Faculty Advisor

Forgeng, Jeffrey L.

Center

Worcester Community Project Center

Abstract

This project studied the Higgins Armory Museum’s copy of the martial arts treatise The Art of Combat, written by Joachim Meyer in 1570. The team researched the author’s life and times, and studied the longsword, rapier, halberd, and other weapons from the treatise to understand their history and their use in Meyer’s time. The outcome was an instructional video and documentary to accompany the artifact and to enrich the Armory’s historic combat classes.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2014

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

Project Center

Worcester Community Project Center

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