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Arms And Armour Of The Medieval Joust

Author : Tobias Capwell
ISBN : 0948092831
Genre : Knights and knighthood
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Jousting is the most iconic form of mounted combat. For more than five hundred years, the sport itself, and the chivalric culture that surrounded it, took on almost mythical qualities. Here, Tobias Capwell explains the glitz and glamour of a sport that attracted enormous popular audiences throughout the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Though he deals almost exclusively with weapons and warriors, Capwell tells a story not of war and destruction, but of pageantry and valor. This is the story of the armor of peace.

Jousting In Medieval And Renaissance Iberia

Author : Noel Fallows
ISBN : 9781843835943
Genre : History
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This book traces the rise and fall of the joust in Iberia, between the late fourteenth and late sixteenth centuries, when it was supplanted by the more innocuous cane game and the spectacle of the bull-run. It focuses on three jousting treatises written by practising champions at the time: Ponc de Menaguerra's Lo Cavaller (`The Knight', 1493); Juan Quijada de Reayo's Doctrina del arte de la cavalleria (`Doctrine of the Art of Chivalry, 1548); and Luiz Zapata's Del Justador (`Of the Jouster', c.1589-93). It presents editions, with the first English translation, of these important texts, together with introductions and analytical study; there are also chapters on the arms and armour of the joust. It is richly illustrated with nearly 200 colour and black and white illustrations, many never previously published, which illuminate the sometimes complex technical terminology used by these authors, and provide further evidence of how weapons and armour were actually used. Noel Fallows is Professor of Spanish and Associate Dean, University of Georgia.

Arms And Armour Of The Renaissance Joust

Author : Tobias Capwell
ISBN : 0948092998
Genre : History
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The Renaissance is best known as an age of artists--Michelangelo, da Vinci, Titian, and Holbein--but it was also an age of noble patrons who challenged their painters and sculptors to create great art. These patrons were knights, military leaders, and jousters, and they played a central role in the creation of another great Renaissance story: that of the armourer. In Arms and Armour of the Renaissance Joust, Tobias Capwell provides an illuminating history of jousting seen through the surviving artifacts in the collection of the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds. He reveals how the jousts and tournaments of the Renaissance transported knightly combat into a kind of performance art, with demonstrations of aristocratic skill and nerve, superhuman strength and superlative horsemanship, and cutting-edge equipment. Accompanied by one hundred color illustrations, this volume's publication marks the five hundredth anniversary of the Field of Cloth of Gold, which took place in 1520 and is considered the greatest tournament of the Tudor age.

Arms Armor Of The Medieval Knight

Author : David Edge
ISBN : 0517103192
Genre : Science
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More than two hundred illustrations trace the development of medieval arms from their crude beginnings to the beautiful ceremonial armor of the Renaissance

A Knight And His Weapons

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ISBN : 0802312993
Genre : History
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Take an engaging journey back in time, when battles were fought with swords, lances, maces, and an array of well-crafted devices that could be elegant and ornate, brutal and efficient, or both. This accessible, lively, and informative book explores many facets of the medieval world of weaponry. Did you know, for instance, that in the fifteenth century "fight books" with drawings guided knights in the proper use of weapons? That the average medieval warrior became a full-fledged fighter by the time he was fifteen years old? Or that armor made by a master could, by modern standards, cost the price of a Rolls Royce?

The Medieval Tournament

Author : R. Coltman Clephan
ISBN : 9780486148045
Genre : History
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DIVA superb history of English and European tournaments. Topics include Arthurian and other round tables, body armor, chain mail, plate armor, royal jousts, the tilt, trial by combat, much more. 24 illustrations. Bibliography. Index. /div

Medieval Jousts And Tournaments

Author : John Green
ISBN : 0486401359
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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All the thrills, spectacle, and excitement of tournament life in 43 realistic drawings: a free-for-all on an open battlefield, a dying knight receiving last rites, much more.

Medieval Costume Armour And Weapons

Author : Eduard Wagner
ISBN : 9780486320250
Genre : Design
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Over 400 illustrations in this superb pictorial archive trace the evolution of clothing styles, armor, and weapons during the medieval period in Central Europe. Unsurpassed in its comprehensiveness and variety, the volume draws upon a wealth of authentic primary sources, including written accounts, contemporary paintings and sculpture, and the remains of textiles and other relics. A profusion of apparel and weaponry are depicted, ranging from the simple tunics and robes of peasants, blacksmiths, gardeners, shoemakers, fishermen, and other common laborers to the fur-lined cloaks and brocaded garments of the aristocracy. Tools and utensils used by peasants as well as the battle equipment and armor of warriors are also pictured and described, with special emphasis on how these weapons were handled, carried, and used in combat. Accompanied by a scrupulously researched and well-documented text, these royalty-free illustrations not only offer general readers an intriguing and authentic insight into a past age but also provide artists, historians, students of weaponry, and theater and film professionals with a highly accurate source of reference material.

The Tournament In England 1100 1400

Author : Juliet R. V. Barker
ISBN : 0851159427
Genre : History
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A survey of the tournament in England from its first emergence in the 12th century to the beginning of the 15th, when technical changes altered its very nature.

Dk Eyewitness Books Arms And Armor

Author : DK Publishing
ISBN : 9780756689513
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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DK Eyewitness Arms and Armor is an original and exciting look at the history of weapons and armor through the ages. Stunning real-life photographs reveal the design, construction, and workings of armor, offering a unique "eyewitness" view of how methods of warfare have changed. Show your child the very first weapons ever made, the armor worn by medieval knights, the battledress of a Japanese samurai, and the guns used by the frontiersmen and outlaws of the Wild West. They'll also discover the weapons that were carried by the first police officers, how sword and pistol duels were fought and much more!

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