Medieval Swordsmanship

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

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 And with more than 200 illustrations and rare historical documents, it is a scholarly reference as well as a hands-on training guide for martial artists of all levels.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
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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

Filename: italian-medieval-swordsmanship-the-flos-duellatorum-of-fiore-dei-liberi.pdf
ISBN: 1891448145
Release Date: 2002-06-01
Number of pages: 300
Author: Fiore Dei Liberi
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

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.


Italian Medieval Swordsmanship the Flos Duellatorum of Fiore Dei Liberi

Filename: italian-medieval-swordsmanship-the-flos-duellatorum-of-fiore-dei-liberi.pdf
ISBN: 1891448145
Release Date: 2002-06-01
Number of pages: 300
Author: Fiore Dei Liberi
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

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.


Renaissance Swordsmanship

Filename: renaissance-swordsmanship.pdf
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.


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.


Late Medieval and Early Modern Fight Books

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ISBN: 9789004324725
Release Date: 2016-07-04
Number of pages: 636
Author:
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.


The Medieval Art of Swordsmanship

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ISBN: 1891448382
Release Date: 2003
Number of pages: 172
Author: Jeffrey L. Forgeng
Publisher:

Download and read online The Medieval Art of Swordsmanship in PDF and EPUB Jointly Published with the British Royal ArmouriesMedieval fighting has long been thought to be rough and untutored. Visiions of men madly slashing to and fro and hoping for the best still dominate not only popular culture but modern histories of fencing as well.In recent years, the survival of more than 175 fighting treatises from the Middle Ages and Renaissance has provided a whole generation of enthusiasts, scholars, reenactors and stage choreographers with a wealth of new information. This text represents the earliest known text on swordsmanship anywhere in the world. Royal Armouries MS I.33 presents a system of combat that is sophisticated and demonstrates the diffusion of fighting arts beyond the military classes. Within the manuscripts richly illustrated full-color illustrations lie still-potent demonstrates of sword techniques, surprisingly shown by a Priest and Scholar. Most surprisingly, however, is the presence of a woman practcing in the text, the only one illustrated in any European fighting treatise. This full color facsimile & translation has been long-awaited and promises to become an important resource for years to come.


All Things Medieval

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ISBN: 9780313364624
Release Date: 2011-08-31
Number of pages: 790
Author: Ruth A Johnston
Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Download and read online All Things Medieval in PDF and EPUB Surveys the material culture of medieval Europe to reveal the nature of everyday life at the time, and discusses the era's traditions and inventions.


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
Publisher: Lulu.com

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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 stick...how 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 bat...it’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.}


Medieval Combat

Filename: medieval-combat.pdf
ISBN: 1853675822
Release Date: 2004
Number of pages: 317
Author: Hans Talhoffer
Publisher: Greenhill Books/Lionel Leventhal

Download and read online Medieval Combat in PDF and EPUB This brilliant and attractive book makes one of the most influential and lavishly drawn fencing manuals of the Middle Ages available in English for the first time. The authentic fifteenth-century techniques of master of arms Hans Talhoffer are illustrated in detail, presenting not only a unique historic record but also a visual guide for modern practitioners. This unparalleled guide to medieval combat, illustrated with 268 contemporary images, provides a glimpse of real people fighting with skill, sophistication and ruthlessness.


The Knightly Art of the Longsword

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ISBN: 9780557385225
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Author: Hugh Knight
Publisher: Lulu.com

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