Monday, April 28, 2008

A happy discovery

Today, while glancing over the table of contents for a book that outlines a case that might be useful in constructing about 200 words for chapter six, I made the happy discovery that this author just happened to spend 20 or so pages doing a very workmanlike (gotta love them Europeans!) outline of some intricate-yet-boring-to-research issues of medieval procedural law in the time and place I am studying -- issues that I was going to need to track down for the as-yet-unwritten chapter two.

Only rarely will you hear me spontaneously yell "Oh, yeah -- right on!" when I'm in my office looking at a book. This was one of those times.

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