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Techniques of Medieval Armour Reproduction
by Brian R. Price



General
History

Period
Costuming

Food, Crafts &
Culture

Knights &
Chivalry

Armour &
Metalwork

Historical
Combat Arts

Warfare &
Tournaments

Art &
Architecture



General History

Italy in the Central Middle Ages: 1000-1300
Abulafia, David
The Scholastic Culture of the Middle Ages, 1000-1300
Baldwin, John W.

The Making of Europe
Bartlett, Robert
Feudal Society, Volume 1
Bloch, Marc

France in the Central Middle Ages : 900-1200
Bull, Marcus
Invasion of Europe by the Barbarians
Bury, J.B.

The Civilization of the Middle Ages: A Completely Revised and Expanded Edition of Medieval History
Cantor, Norman F.
Inventing the Middle Ages
Cantor, Norman F.

Before the Industrial Revolution: European Society and Economy, 1000-1700
Cipolla, Carlo M.
From Memory to Written Record: England 1066-1307
Clanchy, M. T.

The Medieval Horse and its Equipment, c.1150-1450
Clark, John
Early Medieval Europe, 300-1000
Collins, Roger

The Making of the Past: Barbarian Europe
Dixon, Philip Willis
The Early Growth of European Economy: Warriors and Peasants from the Seventh to the Twelfth Centuries
Duby, Georges

Standards of Living in the Later Middle Ages : Social Change in England c. 1200-1520
Dyer, Christopher
Before France and Germany: The Creation and Transformation of the Merovingian World
Geary, Patrick J.

Cathedral, Forge and Waterwheel: Technology and Invention in the Middle Ages
Gies, Joseph; Gies, Frances
Medieval Europe: A Short History
Hollister, C. Warren

Medieval Europe: A Short Sourcebook
Hollister, C. Warren
The Oxford History of Medieval Europe
Holmes, George

Italy in the Early Middle Ages : 476-1000
La Rocca, Cristina
The Beginnings of Western Science: The European Scientific Tradition in Philosophical, Religious, and Institutional Context, 600 B.C. to A.D. 1450
Lindberg, David C.

Religious Poverty and the Profit Economy in Medieval Europe
Little, Lester K.
The Commercial Revolution of the Middle Ages, 950-1350
Lopez, Robert S.

Crusades: The Illustrated History
Madden, Thomas F.
The First European Revolution, C. 970-1215
Moore, R.I.

Economic and Social History of Medieval Europe
Pirenne, Henri
Medieval Cities
Pirenne, Henri

France in the Later Middle Ages 1200-1500
Potter, David
The Portable Medieval Reader
Ross, James Bruce

The Portable Renaissance Reader
Ross, James Bruce
The Making of the Middle Ages
Southern, R. W.

Western Society and the Church in the Middle Ages
Southern, R.W.
On the Medieval Origins of the Modern State
Strayer, Joseph R.

The Crisis of Church and State, 1050-1300
Tierney, Brian
The Middle Ages, Volume I: Sources of Medieval History
Tierney, Brian

Western Europe in the Middle Ages 300-1475
Tierney, Brian
A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century
Tuchman, Barbara W.

The Fall of Rome and the End of Civilization
Ward-Perkins, Bryan
Medieval Technology and Social Change
White, Lynn

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Period Costuming

Patterns of Fashion: The Cut and Construction of Clothes for Men and Women C1560-1620
Arnold, Janet
English Costume from the Early Middle Ages Through the Sixteenth Century
Brooke, Iris

Textiles and Clothing : Medieval Finds from Excavations in London, c.1150-c.1450
Crowfoot, Elisabeth
Medieval Costume in England and France: The 13th, 14th and 15th Centuries
Houston, Mary G.

