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The Martial Arts of Renaissance Europe

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Mounted encounters by armored knights locked in desperate hand-to-hand combat, stabbing and wrestling in tavern brawls, deceits and brutalities in street affrays, balletic homicide on the dueling field — these were the martial arts of Renaissance Europe. In this extensively illustrated book Sydney Anglo, a leading historian of the Renaissance and its symbolism, provides the first complete study of the martial arts from the late fifteenth to the late seventeenth century. He explains the significance of martial arts in Renaissance education and everyday life and offers a full account of the social implications of one-to-one combat training.<P>Like the martial arts of Eastern societies, ritualized combat in the West was linked to contemporary social and scientific concerns, Anglo shows. During the Renaissance, physical exercise was regarded as central to the education of knights and gentlemen. Soldiers wielded a variety of weapons on the battlefield, and it was normal for civilians to carry swords and know how to use them. In schools across the continent, professional masters-of-arms taught the skills necessary to survive in a society where violence was endemic and life cheap. Anglo draws on a wealth of evidence — from detailed treatises and sketches by jobbing artists to magnificent images by Durer and Cranach and descriptions of real combat, weapons and armor -to reconstruct and illustrate the arts taught by these ancient masters-at-arms.

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From balletic homicide on the duelling field to stabbing and wrestling in tavern brawls, few people realize that the West also developed its own ritualized fighting styles. This book provides an overview of these martial arts from the late 15th century to the late 17th century.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300083521
Author:
Anglo, Sydney
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Location:
New Haven Conn.
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Martial Arts & Self-Defense
Subject:
Europe - General
Subject:
Europe
Subject:
Renaissance
Subject:
Martial arts
Subject:
Europe Social life and customs.
Subject:
World History - Medieval and Renaissance
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
tape 3
Publication Date:
20000831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
180 b/w + 32 color illus.
Pages:
396
Dimensions:
10.45x7.88x1.23 in. 3.40 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , From balletic homicide on the duelling field to stabbing and wrestling in tavern brawls, few people realize that the West also developed its own ritualized fighting styles. This book provides an overview of these martial arts from the late 15th century to the late 17th century.
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