Sale at Oxbow Books
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Sale at Oxbow Books

Oxbow Books, fine publisher and bookseller, has a book sale on. I flipped through their leaflet and picked out some things which my readers might be interested in.

Anastasius Antonaras, Fire and Sand (Yale University Press, 2013) {509 glass objects from Preislamic times in an American collection}
Beltrame (ed.), Sveti Pavao Shipwreck: a 16th Century Venetian Merchantman from Mijet, Croatia. GBP 8 {shipwreck with bronze artillery and ceramics}
Paul R. Sealey, EAA 118: A Late Iron Age Warrior Burial from Kelvedon, Essex. GBP 5 {rich grave roughly contemporary with Caesar’s landing in Britain}

There are many other East-Anglian Archaeology volume, but mostly medieval and not so exciting sounding.

Elizabeth Wayland Barber, The Dancing Godess: Folklore, Archaeology, and the Origin of European Dance (W.W. Norton, 2014)
John Peter Wild, Textiles in Archaeology.
Glen Foard, The Archaeology of British Battlefields. Council for British Archaeology, 2012.
Melanie Giles, A Forged Glamour: Landscape, Identity, and Material Culture in the Iron Age.
Suzane Moeller-Wiering, War and Worship; Textiles from 4th to 3rd century AD Weapon Deposits in Denmark and Northern Germany. Oxbow, 2011 {Thorsberg, Nydam, Vimose, Illerup Adal)
Andre J. Veldmeijer, Tutankhamun’s Footwear. Sidestone, 2012. GPB 15. {walk like a pharaoh!}
R.A. Hall, Egyptian Textiles, GBP 3. {booklet on ancient textiles from Egypt}
Edward Bleiberg, The Official Gift in Ancient Egypt. Oklahoma University Press, 1996. GPB 9. {gold of valour!}
Maria C. Shaw and Anne P. Chopin (eds.), Woven Threads. Oxbow Books, 2015. {On Mycenean and Minoan patterned textiles}
Mary Harlow and Marie-Louis Nosch (eds.), Greek and Roman Textiles and Dress {on fragments}
James Romm, Ghost on the Throne: The Death of Alexander the Great. Random House, 2012.
John Boardman, Greek Gems and Finger Rings. Thames and Hudson, 2000.
Boris Rankov (ed.), Trireme Olympias: Final Report. Oxbow Books, 2012. GBP 17.
Howe/Garvin/Wrightson (eds.), Greece, Macedonia, and Persia. Oxbow 2015. {edited collection on warfare}
Waldemar Heckel, The Conquests of Alexander the Great. Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Simon James, Rome and the Sword. Thames & Hudson, 2011. GPB 8.
Alan Wilkins, Roman Artillery. {twang-thunk!}
Ellen Swift, Roman Dress Accesssories. Shire Publications, 2003. {booklet on ordinary people’s accessories} GBP 3
Sim and Kaminisky, Roman Imperial Armour {not great but worth reading once}

Harlow and Nosch (eds.), Greek and Roman Textiles and Dress. {edited collection on textile fragments as evidence}
David Karunanithy, Macedonian War Machine (Pen and Sword, 2013) {a good book … I would say that even if it did not cite me}

Mark Claire, Medieval Painters and Their Techniques: The Montpellier ‘liber diversarum arcium’ (Archetype, 2011) GBP 20 {translation of the liber diversarum artium, a book similar to Cennino Cennini‘s but probably older and from north of the Alps}
Painton Cowen, English Stained Glass {1100-1530, photos of 100 windows, they have another which is just 12th century glass from Canterbury Cathedral} GPB 8.
Nathaniel E. Dubin (tr.) The Fabliaux: A New Verse Translation GPB 8 hardcover {naughty Old French poems}
Laura F. Hodges, Chaucer and Array. GPB 13.
Maria Hayward, The 1542 Inventory of Whitehall {palace inventory}
Robert Douglas Smith and Kelly DeVries, Artillery of the Dukes of Burgundy. GBP 13. {BOOM – CRASH!}
Dirk Meier, Seafarers, Merchants and Pirates in the Middle Ages. GBP 8 {arr!}
Jeff Sypeck, Becoming Charlemagne (Harper Collins, 2006). GBP 5.

There are also several books in castle studies, although I do not know if they are the meaty everyday-life-and-warfare kind or the philosophical kind which spends a lot of words to say “sometimes people just want to feel like they live in a fortress.” If that lists sounds like you could put together an order with cheap shipping, check them out!

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