Sunday, 9 March 2008

Current reading list...

Here's my current reading list: make of it what you will.

"Shopping in the Renaissance", Evelyn Welch [just finished, will review here soon]

"Of Grammatology", Jacques Derrida [100 pages in, which is about 98 pages more than most people... but it's a desperately slow read]

"The Occult Sciences in Byzantium", Paul Magdalino and Maria Mavroudi [about halfway through: a fascinating (if piecemeal) collection of essays]

"Secrets of the Code", Dan Burstein [150 pages in: an interesting compilation of snippets, but all a bit off-topic for a Voynichologist - I was more interested in figuring out how to to compile a Voynich reader, like a more text-based version of D'Imperio]

"PopCo", Scarlett Thomas [50 pages in: will review this shortly]

"Lucrezia Borgia", Sarah Bradford [I've not yet started this: but it seems to have lots of interesting Quattrocento texture to look forward to]

"Elizabeth's Spy Master", Robert Hutchinson [Not yet started]

"The Renaissance in Europe: A Reader", Keith Whitlock [Not yet started]

"History of Astrology", Peter Whitfield [Not yet started: I liked his "The Mapping of the Heavens" and "Mapping The World", so I have high hopes for this]

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