Re: [SCA-Archery] Re: Book, e-book and online recomendations?
- The sagas are full of archery. But you might also look at Alm, Josef, European Crossbows, Royal Armouries: Leeds, 1994. Excellent work from a museum and Swedish perspective. He covers things out side of Scandinavia and northern Europe little, if at all.CharlesFrom: htgalwm <topazdog@...>
Sent: Saturday, October 20, 2012 7:44 AM
Subject: [SCA-Archery] Re: Book, e-book and online recomendations?
would you care to offer reccomendations for references releating to early period archery, particularly the scandinavian region? Any help would be appreciated. Not being an academician I have limited access to reference works and, consequently, difficulty in evaluating those I do have access to.
Thanks in advance,
--- In mailto:SCA-Archery%40yahoogroups.com, "bluecat@..." <bluecat@...> wrote:
> Actually, no, everything Hardy wrote is
> not an equaly good source. I am a PhD in the field of Military
> History, and my comment on "The Great Warbow" as opposed to
> "Longbow" was a professional judgment. I will add to my to do
> list doing a detailed review of the two books.
> Charles O'Connor
> (mka J. Patrick Hughes, PhD)
> I concur.
> Hardy wrote a decent narrative but the books are basically unreferenced for a start. It would have helped
> 'Longbow' very much if a bibliography was included, but it's not.
> I VERY highly recommend 'The Crooked Stick, A History of the Longbow' by Hugh D. H. Soar and any other works
> by him. Highly detailed, very well referenced. Truly excellent works.
> Dirk Edward of Frisia
> (mka Dirk Hermance- MA History)