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1gwernin
Aug. 22, 2008, 12:13pm

Partly to share titles, partly to get more people talking...

Books that arrived in my house this week: Portmahomack Monastery of the Picts by Martin Carver, Anglo-Saxon Weapons & Warfare by Richard Underwood,Excavations alongside Roman Ermin Street, Gloustershire and Wiltshire by Andrew Mudd.

What have you bought lately?

3gwernin
Aug. 31, 2008, 11:40am

The Picts A History by Tim Clarkson

4DaynaRT
Aug. 31, 2008, 11:44am

>3 gwernin:
Your touchstone goes to The Age of the Picts (which is a good book). Here's The Picts: A History.

5gwernin
Aug. 31, 2008, 12:00pm

Ah, thanks for the correction! Agree about AotP. I wonder why the touchstone linked to the wrong book? (There was no hyphen in the title on the physical book, neither on the cover nor on the title page, while the half-title page says merely "The Picts" - publishers!) :)

6Rowntree
Sept. 12, 2008, 1:12pm

Recent Celtic acquisitions include The Festival of Lughnasa: A Study of the Survival of the Celtic Festival of the Beginning of Harvest by Maire MacNeill, People of Orkney by Howie Firth, and Ireland and the Grail by John Carey. (Working for a college, and thus having unlimited access to ILL, is a wonderful thing – lets me determine which ones I *really* want/need to add to the collection.)

7gwernin
Sept. 17, 2008, 12:46pm

After seeing Rowntree's copy, I've also ordered Ireland and the Grail.

A week or so before that, The Saint Andrews Sarcophagus: A Pictish Masterpiece and its International Connections, currently (or at least then) on half-price sale at David Brown.

8gwernin
Sept. 17, 2008, 12:55pm

a link for the St Andrews book since the touchstone doesn't work...

9Sile
Okt. 5, 2008, 12:32pm

10gwernin
Okt. 13, 2008, 6:39pm

Received: The Sacred Places of Wales by Peter Williams - interesting little guidebook that mixes ancient, medieval and modern sites.

spoken word cd's: Detholiad o Hoff Gerddi Cymru, a collection of favorite Welsh poems, and
Lleuad yn olau, traditional welsh stories for children.

Ordered: A corpus of late Celtic hanging bowls: with an account of the bowls found in Scandanavia by Rupert Leo Scott Bruce-Mitford, an amazing book now available from David Brown at a greatly reduced price ;-)

12gwernin
Apr. 5, 2009, 7:26pm

A lot of my book-buying has been Anglo-Saxon references lately, but I also got these:

A New History of Ireland
A corpus of early medieval inscribed stones and stone scultpure in Wales, volumes 1 and 2 (touchstones not working)
Excavations at Tintagel Castle, Cornwall (ditto)
Continental and Mediteranean Imports in Atlantic Britain and Ireland, AD 400-800
Holy Wells: Wales by Phil Cope (wrong touchstone)
From Caledonia to Pictland Scotland to 795

Hmm, more Celtic stuff than I realized ;-)

13MaelBrigde
Bearbeitet: Apr. 16, 2009, 7:38pm

Recent purchases? I waited a year or more for the Flame of Ireland: Medieval Irish Plainchant, An Office for St. Brigit, by Canty, a Scottish choral group. The CD was finally reissued and I now have a copy. Not a book but the libretto counts. I am awaiting delivery of Brigit of Kildare by Ann Egan.

14Sile
Mai 6, 2009, 12:15pm

"Blood and Mistletoe: The History of the Druids" by Ronald Hutton and I look forward to reading it.

16Sile
Nov. 10, 2009, 2:46pm

17Sile
Bearbeitet: Dez. 30, 2009, 5:05pm

"Irish Folk Ways" by E. Estyn Evans arrived today.

18Sile
Bearbeitet: Dez. 30, 2009, 5:06pm

Today, I received "Celtic Mythology" by Proinsias Mac Cana.

19MaelBrigde
Aug. 21, 2010, 1:27am

I quite enjoyed Egan's Brigit. It is not polished novel writing, but she attempts to remain faithful to the hagiographical and historical material--much more than can be said for Cindy Thompson or Heather Terrell in their Brigit of Kildare books.

20MaelBrigde
Aug. 21, 2010, 1:27am

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21Sile
Bearbeitet: Okt. 22, 2010, 4:30pm

22Birlinn
Bearbeitet: Sept. 26, 2019, 11:27pm

Maybe we can get this topic going again!

Giraldus Cambrensis' Expugnatio Hibernica - The last time I read it cover to cover was during my university days, and I'm looking forward to going through it again - and it's always nice to have handy a reference copy for checking footnotes.