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作者 Crombie, Laura, author
書名 Archery and crossbow guilds in medieval Flanders, 1300-1500 / Laura Crombie
出版項 Woodbridge : The Boydell Press, 2016
國際標準書號 9781783271047 (hardback)
1783271043 (hardback)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 傅斯年圖書館西文圖書區  HD6473.B4 C945 2016    在架上    30530001319201
說明 ix, 259 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
附註 Includes bibliographical references (pages 224-254) and index
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
主題 Guilds -- Flanders -- History -- To 1500
Archery -- Flanders -- Societies, etc
Archery -- Flanders -- History -- To 1500
Flanders -- History -- To 1500
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