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Arms and armour of the medieval joust / Tobias Capwell.

by Capwell, Tobias [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Arms and armour series: Publisher: Leeds, United Kingdom : Royal Armouries Museum, [2018]Description: 96 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm.ISBN: 0948092831; 9780948092831.Other title: Arms and armor of the medieval joust.Subject(s): Tournaments, Medieval | Weapons -- Europe -- History | Knights and knighthoodDDC classification: 394.709409 Summary: "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 and the Renaissance. Though he deals almost exclusively with weapons and warriors, Capwell tells a story not of war and destruction, but of pageantry and valour. This is the story of the armour of peace. The book forms part of a series of introductions to aspects of the Royal Armouries' collection of arms and armour. Written by specialists in the field, they are packed full of fascinating information and stunning photography. Royal Armouries is the national museum of arms and armour, with sites at Leeds, the Tower of London and Fort Nelson, Hampshire."--Publisher description.
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Includes bibliographical references (page 95).

"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 and the Renaissance. Though he deals almost exclusively with weapons and warriors, Capwell tells a story not of war and destruction, but of pageantry and valour. This is the story of the armour of peace. The book forms part of a series of introductions to aspects of the Royal Armouries' collection of arms and armour. Written by specialists in the field, they are packed full of fascinating information and stunning photography. Royal Armouries is the national museum of arms and armour, with sites at Leeds, the Tower of London and Fort Nelson, Hampshire."--Publisher description.

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