Justin du Coeur (jducoeur) wrote,
Justin du Coeur

Short Takes

Thanks to alexx_kay for the pointer to Troy in 15 Minutes. Fun little parody...

Thanks to dglenn for a reference to a sobering editorial that I hadn't come across before, reminding us that there are people out there (other than the Bush Administration) who Really Don't Get the Point of the Constitution.

New and interesting eBooks:

The Troubadours (1912) -- a pretty readable-looking overview of the Medieval Troubadour, with discussions of the historical context as well as the basics of technique.

El Diablo Cojuelo. I think this is a period text: from what I can make out of the introduction, it appears to be early 17th century. But it's all in Spanish. Those who actually read Spanish might find it interesting.

Legends of the Middle Ages, Narrated with Special Reference to Literature and Art -- a modern retelling of a bunch of the classics. Some are well-known nowadays (Beowulf, Reynard, the Nibelungenlied, Tristan and Iseult), some less-so (the Amblings, Titurel and the Holy Grail, Ragnar Lodbrok). Seventeen major legends are covered. Hopefully they'll follow with an HTML version that includes the illustrations.

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