Records Of The Medieval Sword

Author : Ewart Oakeshott
ISBN : 0851155669
Genre : Art
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An extensive and thorough study of the origins, development and usage of the glamorous two-edged knightly sword of the European middle ages, with a complete typology. Spanning the period from the great migrations to the Renaissance, this book presents a selection from a very large body of photographs and research and gives a full and detailed record of the swords of that turbulent time.
Category: Art

The Sword In The Age Of Chivalry

Author : Ewart Oakeshott
ISBN : 0851157157
Genre : History
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A comprehensive history and typology of the European knightly sword from c.1050 to c.1550, that draws on evidence from literature and art as well as from archaeology.
Category: History

European Weapons And Armour

Author : Ewart Oakeshott
ISBN : 9781843837206
Genre : History
File Size : 71.86 MB
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The story of arms in Western Europe from the Renaissance to the Industrial Revolution.
Category: History

Swords Of The Viking Age

Author : Ian G. Peirce
ISBN : 9781843830894
Genre : History
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Representative examples of swords from 8th-11th century, fully described and illustrated, with general overview.
Category: History

The Swordsman S Companion

Author : Guy Windsor
ISBN : 9789526793429
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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.

The Archaeology Of Weapons

Author : Ewart Oakeshott
ISBN : 0851157386
Genre : History
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A history of arms and armour in Europe from pre-history to the 15th century.
Category: History

Medieval Warfare

Author : Everett U. Crosby
ISBN : 9781135576264
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Hono sapiens, homo pugnans, and so it has been since the beginning of recorded history. In the Middle Ages, especially, armed conflict and the military life were so much a part of the political and cultural development that a general account of this period is, in large measure, a description of how men went to war.
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Medieval Combat

Author : Hans Fahoffer
ISBN : 9781473835177
Genre : History
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Talhoffer's professional fencing manual of 1467 illustrates the intricacies of the medieval art of fighting, covering both the 'judicial duel' (an officially sanctioned fight to resolve a legal dispute) and personal combat.??Combatants in the Middle Ages used footwork, avoidance, and the ability to judge and manipulate timing and distance to exploit and enhance the sword's inherent cutting and thrusting capabilities. These skills were supplemented with techniques for grappling, wrestling, kicking and throwing the opponent, as well as disarming him by seizing his weapon. Every attack contained a defence and every defence a counter-attack. Talhoffer reveals the techniques for wrestling, unarmoured fighting with the long sword, pole-axe, dagger, sword and buckler, and mounted combat. ??This unparalleled guide to medieval combat, illustrated with 268 contemporary images, provides a glimpse of real people fighting with skill, sophistication and ruthlessness. This is one of the most popular and influential manuals of its kind.
Category: History

Die Ritterlich H Fische Kultur Des Mittelalters

Author : Werner Paravicini
ISBN : 9783486702163
Genre : History
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Werner Paravicini widmet sich in seiner Kulturgeschichte der höfischen Oberschicht des 12. bis 16. Jahrhunderts. Fürsten, Adel und Ritterschaft fasst er dabei in ihren gesamten geistigen und praktischen Lebensformen.
Category: History