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Since library resources are somewhat limited here on Okinawa, we may be best served by sharing our own resources. To this end, I will be happy to share my books with anyone in the Stronghold willing to treat them gently. Not all books will be lent out, some will need to remain in my collection due to their cost or rarity, but I will be happy to make arrangements for even these to be made available to anyone wishing to view them. I ask that no more than one book at a time be checked out by the same person. Thank you for understanding. If you wish to borrow any books from my collection, please make your request on my talk page or by e-mail. Wilhelm Meis (Quatsch!)

Online books

Some very old books that have been released into the public domain now have digitized copies on the web. The books can be read online, by clicking on the blue text.

Essential literature

  • Beowulf (Anonymous) 8th-11th century, written in Old English (Anglo-Saxon). See this study guide. Epic saga of a Goth who seeks his fame by saving his Danish kinsmen from the monster, Grendel.
  • Il Cortegiano (The Book of the Courtier) (Baldassare Castiglione) 1528, written in Italian. This work highlights the height of chivalric idealism.
  • The Canterbury Tales (Geoffrey Chaucer) 14th century, written in Middle English. A collection of diverse tales.
  • Confessiones (St. Augustine of Hippo) c. 398, written in Latin. Read an English translation on Google Books.
  • The Decameron (Giovanni Boccaccio) 1350s, written in Italian. Ten Italian youths seek to escape the Plague by locking themselves into a castle for ten days, and they pass the time by each telling a tale every day; this is the collection of their 100 tales.
  • Divina Commedia (Dante Alighieri) 14th century, written in Italian. See The World of Dante.
  • El ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha (Miguel de Cervantes) 1605, 1615, written in Spanish. This book is one of the most important critiques of chivalric idealism in contemporary literature.
  • La vie de Gargantua et de Pantagruel (François Rabelais) 16th century, written in French. This humorous satire tells the story of two giants, a father (Gargantua) and his son (Pantagruel). See also this English translation on OpenLibrary.org.
  • Heimskringla (Snorri Sturluson) c. 1230, written in Old Icelandic. Saga of of the Kings of Norway. See this multilingual site.
  • Letter to Posterity (Francesco Petrarca) 14th century, written in Latin. This work was an important precursor to Renaissance humanism.
  • Le Morte d'Arthur (Vol. I, Vol. II) (Sir Thomas Mallory) 1485, written in French. This tale is the high water mark of chivalric romance in literature. See this version also: Vol. I, Vol. II.
  • Il Principe (The Prince) (Niccolò Machiavelli) 1532, written in Italian. This was not Machiavelli's principal work during his lifetime, but it is his most enduring work, and reveals some interesting views of pragmatism and Renaissance philosophy.
  • Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (Anonymous/"Pearl Poet") late 14th century, written in Middle English. Read a Middle English transcript online.
  • The Song of Roland (Anonymous) 12th century, written in Old French. The oldest surviving major work of French literature.

Heraldry

  • Heraldry, Ancient and Modern: Including Boutell's Heraldry (Charles Boutell) 1890. London and New York: Frederick Warne and Co. This is a comprehensive guide to English heraldry.
  • A Complete Guide to Heraldry (Arthur Charles Fox-Davies & Graham Johnston) 1909, a comprehensive and authoritative guide to heraldry from ancient to modern, but heavily focused on British heraldry.
  • "The Heraldic Provinces of Europe" The Coat of Arms XI (84): p. 129. (Christopher von Warnstedt) October 1970. This article discusses the regional heraldic traditions of Europe in a comparative perspective.
  • A Treatise on Heraldry, British and Foreign (John Woodward and George Burnett) 1892. Edinburgh and London: W. & A.K. Johnston. This book is a guide to British heraldry from ancient to modern times.
  • Manesse Codex (Anonymous, commissioned by the Manesse family of Zürich) Early 14th century, richly illustrated with full-color heraldic displays. This is one of the more notable examples of German rolls of arms, and is an important source on costuming, including headwear and footwear, as well as heraldry.
  • The mirrovr of maiestie, or, The badges of honovr conceitedly emblazoned (1618) by Sit Henry Goodyere, (1551 or 2-1629), and James Croston (1830-1893). Read online. This early 17th century English book of heraldry is itself an interesting subject of study.

