Medieval Arms and Armour: A Sourcebook. Volume II: 1400–1450
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266 Pages

24 x 17 cm

13 colour and 37 b/w illus.

Series: Armour and Weapons

Series Vol. Number: 13

Imprint: Boydell Press

Medieval Arms and Armour: A Sourcebook. Volume II: 1400–1450

Edited by Ralph Moffat

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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.

RALPH MOFFAT is the Curator of European Arms and Armour at Glasgow Museums. He is responsible for the care of, research, and dissemination of information on the people of this City's collection.

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Title Details

266 Pages

2.4 x 1.7 cm

13 colour and 37 b/w illus.

Series: Armour and Weapons

Series Vol. Number: 13

Imprint: Boydell Press