Ok, so truth be told, I’m placing these here for myself as much as anyone looking for my documentation sources. I think if I start to archive my resources here, at least I’ll remember where I put them! Enjoy!
- The secrets of the reverend Maister Alexis of Piemont by Girolamo Ruscelli. OL25228326M
Translated from French into English by William Ward
Available for online reading, this was published in 1595. It’s a compendium of remedies, distillations, perfumes, dyes and much more. To read online through the Open Library, click here.
- Pliny’s Natural History in Thirty-Seven Books Translated by Dr Philemon Holland
A rather thorough cmopendium from Rome, this particular translation is noted as being translated in 1601. It includes a vast amount of information on animals, plants and other scientific information of the time. There is a viewable pdf on Open Library
- Original Treatises on the Arts of Painting by Mary Merrifield.
Contains several references to pigments from the 15th century manuscripts of Jehan le Beague. To read online in Google Books, click here.
- The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Wonderful source material to study, there are several collections online. You can also search by medium!
- The British Museum
Another excellent source for material to study with their searchable online collections.
- The Tower of London
You have to search a bit, but there are also source materials to study within their online collections.
- National Library of Sweden/Kungliga Biblioteket
Some very interesting pieces in the library’s archives, and it allows you to zoom in very closely!
- Period Leather-Working Techniques by Marc Carlson
Wonderful synopsis on working with leather in period.
- Cuir Bouilli/Hardened Leather FAQ by Marc Carlson
Interesting reading on hardening leather.
- AON Celtic Art & Illumination by Cari Buziak
Interesting information surrounding the different styles of knotwork and which eras they came from.
- “Chinese Cricket Culture” by Jin, Xing-Bao
From the cricket box project. Quite informative, and as Jin, Xing-Bao is at the Shanghai Institute of Entomology, I found that it was informative in both the ways of China’s people and the insects that they noted.
- Belgian Travel Network
This site has a great story of a male drunken doll (Op-signoorke) from the Netherlands.
- Kunsthistorisches Museum – Vienna
The museum’s website has different photos of historical carvings and other artwork. I found a page about an animated doll from the mid-late 16th century that I used as a reference point for my articulation.
- “The Nuremberg Toy” by Helmut Schwarz
The paper by Schwarz was a wonderful source of information about the doll production of Nuremberg, and other toys that the region made and sold during and after period.
- “The Ottoman Sultans and Caliphs, 1290-1924 AD”
The bulk of my research (when pertaining to the historical documentation of dates and whatnot) came from Dr. Kelley L. Ross’s website on historical events in the Ottoman Empire.
- “The Medieval Chest” by Master Dafydd ap Gwystl
Excellent information from the Spring University of Atlantia AS XXIX! Master Dafydd goes into detail on different types of chest in period and has some excellent sketches to outline how the designs differ.
- Games of the Viking & Anglo-Saxon Age – Regia Anglorum Publications
Discusses popular game types and techniques of the Anglo-Saxon period.