Archive For The “Middle Ages” Category
By Alan Williams
The swimsuit of armour distinguishes the ecu heart a long time & Renaissance from all different classes and cultures. not like versatile defences, renowned all over the place else on this planet, the inflexible, articulated, exoskeleton of a "suit of armour" used to be a extra extravagant and not more adaptable technique of own safeguard. It required higher metallurgical assets to make, yet provided much better safeguard opposed to to be had guns. This e-book tells the tale from its invention in 14th century Lombardy, which trusted the creation of the required metal, till its eventual decline within the seventeenth century, largely as a result improvement of one other army know-how, the gun. The metallurgy of six hundred armours has been analysed, and their possible effectiveness in conflict is classified via mechanical assessments.
By Frances Gies, Joseph Gies
Correcting the omissions of conventional historical past, this can be "a trustworthy survey of the true and sundry roles performed by means of girls within the medieval interval. . . . hugely recommended."—Choice
By Christopher David Schabel
This can be the 1st of 2 volumes on theological quodlibeta, files of specific disputations held prior to Christmas and Easter ca. 1230-1330, normally on the college of Paris, within which viewers participants requested the nice masters of theology the questions for debate, questions de quolibet, "about anything."
By Ian Heath
Business enterprise, strategies, costume and guns