|Christian Henry Tobler
Location: Oxford, CT
Joined: 25 Aug 2003
|Posted: Wed 08 Jul, 2020 10:42 am Post subject: Medieval Self-Defense Laws
It's infuriating: I had a citation a long while ago that I can't lay hand to now. I'm looking for a passage - I *think* it's 13th c. - regarding the legally accepted hierarchy of violence in self-defense with a sword; that is, at what level of threat are the pommel, flat of the blade, the edge, and, finally, the point, justifiable.
Can anyone help out here?
Christian Henry Tobler
Order of Selohaar
Freelance Academy Press: Books on Western Martial Arts and Historical Swordsmanship
Author, In Saint George's Name: An Anthology of Medieval German Fighting Arts