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by Jack Campin
Thu Dec 20, 2012 6:52 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval Accountancy
Replies: 39
Views: 7566

Re: Medieval Accountancy

A sidelight on this: Julian Goodare The long hundred in medieval and early modern Scotland Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 123 (1993) 395-418 Summary: most goods were counted in 120s until the 17th century, and in Scottish mediaeval documents "c" usually means 120 an...
by Jack Campin
Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:47 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: The Crimean Khanate
Replies: 3
Views: 2002

The Crimean Khanate

Anybody know of a good history in English of the Crimean Khanate?

(Actually, Turkish might do, but definitely not Russian).
by Jack Campin
Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:29 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Mappa Mundi
Replies: 2
Views: 1824

Re: Mappa Mundi

The map in Higden's Polychronicon.

No very good free scan on the web but a few that will give you an idea.

This describes the various copies we have:

http://cartographic-images.net/232_Hidgen.html
by Jack Campin
Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:27 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Dordrecht recorder
Replies: 6
Views: 5169

Re: Dordrecht recorder

I just bought one of Cranmore's Dordrecht replicas.

I don't imagine it'll be too hard to find appropriate music for it (Dutch/Flemish and maybe Burgundian tunes from around 1400) but I haven't got much yet.
by Jack Campin
Sun Nov 25, 2012 10:25 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: what would you do with an early 15th century bagpipe?
Replies: 7
Views: 4317

Re: what would you do with an early 15th century bagpipe?

I have been talking to Julian Goodacre for some time about this, but he can't find that article by Gehler either, and we're stuck until we get a detailed drawing of that German chanter. Julian made the unique set of historical pipes I already have (a replica of the Border pipes played by Geordie Sym...
by Jack Campin
Sun Nov 25, 2012 3:14 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: what would you do with an early 15th century bagpipe?
Replies: 7
Views: 4317

Re: what would you do with an early 15th century bagpipe?

I know how the early music scene works, as I've been playing early music for nearly 40 years - I was asking about how something like that would fit in with the re-enactment scene. From what you imply, it wouldn't.
by Jack Campin
Sun Nov 25, 2012 1:46 am
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: what would you do with an early 15th century bagpipe?
Replies: 7
Views: 4317

what would you do with an early 15th century bagpipe?

I'm not part of the re-enactment scene, but I'm wondering whether something I'm thinking about would fit. I am quite likely related to Robert Campin, the Master of Flemalle. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Campin Here's a detail from one of his paintings, a Nativity probably painted in 1425 and ...
by Jack Campin
Sat Nov 24, 2012 1:18 am
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Drum beats
Replies: 1
Views: 2739

Re: Drum beats

With virtually no paved roads and troops carrying all their personal equipment on their backs, there was hardly any opportunity for troops to march in step throughout the Middle Ages. There is an account from early modern Scotland of drummers beating a rhythmic figure that stood for "Ding doun ...
by Jack Campin
Fri Nov 23, 2012 7:44 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Wooden Trumpet
Replies: 1
Views: 2152

Re: Wooden Trumpet

Anthony Baines's "Brass Instruments: their history and development" mentions the Pictish stone from Hilton of Cadboll, which depicts two trumpeters playing short straight instruments. His drawing shows the trumpets more clearly than the stone itself now does.
by Jack Campin
Fri Nov 23, 2012 7:25 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: tunes with a range of a ninth
Replies: 0
Views: 1985

tunes with a range of a ninth

My Nine Note Tune Book might be of interest to people here. http://www.campin.me.uk/Music/Chalumeau.abc 468 tunes so far. They're from all over the world and all periods, intentionally as varied as possible (except so far I have very little music from south or east Asia and nothing from Africa; I'm ...
by Jack Campin
Fri Nov 23, 2012 6:34 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Harps and their strings!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 3685

Re: Harps and their strings!!!

I think you're supposed to kill your sister and use her hair for it.

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