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Title:The Martial Arts of Renaissance Europe
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Publisher:Yale University Press
ISBN:0300083521
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Number of Pages:396
Category:History, Martial arts, Non fiction, Military history

The Martial Arts of Renaissance Europe by Sydney Anglo

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Martial Arts of Renaissance Europe Mounted encounters by armored knights locked in desperate hand to hand combat stabbing and wrestling in tavern brawls deceits and brutalities in street affrays balletic homicide on the dueling field these were the martial arts of Renaissance Europe In this extensively illustrated book Sydney Anglo a leading historian of the Renaissance and its symbolism provides the first complete study of the martial arts from the late fifteenth to the late seventeenth century He explains the significance of martial arts in Renaissance education and everyday life and offers a full account of the social implications of one to one combat training .

Like the martial arts of Eastern societies ritualized combat in the West was linked to contemporary social and scientific concerns Anglo shows During the Renaissance physical exercise was regarded as central to the education of knights and gentlemen Soldiers wielded a variety of weapons on the battlefield and it was normal for civilians to carry swords and know how to use them In schools across the continent professional masters of arms taught the skills necessary to survive in a society where violence was endemic and life cheap Anglo draws on a wealth of evidence from detailed treatises and sketches by jobbing artists to magnificent images by D rer and Cranach and descriptions of real combat weapons and armor to reconstruct and illustrate the arts taught by these ancient masters at arms

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The transmutation of the medieval knight into Renaissance courtier or gentleman is one of the central problems for the student of chivalry in the Renaissance The knight as a fighter and protector is replaced by a figure whose activities are mainly restricted to court spectacles and masques it is in perceiving the shift of emphasis in the intervening centuries that the challenge to students of chivalry lies These fourteen essays originating from a conference arranged by the Society for Renaissance Studies in examine changes in chivalric institutions ideas and ideals between the fifteenth and seventeenth centuries and the ways in which the Renaissance regarded such chivalric matters, Mounted encounters by armored knights locked in desperate hand to hand combat stabbing and wrestling in tavern brawls deceits and brutalities in street affrays balletic homicide on the dueling field these were the martial arts of Renaissance Europe In this extensively illustrated book Sydney Anglo a leading historian of the Renaissance and its symbolism provides the first complete study of the martial arts from the late fifteenth to the late seventeenth century He explains the significance of martial arts in Renaissance education and everyday life and offers a full account of the social implications of one to one combat training br br Like the martial arts of Eastern societies ritualized combat in the West was linked to contemporary social and scientific concerns Anglo shows During the Renaissance physical exercise was regarded as central to the education of knights and gentlemen Soldiers wielded a variety of weapons on the battlefield and it was normal for civilians to carry swords and know how to use them In schools across the continent professional masters of arms taught the skills necessary to survive in a society where violence was endemic and life cheap Anglo draws on a wealth of evidence from detailed treatises and sketches by jobbing artists to magnificent images by D rer and Cranach and descriptions of real combat weapons and armor to reconstruct and illustrate the arts taught by these ancient masters at arms br, No description available, This book approaches witchcraft and demonology through literary records The works discussed deal with the contemporary theories propounded by those who sought either to justify or to refute persecution Eight contributors of differing interests a nd with different approaches to their subject examine a selection of important representative witchcraft texts published in England France Germany Italy and America setting them within their intellectual context and analysing both their style and argument