This might be more a question for the medievalists (both history and lit) out there, but I'm interested in Women's and Gender Studies and Renaissance stuff as well.
Here's the situation - for various reasons (including having already bought my computer and already applying for extra travel funding), even including the two conferences I'd like to attend this year, I'm looking at having a nice chunk of my start-up funds left at the end of this academic year (any research trip to the UK this summer would be part of next year's funds). And it's "use it or lose it," folks! This means I can buy books and lots of them - my microfilm stash is already pretty good on the stuff for my book. So, my question is, if you had an extra $1300, what seminal medieval (or W&G or EM) books would you get? It has to be work-related, of course, or I won't be re-imbursed. I've already got a list going (including *finally* getting Book Production and Publishing in Britain!), but many of those texts are pretty specific.
Anyway, I'm just curious about what you'd buy - including theory, criticism, and primary texts! Once I get close to May, I'll start trolling the publishers' websites to see what's what...
Ready, set, go!