Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Article on a late medieval fighter's motion and energy cost of locomotion

Medieval knights and their world have been the focus of many modern studies and I would like to share with you this very interesting article, the fruit of cooperation between various researchers and disciplines that is free to download and to study at your own leisure.
The subject matter is the armour and its use in the XV century, the approach presented can be summarized  via the statement by the XV century master of arms Pedro/Pietro Monte who listed the most important armor qualities: 'lightness, protection and freedom of movement.'
some images from the Talhoffer Fechtbuch (MS XIX.17-3) by the German master Hans Talhoffer available via the great HEMA alliance project


1 comment:

Dario T. W. said...

Ciekawa recenzja piora Mariusza Balcerka - Arkadiusz Czwołek Piórem i buławą. Działalność polityczna Lwa Sapiehy, kanclerza litewskiego, wojewody wileńskiego, Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Mikołaja Kopernika, Toruń 2012, ss. 748, ISBN 978-83-231-2956-1