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Re: [SCA Newcomers] Good Books or Bad Books?

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  • 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
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      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/
      >
      >
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