TitleArms, Armour, and the Arts of Combat, II: Identities and Images of the Armed and Armoured
Date/TimeTuesday 5 July 2022: 11.15-12.45
SponsorInstitute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
OrganiserKaren Watts, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Moderator/ChairJacob H. Deacon, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Paper 642-a B(e)aring a Blade: Bearing Swords in the High and Late Middle Ages
(Language: English)
Robert W. Jones, Advanced Studies in England, Bath / Department of History, Franklin & Marshall College, Pennsylvania
Index Terms: Administration; Military History; Politics and Diplomacy; Social History
Paper 642-b Grotesques, Demons, and Undead: Depictions of Non-Human Soldiers in the 16th Century
(Language: English)
Iason-Eleftherios Tzouriadis, Royal Armouries, Leeds
Index Terms: Art History - General; Military History
AbstractThis session explores the identities of the men and women who used arms and armour. Rob Jones will look at who carried a sword as a symbol of power, the ways in which these swords were carried, and what this signified about the bearer's or owner's power and status. Iason-Eleftherios Tzouriadis will consider non-human themes in the depiction of soldiers in the late 15th and 16th centuries and the theological and socio-political reasons for where, when, and why such themes became popular trends.