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The Medieval Art of Swordsmanship: A Facsimile & Translation of Europe's Oldest Personal Combat Treatise, Royal Armouries MS I.33 (Royal Armouries Monograph)
by Dr. Jeffrey L. Forgeng

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 ...

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Reviewed by Alexi Goranov
A translation of the I.33 MS with the original text and all plates in high resolution in color. Very little if any interpretation though. More useful if used with S. Hand's book on sword and buckler.
—Updated Apr 4, 2006



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Well researched and informative.
—Updated Mar 1, 2006



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A must-have book for anyone interested in the convoluted political and social situation in the 14th century, the time of the Plague, the beginning of the 100 year war, the widening Papal schism and incessant class struggle. This book does not focus on the arming of a knight or on the exact events that happened on the battle field (though battles are ...
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—Updated Aug 26, 2005



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One of the best single books on the subject. Though some of the information may be dated, C. Blair offers a comprehensive guide into the history and evolution of European armor. Detailed text with plenty of photographs and line drawings used well to supplement the text.
—Updated Jul 25, 2005



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A great catalogue of many medieval swords listed according to the sword typology that E. Oakeshott himself devised. It is not a great introductory book and I see it as an update of his earlier versions of the typology as well as a very nice catalogue of swords. Should be read with or after Oakeshott's "Sword in the age of chivalry" or the "Archaeology of ...
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—Updated Jul 25, 2005



The Sword in the Age of Chivalry
by Ewart Oakeshott

The resplendent image of the medieval knight is symbolised by his sword, a lethal weapon on the battlefield and a badge of chivalry in that complex social code. ...

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Reviewed by Alexi Goranov
The most complete introduction to the medieval sword and the Oakeshott sword typology. While most of the stuff in the book stands, Oakeshott did change some of the typology in later years. These changes are reflected in "Records of the Medieval Sword"
—Updated Jul 25, 2005



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This book has great photographs with VERY brief descriptions of swords and daggers in the Tower of London. the overall length on all items and the maker's marks on the ones that have them are listed /shown.
—Updated Jul 25, 2005



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serious and well researched text. Not always the most entertaining to read though
—Updated Jul 25, 2005



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This book describes the tendency of 14th century armies to occasionally fight on foot and the tactics employed to secure victories. the battles are treated individually by setting the political and historical climate and the events that led to the engagement. The author also tries to integrate as many period sources as possible to obtain a reliable picture ...
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—Updated Jul 25, 2005



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This is a children’s book but the detail of the many color photographs is unbelievably great. the text is also accurate though brief and general. The book is worth it just for the photographs though
—Updated Jul 25, 2005



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