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Daniel Jaquet

Cultural Studies , ed. by Kuan-Hsing Chen and David Morley (London: Routledge, 1996), pp. 261-74. Jaquet, Daniel, ‘The Researcher Status in Historical European MArtial Arts Communities of Practitioners’, in Martial Arts Studies in Germany - Defining and Crossing Disciplinary Boundaries , ed. by Martin Joh Meyer (Hamburg: Czwalina, 2016), pp. 39-50. Jaquet, Daniel, and Claus Frederik Sorenson, ‘Historical European Martial Art - a Crossroad between Academic Research, Martial Heritage Re-Creation and Martial Sport Practices.’, Acta Periodica Duellatorum , 3

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Jack Gassmann, Jürg Gassmann and Dominique Le Coultre

. Secondary sources Amatuccio, Giovanni, “Chocking under pressure” and “Target panic”: the causes of failure in Archery in the light of modern Sciences and ancient Traditions, < https://www.academia.edu/33204922/_Chocking_under_pressure_and_Target_panic_the_causes_of_failure_in_Archery_in_the_light_of_modern_Sciences_and_ancient_Traditions > [queried 26 May 2017]. Burkart, Eric, ‘Limits of Understanding in the Study of Lost Martial Arts: Epistemo-logical Reflections on the Mediality of Historical Records of Technique and the Status of Modern (Re

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Daniel Jaquet, Claus Frederik Sørensen and Fabrice Cognot

V. BIBLIOGRAPHY Agnew, Vanessa, ‘History’s Affective Turn: Historical Reenactment and Its Work in the Present’, Rethinking History , 11 (2007), 299–312. Anglo, Sydney, The Martial Arts of Renaissance Europe (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2000). Archer, Neil, ‘Virtual Poaching and Altered Space: Reading Parkour in French Visual Culture’, Modern & Contemporary France , 18 (2010), pp. 93–107. Askew, Graham N., Frederico Formenti, and Alberto E. Minetti, ‘Limitations Imposed by Wearing Armour on Medieval Soldier’s Locomotor Performance

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Jacob Henry Deacon

(Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Cgm 1507). VI.2. Secondary literature Anglo, Sydney, The Martial Arts of Renaissance Europe (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2000). ‘Back to the Source’, online: < https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmTi-NGQNh8 > (accessed 20/10/2016). Binard, Fanny, and Jaquet, Daniel, ‘Investigation on the Collation of the First Fight Book (Leeds, Royal Armouries, MS I.33)’, in Acta Periodica Duellatorum , Vol.4, No.1 (2016), pp.3-21. Brough, Gideon, ‘Boucicaut, Jehan II le Maingre (1366 – 1421) ‘, online: < https

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Claus Frederik Sørensen

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From the 4th – 7th of July 2016, the annual International Medieval Congress was held in Leeds, England. Among the many different sessions two specifically addressed historical European martial arts. The first session discussed and commented upon modern practices and interpretations of historical European martial arts, each paper being based on good practice and the proper criteria for academic research. The second session, in which this paper was presented, went more “behind the scenes”, discussing the importance of thorough analysis of the historical context which remains essential to forming a foundation for solid hypotheses and interpretations.

This article discusses and sheds light upon Danish historical martial art during the reign of the Danish King Christian IV (r.1588 to 1648). At this point in time Europe consisted of many small principalities in addition to a few larger states and kingdoms. Thoughts and ideas could spread as quickly as ripples in water but also be bound by political and religious alliances or enmities, plague, famine and not to mention the role also played by topographical and cultural differences. Thus, at times, vast cultural differences could be seen from region to region.

To this should be added a wide range of social factors, such as the role of relationships and mentalities, and the obeying of unspoken norms and codes which can also affect modern researchers’ interpretations of what is shown or described. Therefore, the aim of this article is to provide a series of “behind the scenes” examples which all have the potential to affect hypotheses, interpretations, and overall understandings of the context of historical European martial arts.

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Daniel Jaquet

Understanding in the Study of Lost Martial Arts. Epistemological Reflections on the Mediality of Historical Records of Technique and the Status of Modern (Re-) Constructions’, Acta Periodica Duellatorum 4/2 (2016), pp. 5-30. Gotti, Roberto, Rizzante, Riccardo, and Jaquet, Daniel, eds, Masquerade. Elegance and extravagance in ancient fencing masks (Botticino: Gairethinx, 2017). Hils, Hans-Peter, ‘Die Handschriften des oberdeutschen Fechtmeisters Hans Talhoffer’, Codices Manuscripti 9/3 (1983), pp. 97-121. Jacobs, Friedrich and Ukert, Ferdinand August

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Bert Gevaert

, écrites sous sa dictée par St.-Germain Leduc (Paris: Dauvin et Fontaine, 1842). X.2. Secondary sources Amberger, Christopher, The secret history of the sword: Adventures in ancient martial arts (Burbank: Multi-Media Books, 1999). Amberger, Christopher, Saber fencing: Germany, 1838 (2008), available from Fencingclassics <https://fencingclassics.wordpress.com/2008/12/05/saber-fencing-germany-1838/> (accessed 4 April 2015). Amberger, Christopher The French connection: Christmann’s practical self-defence (2011

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Limits of Understanding in the Study of Lost Martial Arts

Epistemological Reflections on the Mediality of Historical Records of Technique and the Status of Modern (Re-)Constructions

Eric Burkart

doctorat, Université de Genève, 2013). Jaquet, Daniel, ‘Entre jeux de mains et jeux de mots: faire l'expérience ou expérimenter les gestes d'après les textes techniques. Reproduire ou répliquer les objets…’, in Expérimenter le maniement des armes à la fin du Moyen Age: Experimente zur Waffenhandhabung im Spätmittelalter , ed. by Daniel Jaquet and Nicolas Baptiste, Itinera, 39 (Basel: Schwabe, 2016), 11–18. Jaquet, Daniel, ‘Experimenting Historical European Martial Arts, a Scientific Method?’, in Late Medieval and Early Modern Fight Books: Transmission and

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Wojciech J. Cynarski

Pedagogiczna (in Polish, with abstract in English). Cynarski, W.J. (2004). Theory and practice of Far Eastern martial arts in European perspective . Rzeszów: Rzeszów University Press (in Polish, with abstract in English). Cynarski, W.J. (2008a). An overview of Polish martial arts. Journal of Asian Martial Arts, 17(2), 8-25. Cynarski, W.J. (2008b). Una vision generale de las Artes Marciales Polacas. Revista de Artes Marciales Asiaticas /Journal of Asian Martial Arts/, 3(3), 8-25 (in Spanish). Cynarski, W