Available literature

Dear reenactor or fan of the past,

I believe you share the love for books with me and you willingly collect them just as I do. I spent many years by writing this blog and by gathering literature. In this post, I would like to offer you brand new books that represent my selection of top titles that I personally use for research. They are carefully chosen and should not be missing in the library of a passionate reenactor. I am also able to advise or obtain literature that is not on the list. If you are interested in a book, just write me via Messenger or to email ceskyreenactment@gmail.com. Paypal or direct bank transfer are preferred options of payment. Alternatively, you can use my Etsy shop.

Any of these books can be sent anywhere in the world. I use Czech Post for sending the parcels. Partially combined shipping is available. The shipping possibilities are these:

15 EUR for up to 2 kg parcel (non-registered mail without tracking number)

20 EUR for 0.5-2.99 kg parcel (registered mail with a tracking number)

25 EUR for 3-4.99 kg parcel (registered mail with a tracking number)

30 EUR for 5-6.99 kg parcel (registered mail with a tracking number)

35 EUR for 7-8.9 kg parcel (registered mail with a tracking number)

40 EUR for 9-11 kg parcel (courier shipping)


Early Medieval swords from Mikulčice

The book, written by Jiří Košta and Jiří Hošek, represents an excellent description of 20 swords from Continent Europe of 9th and 10th century. It contains brilliant archeolometallurgical analysis and dimensions. Scabbard fragments are included.

Fully in English.
335 pages, 149 figures.
Price: 35 EUR
Weight: 2 kg
Available


Great Moravian Elites from Mikulčice

The best existing English overview of the material culture from Mikulčice, the possible capital of Great Moravia. A limited edition published in just 500 copies. Contains weapons and jewelry as well.

Fully in English.
465 pages, more than 317 figures.
Price: 90 EUR
Weight: 2.5 kg
Available


Viking Dress Code

The book Viking Dress Code by Kamil Rabiega gathers the archaological evidence on clothing of Viking Age Scandinavia. It represents a valuable guide not only for beginners, but also for veteran reenactors.

Fully in English.
235 pages, 158 figures.
Price: 29 EUR
Weight: 0.5 kg
Available


Great Moravia and The Beginnings of Christianity

The prominent catalogue maps Moravian and Bohemian area of the 9th and 10th century and brings the most exclusive objects of Great Moravian culture in the most  extensive manner that was ever published in English.

Fully in English.
535 pages, more than 500 figures.
Price: 35 EUR
Weight: 2.5 kg
Available


Early Medieval Axes from Territory of Poland

The book written by Piotr Kotowicz includes 891 axes discovered in Poland and an extraordinary typology. The book is the best in the field of Early Medieval axes.

Fully in English.
268 pages, 47 illustrations, includes a CD with the catalogue.
Price: 50 EUR
Weight: 1 kg
Available


Valsgärde 1, 2 & 4

The book describes 3 graves from the prominent Swedish site Valsgärde. Viking Age graves from Valsgärde stand in the shade of Vendel Period graves, yet they are rich and similar to Birka graves. This is the very first publication of the Viking Age graves from Valsgärde in English. It includes boats, riding equipment, swords, a shield with a preserved handle, a cauldron and many others.

Fully in English.
194 pages.
Price: 37 EUR
Weight: 1 kg
Available


Die Wikingerzeit Gotlands III:1-2

The book written by Lena Thunmark-Nylén is the primary literature about Viking Age Gotland. It contains an extensive description of finds from this island and their parallels in the Viking world.

Fully in German.
2 parts, 724 pages.
Price: 45 EUR
Weight: 2.5 kg
Available


Bewaffnung und Reiterausrüstung des 8. to 10. Jahrhunderts in Mitteleuropa

The book contains various fascinating papers that are connected to arms, armour and riding equipment of 8th-10th century in the Central Europe, covering axes, swords, chainmails, spears, spurs, saddles, brooches and many others.

German and English.
477 pages.
Price: 35 EUR
Weight: 2 kg
Available


Die Vendelzeit Gotlands II: Tafeln

The book arranged by Birger Nerman is the crucial literature about the Vendel Period Gotland. It contains the overview of the material culture, mainly weapons and jewellery.

Fully in German.
600 pages.
Price: 50 EUR
Weight: 3 kg
Available


Kuml og haugfé

The book is the primary literature about Viking Age Iceland. It describes 350 graves and their inventories, which is the unique material that can be compared with Family sagas.