Shoes and Pattens
Grew, Francis
Fashion in the Age of the Black Prince
Newton, Stella Mary

Ancient European Costume and Fashion
Norris, Herbert
Medieval Costume and Fashion
Norris, Herbert

Tudor Costume and Fashion
Norris, Herbert
Woven into the Earth: Textiles from Norse Greenland
Ostergard, Else

Medieval Tailor's Assistant: Making Common Garments 1200-1500
Thursfield, Sarah
Authentic Everyday Dress of the Renaissance: All 154 Plates from the 'Trachtenbuch'
Weiditz, Christoph

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Food, Crafts & Culture

Power Play: The Literature And Politics of Chess in the Late Middle Ages
Adams, Jenny
Food in the Middle Ages: A Book of Essays
Adamson, Weiss

Medieval Illuminators and Their Methods of Work
Alexander, Jonathan J. G.
Stained Glass for the Beginner
Alfuth, Dan

Celtic Hand Stroke by Stroke (Irish Half-Uncial from "The Book of Kells"): An Arthur Baker Calligraphy Manual
Baker, Arthur
Celtic Glass Painting
Balchin, Judy

Classic Glass Painting: Inspirations from the Past
Balchin, Judy
Medieval and Renaissance Music for Recorder: Bancalari
Bancalari, Robert

Trades and Crafts in Medieval Manuscripts
Basing, Patricia
Medieval Music and the Art of Memory
Berger, Anna Maria

The Medieval Cookbook
Black, Maggie
Arts & Crafts of Late Medieval Europe: 1350-1550
Brkin, Kenneth D.

Holy Feast and Holy Fast: The Religious Significance of Food to Medieval Women
Bynum, Caroline Walker
Drama, Play, and Game: English Festive Culture in the Medieval and Early Modern Period
Clopper, Lawrence M.

Fabulous Feasts: Medieval Cookery and Ceremony
Cosman, Madeleine Pelner
Picturing the Celestial City: The Medieval Stained Glass of Beauvais Cathedral
Cothren, Michael W.

Myths and Symbols in Pagan Europe: Early Scandinavian and Celtic Religions
Davidson, Hilda Roderick Ellis
Food and Drink in Medieval Poland: Rediscovering a Cuisine of the Past
Dembinska, Maria

Medieval Music, Magical Minds
Devlin, Mary
Constructing Medieval Furniture: Plans and Instructions With Historical Notes
Diehl, Daniel

Medieval Celebrations: How to Plan for Holidays, Weddings, and Reenactments With Recipes, Customs, Costumes, Decorations, Songs, Dances, and Games
Diehl, Daniel
Medieval Furniture: Plans and Instructions for Historical Reproductions
Diehl, Daniel

Calligraphy of the Middle Ages and How to Do It
Drogin, Marc
Medieval Calligraphy: Its History and Technique
Drogin, Marc

The Glass Painting Book
Dunsterville, Jill
Basic Stained Glass Making: All the Skills and Tools You Need to Get Started
Ebeling, Eric

Creating Community With Food and Drink in Merovingian Gaul
Effros, Bonnie
Food and Feasts in the Middle Ages
Elliott, Lynne

Stained Glass: How to Make Stunning Stained Glass Items Using Modern Materials and Traditional Techniques - 11 Projects
Gerstein, Marc
Food & Feast in Medieval England
Hammond, Peter

English and French Medieval Stained Glass the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Hayward, Jane
Fast and Feast: Food in Medieval Society
Henisch, Bridget Ann

Anthology of Medieval Music
Hoppin, Richard H.
Medieval Music
Hoppin, Richard H.

Witchcraft and Magic in Europe: The Middle Ages
Jolly, Karen Louise
Creative Techniques For Stained Glass
Kennedy, Cliff

Starting Out in Backgammon
Lamford, Paul
Witches, Werewolves, and Fairies: Shapeshifters and Astral Doubles in the Middle Ages
Lecouteux, Claude

Medieval Folklore: A Guide to Myths, Legends, Tales, Beliefs, and Customs
Lindahl, Carl
Calligraphy and Illumination: A History and Practical Guide
Lovett, Patricia

Let's Read Latin: Introduction to the Language of the Church
McInerny, Ralph M.
Wood & Woodworking in Ang-Scan & Medieval York: Craft, Industry and Everyday Life
Morris, A.

