IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 851: Historical European Martial Arts Studies, II: Martial Cultures after the Middle Ages

Tuesday 2 July 2019, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Society for Historical European Martial Arts Studies
Organiser:Jacob H. Deacon, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Moderator/Chair:Sixt Wetzler, Deutsches Klingenmuseum, Solingen
Paper 851-aThe Arms and Arts of the Masters of Defence
(Language: English)
Jacob H. Deacon, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Jacob H. Deacon, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Index terms: Military History, Performance Arts - General
Paper 851-bThe Sword, the Book, and the Martial Arts of Late Medieval Europe
(Language: English)
Daniel Jaquet, Musée militaire, Château de Morges / Centre d'Etudes Supérieures de la Renaissance, Université François-Rabelais, Tours
Daniel Jaquet, Musée militaire, Château de Morges / Centre d'Etudes Supérieures de la Renaissance, Université François-Rabelais, Tours
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Historiography - Modern Scholarship, Military History, Teaching the Middle Ages
Paper 851-c'Is this a kissing book?': An Overview of Trends in Recent Historical European Martial Arts Related Publications
(Language: English)
Iason-Eleftherios Tzouriadis, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Iason-Eleftherios Tzouriadis, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Index terms: Historiography - Modern Scholarship, Military History, Social History, Teaching the Middle Ages
Abstract

The academic study of historical martial arts systems has made several important advances in the study of fight books, fencing masters, and the wider martial culture of medieval and early modern Europe. Following on from a session dedicated to martial cultures before the advent of fight books, this series of papers assesses the similar overall theme of martial culture but within a significantly later chronological framework. Papers explored in this session will relate to the role of combat and fight books in early modern education, how the subject of historical martial arts is now presented in museum exhibitions, and what patterns are beginning to emerge in recent publications.