Online Lecture: ‘Luxury handguns at the Renaissance courts,’ Catherine Fletcher, The Warburg Institute via Zoom, 24th May 2002, 15:30-17:00 (BST)

Catherine Fletcher (Manchester Metropolitan University): ‘Luxury handguns at the Renaissance courts’  By the early sixteenth century, handguns had become an important technology of warfare. European cultural attitudes towards these new objects were ambivalent. In literature firearms were often described as diabolical and unchivalrous. Yet at the same time a gift culture developed around guns. TheyContinue reading “Online Lecture: ‘Luxury handguns at the Renaissance courts,’ Catherine Fletcher, The Warburg Institute via Zoom, 24th May 2002, 15:30-17:00 (BST)”

Advertisement