Hi Paul, hi all,
"Cullity, Paul" schrieb:
> I have been a faithful reader of these posts for some time, (years,
> folks who are new to Celtic Studies. Another list I'm on has a long-running
> feature entitled "What Every Medievalist Should Know" or WEMSK for short.
> This is an ever expanding list of annotated bibliographies on each aspect of
> medievalism. I think we could offer the same thing here.
A very good idea.
> The FAQ page posted
> recently listed appropriate content areas, including a variety of cultural
> categories and subject areas. That's an excellent starting place. Some of us
> may have expertise, however "challengeable", in one or two areas, and could
> offer a bibliography in their area. Others could offer additions or
> comments, and we could build a common set of introductory references.
Perhaps you could give us an example of what you would expect such an
bibliographical entry should contain, perhaps immediatly with a book you
think every Celticist should know, with the annotations you think to be
> I don't believe there is any such bibliography in existence.
At least not publicly available on the Internet, as far as I know.
> I have been a
> member of CSANA (Celtic Studies Association of North America) and they
> produce a bibliography, but it is intended to be exhaustive, not
> introductory. Perhaps I'm in error and a great list of starting materials
> already exists. If not, then I suggest we begin one.
Well, even if there should be one, we can either amend our thing to that
at a later date, or take that other into ours, or have both running
paralell with each other, to reflect different opinions what is a must
and what not, whatever seems to be more appropriate should we discover
one at a later date.
> Here's an opening
> gambit; let each of us propose revisions to the following list, and then
> submit ideas under that heading. OK?
Ok, I'll try and expand your list a bit, as I think some changes and
additions should still be made to it:
> What Every Celticist Should Know:
I would rather prefer the following (subheadings included but not
necessarily to be used):
I: Celtic Languages
A: Common Celtic and origins
B: Earliest Written Celtic Languages
C: Grammatical Works
D: Dictionaries and Readers
E: Modern Celtic Language Instructional Materials
F: Goidelic Languages
F1: Irish Gaelic
F2: Scottish Gaelic
G: Britannic Languages
A1: Late Bronze Age (Urnfield+Hallstatt A,B)
A2: Early Iron Age (Hallstatt C,D)
A3: Late Iron Age (La Tène)
B1: Late Bronze Age (Urnfield+Hallstatt A,B)
B2: Iron Age (Hallstatt C,D; La Tène)
B4: Insular Roman Period (outside Imperium Romanum borders)
B5: Dark Ages
B6: Early Medieval Period
B7: High+Late Medieval Period
A1: Earliest written sources
B1: Earliest written sources
B5: Brito- and Hiberno-Roman (outside Empire)
B6: Dark Ages
B7: Early Medieval
B9: 16th-19th century
B10: 20th-21st century
IV: Ancient Literature
C: Welsh (same subheadings)
D: Breton (deto)
E: Scottish (deto)
V: Prechristian religion
VI: Celtic Christianity
VII: Celtic Nations
A: Celtic Law before colonialism
B: Celtic Nationalism (same +6: Cornwall)
C: The Celtic League
D: Social Institutions
E: Gender Roles
F: Myth and Folklore
G: Folk Customs
H: Living Conditions & Subsistence Economy
VIII: Contemporary Celtic Issues
D: "Celts" abroad
IX: Music and Folklife
As I said, 2nd level subheadings should be ignored for the moment. And I
definitly still forgot a lot.
> James Marchand is the originator of the Medievalist list, and I hope we
> won't be offended at this borrowing of his title format.
Well, we can give him due credit in a footnote, I'd say.
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