Friday, June 13, 2014

Do late medieval fight books reflect actual practice?

For anyone interested in the actual practice of late medieval combat, interpreting the fight books that survive is a crucial activity. Thanks to a heads up from John Joseph Cash, here are two attempts to do so.

One of them is a master's thesis in archaeology submitted by Johann Keller Wheelock Matzke to the University of Exeter in 2011.

The other is a summary and interpretation of that thesis by Randy McCall at this website.

At this moment I have no opinion about the value of these works.

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