[Ansteorra] Tournament Societies was Questions about crowns and crown tournaments--dead kings

Adalia adalia.nyx at gmail.com
Fri Jul 20 08:57:23 PDT 2012

I like the part that says that All participants must have their armory
prominently displayed so the heralds can identify them...not an
option...AND using it for it's purpose!!

On Fri, Jul 20, 2012 at 10:49 AM, Tim McDaniel <tmcd at panix.com> wrote:

> On Fri, 20 Jul 2012, Adalia <adalia.nyx at gmail.com> wrote:
>> The Journal of Sport History, Vol 17, No. 2 (Summer of 1990) list a goodly
>> number of German Tournament Societies.  It also discusses some tournament
>> regulations and is very interesting reading....
>> http://www.la84foundation.org/**SportsLibrary/JSH/JSH1990/**
>> JSH1702/jsh1702b.pdf<http://www.la84foundation.org/SportsLibrary/JSH/JSH1990/JSH1702/jsh1702b.pdf>
> Thank you!  It is indeed interesting.  I want to read it in detail.
> There's one reference to a society having a king, on p. 10, "k{u'}nig
> in der geselschafft" ("king in the society"!).  P. 13 has "As
> Gumppenberg has argued, the tournament societies were quite powerful
> on their own territory. They even elected their own 'kings'."  I want
> that as a club (with no more than one nail, no larger than a thumb, on
> the end) to people who whine that "voting isn't period".
> I'm amused by the regulations to *prevent* people from too greatly
> outshining others.  In our society, if someone were to "wear any
> pieces of gold or woven velvet to adorn himself", he would hardly "be
> treated with contempt by the nobility, no admittance to any dance or
> to the victory-ceremony"!
> Dannet de Lincoln
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> Tim McDaniel, tmcd at panix.com
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HL Adalia VonderBerg

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