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1. Medieval development

Shooting with a longbow, crossbow, and – from the 15th century on – increasingly with a handgun was engaged in throughout the early modern period in the context of war, hunting, and for pleasure (see below) – and by women as well as men in the latter two contexts [5. 58 f.]; [4. 57–62, 81].

When they gained municipal sovereign rights, medieval and early modern towns were permitted and forced to defend themselves. In the early 14th century…

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Mallinckrodt, Rebekka von, “Shooting”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 03 October 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_027077>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20180208

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