Saturday, June 18, 2011
A couple of days ago, it just so happened that two posts on jousting -- in an extended use of the term -- rolled into my blog reader. (I hang out with a bad crowd.) One was a rather serious look at "pushing" or "jousting on foot" as Froissart (or was it just his translator?) said about certain foot-combat challenges, and the other was a look at a revered figure of the Renaissance being a bit ridiculous for monetary gain, and advertising jousting with (military) tanks.
Neither type of jousting was the real thing on horseback, but both incidents were from the period when people did joust. A bit more evidence about the hold that jousting had on the late medieval imagination.
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