Roman and Mediaeval History, Illlustrated Travel Journals, Mediaeval Literature, Geology


16.3.07
  Historians Have Two Saints

You'll remember the poll to elect a patron saint for historians. The outcome is a tie in of Bede Venerabilis and Eusebius of Caesarea.

So we now know for whom to lit a candle when our research doesn't get any results because the important chronicles have burnt to cinder in a Mediaeval incendie and the Romans didn't bother to write about the quarrels among the German tribes.

I'll stick to Bede.
It's the footnotes, you know. :)







Too many books? No way.
One of the shelves in my sleeping room.
 
Comments:
Such a well organized book-shelf!

A novel writer
 
It's impossible to have too many books ;) And how do you keep your shelves so tidy?
 
That looks a lot like one of mine. I have another tall one in my bedroom that is full of mostly research and writing books, plus another wall-to-wall built-in bookshelf under my window that is stacked full. And my TBR pile is growing every day!
 
That is a nice and tidy bookshelf - I will not be posting a photo of mine anytime soon, lol.
 
I'm with Sam!
 
Lol, thanks everyone. I'm weird - I can tolerate a certain layer of dust until I get the vacuum cleaner and a wet towel, but I can't stand things lying around on the floor and books sticking out of the shelves in all directions.

Must be the mix of German and Russian blood. :)
 
Two saints! Hurrah! We can hedge our bets by petitioning both of them (after all, you're always supposed to consult more than one source...)

Wow - there's still some space on your bookshelves. I'm amazed. Mine are always crammed.
 
Lol, the archaeological magazines on the left middle shelf will soon be put in a special box so they can stand upright, that'll leave space for some more books. :)
 
Great photo - your bookshelves are a lot tidier than mine! I'm sure my books are secretly breeding - the piles next to the bookcases get bigger day by day...
 
Lol, the piles get transfered to shelves (though I am running out of space where to put those, soon) or get abandoned if they prove to be boring books.
 
Gabriele, I think you need to host a bookshelf challenge. *g* Neatest to messiest. Extra points to those that alphabetize.
 
I have some display book shelves in the living room that (sometimes) are that neatly organized. Now my den is a different story. Let's not mention the small book cases in bedroom
 
Lol, Constance.

No, I don't alphabetize. :)
 
Thanks for the link, Gabrielle. I'm happy Bede made it to the final.
 
I'm like you Gabriele, I can't stand books and stuff lying around on the floor. However, I don't think that my bookshelves are as tidy as yours.
 
How can you not alphabetize? I can't help but alphabetize. It's a great distraction from writing, by the way.

I'm disappointed that I can't read the actual titles on your shelf, though. Strange how interesting other people's bookshelves are...
 
Lol, next time I'll take a closeup of the titles. :)

It's a mix of fiction and non fiction in several languages.
 
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The Lost Fort is a blog based on my travels in Germany, the UK, Scandinavia, and other places (like Flanders and the Baltic States), with essays on Roman and Mediaeval history illustrated with lots of photos of old castles, cathedrals, Roman remains, and beautiful landscapes. You may also find the odd essay about geology or Mediaeval literature.

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I'm a blogger from Germany with a MA in Literature and History which doesn't pay my bills, so I use it to research blogposts instead. I'm interested in everything Roman and Mediaeval, avid reader and sometimes writer, opera enthusiast, traveller with a liking for foreign languages and odd rocks, photographer, and tea aficionado. And an old-fashioned blogger who hasn't yet gotten an Instagram account. :-)


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