britain
Created by: Susan Birkenseer
Secrets of Lost Empires: Medieval Siege
Learn what life was like for castle-dwellers, find out about
medieval armaments, and even try your hand at destroying a
castle at this NOVA site.
Subjects: Military art and science -- History...
Created by: Theresa Robinett
Veriditas: The World-Wide Labyrinth Project
Believing that the"healing qualities of labyrinths have been
lying dormant for centuries," this site includes articles about
the value of labyrinths, a worldwide labyrinth locator, ways
to incorporate meditation in everyday life, and an online
finger meditation tool. There is also information about the
labyrinth and related events at Grace Cathedral in San
Francisco, California, where Veriditas is headquartered.
Created by: Monique le Conge
Catalog of the Scientific Community in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth
"A collection of 631 detailed biographies on members of the scientific
community during the 16th and 17th centuries with vital facts about each
individual and their contributions to science." Searchable. An excellent
resource for background information on some lesser known, as well some very
famous, scientists. To get an alphabetical listing of all entries, leave the
search form blank, and click on "search." From The Galileo Project, Rice
University, Houston, Texas.
Subjects: Scientists -- Biography | Scientists -- 16th century |
Scientists -- 17th century | Science -- Europe -- History | More new
Created by: mg on May 29, 2002 - updated Jun 4, 2002 |