toxophily


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toxophily

the art or sport of archery. — toxophilite, n.
See also: -Phile, -Philia, -Phily
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Includes: David Aers, "The Testimony of William Thorpe: Reflections on Self, Sin and Salvation"; Valerie Allen, "Playing Soldiers: Tournament and Toxophily in Late-Medieval England"; Julia Boffey, "Chaucer's Fortune in the 1530s: Some Sixteenth-Century Recycling"; J.
Among their topics are tournament and toxophily in late-Medieval England, some reflections of Sir Orfeo's poetic mirror of polity, the letter and spirit of Langland's theology of indulgences, and Caxton's History of Reynard the Fox.
Thanks to the silver screen and recent smash hits such as the Lord of the Rings trilogy, where elf Legolas (Orlando Bloom) was lethal with his bow, toxophily - to give the ancient discipline its true title - is enjoying a new lease of life.