Friday, December 8, 2006

Unlikely Germanic Book Ideas

Because, you know, books are always my favorite gifts... ;-) Here are some unlikely gift/book ideas from Germanic history.

10. How to Win Friends and Influence People - by Aethelred the Unready

9. Dinner Guest Etiquette - by Grendel

8. One Family, One Land: Preserving Your Estate for Posterity - by Charles the Great

7. Peace and Mercy: Keys to a Happy Realm - by Ermanaric the Ostrogoth

6. "For I am Meek and Humble of Heart": A Treatise on the Passive Virtues - by Eirikr Blood-axe

5. Glories of the Frankish Realm - by Widukind the Saxon

4. Your Word is Your Bond: The Importance of Honoring Treaties - by Guthrum of Danish East Anglia

3. 101 Great Tips on Beauty and Diplomacy - by Egil Skallagrimsson

2. Keepin' it Real: Function Over Form - by Childeric III the Merovingian

1. Winning the Two Front War - by Harald of Wessex


Gabriele C. said...

ROFLOL, those are great.

An unprofitable servant said...

You seem to like pizza. A nice generous chap gave me a slice in college over a decade ago while we were studying out in Front Royal. "Cast you bread upon the waters..." (Old Testament)


Gabriel Bertilson said...

Haha. Love it.

I listened to your podcast on Tolkien's Gothic poem. That was interesting. I hope you'll post more sometime, on either your blog or podcast.