Welcome to my new blog!

I am Wilhelm Meis, a long-time member of the Society for Creative Anachronism, and this is my space for sharing information about my pursuits in historical and linguistic studies and experimental archaeology.  These studies have focused primarily on Viking Age Scandinavian and medieval German studies, medieval toys and games, woodcarving and carpentry, leatherworking, skeletal materials and Germanic languages.

I have focused years of intense study on a little-known Iron Age Scandinavian game called hnefatafl in Old Norse, and later referred to as Königszabel in German.  This is the origin of the name of this blog, Wilhelmszabel, since much of the focus of this blog will be my studies of medieval board-games of northern Europe (zabel is an archaic word meaning “board-game” in German).


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s