Thursday, October 11, 2007

Trial by combat in a just world

I've just got to pull myself away from the Web today -- I keep finding all this good stuff.

Image: Trial by combat in a French treatise of the 1460s. (This image was used for the cover of my book Deeds of Arms.)

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the link!

My only quibble is that medieval trial by combat wasn't just practiced by the aristocracy. There were plenty of documented duels between commoners. Nevertheless, I think Scoville's point about present-day politics still stands.

Ariella Elema

12:59 AM  

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