Craft, Industry and Everyday Life: Leather and Leatherworking in Anglo-Scandinavian and Medieval York: Leather and Leatherworking in Anglo-Scandinavian & Medieval
Mould, Quita
The Forest in Folklore and Mythology
Porteous, Alexander

The Medieval Kitchen: Recipes from France and Italy
Redon, Odile
Complete Anthology of Medieval And Renaissance Music for Guitar
Renbourn, John

How to Win at Checkers
Reinfeld, Fred
Music in the Medieval World
Seay, Albert
Medieval Alphabets and Decorative Devices
Shaw, Henry
Celtic and Medieval Alphabets: 53 Complete Fonts
Solo, Dan X.

Wooden Chess Sets You Can Make: 9 Complete Designs for the Scroll Saw
Thompson, Diana
English Medieval Furniture and Woodwork
Tracy, Charles

Early Medieval Bible Illumination and the Ashburnham Pentateuch
Verkerk, Dorothy
The Art of Medieval Manuscripts
Weinstein, Krystyna

Late Medieval and Renaissance Illuminated Manuscripts: 1350-1522, In the Houghton Library
Wieck, Roger S.
Sports and Games of Medieval Cultures
Wilkins, Sally

Medieval and Renaissance Stained Glass in the Victoria and Albert Museum
Williamson, Paul
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Chess
Wolff, Patrick

The Complete Stained Glass Course: How to Master Every Major Glass Work Technique, with Thirteen Stunning Projects to Create
Wrigley, Lynette
Stained Glass: 15 Stylish Projects From Start to Finish
Wrigley, Lynette

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Knights & Chivalry

The Knight and Chivalry
Barber, Richard
The Reign of Chivalry
Barber, Richard

The Age of Chivalry
Bulfinch, Thomas
Courtly Culture: Literature and Society in the High Middle Ages
Bumke, Joachim

The Order of the Garter 1348-1461: Chivalry and Politics in Late Medieval England
Collins, Hugh E.L.
A Knight's Own Book of Chivalry
de Charny, Geoffroi

The Book of Deeds of Arms and of Chivalry
de Pizan, Christine
The Royal Book of Horsemanship, Jousting & Knightly Combat: "The Art of Riding in Every Saddle"
Duarte, Dom; Antonio Franco Preto (translator)

William Marshall
Duby, Georges
Chronicles of the Age of Chivalry
Hallam, Elizabeth

Origins of Courtliness: Civilizing Trends and the Formation of Courtly Ideals, 939-1210
Jaeger, C. Stephen
The Book of Chivalry of Geoffroi De Charny
Kaeuper, Richard W.

Chivalry and Violence in Medieval Europe
Kaeuper, Richard W.
Chivalry
Keen, Maurice

Book of Knighthood and Chivalry
Lull, Ramon
Le Morte D'Arthur
Malory, Thomas

Deeds of Arms
Muhlberger, Steven
Knights at Court: Courtliness, Chivalry, & Courtesy from Ottonian Germany to the Italian Renaissance
Scaglione, Aldo D.

War and Chivalry: The Conduct and Perception of War in England and Normandy, 1066-1217
Strickland, Matthew
The Flower of Chivalry: Bertrand du Guesclin and the Hundred Years War
Vernier, Richard

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Armour & Metalwork

New Edge of the Anvil: A Resource Book for the Blacksmith
Andrews, Jack
The Art of Blacksmithing
Bealer, Alex W.

European Armour c. 1066 to c. 1700
Blair, Claude
Practical Blacksmithing and Metalworking
Blandford, Percy W.

Arms & Armor of the Samurai: The History of Weaponry in Ancient Japan
Bottomley, Ian
Arms and Armour in Antiquity and the Middle Ages
Boutell, Charles

An Historical Guide to Arms & Armour
Bull, Stephen
Old Testament Miniatures
Cockerell, Sydney Carlyle

Arms & Armor of The Medieval Knight
Edge, David
Armour & Weapons
Ffoulkes, Charles

Armourer & His Craft: From XIth to the XVIth Century
Ffoulkes, Charles
Arms and Armour: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Fliegel, Stephen N.

