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Monday, March 19, 2012

Mailbox Monday #103

Well this week my mailbox was entirely school related - but that's not a terrible thing.  I have to start gathering my research for my paper on the historiographical issues/debate of the Norman Conquest of 1066.  I spent an intense 12 hours working on the proposal and putting together/collecting my sources this week (including a mild panic attack that this was never going to work and I would drop out of school!  I still haven't went into the online classroom to read the other student's proposals!)

I bought a Kindle a few weeks ago - primarily to save me on textbook and research material costs for this class, and it is already starting to pan out.  I was able to acquire 5 of the books I was looking for and they were all free!

Anyway, here are the great sources that I have acquired - some of which I might have read even without this project:

  • Makers of History: William the Conqueror by Jacob Abbott – Kindle
  • The History of England from the Norman Conquest to the Death of John (1066-1216) by George Burton Adams – Kindle
  • The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle – Kindle
  • The Bayeux Tapestry: The Battle of Hastings and the Norman Conquest by John Bruce Collingwood – Library
  • The Debate on the Norman Conquest – Historiographical Issues by Marjorie Chibnall – Amazon
  • The History of the Norman Conquest of England its Causes and its Results, Vol 4 by Edward Augustus Freeman – Library
  • The History of England, Volume 1 by David Hume – Kindle
  • A Short History of England, Ireland, and Scotland by Mary Platt Parmele – Kindle
The Chibnall book is the one that cemented my research topic for me.  A whole book on historiographical issues on the the topic I chose!  What are the chances of that?!  Anyway, there is A LOT of reading in my future and please forgive me if I am not around too often!

Did you get any awesome books this week?

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  1. Good luck with your paper. Your books all sound interesting to me, but I do love English history :-)

    1. They sound interesting to me too. This is a subject that I have always found interesting and am looking forward to learning more about- I just need to make the time!

  2. Call me crazy but I use to love writing papers for school. The reseach soulds like it will b interesting for you. That always helps.

    1. I don't mind writing research papers - I always love learning new things and the chase for that awesome piece of research. With all of the things I have going on it certainly makes it much easier if the topic is interesting. I'm so happy they have let us select whatever topics we want!

  3. I think it's a great idea to use the Kindle for textbooks. Wish they had invented them years ago when I was in college. ;)

    1. I am certainly hoping that it will work out better for me - financially and space wise!


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