I'd love to come down, but at the moment I don't even know which state I
will be living in come fall (graduated a week ago, and the job hunt is on).
I can certainly help you with notes and such, however. Your best source for
armour and weapons information would be the Sovetskaya Arkheologiya volumes
Kirpichnikov A. N., "Drevnerusskoe Oruzhie," Sovetskaia arkheologiia 1-3
UC Library should have this volume at NRLF, and you should be able to get it
on loan through UCSD. Unless I still have it, but if I do I will return it
this week (having graduated and all).
It is bound together with a volume on bows and other missile weapons
(metatel'noe oruzhie). I sent out a link to the plates from that book a
while ago, check the SIG list archives.
Also, may I humbly suggest using some of the research we put together on the
Red Kaganate website? :) http://www.geocities.com/kaganate
>Subject: [sig] Russian warriors class
>Date: Mon, 3 Jun 2002 15:26:29 EDT
>I have a question or a request. This fall at the Collegium in Caid there
>be a "Russian track" with two days of classes by Mistress Soraya and me. I
>looked at the planned classes, and thought that we are very non-fighter
>oriented (early and late period costume, embroidery workshop, trim
>techniques, history, women's lifestyle, folklore and storytelling). I
>like to add a class on Russian warriors. Theoretically, I could probably
>pull this off on my own, by talking about battles and allegiances, and (oh
>well) clothes and armor. This would be a class from a largely dilettante
>Alternatively, I could try to get a local fighter interested in the idea
>provide them with information and resources (I read Russian). I am not
>how easy or feasible would that be, however. Ideally, I would love to get
>someone who knows these things come and teach this class (Dmitriy, would
>like to, please?)
>In any case, I am asking to be pointed in the right direction -- reliable
>sources, and so on, please?
>PS: The Collegium is in Calafia, Caid -- which is San Diego, California,
>which is where I live and where I can provide accommodations if desired.
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