Armour And Masculinity In The Italian Renaissance

Author: Carolyn Springer
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442640553
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Armour And Masculinity In The Italian Renaissance from the Author: Carolyn Springer. During the Italian Wars of 1494 to 1559, with innovations in military technology and tactics, armour began to disappear from the battlefield. Yet as field armour was retired, parade and ceremonial armour grew increasingly flamboyant. Displaced from its utilitarian function of defense but retained for symbolic uses, armour evolved in a new direction as a medium of artistic expression. Luxury armour became a chief accessory in the performance of elite male identity, coded with messages regarding the owner's social status, genealogy, and political alliances. Carolyn Springer decodes Renaissance armour as three-dimensional portraits through the case studies of three patrons of luxury armourers, Guidobaldo II della Rovere (1514-75), Charles V Habsburg (1500-58 and Holy Roman Emperor from 1519-56), and Cosimo I de'Medici (1519-74). A fascinating exposition of male self-representation, Armour and Masculinity in the Italian Renaissance explores the significance of armour in early modern Italy as both cultural artefact and symbolic form.

A Short History Of Costume Armour

Author: Francis M. Kelly
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 048614612X
Size: 77.54 MB
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A Short History Of Costume Armour from the Author: Francis M. Kelly. DIVMeticulously researched, well-illustrated history of fashion covers 800 years of style: civilian and military clothing of English upper classes for both sexes, 11th–19th centuries, plus accessories. 342 black-and-white illustrations. /div

Indian And Oriental Arms And Armour

Author: Earl Wilbraham Egerton Egerton
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486422299
Size: 66.51 MB
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Indian And Oriental Arms And Armour from the Author: Earl Wilbraham Egerton Egerton. Long a vital sourcebook of information on the military history of India, this excellently illustrated volume provides factual accounts of events ranging from the earliest invasions of the subcontinent in 200 b.c. to the First Burmese War in 1824. A shorter section of the book includes detailed information on Arabian and Persian arms and Japanese armor. Illustrations and notes describe helmets, daggers, sabers, maces, blowpipes, and other weapons--all grouped according to geographical areas. A comprehensive reference for enthusiasts of arms, armor, and military history. New Introduction. 350 halftones and line illustrations.

African Arms And Armour

Author: Christopher Spring
Publisher: British Museum Press
ISBN:
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African Arms And Armour from the Author: Christopher Spring.

Weapons Of War

Author: Auguste Demmin
Publisher:
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Weapons Of War from the Author: Auguste Demmin.

Adorning The Armour Of God

Author: Christie Cody
Publisher: Xulon Press
ISBN: 1602662878
Size: 17.18 MB
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Adorning The Armour Of God from the Author: Christie Cody. "Christie Codys story is an inspiring story of the triumph of the spirit, overcoming adversity and emerging a stronger woman through faith."--Dr. Michael Lacey, medical director, Northside Hospital Sleep Institute, Atlanta, Georgia. (Christian)

Arms And Armour Of The Warrior Saints

Author: Piotr Grotowski
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004185488
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Arms And Armour Of The Warrior Saints from the Author: Piotr Grotowski. This study investigates whether military equipment shown in images of warrior saints reflects items used by the mid-Byzantine Army or repeats Classical forms. This in turn answers questions on the originality of Byzantine art and its reliability as a historical source.