[Northkeep] [FWD: FW: A book I'm really enjoying]

Hugh Niewoehner HNiewoehner at netscape.net
Wed Oct 24 06:16:53 PDT 2001

For you Bibliophiles.  Here's an interesting book suggestion from Steve Muehlberger, professor of ancient and medieval history (SKA Duke Finnvar de Taahe.
Hugh & Belinda Niewoehner
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From: "Niewoehner, Hugh" <hughn at SSD.FSI.com>
To: HNIEWOEHNER at netscape.net
Subject: FW: A book I'm really enjoying
Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2001 09:10:49 -0400

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Finnvarr de Taahe [mailto:finnvarr at EALDORMERE.SCA.ORG]
> Sent: Tuesday, October 23, 2001 9:25 PM
> Subject: A book I'm really enjoying
> It's R.R. Davies, *The First English Empire:   Power and Identities in
> the British Island 1093-1343.* (Oxford, 2000).
> It's about the differences and similarities between the
> various regions
> of England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland which resulted in English
> dominance but no unified British monarchy.
> It has a clear structure, a lot of interesting supporting
> detail, and is
> meant for people who don't already know everything about the
> subject (it
> was originally a series of lectures).   It does not, despite
> its title,
> tell you that the English were inherently superior to everyone else.
> It also doesn't tell you that they were inherently more evil than
> everyone else.  Considering that it's written by a Welshman, that's a
> big concession.
> Now, whether it's worth the money you'd pay for it, I can't say.   (I
> haven't checked the price.)   I just thought that a lot of people with
> personas in the British Isles might be interested in this one.
> Finnvarr
> --
> "But as for the order of chivalry, it can truly be said...
> that it is the most dangerous for soul and body, and the
> one in which it is necessary to maintain a clearer conscience
> than in any other order in the world." -- Geoffroi de Charny

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