Icelandic, English summary.
660 pages, more than 400 images.
Price: 60 EUR
Weight: 2.5 kg
Available


Holzfunde aus Mikulčice

The book gathers wooden finds from the prominent Great Moravian site Mikulčice. There are dozens axes, spears, spoons and other everyday tools. The book is an important source for every Slavic reenactor.

German.
495 pages, more than 100 images.
Price: 35 EUR
Weight: 2.5 kg
Available


Mikulčice – Die Nekropole an der dreischiffigen Basilika

The book summarizes the graveyard around the basilika (3rd church) in Mikulčice, which represents the wealthiest graveyard of Great Moravia. You can expect a lot of weapons, riding equipment and jewellery in this book.

German.
413 pages, 248 images.
Price: 35 EUR
Weight: 2.5 kg

Available


České země od příchodu Slovanů po Velkou Moravu I

The book written by Zdeněk Měřínský is a classic literature that describes material culture in the Czechoslovakian region in the period 500-800 AD with foreign analogies. The book is recommended to every Migration Period reenactor and enthusiast.

Fully in Czech.
564 pages, circa 200 figures.
Price: 29 EUR
Weight: 1,5 kg
2 pieces available


Viking and Slavic Ornamental Design

The books “Viking and Slavic Ornamental Design”, published in three volumes, represents a huge body of motifs and ornaments used in Northern, Western, Central and Eastern Europe in 9th-12th century. Generally speaking, the book is suitable for reenactors and people interested in ancient designs (fx. tattoo inspirations). Each design is supplemented with the provenance.

Fully in English.
Vol. 1: 134 pages, 343 designs.
Vol. 2: 123 pages, 258 designs.
Vol. 3: 108 pages, 266 designs.
Price: 24 + 24 + 24 EUR
Weight: 0,5 kg per book
Available


The Oseberg Tapestries

The book written by Marianne Vedeler gathers all known information about the unique iconographic source of the Viking period – the Oseberg tapestry. The book interprets and reconstructs individual scenes.

Fully in English.
144 pages, 77 figures.
Price: 50 EUR
Weight: 1 kg
Available


An Early Meal – A Viking Age Cookbook

If you are a food lover like me, you will love the book written by Daniel Serra. Arranged in an unique travel-guide concept, the book offers a list of archaeological finds related to food and 43 reconstructed recipes. The book is the best in the field of Early Medieval cooking.ddd

Fully in English.
190 pages, more than 70 pictures.
Price: 39 EUR
Weight: 1,5 kg
Available


Viking-Age Runic Plates

The book written by Sofia Pereswetoff-Morath offers an unique view into Old Norse mentality through the scope of healing runic plates from the Viking Age. The book contains more than 40 runic plates that are archeologically and linguistically described.

Fully in English.
373 pages, 65 figures.
Price: 35 EUR
Weight: 1 kg
Available


Příběh meče. Výjimečný archeologický nález z Lázní Toušeň

The brochure that I helped to create describes the Czech find of the Viking Age sword of Petersen type S, its production and the closest analogy of this sword.

Czech, with English summary.
63 pages, 65 figures.
Price: 10 EUR
Weight: 0.3 kg
Available


Viikinkimiekat Suomessa

The book written by Mikko Moilanen presents the individual steps in the production of Viking swords and contains a selection catalog of Finnish swords from the Viking period.

Finnish
263 pages, more than 100 figures.
Price: 35 EUR
Weight: 1.5 kg
Available


The Oriental Mounts from Birka’s Garrison

The book written by Hedenstierna-Jonson and Olausson represents a catalog of oriental, mostly Eastern European objects found in Birka Garrison. The work is one of few books about Birka published in English.

English
102 pages, 71 figures.
Price: 23 EUR
Weight: 0.5 kg
Available


Europas Mitte um 1000

This special book, which consists of three parts, was published on the occasion of the thousandth anniversary of the year 1000. It presents a body of knowledge and primary literature on Central Europe around the turn of the millennium. Hard-to-find collector’s item for those who are deeply interested.

Fully in German.
3 parts, 998 + 547 pages, around 2000 figures.
Price: 90 EUR
Weight: 9 kg
Last piece available


Pohřebiště v Lumbeho zahradě na Pražského hradu

The book written by Jan Frolík is the describes the richest Bohemian cemetery – Lumbe´s garden at Prague Castle. It contains fantastic manuals that show the jewellery production step by step. Very recommended to any Slavic enthusiast.

Czech, English summaries.
2 parts, 293 + 460 pages.
Price: 50 EUR
Weight: 2.5 kg
1 piece available

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