Medieval Military Costume: Europa Militaria Special No. 8

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Reenactors wearing carefully created costumes, photographed in authentic settings, provide a snapshot of spear men, archers, crossbow men, gunners, and knights from the period 1300-1500. Detailed photographs are supported by artwork showing scores of original images from period paintings, carvings and manuscript illustrations revealing what it was like to live, work, and fight during the Middle Ages. Europa Militaria Special No. 8.

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Overview

Reenactors wearing carefully created costumes, photographed in authentic settings, provide a snapshot of spear men, archers, crossbow men, gunners, and knights from the period 1300-1500. Detailed photographs are supported by artwork showing scores of original images from period paintings, carvings and manuscript illustrations revealing what it was like to live, work, and fight during the Middle Ages. Europa Militaria Special No. 8.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781861263711
  • Publisher: Crowood Press, The
  • Publication date: 2/2/2001
  • Series: Europa Militaria Special Series, #8
  • Pages: 96
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 10.25 (h) x 0.25 (d)

Meet the Author

Gerry Embleton discovered a passion for the medieval period after moving to Switzerland in the early 1980's. He founded his company Time Machine in 1988, designing, creating and clothing life-size model historical figures for museums in several countries. He has pursued his medieval research through a Swiss-based \u0022living history\u0022 group, whose high standards of authenticity have been endorsed by continental museums and heritage sites.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 3
The Normans: The Bayeux Tapestry Reconsidered 5
Plate 1 Mail and Helmets, c1050 - c1250 8
Plate 2 Body Defences, c1250 - c1360 10
13th Century Soldiers 12
14th C Handgunner 15
14th C Bowmen 16
14th C Knights 21
Plate 3 Head and Neck Defences, c1250 - c1370 22
14th C Artillery 25
Plate 4 14th C Gambersons, Pourpoints, Jupons & Coat Armour 26
14th C Women on Campaign 28
Plate 5 Underwear and Basic Civilian Costume 32
15th C Men's Costume 34
Headgear and Footwear 36
15th C Women's Costume 38
15th C Italian Soldiers 42
Cloth, Dyes, and Sumptuary Laws 44
Livery 45
The Duke of Burgundy's Archer Bodyguard 46
Plate 6 Livery, 12th to 15th C 48
Plate 7 15th C Livery and Badges 50
Masters of Artillery 52
Music and Games 55
Francs Archiers 56
15th C English Soldiers 57
15th C German Soldiers 60
Plate 8 Gambesons, Jacks and Brigandines 64
Jacks and Brigandines 66
Handgunners 69
15th C Swiss Soldiers 74
15th C Women on Campaign 78
Armours 80
Plate 9 Garments worn under Armour 82
Helmets 85
Landsknechts 86
Plate 10 Swiss and German Infantry, c1500-1525 88
Plate 11 Reislaufer and Landsknecht, c1515-1525 90
Tailpiece: Recreating Medieval Costume 94
Further Reading, and Acknowledgements 96
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