Gabriele Campbell

My blogs

About me

Industry Education
Location Germany
Introduction I'm a blogger from Germany with a MA in Literature and History which doesn't pay my bills, so I use it to research blogposts instead. I'm interested in everything Roman and Mediaeval, avid reader and sometimes writer, opera enthusiast, traveller with a liking for foreign languages and odd rocks, photographer, and tea aficionado. And an old-fashioned blogger who hasn't yet gotten an Instagram account. :-)
Interests Ancient History, Dark Age History, Mediaeval History, Archaeology, Mediaeval Literature, Romans, Germanic Tribes, Picts, Dal Riatans, Scots, Vikings, Saxons and Anglo-Saxons, Merovingians, Mediaeval German Emperors (Ottonian and Salian esp.), Feudalism, Hansa League, Writing, Opera, Books, Riding, Traveling, Photography, Geology
Favorite Movies Lord of the Rings, The Thirteenth Warrior, Cyrano de Bergerac, Henry V, The Lion in Winter, Ladyhawke, Det sjunde inseglet
Favorite Music Giuseppe Verdi, Gaetano Donizetti, Vincenzo Bellini, Gioacchino Rossini, Carl Maria von Weber, Richard Wagner, Héctor Berlioz, Giacomo Meyerbeer, Pjotr I. Tchaikovsky, (and more), Russian folksongs, some Metal stuff
Favorite Books Homer, Vergil, Livius, Ovid, Tacitus, Cassius Dio, Beowulf, Song of the Nibelungs, Song of Roland and other French epics, Icelandic sagas, George Eliot, Henry James, Fjodor Dostoyevsky, Lev Tolstoy, Friedrich Schiller, Thomas Mann, Theodor Fontane, Honoré de Balzac, Halldór Laxness, Henrik Ibsen, Selma Lagerlöf, Victor Rydberg, Golo Mann, Sir Walter Scott, Alexandre Dumas, Rosemary Sutcliff, Dorothy Dunnett, Sharon Kay Penman, Colleen McCullough, Lois McMaster Bujold, C.S. Friedman, Janny Wurts, JRR Tolkien, Tad Williams, Guy Gavriel Kay, GRR Martin, Bernard Cornwell, David Gemmell, RE Howard, Harold Lamb, Steven Erikson, Daniel Abraham, Brandon Sanderson, Joe Abercrombie, Paul Kearney, Adrian Tchaikovsky, Brian McClellan, Robert Low, Harry Sidebottom, Douglas Jackson, Terry Pratchett (and more, including poetry)