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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:

Mail

Brand new combined (riveted and solid) mail, inner diameter of rings 6 mm, outer diameter 9 mm. Width across the chest 62 cm (for chest circumference up to approx. 115 cm), sleeve width 25 cm, sleeve length 27 cm, mail length 75 cm. Weight approx. 9 kg. Typical Indian production. It is possible to make to measure or add brass edges.

Price: 330 EUR. In case of customizations, the price will be modified.

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

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
On demand

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

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.

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
Last piece available

Wolin. The Old Town II. Studies on Finds

The book edited by Marian Rębkowski represents the second part of first evaluation of Wolin finds in English language. The books consists of studies describing wooden, metal, amber, clay and bone finds from the site, and therefore is a very useful source for any reenactor interested in Wolin and Northern Poland in Early Medieval period.

Fully in English.
575 pages, 213 figures.
Price: 39 EUR
Weight: 2,5 kg
On demand

Viking Swords

The book written by Fedir Androshchuk includes 832 Viking Age swords discovered in Sweden. True masterpiece. The book is the best in the field of Early Medieval swords.

Fully in English.
701 pages, 301 illustrations.
Price: 100 EUR
Weight: 2.5 kg
On demand

Viking Clothing

The book Viking Clothing by Thor Ewing represents the best printed literature on the topic of Viking Age clothing.

Fully in English.
192 pages, 100 figures.
Price: 30 EUR
Weight: 0.5 kg
On demand