publication . Article . Other literature type . 2017

The armour of the common soldier in the late middle ages. Harnischrödel as sources for the history of urban martial culture

Regula Schmid;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 2017 Journal: Acta Periodica Duellatorum, volume 5, issue 2, pages 7-24 (issn: 2064-0404, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Bern Open Publishing
  • Country: Switzerland
<jats:title>Abstract</jats:title> <jats:p>The designation Harnischrödel (rolls of armour) lumps together different kinds of urban inventories. They list the names of citizens and inhabitants together with the armour they owned, were compelled to acquire within their civic obligations, or were obliged to lend to able-bodied men. This contribution systematically introduces Harnischrödel of the 14th and 15th c. as important sources for the history of urban martial culture. On the basis of lists preserved in the archives of Swiss towns, it concentrates on information pertaining to the type and quality of an average urban soldier’s gear. Although the results of this ...
free text keywords: armour, common soldier, source, methodology, urban martial culture, town, middle ages, 940 History of Europe, lcsh:Sports, lcsh:GV557-1198.995, lcsh:History (General) and history of Europe, lcsh:D, History, Classical archaeology, Medieval history, Ancient history
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