Medieval Swordsmanship

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ISBN: 1581600046
Release Date: 1998
Number of pages: 319
Author: John Clements

Download and read online Medieval Swordsmanship in PDF and EPUB From the author of Renaissance Swordsmanship comes the most comprehensive and historically accurate view ever of the lost fighting arts of Medieval knights, warriors and men-at-arms. Based on years of extensive training and research in the use of European swords, it contains highly effective fighting techniques for the sword, sword & shield, long-sword, great-sword, pole-arm and more. And with more than 200 illustrations and rare historical documents, it is a scholarly reference as well as a hands-on training guide for martial artists of all levels.

Secrets of German medieval swordsmanship

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ISBN: UOM:39015056450763
Release Date: 2001
Number of pages: 378
Author: Christian Henry Tobler

Download and read online Secrets of German medieval swordsmanship in PDF and EPUB Medieval Fighting with the German MastersChristian Henry Tobler presents a beautifully interpreted study of fighting techniques recorded in the mnemonic verse of the legendary German swordmaster, Johannes Liechtenauer. Johannes Liechtenauer was a 14th century German fencing master born in the mid 1300s. Some of Liechtenauer's teachings were preserved in rhyming couplets, possibly done so to prevent the uninitiated from learning the techniques he presented. Christian presents his interpretation in a style that is readable, translating the original and then providing a practical interpretation of each technique. At once bold and martially efficient, these classic techniques of swordsmanship have proven their enduring allure. In this second reissue of a classic work, Chivalry Bookshelf offers students of martial arts, of martial culture during the middle ages, fencing historians, reenactors and students of medieval history.

Italian Medieval Swordsmanship the Flos Duellatorum of Fiore Dei Liberi

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ISBN: 1891448145
Release Date: 2002-06-01
Number of pages: 700
Author: Fiore Dei Liberi
Publisher: Chivalry Bookshelf

Download and read online Italian Medieval Swordsmanship the Flos Duellatorum of Fiore Dei Liberi in PDF and EPUB In early 1409, Fiore del Liberi da Premariacco, master-at-arms to the Marquise de Ferrara, sat down to compose an illustrative treatise summarizing all he had learned of fighting in his 40 years of combat on the battlefield and in the lists. The result is one of the earliest and most systematic martial arts treatises ever written. Long-time martial artist and mediaevalist Bob Charron presents not only translations of the text, but also includes photographic sequences reconstructing each technique, unlocking the secrets of this Italian swordmaster. Fiore's work represents a complete Western martial art, which stands on a par with its Eastern counterparts, and this is sure to nurture a whole new generation of Western martial artists.

Martial Arts of the World A Q

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ISBN: 9781576071502
Release Date: 2001
Number of pages: 894
Author: Thomas A. Green
Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Download and read online Martial Arts of the World A Q in PDF and EPUB "Did you know that the martial arts include such former Western pursuits as dueling, gunfighting, and gladiatorial combat? Nearly 100 articles by scholars discuss specific martial arts, countries, and concepts such as religion and spiritual development common to martial arts traditions of the world. Definitions of unfamiliar terms and an index that notes the historical figures and classic texts dicussed within articles help to make this set a scholarly corrective in an area often informed by the movies."--"Outstanding Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2002.

Renaissance Swordsmanship

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ISBN: 0873649192
Release Date: 1997-03-01
Number of pages: 152
Author: John Clements
Publisher: Paladin Press

Download and read online Renaissance Swordsmanship in PDF and EPUB This is the most thorough work ever about historical swordsmanship. It is both a general reference and an instructional guide for advanced and beginning sword enthusiasts, students of military history and martial artists. Includes rare historical info and 100 original drawings.

Late Medieval and Early Modern Fight Books

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ISBN: 9789004324725
Release Date: 2016-07-04
Number of pages: 636
Publisher: BRILL

Download and read online Late Medieval and Early Modern Fight Books in PDF and EPUB Late Medieval and Early Modern Fight Books offers insights into the cultural and historical transmission and practices of martial arts, based on interdisciplinary research on the corpus of the Fight Books (Fechtbücher) in 14th- to 17th-century Europe.

All Things Medieval An Encyclopedia of the Medieval World 2 volumes

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ISBN: 9780313364631
Release Date: 2011-08-15
Number of pages: 790
Author: Ruth A Johnston
Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Download and read online All Things Medieval An Encyclopedia of the Medieval World 2 volumes in PDF and EPUB This insightful survey of the "things" of medieval Europe allows modern readers to understand what they looked like, what they were made of, how they were created, and how they were used. • Provides information on a comprehensive range of topics from agriculture to zoos, and also includes books, castles, minstrels, clothing and universities • Provides bibliographic lists of suggested reading following each entry, with a full bibliography at the end • Appropriate for both high school and lower-level undergraduate students

The Swordsman s Companion

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ISBN: 9789526793429
Release Date: 2013-03-28
Number of pages: 242
Author: Guy Windsor
Publisher: Guy Windsor

Download and read online The Swordsman s Companion in PDF and EPUB A complete beginner's guide to training in medieval Italian longsword. This book covers everything from choosing a sword, to warming up, to fencing. Full of set drills and clear descriptions, this book has been the standard work on the subject since it first came out in 2004.