History

Books you may borrow

These are sorted by subject, listed alphabetically by author. Please feel free to browse the list and request a book on my talk page or by e-mail. Where I have found digitized copies on the web, you will notice the book title is rendered as a blue text convenience link to the digitized copy. In some cases, this may be more convenient for you.

Anthropology, geography and linguistics

  • 940.1 Cantor, Norman F. (1994). The Medieval Reader. New York: Harper Collins. LCCN: 94001981, ISBN: 0062701029. Notes: A digest of contemporary literary sources on medieval history. Paperback.
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  • 401.9 Chomsky, Noam (1968, 1972). Language and Mind. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. LCCN: 70187121, ISBN: 0155492578. Notes: A linguistic study of cognition, psychology and philosophy; advanced reading level. Paperback.
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  • 302.209 Crowley, David; Paul Heyer (1995). Communication in History, 2nd ed. White Plains, New York: Longman Publishers. LCCN: 94022579, ISBN: 0801312507. Notes: A scholarly study of communication from the Ice Age through the 20th century; discarded from university library. Paperback.
Status=Available
  • 306.44089 Duranti, Alessandro (1997, 1999). Linguistic Anthropology. Cambridge: University Press. LCCN: 96044608, ISBN: 0521445361. Notes: A scholarly study of linguistic anthropology; discarded from university library. Paperback.
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  • 910.03 East, W. Gordon (1965, 1967). The Geography Behind History. New York: W.W. Norton & Company. ISBN: 0393004198. Notes: A study of the effects of geography on history, ranging from distant antiquity to recent history. Paperback.
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  • 410. Mallory, J.P. (1989). In Search of the Indo-Europeans: Language, Archaeology and Myth. London: Thames & Hudson. LCCN: 88050232, ISBN: 0500276161. Notes: A linguistic/anthropological study of ancient European cultures; advanced reading level. Paperback.
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  • 909.070222 Platt, Colin (1979, 1994). The Atlas of Medieval Man. New York: St. Martin's Press. LCCN: 94035329, ISBN: 0312115490. Notes: A richly illustrated discussion of medieval geography, including full-color panels of medieval art and crisp, colorful photos of medieval architecture. Oversized paperback.
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  • 430.09 Robinson, Orrin W. (1992). Old English and its closest relatives: A survey of the earliest Germanic languages. Stanford, California: University Press. ISBN: 0804722218. Notes: An introductory study of selected Germanic languages; intermediate reading level. Paperback.
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  • 306.44 Scollon, Ron; Suzanne Wong Scollon (1995, 1997). Intercultural Communication. Oxford: Blackwell. LCCN: 94019318, ISBN: 0631194894. Notes: A scholarly study of interactive and cultural linguistics; discarded from university library. Paperback.
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  • 808.8002 Turgon (2004). The Tolkien Fan's Medieval Reader. Cold Spring Harbor, New York: Cold Spring Press. LCCN: 2004100022, ISBN: 1593600119. Notes: An English-language study of medieval Germanic and Celtic literature that influenced the writings of J.R.R. Tolkien; includes English translations of primary source literature; intermediate reading level. Paperback.
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Arms and armour

  • 623.4 Edge, David; John Miles Paddock (1988). Arms & armor of the medieval knight. New York: Crescent Books. ISBN: 0517103192. Notes: A large and richly illustrated study of arms and armour throughout the Middle Ages. Oversize hardcover.
Status=Available

Art and architecture

  • 723. Coldstream, Nicola (2002). Oxford History of Art: Medieval Architecture. Oxford: University Press. LCCN: 2002283650, ISBN: 0192842765. Notes: A scholarly and richly illustrated study of medieval architecture. Paperback.
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  • 709.02 Nees, Lawrence (2002). Oxford History of Art: Early Medieval Art. Oxford: University Press. LCCN: 2002510289, ISBN: 0192842439. Notes: A scholarly and richly illustrated study of early medieval art. Paperback.
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  • 709.02 Sekules, Veronica (2001). Oxford History of Art: Medieval Art. Oxford: University Press. LCCN: 2001273421, ISBN: 9780192842411. Notes: A scholarly and richly illustrated study of medieval art. Paperback.
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Brewing

