05 Brief: Reading Note

I ran across a neat little article the other day. It was not found by accident, I was keyword searching stuff from my reading of Shaman of Oberstdorf. The good news, upon finishing it I actually remembered to post about it.The article in question, "Witch Trials" by Peter T. Leeson and Jacob W. Russ. It was interesting, but honestly not overly so. I am not sure if it'd be an easy read for those...

04 Brief: Reading Notes

Women and Family Life in Early Modern German Literature is another book on the bedside pile mentioned in the previous update. I picked this one up in hopes of collecting more data about interpersonal interactions of the 16th century. I am always trying to create a more detailed living picture in my mind of the Early Modern Period and the cities of Straßburg and Augsburg in particular (which is...

03 Brief: Reading Notes

Last night just before bedding down for the night a little memory sparked briefly. I'll go back through and add hyperlinks like I always do.I remembered reading an NPR book review some long while back. I remembered it had to do with "The Turnip Princess" a folktale. But a tale spun originally by whom? A Russian? maybe, sounds like a Russia one to be sure. The author, unfortunately was someone I...

02 Brief: Reading Notes

So if I am sharing some of my research readings why not over-share bit? Why not include the books I am also reading? It might just motivate me to write brief reviews on Amazon or the like.So, I guess I'd better list and speak about the current pile of books on the bedside table prior to posting any related Internet researches spawned from these readings. I normally keep two or three books at the...

01 The First Brief Reading Notes

This morning as I finished a cool little article published earlier this year I thought, "I should share this thing with the universe, its good stuff". At a glance it is an informational piece about a Christian form Asceticism in the Medieval Period. If that is something you might enjoy follow the linked text below. If not go back to the index of topics or click a "Anchoress: a True Tale of...

B. Ann Tlusty’s Fanboy

Professor and renowned author B. Ann Tlusty, a social and cultural historian of the first caliber is one of my most favorite researchers. I believe her works are important linchpins of topical knowledge regarding the study of the period and many of the details in the periphery needed to form clearer mental images of the 16th century. For those readers interested in more, as you should be, please...