Thursday, October 11, 2007

Trial by combat in a just world

I've just got to pull myself away from the Web today -- I keep finding all this good stuff.

Image: Trial by combat in a French treatise of the 1460s. (This image was used for the cover of my book Deeds of Arms.)

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous12:59 am

    Thanks for the link!

    My only quibble is that medieval trial by combat wasn't just practiced by the aristocracy. There were plenty of documented duels between commoners. Nevertheless, I think Scoville's point about present-day politics still stands.

    Ariella Elema