  • 634.8 Cox, Jeff (1999). From Vines to Wines: The complete guide to growing grapes and making your own wine. North Adams, MA: Storey Publishing. LCCN: 98039860, ISBN: 1580171052. Notes: A comprehensive guide to viticulture and vinting. Paperback.
Status=Available
  • 423. Halley, Ned (1996). The Wordsworth Dictionary of Drink. Ware, England: Wordsworth Reference. ISBN: 1853263818. Notes: A dictionary of terms related to alcoholic drinks, including brand names and wine regions. Paperback.
Status=Available
  • 641.873 Nachel, Marty (1997). Homebrewing for Dummies. New York: Wiley Publishing. LCCN: 97080303, ISBN: 0764550462. Notes: A guide to brewing ales, beers and lagers from start to finish. Paperback.
Status=Available
  • 641. Renfrow, Cindy (1994). A Sip Through Time: A collection of old brewing recipes. Boulder, CO: Brewers Publications. LCCN: TX94019890, ISBN: 0962859834. Notes: A collection of recipes for ales, beers, ciders, meads, wines and more, dating from the Middle Ages to the 19th century; each recipe has an approximate date. Paperback.
Status=Available
  • 423. Schramm, Ken (2003). The Compleat Meadmaker. Boulder, CO: Brewers Publications. LCCN: 2003009083, ISBN: 0937381802. Notes: A thorough discussion and how-to about making meads, from beginner to advanced skill levels. Paperback.
Status=Available
  • 641.872 Vargas, Pattie; Rich Gulling (1999). Making Wild Wines & Meads. Pownal, VT: Storey Books. LCCN: 99023137, ISBN: 1580171826. Notes: Winemaking techniques and 125 unusual recipes using herbs, fruits and flowers. Paperback.
Status=Available

Games, sports and toys

  • 794. Bell, R.C. (1979). Board and Table Games from Many Civilizations, Revised, 2 vol. in one. New York: Dover Publications. LCCN: 79051819, ISBN: 0486238555. Notes: A comprehensive survey of boardgames of all classes, regions and periods. Paperback.
Status=Available
  • 794. Bell, R.C. (1983). The Boardgame Book. New York: Exeter Books. ISBN: 0671060309. Notes: A graphic-intensive survey of selected boardgames throughout the ages; includes game board illustrations and cut-out pieces to play along. Oversized hardcover.
Status=Available
  • 796.094 Carter, John M. (1992). Medieval Games: Sports and Recreations in Feudal Society. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. LCCN: 91000785, ISBN: 0313256993. Notes: Focus on sports and outdoor games. Hardcover.
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  • 794. Games Guild of Ealdormere (2002). Games, Period. Vol. I, No. 1. Notes: Tablero, Mitigati, Medieval playing cards, Glic, Tafl games (including Tablut), brief survey of games of the Middle Ages. Pamphlet.
Status=Available
  • 794. Murray, H.J.R. (1951). A History of Board-games Other Than Chess. Oxford: University Press. LCCN: 52003975, ISBN: 0198274017. Notes: A comprehensive historical survey of traditional boardgames excluding chess; Moderate moisture damage. Hardcover.
Status=Available
  • 793.20 Schmittberger, R. Wayne. (1992). New Rules for Classic Games. New York: John Wiley & Sons. LCCN: 91022386, ISBN: 0471536210. Notes: A game theory approach to boardgames and outdoor games, including chess, go, mancala, hnefatafl and other period games. Paperback.
Status=Available
  • 790.09 Wilkins, Sally. (2002). Sports and Games of Medieval Cultures. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. LCCN: 2001040553, ISBN: 0313317119. Notes: A survey of medieval games world-wide, ordered by continent/region, including areas outside the Known World. Hardcover.
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Handicrafts

