Arms and Armour of the Renaissance Joust

Arms and Armour of the Renaissance Joust

Author: Tobias Capwell

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ISBN: 0948092998

Category: History

Page: 96

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The Renaissance is best known as an age of artists--Michelangelo, da Vinci, Titian, and Holbein--but it was also an age of noble patrons who challenged their painters and sculptors to create great art. These patrons were knights, military leaders, and jousters, and they played a central role in the creation of another great Renaissance story: that of the armourer. In Arms and Armour of the Renaissance Joust, Tobias Capwell provides an illuminating history of jousting seen through the surviving artifacts in the collection of the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds. He reveals how the jousts and tournaments of the Renaissance transported knightly combat into a kind of performance art, with demonstrations of aristocratic skill and nerve, superhuman strength and superlative horsemanship, and cutting-edge equipment. Accompanied by one hundred color illustrations, this volume's publication marks the five hundredth anniversary of the Field of Cloth of Gold, which took place in 1520 and is considered the greatest tournament of the Tudor age.
Arms and Armour of the Renaissance Joust
Language: en
Pages: 96
Authors: Tobias Capwell
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-06 - Publisher:

The Renaissance is best known as an age of artists--Michelangelo, da Vinci, Titian, and Holbein--but it was also an age of noble patrons who challenged their painters and sculptors to create great art. These patrons were knights, military leaders, and jousters, and they played a central role in the creation
Arms and Armour of the Medieval Joust
Language: en
Pages: 96
Authors: Tobias Capwell
Categories: Knights and knighthood
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018 - Publisher: Arms and Armour Series

Jousting is the most iconic form of mounted combat. For more than five hundred years, the sport itself, and the chivalric culture that surrounded it, took on almost mythical qualities. Here, Tobias Capwell explains the glitz and glamour of a sport that attracted enormous popular audiences throughout the Middle Ages
Jousting in Medieval and Renaissance Iberia
Language: en
Pages: 541
Authors: Noel Fallows
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010 - Publisher: Boydell Press

This book traces the rise and fall of the joust in Iberia, between the late fourteenth and late sixteenth centuries, when it was supplanted by the more innocuous cane game and the spectacle of the bull-run. It focuses on three jousting treatises written by practising champions at the time: Ponc
The Medieval Tournament as Spectacle
Language: en
Pages: 263
Authors: Alan V. Murray, Karen Watts
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020 - Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

Fresh insights into the development of the tournament as an opportunity for social display.
Game of Thrones and the Medieval Art of War
Language: en
Pages: 236
Authors: Ken Mondschein
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-09-26 - Publisher: McFarland

George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire novels and HBO's Game of Thrones series depict a medieval world at war. But how accurate are they? The author, an historian and medieval martial arts expert, examines in detail how authentically Martin's fictional world reflects the arms and armor, fighting