Mediaeval Studies - The Best Books I've Found...

A Listmania! list by "themightyfish"
 
The Riverside Chaucer, 3rd Ed.
1.  The Riverside Chaucer, 3rd Ed. by Geoffrey Chaucer
The list author says:
  "Everyone should read Chaucer's masterpiece - it's vivid mediaeval literature at its best - and funny too! Read it aloud to get the most fun from the text. Penguin do a nice modern English edition."
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A History of Illuminated Manuscripts
2.  A History of Illuminated Manuscripts by Christopher De Hamel
The list author says:
  "A really beautiful book - big and lovely with fantastic colour plates throughout and interesting text. A great book to start manuscript studies."
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The Hundred Years War: England and France at War c.1300-c.1450 (Cambridge Medieval Textbooks)
3.  The Hundred Years War: England and France at War c.1300-c.1450 (Cambridge Medieval Textbooks) by C. T. Allmand
The list author says:
  "C.T. Allmand's introduction to the Hundred Years War is fast becoming a classic. A good and pretty short introduction to a fascinating but complex conflict."
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Chronicles (Penguin Classics)
4.  Chronicles (Penguin Classics) by Jean Froissart
The list author says:
  "A 'Must-have' chronicle in translation - Brereton's edition has been in print since the 1970s. It has a useful if a little dated introduction. Read and enjoy!"
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Medieval Heresy: Popular Movements from the Gregorian Reform to the Reformation
5.  Medieval Heresy: Popular Movements from the Gregorian Reform to the Reformation by Malcolm Lambert
The list author says:
  "Another essential for the mediaevalist's bookshelf, this is a really excellent book giving the reader a critical overview of the heresies of mediaeval Europe. Particularly strong on Lollardy."
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Castle: A History of the Buildings that Shaped Medieval Britain
6.  Castle: A History of the Buildings that Shaped Medieval Britain by Marc Morris
The list author says:
  "Morris is the first no-nonsense TV historian I've come across. His 'Castle' series on Channel 4 has been fascinating and this book will be a brilliant intro to someone new to mediaeval history."
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Medieval: Total War (PC CD)
7.  Medieval: Total War (PC CD) by Activision
The list author says:
  "Fantastic fun! Recreate the carnage of Crecy and Poitiers in your own home!!"
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Ane Satyre of The Thrie Estaitis
8.  Ane Satyre of The Thrie Estaitis by Sir David Lindsay
The list author says:
  "A bit obscure perhaps, and not truthfully mediaeval (whatever that means) but this pre-Reformation play written for James V of Scotland is a terrific read."
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A Knight's Tale [VHS] [2001]
9.  A Knight's Tale [VHS] [2001] VHS Heath Ledger
The list author says:
  "As far from TV historians as you can get - and a joy as a result, I reckon this is the best film portratyal of the middle ages around. Paul Bettany steals the show as 'Geoff Chaucer'.Buy it!!"
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The Return of John Macnab
10.  The Return of John Macnab by Andrew Greig
The list author says:
  "This list started off as a list of mediaeval studies texts, but I realised that no list of fantastic stuff could be complete without my favourite novel. An absolute joy. Read it!"
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About A Boy [VHS] [2002]
11.  About A Boy [VHS] [2002] VHS Hugh Grant
The list author says:
  "The trailers for this film are dreadful, but the movie itself is brilliant! One of my favourites - and Hugh Grant's best film. Thank God he seems to be done with those floppy hair chick films!"
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About A Boy
12.  About A Boy by Badly Drawn Boy
The list author says:
  "A CD I wouldn't be without, I really love this one. It provides an amazing soundtrack to the film, but is lovely all on its own as an album of poetic proportions. Love it.,A CD I wouldn't be without."
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Pilgrims in the Rough: St. Andrews Beyond the 19th Hole (Luath Guides)
13.  Pilgrims in the Rough: St. Andrews Beyond the 19th Hole (Luath Guides) by Michael Tobert
The list author says:
  "I love St Andrews after spending four years at university here. This book will help me remember the spirit of the place. A must have for all lovers of Scotland's East Coast."
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Chronicles of the Revolution, 1397-1400: The reign of Richard II (Manchester Medieval Sources Series)
14.  Chronicles of the Revolution, 1397-1400: The reign of Richard II (Manchester Medieval Sources Series) by Chris Given-Wilson
The list author says:
  "Hard to find but unsurpassed collection of the chronicle sources regarding the deposition of Richard II and the accession of Henry IV. Really useful and engaging. Good intro too."
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Ferris Bueller's Day Off [1987] [DVD]
15.  Ferris Bueller's Day Off [1987] [DVD] DVD ~ Matthew Broderick
The list author says:
  "One of the best 80's movies around - A fantastic student flick!"
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Real Genius [DVD] [2002]
16.  Real Genius [DVD] [2002] DVD ~ Val Kilmer
The list author says:
  "Another film I reckon is one of the best - An early and arguably unbeaten performance by Val Kilmer in one of the coolest comedies ever. If you haven't seen it - Why not??"
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