  • 684.08 Corke, Mark (2003). Build Your Own Custom Workbench. Cincinnati, OH: Popular Woodworking Books. LCCN: 2003048214 ISBN: 155870678X. Notes: Illustrated instruction guide to building thirteen custom workbenches: carver's vice, collapsible workbench, fold-down workbench, grinding bench, crafts workbench, low bench tool tote, metalworking bench, miter saw bench, sawhorses, assembly bench, shaving horse, traditional English sawhorse, traditional workbench. Large paperback.
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  • 746. Hubbell, Gerald; Robert Kalthoff (2003). Celtic Embroidery, 2nd ed. Calontir: Ipsley House Publishing. Notes: A thorough discussion of styles, materials and techniques; includes a large gallery of patterns. Self-published by Gerald of Ipsley and Robert of Coldcastle. Spiralbound.
Status=In collection
  • 391.00942 Hartley, Dorothy (2003). Medieval costume and how to recreate it. Mineola, New York: Dover Publications. LCCN: 2003055775, ISBN: 0486429857. Notes: A comprehensive discussion of medieval clothing from a recreationist's perspective. Paperback.
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  • 621.75 Ludwig, Oswald A.; Willard J. McCarthy. (1969). Metalwork: Technology and Practice, 5th ed. Bloomington, IL: McKnight & McKnight Publishing Company. LCCN: 68024629. Notes: A how-to guide for beginners; focus on modern tools and techniques, but includes encyclopedic summary of metallurgy. Hardcover.
Status=Available
  • 746. Mellgren, Nusse. (2005). Nålbindning: The easiest, clearest ever guide. Klippan, Sweden: Ljungbergs Tryckeri. ISBN: 916316552X. Notes: A how-to guide to nålbinding (Scandinavian string manipulation) with step-by-step illustrated instructions. Oversized paperback. (In English and Swedish)
Status=Available
  • 736.4 Refsal, Harley. (2004). Art & Technique of Scandinavian Style Woodcarving. East Petersburg, PA: Fox Chapel Publishing. LCCN: 2004106143, ISBN: 1565232305. Notes: A how-to guide to traditional Scandinavian flat plane (3-D figure) carving from the Viking Age to recent centuries. Paperback.
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Historiography and general history

  • 914.031 Cantor, Norman F. Medieval History, 2nd ed. Toronto, ON: The Macmillan Company, 1969, 1970. LCCN: 69010930 ISBN: 0023190701. Notes: General survey of Medieval Europe. Hardcover.
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  • 938.0072 Grant, Michael. The Ancient Historians. New York: Barnes & Noble Books, 1970, 1994. LCCN: 70106551 ISBN: 1566195993. Notes: Herodotus, Thucydides, Xenophon, Polybius, Cato the Censor, Caesar, Sallust, Livy, Josephus, Tacitus, Plutarch, Suetonius, Eusebius, Ammianus. Hardcover.
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Scandinavian studies

