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Arms and Armor in the Late Middle Ages and Early Renaissance

The "Evolution" of weapons

Regional Differences - the context in which the weapons were used

Types of Armor

Types of Weapons

Weapons as part of the daily life of the warrior

Self-Representation in Heraldry

Origins of Heraldry: War or Tournament

The Components of a Coat of Arms: Shield

The Field of the Shield and Heraldic Tinctures

Self-Representation in Heraldry

Costumes and courtiers: garments and fashion ideas in late medieval Western Europe


General trends, elements of costumes, cuts, colours and materials

Male garments

Female garments

Medieval Jewelry

Raw materials

Symbolic virtues of gems



Economic and Social Value of Jewelry

Types of Jewelry and Their Functions

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