Resources 

An ongoing list of useful resources and research. I’m adding things intermittently. 

General 

Metropolitan Museum publications: all out of print items are pdfs

https://www.metmuseum.org/art/metpublications

SCA Scribal

Thoughts about sca award texts.

http://scriptoriumsca.blogspot.com/2014/05/writing-award-scrolls-based-on-period.html?m=1

A list of digitized manuscripts.

https://scribescribbling.wordpress.com/2016/12/29/digital-manuscript-sources/

Metal pens

https://scribescribbling.wordpress.com/2015/11/21/pens-pre-17th-century/

Persian Illumination

http://www.designeresra.com/blog/introduction-to-the-traditional-art-of-illuminations

Many historical scripts

http://medievalwriting.50megs.com/scripts/scrindex.htm

A useful calligraphy resource

https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/manuscriptsandspecialcollections/researchguidance/medievaldocuments/handwritingstyles.aspx

My Russian and neighbors manuscript Pinterest board. Most pins are 1600 or earlier.

https://pin.it/sejkigfdt4wmq7

Textiles

Textile finds from near Lake Ladoga, including printed fabric and cardwoven bands, in English.

https://www.academia.edu/30371327/Kochkurkina_Orfinskaya._Archaeological_textiles_of_the_10th_to_the_12th_century_from_the_Gaigovo_barrow_group_Russia_Leningrad_oblast_._Archaeological_Textiles_Review_No._58

Initial report on textiles found at Lendbreen Pass in Norway.

http://secretsoftheice.com/news/2017/01/17/mystery-cloth/

ATR, Archaeological Textile Review has made up thru issue 57 available in PDF format. Follow the download issue link in the left sidebar. Historic textile analysis from around the globe, in English.

http://www.atnfriends.com/

A large collection of 10-15th c Indian printed textiles found in Egypt.

http://jameelcentre.ashmolean.org/collection/6/1272/1274

Temple rings

Metallurgical analysis of temple rings.

https://www.academia.edu/30627797/S-shaped_temple_rings_from_Vrbno_characterization_of_manufacture_processes

Ristovka’s article on the many possible ways of wearing temple rings.

https://www.britishmuseum.org/pdf/18%20Ristovska-opt-sec.pdf

Peter Beaton’s overview article on East Slavic temple rings. This is a useful and accurate summary in English.

http://members.ozemail.com.au/~chrisandpeter/trmain/tr1main.html

Russia

Mistress Sofya La Rus’s website. Lots of varied medieval Russian information.

http://www.sofyalarus.info/Russia/index.html

Archaeological publications from the 1890s-1900s. Needs a Djvu reader.

http://www.library.chersonesos.org/showsection.php?section_code=7

A selection of issues of Archaeology of the USSR edited by B A Rybakov. Good in both depth and breadth.

http://www.archaeolog.ru/?id=117

Anja’s evolving list of food found in the Domostroi.

http://wp.me/p8ngGY-vs

The Novgorod birchbark documents, by document number.

http://gramoty.ru/

Novgorod state museum online collections

http://78.36.142.9/?group-by=fund

Japan

Various useful resources on Japanese clothing and more.

http://www.wodefordhall.com/

A blog post with interesting links for kosode construction.

Calontir Clothiers Symposium 2017

Norse

Birka reports, in PDF

http://historiska.se/birka/digitala-resurser/litteratur/digitaliserad-litteratur/

The Birka bag handles

http://marinarkeobloggen.sjohistoriska.se/post/vaskbyglarna-fran-birka-the-purse-frames-from-birka-english-translation-in-end-of-the-blogg

An apron dress reconstruction

The Woman Dressed in Blue: a Textile Find from the 10th c. Icelandic grave and its reconstruction. By Marianne, Guckelsberger and Marled Mader.

Names:

A comprehensive website with many articles on medieval names.

https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/

Sca vetted names articles:

http://heraldry.sca.org/names.html

Known World Heralds and Scribes Symposium proceedings, with many names articles.

http://heraldry.sca.org/kwhss/

Predslava Vydrina’s article on names found in the birchbark documents.

https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/predslava/bbl/

Sca research and documentation

Tullia’s posts on documentation:

https://romanasum.com/category/research-documentation-2/

Kaðlin’s thoughts on research:

https://sites.google.com/site/kadasresearch/guides-and-tutorials/annotated-bibliographies

Anglo- Saxon

Ælfflæd’s website, with information on the Anglo Saxon Lyre, brocaded tablet weaving, and more.

Saxonrabbit.wordpress.com

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