Medieval Arms and Armour: A Sourcebook. Volume II: 1400-1450 (Armour and Weapons #13) (Hardcover)

Medieval Arms and Armour: A Sourcebook. Volume II: 1400-1450 (Armour and Weapons #13) By Ralph Moffat (Editor) Cover Image
By Ralph Moffat (Editor)
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This is book number 13 in the Armour and Weapons series.


Authoritative reference guide, using the documents in which arms and armour first appeared to explain and define them.

Medieval arms and armour are intrinsically fascinating. From the smoke and noise of the armourer's forge to the bloody violence of the battlefield or the silken panoply of the tournament, weapons and armour - and those who made and bore them - are woven into the fabric of medieval society. This sourcebook will aid anyone who seeks to develop a deeper understanding by introducing and presenting the primary sources in which these artefacts are first mentioned. Over a hundred original documents are transcribed and translated, including wills and inventories, craft statutes, chronicle accounts, and challenges to single combat. The book also includes an extensive glossary, lavishly illustrated with forty-six images of extant armour and weapons from the period, and contemporary artistic depictions from illuminated manuscripts and other sources. This book will therefore be of interest to a wide audience, from the living history practitioner, crafter, and martial artist, to students of literature, military history, art, and material culture.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781837651481
ISBN-10: 1837651485
Publisher: Boydell Press
Publication Date: February 6th, 2024
Pages: 266
Language: English
Series: Armour and Weapons