Hafted Weapons in Medieval and Renaissance Europe: The by John Waldman

By John Waldman

The advance taken care of during this quantity of quite a few employees guns within the Medieval and Renaissance sessions in Europe is of significance, because the repeated good fortune in their use brought on significant political alterations. Their typology, use, and smithing suggestions in addition to correlations with modern inventive renditions, are mentioned in nice element. Surviving specimens from museums and collections through the Western Hemisphere are used. Conservation matters also are handled. The ebook is seriously illustrated with black and white, colour photos and drawings and has a foreword by means of Walther Karcheski, leader Curator of hands and Armor of the Frazier old hands Museum.

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Hafted Weapons in Medieval and Renaissance Europe: The Evolution of European Staff Weapons between 1200 and 1650 (History of Warfare, Volume 31)

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Finally, a word about the methods of carrying hafted weapons is called for. In fig. 8, the landsknecht carries his halberd slung over his right shoulder and grasps it over the base of the spike. 15 The illustrations that duplicate this method of carrying spiked staff weapons, halberds as well as other spiked weapons, show them to be well-balanced, light and easy to support, which would have been essential during the long marches between countries. Doubtlessly a variety of positions were used for portage of these arms depending on the specific weapon, its weight and balance, and the individual soldier’s strength.

19 His halberd blade is short, massive and almost square, rising to a relatively short obtuse point. The short shaft appears to be only 3–4 feet long and passes through a lower eye into a socket integral with the superior part of the blade. The point (which cannot yet be designated a spike) is in line with the shaft in contrast to most early halberds where the point is in front of the shaft. Two halberds from a Book of Hours of about 1380 seen in fig. 13 (contemporary with the battle of Sempach of 1386), show little change in style from the far earlier type represented in the previous illustration from the early thirteenth century German Psalter (fig.

16 “Johannis Vitodurani Chronicon,” Archiv für Schweizer Geschichte, vol. , footnote 15, English translation by the author. 17 “Johannis Vitidurani Chronicon,” Mon. Germ. Hist. A. , footnote 15, English translation by the author. 15 halberds 23 An illustration in a German Psalter stylistically relatable to the early thirteenth century (fig. 18 Several groundfinds exist that mirror this precise type. The fact that they have been thought of as somewhat later creations (ca. 1280), will be discussed in the next chapter.

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