Research Books

Books I want to read to help with my world building

Book Author
Class: A guide through the American Status System Paul Fussel
Watching the English Kate Fox
Great Maps (Dk Smithsonian) Jerry Brotton
The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2016 Sarah Janssen
The Oxford Guide to Heraldry Thomas Woodcock
Heraldry: Sources, Symbols and Meaning Ottfried Neubecker
A history of Russia, Central Asia and Mongolia.
Vol. 1, Inner Eurasia from prehistory to the Mongol Empire
David Christian
International Folkloristics: Classic Contributions by
the Founders of Folklore (1999)
Alan Dundes
 Gods and Myths of Northern Europe (1964). H. R. Ellis Davidson
Dictionary of Celtic Myth and Legend (1992) Miranda Green
The Lore of Ireland: An Encyclopedia of Myth,
Legend and Romance (2006)
Dáithí Ó hÓgáin
Mythologies of the Ancient World (1961) Samuel Noah Kramer
China: A History John Keay
The Rise of Modern China Immanuel Hsu’s
The Art of Not Being Governed James C Scott
Hawaii James A Michener
 Seven pillars of Wisdom T.E. Lawrence
 Orientalism Edward Said
The Rituals of Dinner: The Origins, Evolution,
Eccentricities and Meaning of Table Manners
Margaret Visser
The History of The Ancient World Susan Wise Bauer
The History of the Medieval World Susan Wise Bauer
The History of The Renaissance World Susan Wise Bauer
A short History of Nearly Everything Bill Bryson
Popol Vuh: The Definitive Edition of The Mayan
Book of The Dawn of Life and The Glories of Gods
and Kings
Dennis Tedlock
A Forest of Kings: The Untold Story of the Ancient
Maya
David Freidel
Maya Cosmos David Freidel
The Maya Michael D. Coe
Blood and Mistletoe – The History of the Druids in
Britain
Ronald Hutton