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How to get into the Middle Ages?

August 26 2006
18:00

The festival was named "New Camelot". Unfortunately, some members of today's youth Camelot associated solely with the well-known trademark. Not everyone knows how to get the name.

Camelot - the legendary capital of the kingdom of King Arthur, a symbol of a golden age of chivalry. About its location over the centuries debate. William Caxton believed that Camelot is located in Wales, and T. Mallory identified him with the Winchester, while in French novels are not intended to bind Camelot with a particular place.

According to some sources, traditionally associated with Camelot South Cadbury - one of the three hills in Somerset, near the city Uinkenton. At least, conducted excavations there revealed that he had actually been settled in the V. Mr. Oe. moreover, found the remains of settlements in pre-Roman Iron Age or even Neolithic settlement. American scientist James Dunsford arturoved believes in the legends of King Arthur is truth and what Camelot did exist, like knights or warriors who served the king. But this was an era when records were not kept, and nothing from him did not survive. "

Camelot - a city where there was a round table of King Arthur, who won fame fair, just and noble ruler. He introduced to the principles of his knights of the Round Table, and during his reign that Camelot was a center of thought, harmony, the embodiment of generosity and constancy among the unpredictability of reality.

In the literature there is little information about what happened to the city of Camelot after Arthur's death, but in an earlier version of the legend, a long time attributed to Robert de Born, explains that King Mark of Cornwall, wanting to take over the kingdom of Arthur, destroyed the city and destroyed the Round Table .

Of course, to return the kingdom out of nothing is impossible, but to introduce our contemporaries, with the customs and culture of those times - the problem is quite doable. In Moscow, there are historical clubs, where people gather, a great interest in the Middle Ages. Previously, they did not have a festival, and they had to travel to other cities - Vyborg, Minsk, etc., to participate in a tournament and feel the atmosphere of the Middle Ages. In addition, very often holds festivals narrow profile - on any one era or culture, only one nationality, which is not allowed to come to the feast for people to get a holistic view of moral principles, culture and traditions of the Middle Ages as a whole. Now in Moscow will be an annual festival of the wider profile.

According to the organizers of the New Camelot ", the aim of the festival - combining the efforts of historic clubs in Moscow and Moscow region, get a detailed picture of life in the Middle Ages, and knights' tournaments, great hiking and conquest." Name of the festival is associated mainly with the romanticism of that era.

Organizers promise a solemn theatrical appearance of the king and queen, who will choose his assistants, as well as master or mistress of the tournament. Expected, and other surprises. In the dash you can shoot a bow, and at a fair look after something that is relevant to the historical life of ancient times.

Of course, will be music and dancing - to the same without them? Moscow team will perform Later, the repertoire consists of winding Irish jigs and reels, and dance half the team Moonlit Valley will hold a master class in dance for everyone who wants to know what lies under the term "ceili".

Reach various competitions, such as historical costume contest. The winner will receive a medal and the exotic title of "The Medieval tailor 2006. Also will be a competition of historical armor and Tournament Shield sword. "Organizers note that the fighting - the most dramatic, perhaps traumatic part of the festival, but at the same time, in their view "this method is the most complete immersion in the medieval atmosphere.

Natalia Filippovich

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