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Dueling for Honor

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Transcript of Dueling for Honor

Dueling for Honor Dueling For centuries a challenge to a duel was an
honorable and expected response to an
insult among the upper classes in Europe.
It's general purpose was to regain honor. Rules of Dueling Rapier
(It was rare to use other swords)
Side Arms
Dagger
Cape/Cloak (as a shield)
Buckler
Small shield Weapons of choice The duel or match would
continue until one person drew blood, or died.
All freemen were permited to duel
Upper class men could use substitutes
in a duel
If the substitute loses he was to be punished
by losing a hand, or being executed.
A person can be challenged to a duel if he is accused of murder,
treason, spreading rumors that damage a person's reputation,
dishonesty in a sale or business transaction, and etc. Apologies A gentlemen may apologize for his behaviors in order to prevent a challenge to a duel. Most did not because they believed it would damage their honor. The first offense requires the first apology, though the retort may have been more offensive than the insult. The Basics of Dueling A Duel is a controlled fight and hardly ever did
women Duel. A duel consisted of 2 people facing
each other and fighting, with swords or other
weapons such as guns (this was in the late 1600s). Dueling Etiquette A duel is not a brawl. It is a controlled battle
between gentlemen. A certain level of dignity
was expected of all participants. Gentlemen
did not want to die or kill the opponent, but
wanted to defend their honor. The Evolution of Dueling Dueling is closely related to the jousting
of the middle ages. Dueling codes are closely related
to the Chivalric code of honor practiced by noble
knights in Renaissance times. Deuling eventually evolved into the martial arts of fencing. The Death
of Dueling Dueling had been disliked for centuries
It was illegal in most of Europe
Christians/Catholics disliked dueling very much
Some writers and well educated men thought
it was barbaric.
Rapier dueling was eventually phased out as
new weapons were invented
It was revived in the 1800s as a nonlethal sport:
Fencing
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