Overview:Archery and Crossbow Guilds in Medieval Flanders, 1300-1500 - The notion of "guilds" in civic society might conjure images of craft guilds, the organisations of butchers, bakers or brewers set up to regulate working practises. In the towns of medieval Flanders, however, a plethora of guilds existed which had little or nothing to do with the organisation of labour, including chambers of rhetoric, urban jousters and archery and crossbow guilds. This is the first full-length study of the archery and crossbow guilds, encompassing not only the great urban centres of Ghent, Bruges and Lille but also numerous smaller towns, whose participation in guild culture was nonetheless significant. It examines guild membership, structure and organisation, revealing the diversity of guild brothers - and sisters - and bringing to life the elaborate social occasions when princes and plumbers would dine together. The most spectacular of these were the elaborate regional shooting competitions, whose entrances alone included play wagons, light shows and even an elephant! It also considers their social and cultural activities, and their important role in strengthening and rebuilding regional networks. Overall, it provides a new perspective on the strength of community within Flemish towns and the values that underlay medieval urban ideology.LAURA CROMBIE gained her PhD from the university of Glasgow.
This book is on page /dab2ca502f3ba773ca68bf5353ad5292/book/1603725640-9781783273058. It was written by the following authors: Emma Berry, Laura Crombie. Book Archery and Crossbow Guilds in Medieval Flanders, 1300-1500, which can be read online, published by the company: Boydell & Brewer Ltd, Book Printing UK. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Children's, History, Sports Books, Teenage. The book was published on 2018-06-15 00:00:00. It has 272 pages and is published in Paperback format and weight 426 g. File for download Archery and Crossbow Guilds in Medieval Flanders, 1300-1500 has PDF format and is called archery-and-crossbow-guilds-in-medieval-flanders-1300-1500.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our rapidsport.eu site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.
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