13163Re: [SCA Newcomers] Good Books or Bad Books?
- Jul 1, 2008Wow. Quite a list...thanks thouh. I appreciate it. If you have anymore to add once you get home please go right ahead. I'm a bookreader myself so a suggested reading list is awesome.
*begins searchng the internet and ebay and various places for given titles*
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From: Labhaoise O'Beachain <labhaoise_obeachain@...>
Sent: Tuesday, July 1, 2008 10:03:34 AM
Subject: Re: [SCA Newcomers] Good Books or Bad Books?
I'd not spend too much on any of them, they are "light"
and "modern". By this I mean, they may be a fun read, but the
information is not indepth(often incorrect) and mostly 18th/19th
century rewrites.... .
Books have come up many times, and there have been numerous
discusions on good/bad books, how to choose books, where to find
them, etc, if you dig throu the old posts...
Here are some books that have an Irish connection that I have found
useful, (note: I like to start with a broad base)
Land of Women: Tales of Sex and Gender from Early Ireland
Lisa M. Bitel
ISBN-13: 9780801485442 - ISBN-10: 0801485444
Ireland before the Vikings (The Gill history of Ireland)
Gearoid Mac Niocaill
ISBN-13: 978-0717105588 - ISBN-10: 071710558X
*** Gill Histories are not the easiest reads but are nice overviews
to page through and are usually available cheaply
Women in Medieval Society (The Middle Ages)
Susan, Mosher Stuard (Editor)
ISBN-13: 978-0812210880 - ISBN-10: 0812210883
*** Easy Read
'Of Good and Ill Repute': Gender and Social Control in Medieval
Hanawalt, Barbara A.
ISBN-13: 978-0195109498 - ISBN-10: 019510949X
Between Pit and Pedestal: Women in the Middle Ages
Williams, Marty Newman
ISBN-13: 978-0910129343 - ISBN-10: 0910129347
Medieval Households (Studies in Cultural History)
ISBN-13: 978-0674563759 - ISBN-10: 0674563751
*** Some people find Herlihy obtuse, but he is considered an expert
so try one of his books if you have a chance.
Black Potatoes: The Story of the Great Irish Famine, 1845-1850
Bartoletti, Susan Campbell
ISBN-10: 0618548831 - ISBN-13: 978-0618548835
*** Just the part about how and why the potato had changed ireland
Thomas Kinsella (Translator)
ISBN-10: 0192803735 - ISBN-13: 978-0192803733
*** Sagas for how the early Irish thought
The History of Underclothes
C. Willett Cunnington (Author), PhiIlis Cunnington (Author)
ISBN-10: 0486271242 - ISBN-13: 978-0486271248
*** Not deep but fun...
Daily Living in the Twelfth Century
Urban Tigner Holmes
ISBN-10: 0299008541 - ISBN-13: 978-0299008543
*** Not deep but fun...
The Courtesan's Arts: Cross-Cultural Perspectives
Martha Feldman (Editor), Bonnie Gordon (Editor)
ISBN-10: 0195170296 - ISBN-13: 978-0195170290
Textiles, Cordage and Raw Fibre from 16-22 Coppergate (The
Archaeology of York)
ISBN-10: 0906780799 - ISBN-13: 978-0906780794
**** I don't own this, I COVET it... very serious series on
Tudor Tailor: Reconstructing Sixteenth-Century Dress
ISBN-10: 0896762556 - ISBN-13: 978-0896762558
*** a must for the bookshelf can be had for ~$25
The Medieval Household: Daily Living c.1150-c.1450 (Medieval Finds
from Excavations in London)
ISBN-10: 0112904904 - ISBN-13: 978-0112904908
Visions and Beliefs in the West of Ireland (Forgotten Books)
Lady Augusta Gregory
ISBN-10: 1605061441 - ISBN-13: 978-1605061443
The Celtic World
Miranda Green (Author)
ISBN-10: 0415057647 - ISBN-13: 978-0415057646
*** PRE Period, historical base.... this is a TOME... I read it one
segment at a time as interests take me.
Did I mention I read, A LOT! I compiled this list by looking at what
I've bought (I'm not at home right now), so there are items I love
not on the list, but my notes may help you find your own favorites...
tommie boatwright <d_burne713@ ...> wrote:
> Thanks...any comments on the other 3 anyone?
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> From: Sara L Uckelman <liana@...>
> To: scanewcomers@ yahoogroups. com
> Sent: Monday, June 30, 2008 4:47:53 PM
> Subject: Re: [SCA Newcomers] Good Books or Bad Books?
> Quoth "Dion Burne":
> > 4)The Book Of Irish Names by Iain Zaczek, Illustrated by Jacqui
> > CR-2001 Barnes & Noble Books, 127 Pages, Few Dog Ears OtherwiseLike
> > New Hard Cover Book In Dust Jacket.[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> This one I wouldn't spend more than a few bucks on. It uses
> modern forms and discusses modern practices, and is not much
> use for discussion of pre-1600 Irish naming practices.
> vita sine literis mors est
> http://www.ellipsis .cx/~liana/
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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