Medieval Arms and Armor : A Pictorial Archive
Hefner-Alteneck, J. H.
Complete Bladesmith: Forging Your Way To Perfection
Hrisoulas, Jim

Master Bladesmith: Advanced Studies In Steel
Hrisoulas, Jim
Pattern-Welded Blade: Artistry In Iron
Hrisoulas, Jim

Arms and Armor in the Art Institute of Chicago, Vol. 1
Karcheski, Walter J.
The Medieval Armour From Rhodes
Karcheski, Walter J.

A Record of European Armour & Arms Through Seven Centuries
Laking, Guy Francis
Shiny Shapes: Arms and Armor from the Zeughaus of Graz
Landesmuseum Joanneum

The Complete Metalsmith: An Illustrated Handbook
McCreight, Tim
Practical Casting
McCreight, Tim

Blacksmithing Primer: A Course in Basic & Intermediate Blacksmithing
McDaniel, Randy
Arms and Armour of the Crusading Era, 1050-1350: Western Europe and the Crusader States
Nicolle, David

Arms and Armour of the Crusading Era, 1050-1350: Western Europe and the Crusader States
Nicolle, David
A Companion to Medieval Arms and Armour
Nicolle, David

Arms and Armor
Norman, Vesey
Archaeology of Weapons: Arms & Armour from Prehistory to the Age of Chivalry
Oakeshott, Ewart

European Weapons and Armour
Oakeshott, Ewart
Records of the Medieval Sword
Oakeshott, Ewart

Medieval Craftsmen: Armourers
Pfaffenbichler, Matthias
Techniques of Medieval Armour Reproduction
Price, Brian R.

The Armored Horse in Europe, 1480-1620
Pyhrr, Stuart W.
European Helmets, 1450-1650: Treasures from the Reserve Collection
Pyhrr, Stuart W.

A Glossary of the Construction, Decoration and Use of Arms and Armor in All Countries and in All Times Together With Some Closely Related Subjects
Stone, George Cameron
Armour from the Battle of Wisby
Thordeman, Bengt

Early Secular Effigies in England: The Thirteenth Century
Tummers, H. A.
Leather and the Warrior : an account of the importance of leather to the fighting man from the time of the ancient Greeks to World War II
Waterer, John

The Complete Modern Blacksmith
Weygers, Alexander G.
The Knight and the Blast Furnace
Williams, Alan

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Historical Combat Arts

The Martial Arts of Renaissance Europe
Anglo, Sydney
English Martial Arts
Brown, Terry

Italian Medieval Swordsmanship: Flos Duellatorum of Fiore De Liberi
Charron, Bob
The Art of Dueling: Salvator Fabris' rapier fighting treatise of 1606 CHIV
Fabris, Salvatore; Tommaso Leoni (translator)

The Medieval Art of Swordsmanship: A Facsimile & Translation of the World's Oldest Personal Combat Treatise
Forgeng, Dr. Jeffrey L.
Medieval Sword & Shield: The Combat System of RA MS I.33
Hand, Stephen; Wagner, Paul

SPADA: An Anthology of Swordsmanship
Hand, Stephen
SPADA II
Hand, Stephen

Teaching & Interpreting Historical Swordsmanship
Price, Brian R.
Highland Broadsword: Techniques of the Scottish Regiments
Rector, Mark; Wagner, Paul

Highland Swordsmanship: Techniques of the Scottish Swordmasters CHIV
Rector, Mark
Medieval Combat: A Fifteenth-Century Illustrated Manual of Swordfighting and Close-Quarter Combat
Talhoffer, Hans; Mark Rector (translator)

Fighting with the German Longsword
Tobler, Christian H.
Secrets of German Medieval Swordsmanship: Sigmund Ringeck's Commentaries on Liechtenauer
Tobler, Christian H.

