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Title:The Martial Arts of Renaissance Europe
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Sydney Anglo
Publisher:Yale University Press
ISBN:0300083521
ISBN 13:
Number of Pages:396
Category:History, Martial arts, Non fiction, Military history

The Martial Arts of Renaissance Europe by Sydney Anglo

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Martial Arts of Renaissance Europe 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 .

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 D rer 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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