  • 839.63008 The Sagas of the Icelanders (2000). Preface by Jane Smiley. New York: Viking. LCCN: 99044111, ISBN: 0670889903. Notes: A selection of medieval Icelandic saga literature, translated into English. These medieval sagas comprise some of the greatest works of early Germanic literature. Paperback.
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  • 949.101 Byock, Jesse L. (2001). Viking Age Iceland. London: Penguin Books. LCCN: 2001275355, ISBN: 0140291156. Notes: A discussion of social structures in Iceland from the Settlement Period to the Medieval Period (c. 9th-13th centuries). Paperback.
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  • 293.13 Colum, Padraic (2004). The Children of Odin. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company. LCCN: 2004541375, ISBN: 0689868855. Notes: Norse mythology; Documentation alert: This book does not cite its sources. Paperback.
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  • 970.013 The Vinland Sagas (1965). Translated by Magnus Magnusson and Hermann Pálsson. The Penguin Classics. Harmondsworth, England: Penguin Books. LCCN: PT7281, ISBN: 0140441549. Notes: The medieval Icelandic accounts of how Eirik the Red founded an Icelandic colony on Greenland, and his son, Leif the Lucky, explored the shores of the North American continent five centuries before Columbus. Paperback.
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  • 948. Sturluson, Snorri (13th c.) King Harald's Saga (1966). Translated by Magnus Magnusson and Hermann Pálsson. The Penguin Classics. Harmondsworth, England: Penguin Books. LCCN: 67072570, ISBN: 0140441832. Notes: The tale of Harald Harðráði, King of Norway 1015-1066. Paperback.
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  • 746. Mellgren, Nusse. (2005). Nålbindning: The easiest, clearest ever guide. Klippan, Sweden: Ljungbergs Tryckeri. ISBN: 916316552X. Notes: A how-to guide to nålbinding (Scandinavian string manipulation) with step-by-step illustrated instructions. Oversized paperback. (In English and Swedish)
Status=Available
  • 736.4 Refsal, Harley. (2004). Art & Technique of Scandinavian Style Woodcarving. East Petersburg, PA: Fox Chapel Publishing. LCCN: 2004106143, ISBN: 1565232305. Notes: A how-to guide to traditional Scandinavian flat plane (3-D figure) carving from the Viking Age to recent centuries. Paperback.
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  • 948.022 Sawyer, Peter (ed.) (1997). The Oxford Illustrated History of the Vikings. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press. LCCN: 97016649 ISBN: 0198205260. Hardcover.
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  • 948.022 Dersin, Denise (ed.) (1998). What Life Was Like When Longships Sailed: Vikings AD 800–1100. Alexandria, VA: Time-Life Books. LCCN: 97040845 ISBN: 0783554540. Notes: Richly illustrated overview of Viking Age history with attention to domestic lifestyle. Hardcover.
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Books I do not check out

I apologize for any inconvenience, but there are some books I prefer not to lend out, due to their age, cost, or rarity. These include most of my heraldry books, most of my foreign-language books, and some rare books. If you would like to use any of these books for your research, please do not hesitate to contact me, and I will be happy to arrange a viewing. Thank you for your understanding! Wilhelm Meis (Quatsch!)

Language books

Germanic languages

  • 420.9 Algeo, John; Thomas Pyles. The Origins and Development of the English Language, 5th ed. Boston, Mass.: Thomson-Wadsworth, 1964, 2005. LCCN: 2003114840 ISBN: 015507055X. Hardcover.
Status=In collection
  • 433.21 Harper Collins German Concise Dictionary, 2nd ed. Glasgow and New York: Harper Collins Publishers, 1999, 2002. LCCN: 99071674, ISBN: 0004723589. Paperback.
Status=In collection
  • 435. Kraft, Wolfgang S. Deutsch Aktuell 2, 3rd ed. St. Paul, MN: EMC Publishing, 1991. ISBN: 0812907166. Notes: German language and grammar college textbook, intermediate level. Hardcover.
Status=In collection
  • 438.42441 Tebbutt, Susan. Klaro! A practical guide to German grammar. Chicago, IL: McGraw-Hill, 2001. LCCN: 2004297116 ISBN: 0071387439. Notes: Comprehensive self-instruction guide to German grammar for beginning to intermediate level students. Paperback.
Status=In collection
  • 435. Fox, Anthony. The Structure of German, 2nd ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005. LCCN: 2005279924 ISBN: 0199254133. Notes: Oxford Linguistics. Hardcover.
Status=In collection
  • 439.9 Bennett, William H. An Introduction to the Gothic Language. New York: Modern Language Association of America, 1999, 2006. LCCN: 99026535 ISBN: 0873522958. Paperback.
Status=In collection
  • 423. Prisma's Swedish-English Dictionary, 3rd ed. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 1970, 1995. ISBN: 0816632316. Hardcover.
Status=In collection
  • 423. Engelsk Ordbok. Lund, Sweden: Studentlitteratur AB, 2005. ISBN: 9144046081. Notes: English-Swedish/Swedish-English dictionary. Softcover.
Status=In collection
  • 439.782421 Granberry, Julian. Essential Swedish Grammar. New York: Dover Publications, 1991. ISBN: 0486269531. Paperback.
Status=In collection