Techniques of Medieval Armour Reproduction

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ISBN: 9781610047258
Release Date: 2000-09-01
Number of pages:
Author: Brian Price
Publisher: Paladin Press

Download and read online Techniques of Medieval Armour Reproduction in PDF and EPUB Few historical icons can match the evocative power of the medieval suit of armour, and this epic new book is a complete course in the tools and techniques of the modern armourer's art. Through more than 1,000 detailed photos and clear instruction, Brian Price presents a working handbook for aspiring and active armourers who want to develop their skills in the production of medieval armour in the style of the 14th century. The book is divided into four sections: a sweeping history of armour and its production from its medieval roots to its modern revival; a practical introduction to all the tools and supplies necessary to equip a modern workshop; a thorough review of key techniques; and a series of actual courses in constructing armoured defenses for the head, body, arm, hand and leg. Taking the reader through the construction of an authentic medieval harness from conception to completion, Techniques of Medieval Armour Reproduction is a vital addition to the libraries of serious craftsmen, historians, collectors and researchers.

The Medieval Longsword

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ISBN: 9789526819341
Release Date: 2014-07-06
Number of pages: 226
Author: Guy Windsor
Publisher: Guy Windsor

Download and read online The Medieval Longsword in PDF and EPUB Do you like swords? Do you want to know how to use them? Then this book is for you. With a foreword by historical novelist Christian Cameron, in this book renowned swordsman and author Guy Windsor will take you through the principles and practice of medieval knightly combat with the longsword. The tactics and techniques come from Il Fior di Battaglia, written in 1410 by Fiore dei Liberi, one of the greatest trainers of knights in the Middle Ages. In this book Guy covers everything you need to get started, including principles of swordsmanship, training mindset, and choosing equipment; as well as a complete system of physical practice, from basic footwork all the way up through sword handling and pair drills to free fencing. Beginners will find this a complete and approachable guide to taking up the Art of Arms; experienced swordsmen will also find many tips and tricks for developing their skills.

The Play of the Axe Medieval Pollaxe Combat

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ISBN: 9780557385263
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Author: Hugh Knight

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Brutal Justice

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ISBN: 9781491789346
Release Date: 2016-02-19
Number of pages: 218
Author: Mark Sewell
Publisher: iUniverse

Download and read online Brutal Justice in PDF and EPUB Crime is rampant; the City cries in pain. The call is made for a protector, a hero...are you that hero? Do you feel the burning urge to fight evil...but maybe you’re not quite sure where to start? • Do I need a about a mask? • Must I develop 6-pack abs before heading off into the night? • What will the neighbours think? Well, you’ve had your entire life to be normal, and what did that get you? Probably not much...or maybe it has; good for you! It’s time to get positive, it’s time to get crazy; it’s time to impose your glorious, indomitable will upon the world at large. So don’t plod through another day at your boring, lame-ass job, surrounded by coworkers that you hate, with a boss you want to shove face-first into a filthy toilet bowl. Put on your ski mask and grab the old baseball’s time to go bash some scum! Justice! Brutality! Ultra-violence! Heed the call!!! {Disclaimer: Don’t actually heed the call, or you’ll end up dead or imprisoned. Reality check...sorry.}

Arte Gladiatoria Dimicandi

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ISBN: 1891448161
Release Date: 2010-01-01
Number of pages: 200
Author: Filippo Vadi

Download and read online Arte Gladiatoria Dimicandi in PDF and EPUB For the first time, a color fascimile and translation will be available from this important 15th century master of late Italian Medieval swordsmanship. Master Fillipo Vadi's work, previously overlooked and underestimated by fencing scholars, presents the student of historical swordsmanship or of miltiary history a fresh, stunningly beautiful look into the mind of an Italian fencing master.Accompanying the exquisitely wrought text, finely translated by Luca Porzio, are 56 color plates showing many of the techniques explained in the chapters and by other historical masters, but in this case, with such a beautiful rendering that they are works of art unto themselves.An absolute must for the bookshelf of anyone interested in the history of fencing or late medieval warfare, this rich volume will also appeal to collectors of illuminated manuscripts, reeactors, and literary traditions of 15th century Italy.

The Knightly Art of the Longsword

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ISBN: 9780557385225
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Author: Hugh Knight

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By Darkness Hid

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ISBN: 9780982104958
Release Date: 2009-04-01
Number of pages: 490
Author: Jill Williamson
Publisher: Marcher Lord Press

Download and read online By Darkness Hid in PDF and EPUB Given the chance to train as a squire, kitchen servant Achan Cham hopes to pull himself out of his pitiful life and become a Kingsguard Knight. When Achan's owner learns of his training, he forces Achan to spar with the Crown Prince--more of a death sentence than an honor. Meanwhile, strange voices in Achan's head cause him to fear he's going mad. While escorting the prince to a council presentation, their convoy is attacked. Achan is wounded and arrested, but escapes from prison--only to discover a secret about himself he never believed possible.