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Offline tanis

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The Medieval Hunt
« on: November 18, 2016, 02:21:55 PM »
I just came across an interesting scholarly article on the institution of the medieval Hunt as it relates to understanding European martial arts, and I thought I would link it here, because it made me think about the Normidian Hunt, especially of the Torgat, and I thought it might inspire some ideas about how to flesh that out more fully in the future.

I should note that the article is not focused nearly so much on the actual coordination or logistics of the activity as it is on arguing for hunting dangerous game as a high-level training method for understanding historically-accurate swordsmanship, but I still thought it was interesting, and it has quite a few really interesting quotes from sources like Xenophon, John I of Portugal, and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.

Here's the link: http://actaperiodica.org/documents/APD2014/APD2_R_Swinney_S_Crawfort_DOI20150017.pdf
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Re: The Medieval Hunt
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2016, 10:42:55 PM »
Thanks for sharing! Great article. Definitely gave me some good ideas...
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Re: The Medieval Hunt
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2016, 10:11:31 AM »
I had hoped! :D
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