Latinate languages

  • 443.21 Webster's New World French/English Dictionary. New York: Macmillan General Reference, 1992. ISBN: 0139536132. Paperback.
Status=In collection
  • 463.21 Webster's New Explorer Spanish-English Dictionary. Springfield, Mass: Federal Street Press, 1999. LCCN: 99062653, ISBN: 1892859084. Hardcover.
Status=In collection

Other languages

  • 495.6321 Langenscheidt's Pocket Dictionary Japanese/English. New York: Langenscheidt Publishers, 2001. ISBN: 1585730386. Turtleback.
Status=In collection

Audio language library

  • 491.6282421 Robertson, Boyd; Iain Taylor. (1993). Teach Yourself Gaelic. Lincolnwood, IL:NTC Contemporary Publishing-Teach Yourself Books. LCCN: 92082504, ISBN: 0844237760. Notes: A beginner-level language guide to Scottish Gaelic (Gàidhlig). Paperback book and (2) cassettes.
Status=Available
  • 439.6983421 Nejmann, Daisy L. (2001). Colloquial Icelandic: The complete course for beginners. London and New York: Routledge. LCCN: 00047062, ISBN: 0415207088. Notes: A beginner-level language guide to Icelandic (Íslenska). Paperback book, (2) CDs and (2) cassettes.
Status=Available
  • 439.6982421 Hildur Jónsdóttir. (2004). Teach Yourself Icelandic. Chicago, IL: McGraw Hill-Contemporary Publishing. LCCN: oc2007096224, ISBN: 0071420258. Notes: A beginner-level language guide to Icelandic (Íslenska). Paperback book and (2) CDs.
Status=Available
  • 429.82421 Atherton, Mark. (2006). Teach Yourself Old English. Chicago, IL: McGraw Hill-Contemporary Publishing. LCCN: bl2008019027, ISBN: 0071485198. Notes: A beginner-level language guide to Old English/Anglo-Saxon (Englisc). Paperback book and (2) CDs.
Status=Available
  • 439.782421 Croghan, Vera. (2004). Teach Yourself Swedish. Chicago, IL: McGraw Hill-Contemporary Publishing. LCCN: 2005041603, ISBN: 007145117X. Notes: A beginner-level language guide to Swedish (Svenska). Paperback book and (2) CDs.
Status=Available

Heraldry books

  • 929.6 Fox-Davies, Arthur Charles; Graham Johnston (1978). A Complete Guide to Heraldry. New York: Bonanza Books. LCCN: 78024013, ISBN: 0517266431. First published in 1909 by T.C. & E.C. Jack (London). Notes: A comprehensive guide to British heraldry. Hardcover.
Status=In collection
  • 929.6 Neubecker, Ottfried; J. P. Brooke-Little (1976). Heraldry: Sources, symbols and meaning. Maidenhead, England; New York: McGraw-Hill. LCCN: 76020187, ISBN: 0070463085. Notes: The most comprehensive English-language guide to Continental heraldry I have seen. Hardcover.
Status=In collection
  • 929.6 Wagner, Anthony Richard (1956). Heralds and Heraldry in the Middle Ages, 2nd ed. Oxford: University Press. LCCN: 2001266331, ISBN: 0198212623. Notes: A history of medieval British heralds and their duties and functions. Hardcover.
Status=In collection
  • 929.6 Woodcock, Thomas; John Martin Robinson (1988). The Oxford Guide to Heraldry. Oxford: University Press. LCCN: 88023554, ISBN: 0192116584. Notes: A comprehensive guide to British heraldry. Hardcover.
Status=In collection

