Subject: [EKSouth] Links: textiles,turkish clothes,leather,Art history,Medieval Names, Fencing,Science,Literature review,Basic Research Sk (fwd)

Hello everyone! This week we have Textiles Through Time, Turkish clothing links, Leather and Tanning sites, Art History links, the Medieval Names Archive, The Association for Medieval Fencing, the Medieval Science Page, Medieval Literature Review, hints for Basic Research, Arthurian A to Z, Sekanjubins and Oxymels, the Basque page, Lexicool (a multilanguage dictionary), Plagiserve (which helps ferret out plagiarism), Renaissance Secrets, and Zodiacal Zephyr (astrology online including a history and timeline of astrology).

My apologies for the brevity of my commentary: It's High tourney season, and we're all busy! I'm so busy I scarcely have time to breath.

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Textiles through Time
(Site excerpt) In the time of past generations, the role of handmade cloth and garment was more prominent, more personal, more part of everyday life than what is commonly known today. Textiles embodied the social values and customs of their times: opulent laces and richly woven fabrics displaying wealth and prestige; fabrics of intricate detail and symbolic design for dowries, births, and deaths; richly hand embroidered and woven textiles for household adornment.

Turkish Women's Clothing
(Site Excerpt) The rich clothing culture of the Turks, setting off from Central Asia, first moving to Anatolia, and from there reaching Europe and continents establishing a world empire, does not only reflect the qualities of styles of the Turkish clothing system, but also reveals the numerous socio-economic developments, authentic, cultural and artistic characteristics

Clothing page of the Red Kaganate (Mongol, Turk, and related cultures--re-enactors)
(Site Excerpt) Generally speaking, the clothing of the Steppes peoples and those culturally connected to them, have remained quite similar over time. Where visible, it consists of a long coat (known variously as Kaftan, Dhel, or Khalat), baggy trousers, and boots. The materials here show the specifics of styles, details, and the similarities and differences between the different peoples.

Ugly Chinese (Turks and Uygurs)
(Site Excerpt) The Turks are a group no secondary to the Huns, and their influence would be felt in Ottoman Empire's conquest of the Byzantium and the Balkans as well as waves of raids into the Indus Valley.

Hide Tanning Website
a commercial site which offers videos and ebooks on hide tanning at very reasonable prices.

Clothing of the Ancient Celts
(Site Excerpt) People from the Scottish Lowlands (including William Wallace and Robert the Bruce) most likely wore clothing in keeping with contemporary fashions in England and France. No, Wallace didn't wear a kilt; and he certainly didn't wear woad.

Art History Resources
A List of Art History Links from many cultures.

Medieval Names Archive (St. Gabriel)
(Site Excerpt) This collection of articles on medieval and renaissance names is intended to help historical re-creators to choose authentic names. These articles were gathered from various places, and some of them appear elsewhere. In all cases, the copyright on each article belongs to its authors.

Association for Historical Fencing
(Site Excerpt) The AHF exists to encourage and preserve the arts of classical and historical fencing. To these ends, the AHF is organizing seminars, lectures, workshops and similar programs, and disseminating knowledge and basic factual material to its membership. To raise public
awareness we are hosting exhibitions and demonstrations. The AHF, to the extent practicable, will ensure the availability of qualified masters and instructors in order to teach workshops, etc. We hope to promote the growth of schools and academies both nationally and internationally, but most
importantly, we are providing a venue where practitioners and interested parties can unite to foment the growth of the classical and historical fencing community

Medieval Science Page
(Site Excerpt) . This page is intended to provide a convenient and comprehensive set of links to all Internet resources worldwide which deal with aspects of medieval science, both in Western and other cultures.

Envoi (Medieval Literature Reviews)
Envoi is a twice-yearly publication that reviews books that relate to medieval literature. Subscribe online here, or see the last two issues online.

Basic Research Techniques
(Site Excerpt) Many people may not know how to take the desire to flesh out their persona and make it a reality. We all want to impress our fellow re-creationists with a strong persona story (right?), or learn more about how people really did things in the Middle Ages. To compete in an Arts & Sciences competition we all know that we not only need to do the art/science, we need to tell people why it was important and why it was period. While we all want to do it (right?), filling in these gaps may be daunting

Arthurian A2Z
This site hosts a comprehensive Arthurian (and related legends)Dictionary. I was pretty surprised to find my own Celtic name (Aoife) listed, and correctly at that.

Sakanjubins and Oxymels
(Site Excerpt) Sakanjubins and Oxymels comprise a class of compounds whose most general characteristics are a heavily sweetened vinegar combined with any of a wide variety of herbs, spices, or other tonic and/or flavoring agents. The two terms are synonymous; "oxymel" is Greek and means "acid-honey". "Sakanjubin" is an Arabic transcription of a Farsi (Persian) term, "sirka-anjubin", and means exactly the same thing; "honeyed vinegar". There is no standard sakanjubin, it is more in the nature of a principle, from which a great many variations can be derived. In it's origins, it was (and remains to certain degree) a medicine, a tonic water mixed for a wide number of usages.

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Buber's Basque Page
This searchable site is a good place to explore Basque culture through a collection of essays and many links to other Internet resources. Topics covered include history, language, food, music, art, sports, games, folklore, politics, immigration, genealogy, and more.
Subjects: Basques
Created by: mg Directory of Bilingual and Multilingual Dictionaries
A searchable directory of "over 1000 translation dictionaries and glossaries." Search by language, subject, or keyword; available in English, French, Italian, and Spanish.
Subjects: Dictionaries -- Directories...
Created by: dl

PlagiServe: Global Academic Integrity Service
Registered users may use this free service, which promises to assist educators in ensuring that "term papers, research papers and essays submitted to the instructor are not Plagiarized either from the Internet or from any other paper submitted to the instructor." Paste questionable text into a window linked under Submit Papers to view a report. There are links to articles and policy advice under Knowledge Base.
Subjects: Plagiarism
Created by: rv

Renaissance Secrets
This Web site explores four mysteries--one concerning Venice, one about medical patients in Renaissance Italy, one about a conspiracy to poison Queen Elizabeth I, and one about Gutenberg--from an historian's point of view. Although built to support a television series on the BBC, this site can be used independently.
Subjects: History -- Study and teaching...
Created by: sf

Zodiacal Zephyr
Tools for the astrologer including an online chart maker, a bibliography, celebrity birth data, ephemerides, an annual moon phase calendar, a history of astrology, a timeline of astrologers, and articles on the astrological aspects of such varied subjects as the O. J. Simpson case, the ethics of astrology, and the prediction of death.
Subjects: Astrology
Created by: dlm