Thursday, May 23, 2013

Reconstruction of a Judicial Duel, c. 1410

Freelance Academy Press sponsored a session at this year's Kalamazoo Congress on Medieval Studies: a paper by Greg Mele on the judicial duel, followed by a reconstruction of a judicial duel performed by members of the Chicago Swordplay Guild and La Belle Compagnie. The script is here. Here are the cartellos. Here is a gallery of photos from the Kalamazoo Gazette.

From about the fifteen minute mark of the first video, when we aren't speaking you can hear the pick-up plainchant choir from down the hall.

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