IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 648: Jousts and Pas d'Armes, II: Literary and Visual Sources

Tuesday 3 July 2018, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Pas d'Armes Research Group
Organiser:Alan V. Murray, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Moderator/Chair:Alan V. Murray, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Paper 648-aRepresentations of the Pas d'Armes in Burgundian Prose Romance and Chivalric Biography
(Language: English)
Ros Brown-Grant, School of Languages, Cultures & Societies - French, University of Leeds
Index terms: Language and Literature - French or Occitan, Mentalities, Military History
Paper 648-bWriting the Pas d'Armes: The Pas de Saumur, 1446
(Language: English)
Cathy Blunk, School of Humanities, Drury University, Missouri
Index terms: Language and Literature - French or Occitan, Military History, Performance Arts - Drama
Paper 648-cInterpreting Mounted Combat: Problems of Iconography in a Comparative Study of Tournament Books and Fight Books
(Language: English)
Iason-Eleftherios Tzouriadis, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Index terms: Art History - General, Education, Military History, Social History
Abstract

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 literary and artistic sources for the pas d’armes, notably the Pas de Saumur (also known as the Pas de la Joyeuse Garde) held by RenĂ© d’Anjou in Saumur in 1446.