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Medieval Combat in Colour

Medieval Combat in Colour

  • Author: Hans Talhoffer
  • Publisher: Greenhill Books
  • ISBN: 9781784382858
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  • Page: 320
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Hans Talhoffer's professional fencing manual of 1467 illustrates the intricacies of the medieval art of fighting, covering both the 'judicial duel' (an officially sanctioned fight to resolve a legal dispute) and personal combat. Combatants in the Middle Ages used footwork, avoidance, and the ability to judge and manipulate timing and distance to exploit and enhance the sword's inherent cutting and thrusting capabilities. These skills were supplemented with techniques for grappling, wrestling, kicking and throwing the opponent, as well as disarming him by seizing his weapon. Every attack contained a defence and every defence a counter-attack. Talhoffer reveals the techniques for wrestling, unarmoured fighting with the long sword, pole-axe, dagger, sword and buckler, and mounted combat. This unparalleled guide to medieval combat, illustrated with 268 contemporary images, provides a glimpse of real people fighting with skill, sophistication and ruthlessness. This is one of the most popular and influential manuals of its kind.

The Senses in Late Medieval England

The Senses in Late Medieval England

  • Author: C. M. Woolgar,Christopher Michael Woolgar
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 9780300118711
  • Category: History
  • Page: 372
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Oxbow says: This fascinating study of how people understood and used their senses in the late medieval period draws on evidence from a range of literary texts, documents and records, as well as material culture and architectural sources.

Medieval Chinese Medicine

Medieval Chinese Medicine

The Dunhuang Medical Manuscripts

  • Author: Christopher Cullen,Vivienne Lo
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134291310
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 480
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In recent decades various versions of Chinese medicine have begun to be widely practised in Western countries, and the academic study of the subject is now well established. However, there are still few scholarly monographs that describe the history of Chinese medicine and there are none at all on the medieval period. This collection represents the kind of international collaboration of research teams, centres and individuals that is required to begin to study the source materials adequately. The first book in English to discuss this fascinating material in the century since the Dunhuang library was discovered, the text provides a unique and fascinating interpretation of Chinese medical history.

Medieval Afterlives in Contemporary Culture

Medieval Afterlives in Contemporary Culture

  • Author: Gail Ashton
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 144116068X
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 368
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With contributions from 29 leading international scholars, this is the first single-volume guide to the appropriation of medieval texts in contemporary culture. Medieval Afterlives in Contemporary Culture covers a comprehensive range of media, including literature, film, TV, comics book adaptations, electronic media, performances, and commercial merchandise and tourism. Its lively chapters range from Spamalot to the RSC, Beowulf to Merlin, computer games to internet memes, opera to Young Adult fiction and contemporary poetry, and much more. Also included is a companion website aimed at general readers, academics, and students interested in the burgeoning field of Medieval afterlives, complete with: - Further reading/weblinks - 'My favourite' guides to contemporary medieval appropriations - Images and interviews - Guide to library archives and manuscript collections - Guide to heritage collection See also our website at https://medievalafterlives.wordpress.com/.

Difference and Disability in the Medieval Islamic World

Difference and Disability in the Medieval Islamic World

  • Author: Kristina Richardson
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
  • ISBN: 0748664912
  • Category: History
  • Page: 168
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A revealing portrait of Medieval Arab notions of physical difference, this book uses close analysis of primary sources to bring to light cultural views and lived experiences of disability and difference.

Difference and Disability in the Medieval Islamic World: Blighted Bodies

Difference and Disability in the Medieval Islamic World: Blighted Bodies

Blighted Bodies

  • Author: Kristina Richardson
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
  • ISBN: 074864508X
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 168
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Medieval Arab notions of physical difference can feel singularly arresting for modern audiences. Did you know that blue eyes, baldness, bad breath and boils were all considered bodily 'blights', as were cross eyes, lameness and deafness? What assumptions about bodies influenced this particular vision of physical difference? How did blighted people view their own bodies? Through close analyses of anecdotes, personal letters, (auto)biographies, erotic poetry, non-binding legal opinions, diaristic chronicles and theological tracts, the cultural views and experiences of disability and difference in the medieval Islamic world are brought to life.

The Invention of Race in the European Middle Ages

The Invention of Race in the European Middle Ages

  • Author: Geraldine Heng
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 1108422780
  • Category: History
  • Page: N.A
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This book challenges the common belief that race and racisms are phenomena that began only in the modern era.

Parties and Political Life in the Medieval West

Parties and Political Life in the Medieval West

  • Author: Jacques Heers
  • Publisher: North-Holland
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 312
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The Arthur of Medieval Latin Literature

The Arthur of Medieval Latin Literature

The Development and Dissemination of the Arthurian Legend in Medieval Latin

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: University of Wales Press
  • ISBN: 0708323863
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 199
  • View: 1993
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King Arthur is arguably the most recognizable literary hero of the European Middle Ages. His stories survive in many genres and many languages, but while scholars and enthusiasts alike know something of his roots in Geoffrey of Monmouth's Latin History of the Kings of Britain, most are unaware that there was a Latin Arthurian tradition which extended beyond Geoffrey. This collection of essays will highlight different aspects of that tradition, allowing readers to see the well-known and the obscure as part of a larger, often coherent whole. These Latin-literate scholars were as interested as their vernacular counterparts in the origins and stories of Britain's greatest heroes, and they made their own significant contributions to his myth.

Essays on Medieval German and Other Poetry

Essays on Medieval German and Other Poetry

  • Author: A. T. Hatto
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 052122148X
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 374
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The essays in this 1980 volume deal largely with medieval German heroic and epic poetry.