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  • Dion Burne
    I foudn these books on for sale online. They look good to me for helping with my persona but does anyone have any recommendations on these books? Good, bad, or
    Message 1 of 5 , Jun 29, 2008
      I foudn these books on for sale online. They look good to me for
      helping with my persona but does anyone have any recommendations on
      these books? Good, bad, or ugly...no rush to respond they got a few
      days left but just looking at them and was interested in them.


      1) A Treasury Of Irish Folklore, Edited by Padraic Colum, Stories,
      Traditions, Legends, Humor, Wisdom, Ballards & Songs (30 Songs), 620
      Pages, 1983 Second Revised Edition, Hard Cover Book In Dust Jacket

      2) Northern Ireland - Captive Of History, by Gary MacEoin, Money,
      Religion And Politics, 1974 First Edition, Hard Cover Book In Dust
      Jacket.

      3) Waltons Irish Whistle Book, Fully Diagrammed Six Language
      Instruction Book Enabling the Complete Beginner to Play Immediately,
      CR-2001

      4)The Book Of Irish Names by Iain Zaczek, Illustrated by Jacqui Mair,
      CR-2001 Barnes & Noble Books, 127 Pages, Few Dog Ears Otherwise Like
      New Hard Cover Book In Dust Jacket.
    • Sara L Uckelman
      ... 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
      Message 2 of 5 , Jun 30, 2008
        Quoth "Dion Burne":
        > 4)The Book Of Irish Names by Iain Zaczek, Illustrated by Jacqui Mair,
        > CR-2001 Barnes & Noble Books, 127 Pages, Few Dog Ears Otherwise Like
        > New Hard Cover Book In Dust Jacket.

        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.

        -Aryanhwy


        --
        vita sine literis mors est
        http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/
      • tommie boatwright
        Thanks...any comments on the other 3 anyone? ... From: Sara L Uckelman To: scanewcomers@yahoogroups.com Sent: Monday, June 30, 2008 4:47:53
        Message 3 of 5 , Jul 1, 2008
          Thanks...any comments on the other 3 anyone?


          ----- Original Message ----
          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 Mair,
          > CR-2001 Barnes & Noble Books, 127 Pages, Few Dog Ears Otherwise Like
          > New Hard Cover Book In Dust Jacket.

          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.

          -Aryanhwy

          --
          vita sine literis mors est
          http://www.ellipsis .cx/~liana/


          [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
        • Labhaoise O'Beachain
          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
          Message 4 of 5 , Jul 1, 2008
            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
            England
            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)
            Herlihy, David
            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
            (VERY LATE)

            The Tain
            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
            archaeological research

            Tudor Tailor: Reconstructing Sixteenth-Century Dress
            Ninya Mikhaila
            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)
            Geoff Egan
            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...
            Labhaoise









            tommie boatwright <d_burne713@...> wrote:
            >
            > Thanks...any comments on the other 3 anyone?
            >
            >
            > ----- Original Message ----
            > 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
            Mair,
            > > CR-2001 Barnes & Noble Books, 127 Pages, Few Dog Ears Otherwise
            Like
            > > New Hard Cover Book In Dust Jacket.
            >
            > 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.
            >
            > -Aryanhwy
            >
            > --
            > vita sine literis mors est
            > http://www.ellipsis .cx/~liana/
            >
            >
            > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
            >
          • tommie boatwright
            Wow. 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
            Message 5 of 5 , Jul 1, 2008
              Wow. 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*


              ----- Original Message ----
              From: Labhaoise O'Beachain <labhaoise_obeachain@...>
              To: scanewcomers@yahoogroups.com
              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
              England
              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)
              Herlihy, David
              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
              (VERY LATE)

              The Tain
              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
              archaeological research

              Tudor Tailor: Reconstructing Sixteenth-Century Dress
              Ninya Mikhaila
              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)
              Geoff Egan
              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...
              Labhaoise

              tommie boatwright <d_burne713@ ...> wrote:
              >
              > Thanks...any comments on the other 3 anyone?
              >
              >
              > ----- Original Message ----
              > 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
              Mair,
              > > CR-2001 Barnes & Noble Books, 127 Pages, Few Dog Ears Otherwise
              Like
              > > New Hard Cover Book In Dust Jacket.
              >
              > 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.
              >
              > -Aryanhwy
              >
              > --
              > vita sine literis mors est
              > http://www.ellipsis .cx/~liana/
              >
              >
              > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
              >



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