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A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century
by Barbara W. Tuchman

Barbara W. Tuchman—the acclaimed author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning classic The Guns of August—once again marshals her gift for character, history, and ...

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—Updated Nov 16, 2006



Secrets of German Medieval Swordsmanship: Sigmund Ringeck's Commentaries on Master Liechtenauer's Verse
by Christian Henry Tobler

Medieval Fighting with the German MastersChristian Henry Tobler presents a beautifully interpreted study of fighting techniques recorded in the mnemonic verse of ...

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The Art of Combat: A German Martial Arts Treatise of 1570
by Joachim Meyer

Among the substantial legacy of martial arts texts left by combat masters working in the medieval German tradition, this book stands out as one of the most ...

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—Updated Nov 16, 2006



English Swordsmanship: The True Fight of George Silver
by Stephen Hand

One of the most important teachers of historical swordsmanship, Stephen Hand has delivered what may well be his Magnum Opus, a detailed study in text and ...

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—Updated Sep 12, 2006



Sigmund Ringeck's Knightly Art Of The Longsword
by David Lindholm, Peter Svard

Ringeck's invaluable 15th-century compilation of the lessons of German fencing master Johannes Liechtenauer is given new life by two modern students of the sword. ...

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This book is an excellent resource for each one practising German longsword fencing, or at least trying to come to grips with it. In fact, best is to complement it with Chr. H. Tobler's "Secrets of German Medieval Swordsmanship", which covers the ...
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—Updated Aug 20, 2006 :: 2 of 3 members found this review helpful



Swords and Hilt Weapons
by Coe

"Swords and Hilt Weapons" is the most comprehensive guide to nearly 4000 years of sword making from all over the world. Written by a distinguished team of experts ...

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I bought the 2005 reprint of Prion Books Ltd. via Amazon.
Looking for inspiration about a Ballock Dagger project I was disappointed, the more about the whole book.

First, it covers a wide period, from Stone and Bronze Age to WW1 and WW2 weapons, and ...
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—Updated Feb 27, 2006 :: 0 of 1 members found this review helpful



Records of the Medieval Sword
by Ewart Oakeshott

Forty years of intensive research into the specialised subject of the straight two-edged knightly sword of the European middle ages are contained in this classic ...

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—Updated Oct 21, 2005



Fighting with the German Longsword
by Christian Henry Tobler

Christian Henry Tobler presents a how-to course of study for learning Liechtenauer's secret art. Topics include the concepts of timing, distance, and initiative, ...

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—Updated Oct 20, 2005









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