IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 548: Jousts and Pas d'Armes, I: Armour, Equipment, and Costume

Tuesday 3 July 2018, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Pas d'Armes Research Group
Organiser:Alan V. Murray, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Moderator/Chair:Ros Brown-Grant, School of Languages, Cultures & Societies - French, University of Leeds
Paper 548-aArmour and Dress for the Pas d'Armes: Real Playing for Roles
(Language: English)
Karen Watts, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds / Musée du Louvre, Paris
Index terms: Military History, Performance Arts - Drama
Paper 548-bHeraldic Horse Harness Pendants and Related Equipment Fittings
(Language: English)
David Harpin, Independent Scholar, Huddersfield
Index terms: Art History - Decorative Arts, Art History - Painting, Heraldry
Paper 548-cBetween a Monk and a Hard Place: Ulrich von Liechtenstein and the Invention of the Jousting Tour
(Language: English)
Alan V. Murray, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Index terms: Language and Literature - German, Mentalities, Military History

In the later Middle Ages new forms of chivalric military contests emerged, in which representation and entertainment figured just as much as the necessity of practice for warfare. The joust featured individual combats, with increasingly elaborate rules and variations in form and accompanying pageantry, while the passage of arms placed tournaments within theatrical and allegorical formats. This session explores the increasingly specialised equipment, costumes and other accoutrements and highlights how they were employed in tournament culture in England, France, Burgundy and the Holy Roman empire.