Rare and costly books

  • 391.413 Grew, Francis; Margarethe de Neergaard (2001). Shoes and Pattens. Woodbridge, England: Boydell Press. LCCN: 2001052420, ISBN: 0851158382. Notes: A rare and invaluable guide to shoe history and construction; one of the most authoritative guides to shoe studies. Hardcover.
Status=In collection
  • 909.070223 McKitterick, Rosamond (2004). Atlas of the Medieval World. Oxford: University Press. LCCN: 2004056816, ISBN: 0195221583. Notes: A richly illustrated discussion of medieval geography, including full-color photos and panels of medieval art and extensive use of maps. Oversized hardcover.
Status=In collection
  • 943.512S Schnack, Christiane (1992). Ausgrabungen in Schleswig (Die mittelalterlichen Schuhe aus Schleswig: Ausgrabung Schild 1971-1975). Neumünster, Germany: Karl Wachholtz Verlag. LCCN: 93214750, ISBN: 3529014605. Notes: One of the most authoritative studies of medieval shoe finds in the world. Paperback. (In German)
Status=In collection

Videos

  • Beowulf (2006) www. Benjamin Bagby. Dir: Stellan Olsson. Not rated. DVD. 98 min.
This is a recording of a live performance of Beowulf in the original Anglo-Saxon language, sung in the bardic style by Benjamin Bagby, self-accompanied on the Anglo-Saxon harp. Old English audio with optional Modern English subtitles.
  • Beowulf (2007) IMDB. Ray Winstone, Anthony Hopkins, Angelina Jolie (voice). Dir: Robert Zemeckis. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence including disturbing images, some sexual material and nudity. DVD. 115 min.
This animated film was a box office hit.
  • Beowulf & Grendel (2005) IMDB. Gerard Butler, Stellan Skarsgård, Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson. Dir: Sturla Gunnarsson. Rated R for violence, language and some sexuality. DVD. 103 min.
Filmed in Iceland, this live action adaptation of Beowulf is visually interesting, though the dialogue is spare and accents are mixed.
  • Hamlet (1996) IMDB. Kenneth Branagh, Julie Christie, Derek Jacobi. Dir: Kenneth Branagh. Rated PG-13 for some violent images and sexuality. DVD. 242 min.
Everything about this film is enormous. Every inch of Shakespeare's original play is brought to life in Blenheim Palace, reset in the 19th century. The cast, the costuming, the four-hour length, the palace itself and the record-breaking quantity of faux snow make this a larger than life production that would make the Bard proud.
  • Henry V (1989) IMDB. Kenneth Branagh, Paul Scofield, Derek Jacobi, Ian Holm, Emma Thompson, Judi Dench, Christian Bale. Dir: Kenneth Branagh. Rated PG-13 for a bloody battle. DVD. 137 min.
This film brings the 15th century to life in a way the Bard could only dream of, and it won an Oscar for Best Costume Design (1990).
  • Known World Rattan Symposium 2005 (2005) SCA Today. Duke Paul of Bellatrix, Duke Brannos O'Irongardail, et al. Not Rated. DVD. 9+ hours.
This three-disc DVD set covers various topics related to SCA heavy fighting, including Glaive techniques, Great Sword techniques, Spear techniques, Sword Theory, Movement and mechanics, Melee discussion, Physical training for fighters, Commanding and more.
  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) IMDB. Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin. Dir: Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones. Rated PG. DVD. 90 min.
This classic comedy pokes fun at the Plague, witchcraft, knighthood, grail quests and other medieval nonsense in classic Monty Python fashion.
  • Titus (1999) IMDB. Anthony Hopkins, Alan Cumming, Jessica Lange. Dir: Julie Taymor. Rated R for strong violent and sexual images. DVD. 162 min.
This film is an enormous production removes Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus from the Roman Empire of history and places it in a dream world, partly inspired by the Roman Empire of old and partly by the dream of 20th century fascists. This sleeper film is slow to warm up, but Aaron, one of the Bard's most compelling villains, is wonderfully played, and the climactic ending is 100% classic Shakespearean tragedy.
  • The Vikings (1958) IMDB. Kirk Douglas, Tony Curtis, Ernest Borgnine, Janet Leigh. Dir: Richard Fleischer. Not rated. DVD. 116 min.
This Hollywood classic offers a surprisingly brutal and realistic view of Viking Age society for a 1950s Hollywood film.

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