I have just posted the current draft of my translation of Geoffroi de Charny’s Questions concerning the joust, tournaments, and war. It is in the form of a blog entitled Charny’s Questions and it is located at http://charnyqs.blogspot.com/.
I have made the questions available in hopes that other scholars will know of parallels to individual questions or even solutions to some of the legal problems raised by Charny. Indeed, I have found or been sent a few already, and will be putting them in the comment section of the appropriate question. If you have something relevant, please do likewise.
I must say that I am only interested in material that originates in primary sources or in a detailed discussion in secondary treatments (few and far between!). I learned a long time ago that it is quite easy to come up with a plausible answer to most of these questions, indeed more than one. As Charny said repeatedly, “there are many good reasons offered on either side.” It’s a fun game to spin your own answers, especially around a campfire at a medieval re-creation, drink in hand, but that’s not what the blog is for.
Anyone is welcome to read the translation -- which, I warn you, is not quite done and has a few irresolvable problems -- but it is copyrighted. Please do not publish; if you are a scholar you might even hesitate to quote what is still a working document.
I should end this by thanking the various people who have helped with the most intractable problems of translation. I am very grateful, and you will all be thanked by name when I publish the final version.