Medieval Arms and Armour: A  Sourcebook. Volume III: 1450-1500
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218 Pages

24 x 17 cm

20 colour and 20 b/w illus.

Series: Armour and Weapons

Series Vol. Number: 14

Imprint: Boydell Press

Medieval Arms and Armour: A Sourcebook. Volume III: 1450-1500

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 seventy original documents are transcribed and translated, including wills, inventories, letters and chronicle accounts, from a period which saw rapid advances in military technology. The book also includes an extensive glossary, and is lavishly illustrated with images of both 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.
List of Illustrations
List of Documents
Preface
Acknowledgments
Using the Sourcebook
English Pronunciation

Part I. Introduction to the Source-Types
1. Textual Source-Types
Official Source-Types
Prose Source-Types
Note on Transcription and Translation
2. Material Source-Types
Choice of Images
Armour and Weapons
Artworks

Part II. The Documents

Part III. Illustrated Glossary

Bibliography
Index

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

218 Pages

2.4 x 1.7 cm

20 colour and 20 b/w illus.

Series: Armour and Weapons

Series Vol. Number: 14

Imprint: Boydell Press