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by Joseph Hamilton

eBook The Duelling Handbook, 1829 (Dover Military History, Weapons, Armor) download ISBN: 0486454681
Author: Joseph Hamilton
Publisher: Dover Publications (June 5, 2007)
Language: English
Pages: 192
ePub: 1539 kb
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Category: History
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The first chapter in Joseph Hamilton's 1829 Dueling Handbook, "The Royal Code of Honor", is a set of dueling rules . Hamilton wrote it in 1829 and had been involved in several duels, so the man knew what he was talking about.

The first chapter in Joseph Hamilton's 1829 Dueling Handbook, "The Royal Code of Honor", is a set of dueling rules and regulations for principals and their seconds. This is more of what I expected when I purchased the Dueling Handbook. The rest of the book consists mostly of a series of dueling antidotes many of which are just a sentence or two long without much elaboration.

Profoundly embedded in our cultural consciousness, the art of duelling evokes images of a dramatic past, where the laws of courtesy, civility, and honor . The Duelling Handbook, 1829 Dover Military History, Weapons, Armor.

In this engrossing historical record of the codes and conduct of the duel - originally written in 1829 as "The Only Approved Guide Through All the Stages of a Quarrel" - every aspect of the arcane practice is brought to fascinating light.

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Profoundly embedded in our cultural consciousness, the art of duelling evokes images of a dramatic past, where the laws of courtesy, civility, and honor were enforced by the end of a rapier at the first rays of dawn. In this engrossing historical record of the codes and conduct of the duel — originally written in 1829 as "The Only Approved Guide Through All the Stages of a Quarrel" — every aspect of the arcane practice is brought to fascinating light.Offering authentic advice on such subjects as withdrawal of challenges, weapons, distance, and the fate of survivors, The Duelling Handbook also brims with vivid anecdotes recounting duels between brothers, duels between friends, and those arising from disagreements over religion, women, gambling, and other volatile standpoints. A genuine historical treasure, Hamilton's unequaled guidebook will captivate — and enlighten — a wide audience of readers, especially those intrigued by the moral and sociological issues surrounding the art of the duel.
Comments: (2)
Faell
The first chapter in Joseph Hamilton's 1829 Dueling Handbook, "The Royal Code of Honor", is a set of dueling rules and regulations for principals and their seconds. This is more of what I expected when I purchased the Dueling Handbook. The rest of the book consists mostly of a series of dueling antidotes many of which are just a sentence or two long without much elaboration. Not really what I was expecting but interesting reading none the less. It's a quick read and worth reading for anyone interested in amusing dueling tales, just be aware, what I would call the "handbook" portion ends after chapter one.
Kakashkaliandiia
Want to see some primary documents relating to dueling during its golden age? Get your hands on this book. It's a gem. Want to read a fascinating story with amazing twists and turns? Pick up a novel.

The avowed purpose of this little volume is to set down some rules for dueling. Hamilton wrote it in 1829 and had been involved in several duels, so the man knew what he was talking about. He opens with an essay that condemns dueling, but then basically says, "As long as people are going to do it, let's at least have some order, all right?" Sixty rules later, we have a codified system that tells us exactly what must be done when dueling, from selection of seconds to distances involved.

The rest of the book contains Hamilton's casenotes on the most outstanding cases of dueling, which makes for both tedious fascinating reading. Some of his notes extend for several pages, while he transmits some cases in a short sentence. The longer cases are generally absorbing, while the instances that essential boil down to lists are hardly riveting reading.

Hamilton notes the causes of numerous duels. Apparently, a man wearing a hat into his box in the theatre would occasion offense leading to a duel. A man walking not between a woman and the street, but a woman and the building would be cause for offense. A negative report in a newspaper often led to duels, it seems. It would be fascinating to read Hamilton's take on modern press practices.

The author notes that duels with pistols are preferable to duels with blades. I found this fascinating, but after reading many of the anecdotes, it's clear why: the duelists both have a higher chance of survival with pistols than with blades. They would stand at a distance and each fire a single shot. Between each volley, the seconds were supposed to urge reconciliation. No such a chance when fighting with swords!

If you're looking for some research on duels or codes of honor, this book is indispensible. If you're thinking of using a system of combat that involves single combat in a story, read this through. If you're just into history, find the book!

However, as I said, if you just want a good adventure, this ain't the book for you. Go wander the fiction section.