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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.

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.

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 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: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1108397263
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: N.A
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In The Invention of Race in the European Middle Ages, Geraldine Heng questions the common assumption that the concepts of race and racisms only began in the modern era. Examining Europe's encounters with Jews, Muslims, Africans, Native Americans, Mongols, and the Romani ('Gypsies'), from the 12th through 15th centuries, she shows how racial thinking, racial law, racial practices, and racial phenomena existed in medieval Europe before a recognizable vocabulary of race emerged in the West. Analysing sources in a variety of media, including stories, maps, statuary, illustrations, architectural features, history, saints' lives, religious commentary, laws, political and social institutions, and literature, she argues that religion - so much in play again today - enabled the positing of fundamental differences among humans that created strategic essentialisms to mark off human groups and populations for racialized treatment. Her ground-breaking study also shows how race figured in the emergence of homo europaeus and the identity of Western Europe in this time.

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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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.

Medieval Heraldry

Medieval Heraldry

  • Author: Evan John Jones
  • Publisher: Ams PressInc
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 260
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