New Medieval Books: From Dracula to Isabella

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Once again, sharing my love of all things medieval. But the first listed book: it’s on Wallachia and Vlad Tepes! So, really something so absolutely impressive that I’m in love. Like, book love. Only problem, finding a copy in English will be expensive. Buying a copy will take me some time, as I am on a budget. Other offerings here are cheaper though. So take a look for good historical book recommendations.


Global Medieval Sourcebook

Source: Global Medieval Sourcebook

This is something I just found; courtesy of a friend of mine who knows how much I obsess over and love medieval literature & texts! It’s a sourcebook (kind of duh) of all sorts of medieval items. So, songs, texts, prose–it’s a set of different resources that are curated by Stanford and are now being presented online for people to read and look at.

Currently there aren’t a whole lot of things online–but if they continue to add more sources, this would be an excellent source for all sorts of interesting texts. I’m hopeful that they’ll continue to add more texts as they go; because this is quite promising. Also, currently there are a good few options in German (Early New High, Middle High, Old High). So of course, my little German heart is delighted.

I definitely recommend checking this out for some good reading, and just for any kind of general research interest that might pop up. It’s fun to read, at the very least.

Medieval Heresies

I’m currently reading Medieval Heresy: Popular Movements from the Gregorian Reform to the Reformation by Malcolm Lambert. So: history, religion, heresy, culture, sociology…it’s all there.

It’s an interesting book, and definitely feeds into my love of all things historical, history…and also religion related. I enjoy studying medieval times–and to be honest, religion was a huge deal at those times. So this is a fun book to read, because it has so much interesting information in it.

To be quite honest, it’s taking me time (work takes most of my time away); and also, it is quite dense subject matter. This is an academic book, after all. But I plan on finishing it in the next 2-3 weeks, if I can. And then I want to write up a book review of what I thought about it.

Nothing formal to write, not really. But it’s been a good book to read; so I’d like to share my thoughts. And maybe other people would be interested in reading it, too.