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Raymond J. Lord Symposium on Historical European Martial Arts

The Renaissance Center hosted the fourteenth annual Raymond J. Lord Symposium on historical European martial arts on Saturday, April 28, 2018.  Daniel Jaquet presented two talks,  "Inscription, description or codification of fighting techniques. Towards a typology of fight books" and "The Flügelhau. A case study of an essential martial technique of early 16th c. German fighting competitions with the longsword, as documented in the fight books."   Also speaking were Donald La Rocca, Curator of Arms and Armor at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on, "Some essential books from the sixteenth century to today for understanding European arms and armor", and Michael Chidester, on "Syllabus vs System: The Legacy of Johannes Liechtenauer."