Info Favorites Register Log in
myArmoury.com Discussion Forums

Forum index Memberlist Usergroups Spotlight Topics Search
Forum Index > Off-topic Talk > So I picked up Michael Prestwich's biography of Edward I... Reply to topic
This is a standard topic  
Author Message
Carl Goff




Location: Florida
Joined: 27 Sep 2005
Reading list: 1 book

Posts: 196

PostPosted: Tue 13 Feb, 2007 5:44 pm    Post subject: So I picked up Michael Prestwich's biography of Edward I...         Reply with quote

Acquired it when I visited a recently-opened bookstore. Picked up about $60 worth of other stuff, including a translation of Herodotus' Persian Wars, and Gwynn Jones' History of the Vikings.

I haven't had a chance to crack open the bio of Edward yet...can anyone who's read it tell me how the readability is? Boring? Too focused on non-military stuff? Etc...

Also, does anyone know if there are any inaccuracies in it or the Viking book?

Oh, East of sands and sunlit gulf, your blood is thin, your gods are few;
You could not break the Northern wolf and now the wolf has turned on you.
The fires that light the coasts of Spain fling shadows on the Eastern strand.
Master, your slave has come again with torch and axe in his right hand!
-Robert E. Howard
View user's profile Send private message
Jean-Carle Hudon




Location: Montreal,Canada
Joined: 16 Nov 2005
Likes: 4 pages

Posts: 447

PostPosted: Tue 13 Feb, 2007 6:51 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Mr Goff,
Professor Jones published this work on the vikings back in 1968, so there have been many new archeological finds since then and I presume those who pursue scholarly studies should be able to point out some discrepancies, the contrary would be surprising. My copy, with my personal notes, was read back in the late seventies... and from my notes I get the sense that I enjoyed it.
jch

Bon coeur et bon bras
View user's profile Send private message
Randall Moffett




Location: Northern Utah
Joined: 07 Jun 2006
Reading list: 5 books

Posts: 2,098

PostPosted: Tue 13 Feb, 2007 11:40 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Carl,

Prestwich's book I found extremely good, but I think his work is usually top notch and very conversational in a way that most academics are not. Enjoy the read. It has very good solid history told in a very good and engaging form.

RPM
View user's profile Send private message


Display posts from previous:   
Forum Index > Off-topic Talk > So I picked up Michael Prestwich's biography of Edward I...
Page 1 of 1 Reply to topic
All times are GMT - 8 Hours

View previous topic :: View next topic
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum






All contents © Copyright 2003-2018 myArmoury.com — All rights reserved
Discussion forums powered by phpBB © The phpBB Group
Switch to the Basic Low-bandwidth Version of the forum