Ars Gladitoria: 15th Century Swordsmanship of Master Fillipo Vadi
Vadi, Fillipo; Luca Porzio (translator)
Arte of Defense: An Introduction to the Use of the Rapier
Wilson, William

The Swordsman's Companion: A Modern Guide to Training with the Medieval Longsword
Windsor, Guy
Codex Wallerstein : A Medieval Fighting Book from the Fifteenth Century on the Longsword, Falchion, Dagger, and Wrestling
Zabinski, Grzegorz

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Warfare & Tournaments

The Renaissance at War
Arnold, Thomas
Tournaments
Barber, Richard; Barker, Juliet

Dictionary of Ancient & Medieval Warfare
Bennett, Matthew
The Medieval Archer
Bradbury, Jim

The Medieval Siege
Bradbury, Jim
The Mediaeval Tournament
Clephan, Coltman R.

Medieval Military Technology
Devries, Kelly
The Medieval Soldier's World; 15th Century Campaign Life Recreated in Color Photographs
Embleton, Gary

Western Warfare in the Age of the Crusades, 1000-1300
Fliegel, Stephen N.
Weapons and Warfare in Renaissance Europe: Gunpowder, Technology, and Tactics
Hall, Bert S.

The Great Warbow: From Hastings to the Mary Rose
Hardy, Robert
Cambridge Illustrated Atlas: Warfare: The Middle Ages 768-1487
Hooper, Nicholas; Bennett, Matthew

Medieval Warfare: A History
Keen, Maurice
Ancient Siege Warfare
Kern, Paul B.

Medieval Warfare
Koch, H.W.
Medicine in the Crusades: Warfare, Wounds and the Medieval Surgeon
Mitchell, Piers D.

Jousts & Tournaments: Charny & Chivalric Sport in 14th Century France
Muhlberger, Steven
Medieval Siege Weapons 1: Western Europe AD 585-1385
Nicolle, David

English Weapons & Warfare 449-1660
Norman, Vesey
The Book of the Crossbow
Payne-Gallwey, Ralph

Armies and Warfare in the Middle Ages: The English Experience
Prestwick, Michael
Barbarians, Marauders, and Infidels: The Ways of Medieval Warfare
Santosuosso, Antonio

Warriors of Rome
Simkins, Michael
The Art of Warfare in Western Europe
Verbruggen, Jan Frans

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Art & Architecture

Early Medieval Art: Carolingian, Ottonian, Romanesque
Beckwith, John
Image on the Edge: The Margins of Medieval Art
Camille, Michael

Medieval Architecture in Western Europe: From A.D. 300 to 1500
Calkins, Robert G.
Medieval Architecture
Coldstream, Nicola

Word and Image: An Introduction to Early Medieval Art
Diebold, William J.
The Monstrous Races in Medieval Art and Thought
Friedman, John Block

Castles: England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland
Fry, Plantagenet Somerset
Castles of Britain and Ireland: The Ultimate Reference Book: A Region-By-Region Guide to over 1,350 Castles
Fry, Plantagenet Somerset

The Medieval Fortress: Castles, Forts and Walled Cities of the Middle Ages
Kaufmann, H.W.
Seeing Medieval Art
Kessler, Herbert L.

Spiritual Seeing: Picturing God's Invisibility in Medieval Art
Kessler, Herbert L.
The Origins of Medieval Architecture: Building in Europe, A.D. 600-900
McClendon, Charles

Early Medieval Art
Nees, Lawrence
Medieval Architecture, Medieval Learning: Builders and Masters in the Age of Romanesque and Gothic
Radding, Charles M.

Medieval Art
Sekules, Veronica
Art and Architecture in Medieval France: Medieval Architecture, Sculpture, Stained Glass, Manuscripts, the Art of the Church Treasuries
Stoddard, Whitney S.

Medieval Art
Stokstad, Marilyn
Medieval Castles of Ireland
Sweetman, David

Castles: Their Construction and History
Toy, Sidney
Castles of the Western World
Tuulse, Armin

The Medieval Castle
Warner, Philip
Painted Prayers: The Book of Hours in Medieval and Renaissance Art
Wieck, Roger S.

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