tournament book

What is tournament book?

tournament book meaning in Information Science terminology / glossary / dictionary is:

A text describing how to conduct a medieval tournament or documenting jousts actually held. The best known instruction manual is the illustrated Tournament Book of René d’Anjou, King of Naples, Sicily, and Jerusalem during the mid-15th century, in which he describes arms and armor; customs, rules, and ceremonies; order of events; responsibilities of judges; etc. (click here to see a facsimile of a page from the copy in the Russian National Library in Saint Petersburg). See also this illustrated record of jousts held in Nuremberg between 1446 and 1561, courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.


reference: ABC-CLIO